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Supporting Children’s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Art

Creative Conversations in the Early Years, 2nd Edition

Edited by Fleur Griffiths

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156 pages

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Description

An essential part of children’s development in the early years involves creative engagement through language, gestures, body movements, drawing, music, and creating shared meanings in playful contexts.

Supporting Children’s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Art brings together contributions from a range of early years practitioners and professionals, sharing their ‘creative conversations’and helping readers to implement the themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in a creative way. Including a new chapter to explore the relationships between music and movement, this second edition has been fully updated and covers:

  • How to incorporate music-making and storytelling in the classroom
  • How to use stories of practice to inspire reflection and change
  • How to extend, challenge and sustain children’s interests
  • How to make use of the ‘Talking Table’ and ‘Helicopter’ approaches
  • How to become an effective play-partner
  • How to improve practice with interactive strategies and music for well-being
  • How to use observation to inspire planning and learning projects.

Appealing to all with an interest in early years practice, this new edition demonstrates how parents, carers and practitioners can put excitement and inspiration back into the learning process, guiding them to encourage and support the creative capacities of young children.

Table of Contents

Acknowlegements

List of Contributors

Introduction

Fleur Griffiths

Overture

1. Welcome, Wonder and Magic: words on the fence of a Romanian Kindergarten

Annabella Cant

Making Time and Space

Dancing on the Decking: an observation

Rose Davies

2. Listening More and Talking Less: nurturing children’s creativity

Kay Rooks

3. Enriched Environments: a dialogue with People, Places and Materials

Fleur Griffiths in Conversation with Tracy Kirkbride

Story-making

4. Creative Conversations: the Talking Table

Fleur Griffiths

An A-Z of children who visit the Talking Table

Fleur Griffiths

5.From Scribble to Story: making meaning from marks in drawing and painting

Fleur Griffiths in conversation with Marysia Holubecki

6. Story-telling and Story-acting: putting the action into interaction

Evi Typadi and Karen Hayon

Music- making

Music round a Cloth

Stephanie Brandon

7. Musical Movers: Creative ideas for using Movement with young children

Angela Foley

8. The Sounds of Leaping: exploring relationships between music and movement

Catherine Reding

The Jam Jar Project: a conversational account

Tracy Kirkbride

Coda

9.Conversations for Change

Fleur Griffiths in collaboration with Pat Triggs

RecommendedReading and Resources

About the Editor

Fleur Griffiths is a retired nursery teacher/educational psychologist/Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Sunderland University, UK. In retirement she has worked on a contract basis as an educational consultant in Foundation Stage settings in local authorities.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU010000
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDU023000
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDU046000
EDUCATION / Professional Development