1st Edition

Discover Creativity with Babies

By Louise Day Copyright 2021
    192 Pages 191 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    192 Pages 191 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores creative development in babies and shows how practitioners can support even the youngest child’s natural curiosity and help them to develop their ideas, thoughts and feelings. It provides engaging, cost-effective and achievable activity ideas to support the developing creative mind, covering the outdoors; communication and language; and personal, social, emotional and physical development.

    Including discussion boxes, case studies and reflective points in every chapter, Day offers guidance and insight into key topics and well-known theories, including

    • how and why to facilitate creativity,
    • adult-baby relationships and attachment,
    • the environment and resources that enable creativity and
    • outdoor exploration and play.

    Discover Creativity with Babies is a wonderful guide for early years practitioners looking to support and cultivate the curious and creative side to every child, however they may choose to express it.

    Part One

    Chapter One What Is Creativity?

    Chapter Two Facilitating Creativity and Why It Matters

    Chapter Three Pioneering Influences

    Chapter Four Adult and Baby Relationships

    Chapter Five Developing a Creative Baby Room Environment

    Chapter Six Resourcing for a Creative Baby Room

    Chapter Seven Exploring Outdoors

    Part Two

    Chapter Eight Let the Babies Play: Invitations

    Chapter Nine Discover Personal, Social and Emotional

    Chapter Ten Discover Communication and Language

    Chapter Eleven Discover Physical

    Chapter Twelve Discover Outdoors


    Louise Day is Manager of Wally’s Day Nursery, UK.