Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

By Pamela May

Series Editor: Sandy Green

© 2009 – Routledge

136 pages

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pub: 2008-12-05
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About the Book

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.

Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.

The clear and practical information in this book will help practitioners in supporting and developing the natural curiosity of children, helping them explore and express their own ideas through a variety of activities including music art and dance. The author explores the balance between the necessary freedoms of choice that creativity requires and the control which thoughtful practitioners must exert and offers ideas for building children's imaginations through play.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Being Creative: Responding to Experiences, Expressing and Communicating Ideas Chapter 2: Exploring Media and Materials Chapter 3: Creating Music and Dance: Especially Song Chapter 4: Developing Imagination and imaginative Play Chapter 5: Creativity in the Wider Curriculum Chapter 6: Critical Thinking and the Creative Child: Challenges and Dilemmas

About the Author/Editor

Pam May is an Early Years consultant.

About the Series

Practical Guidance in the EYFS

This highly practical series links fully and comfortably to the Early Years Foundation Stage  making the implementation of the practice guidance within your setting easy. Each book provides a theoretical background on which  good practice is based, helping practitioners provide children with a relevant, age appropriate, exciting and challenging curriculum in each area of learning.  Each book includes:

  • Easy to implement practical ideas across all age groups
  • Suggestions for innovative use of everyday resources and/or popular books and stories
  • How to consider each area of learning within its broadest context.

The series is complemented by a planning book providing clear ideas on how to plan and deliver cross-curriculum activities throughout the EYFS, and how to use observation and assessment in a positive way to inform practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General