In early childhood education it is imperative to provide children with a variety of art experiences, with the importance being on the process rather than the end result. Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and assist with the development of their sense of identity, wellbeing, community, learning and communication. Art can offer a lifetime of benefits, enriching children’s lives for years to come.
In this book you are provided with 25 learning experiences that focus on different aspects of the visual arts. Also provided are four recipes of commonly used art supplies, so that the children can contribute to making resources for their learning environment.
More features of this book include:
- suggested resources
- potential extensions
- experiences linked with possibilities to the five Early Years Learning Framework Learning Outcomes
- descriptions and recommended processes for the experience
- ideas to assist with self-reflection in the form of questions.