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.
Table of Contents
Part One; 1. What Is Creativity? 2. Facilitating Creativity and Why It Matters 3, Pioneering Influences 4. Adult and Baby Relationships 5. Developing a Creative Baby Room Environment 6. Resourcing for a Creative Baby Room 7. Exploring Outdoors Part Two; 8. Let the Babies Play: Invitations 9. Discover Personal, Social and Emotional 10. Discover Communication and Language 11. Discover Physical 12. Discover Outdoors
Louise Day is Manager of Wally’s Day Nursery, UK.