Contribute to the support of children’s creative development
Why creative development is important to children’s learning
Children’s creativity it is their curiosity, exploration and play. They must be provided with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings, for example through a variety of art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role-play activities, mathematics, design and technology.
Being creative:- children respond in different ways to their sensory experiences, what they see, hear, smell, touch or feel. Being creative is also about expressing and communicating their ideas, thought sand feelings.
Exploring media and materials:- children find out about explore a widening range of media and materials (by themselves or under guidance) thinking about working with colour, texture, shape, space, and form in two and three dimensions.
Developing imagination and imaginative play: - children are supported to develop and build their imaginations through stories, role plays, imaginative play, dance, music, design and art.
How creative development links to other areas of learning and development?
Creative play helps children to express their feelings and ideas about people, objects and events. It helps children to:- * Be physically coordinated (physical development) * Communication, language and literacy:- by talking as they play and listen and make stories. * Personal, emotional and social development:- by share, take turns and make good relationships with other children and adults * Knowledge and understanding of the world:- by find out about materials and ask questions about how to do things. * Mathematics:- use number ideas and solve practical problems and also use math’s language talk about shapes sizes.
The Early years Foundation Stage and creative development:-
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidance for effectively implementing creative development asks practitioners to pay