A new practical guide to understanding and planning creative activities that promote a child's learning, development and well-being, with specific regard to age and stage of development. * Introduces and examines the role and benefits of creative media - such as movement and dance, visual arts, drama and music - as a form of communication, therapy and education. * Applies the themes and principles of Aistear and Siolta to all activities. * Demonstrates examples of child-led indoor and outdoor activities based on the creative arts curriculum, with emphasis on process-based play. * Provides clear step-by-step instructions for planning, implementing and assessing activities, taking possible financial and time restrictions into consideration. * Emphasises the role of the adult in facilitating the child's engagement within the creative arts curriculum. * Presents recent changes in legislation and pre-school regulations in Ireland, and current views and findings on creativity in early childhood. * Follows the ethos of the HighScope model, while referring to the work of other philosophies such as Reggio Emilia.
Wriiten For: * Creative Arts for Early Childhood Level 5 module [5N1769] and Early Childhood Arts and Culture Level 6 module [6N1936], as part of the Early Childhood Care and Education QQI awards *Any childcare modules where creative activities form an integral part of assessment