Creativity and the arts can be incorporated into early childhood spaces in a variety of ways. What role do educators play in supporting creativity and creative thinking?
This issue of Every Child puts the spotlight on creativity in early childhood with a number of ideas of how to support young children’s creative thinking. Julie Wren explores how art and imagination can help children make meaning and turn their thinking into something visible while Ros Littledyke explains the importance of supporting children’s creative thinking and how to do this.
In other articles, Anne Kennedy discusses the ethics of excursions and considerations for inclusion, Judy Radich provides tips for setting up composting in an early childhood service and Kaila Weingarten highlights the benefits of moving to music for young children.
The following articles are also included in this issue:
- The development of Ngaanyatjarra Story Time at playgroup
- Programming for social and emotional learning in outside school hours care
- Art or craft: Interest or Pinterest?
- Puppet power
- A walk on the wild side at Quirindi Preschool
- Interview with Heather Barnes
- Grandparenting benefits us all
- A recipe for parent partnership
- Weaving connections: Body and mind
- Technology in the early years: Start with what you know