Ofsted have evidence about creative partnerships and the benefits of creativity for the well being of children and young people. They praised creative partnerships in 2006 for helping to improve pupil’s personal and social skills. It also gave the teachers, school leaders and creative practitioners more positive attitudes. The program changed pupil’s attitudes and behavior, and the demonstration of creativity approaches to their work.
Howard Gardner’s theory talked about multiple intelligences which include linguistic, logical mathematical, musical, spatial, naturalist and bodily – kinesthetic intelligence. He believed that people only seem to be creative in one or two domains or areas rather than genuinely creative. This is why children benefit better and more positively by encouraging them to be more creative in everything they do.
The Reggio Approach believes that children are driven by curiosity and imagination. Reggio considers early infancy to be a distinct developmental phase in which children demonstrate an extraordinary curiosity about the world. The expressive arts as a vehicle for learning are of central importance in then Reggio Approach. Children are inherently expressive and creative and use their imagination to explore and understand the world they live in. Reggio believes focus can be on the process of learning not the end product. 1.2 Identify the potential benefits of different types of creative activity
Everything in a preschool for a child to play with will help them learn and develop different skills. Example: role play will help with their personal, social and emotional development. Role play can be solitary, group and cerebral. All the different costumes help them learn about the world and different cultures. Play dough is