Creative Arts in the Lives of Young Children
Play Imagination and Learning
written by Robyn Ewing
Acer Press | ISBN 9781742860237
Paperback – 176 pages
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Creative Arts in the Lives of Young Children draws together two essential strands in contemporary educational discourse: the importance of high quality care and education in the early years, and the central role that imaginative arts experiences can and should play in the lives of all young children. A number of underlying themes are highlighted throughout the book. All are related to the potential for quality arts experiences in the early years to achieve transformational outcomes for children. These include: the enhancement and development of children's creativity and imagination
* the encouragement of children's innate problem solving abilities
* the opportunity to experience a diversity of cultures and a broad world-view
* the scaffolding of positive attitudes, skills, and ways of being (habits of mind), to help children flourish in the 21st century. The book is grounded in current research and practice about the importance of the arts in young children's lives.