Supporting Children¿s Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama And Art: Creative conversations in the Early Years by Fleur GriffithsSupporting Children¿s Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama And Art: Creative conversations in the Early Years by Fleur Griffiths

Supporting Children¿s Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama And Art: Creative conversations in the…

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Paperback | January 25, 2010

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There is a growing awareness in Early Years education that an essential part of children¿s development involves creative engagement through language, gestures, body movements, drawing and music; creating shared meanings in playful contexts.

Supporting Children¿s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Artbrings together contributions from a range of professionals and early years practitioners, to help readers implement the themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in a creative way. Emphasising the need for responsive adults and a creative atmosphere for learning, this book covers:

    • How to promote a creative classroom effectively
    • The importance of talking and listening in groups
    • Working with community artists
    • Music-making and story-telling in the classroom
    • Practical resources and theoretical grounding
    • Making use of the ¿talking table¿ technique

With practical case studies drawn from a range of contexts, this book highlights the contribution that creativity makes to children¿s learning and social development, illustrated through practical suggestions and feedback from tried and tested methods.

Appealing to all with an interest in Early Years practice, this book demonstrates how practitioners can put excitement and inspiration back into the learning process, and guides them to encourage and support the creative capacities of young children.

Fleur Griffiths is a retired nursery teacher/ educational psychologist/ senior lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Sunderland University. In retirement she has worked on a contract basis as an educational consultant in Foundation Stage settings in local authorities. She has also contributed to the delivery of CPD training for teache...
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Title:Supporting Children¿s Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama And Art: Creative conversations in the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.5 inPublished:January 25, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415489660

ISBN - 13:9780415489669

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  List of Contributors  Introduction Fleur Griffiths 1. Welcome, Wonder and Magic: words on the fence of a Romanian KindergartenAnnabella Cant Making Time and Space:Dancing on the Decking: an observationRose Davies 2. Listening More and Talking Less: nurturing children¿s creativityKay Rooks  3. Enriched Environments: a dialogue with People, Places and MaterialsFleur Griffiths in Conversation with Tracy Kirkbride Story-making  4. Creative Conversations: the Talking TableFleur Griffiths  5. From Scribble to Story: making meaning from drawingsFleur Griffiths in conversation with Marysia Holubecki  6. Story-telling and Story-acting: putting the action into interactionEvi Typadi and Karen Hayon Photographic intermezzo (Plate Section) Chris Holmes Music- making:Music round a ClothStephanie Brandon  7. Musical Movers: Creative ideas for using Movement with young childrenAngela Foley  8. Children Making their own MusicKen Patterson  9. Reflection Fleur Griffiths in conversation with Rose Davies  10. Conversation and the Creative Self: Making Sense of Research Marion Farmer Reading and Resources  Index

Editorial Reviews

'Very inspirational.' - Speech and Language Therapy in Practice

'This text will relight the spark in those thinking about children's learning through creativity, whether in music, dance, drama or art, with real-life accounts from practitioners, practical suggestions and case studies.' - Nursery World