New practical guide to planning creative activities to promote the child's learning, development and well-being, giving specific regard to age and stage of development. * Examines the role and benefits of creative media - such as movement and dance, visual arts, drama and music - as a form of communication and education. * Applies the themes and principles of Aistear and Siolta. * Illustrates how the effective use of creative media can have therapeutic benefits and aid the overall well-being and holistic development of the young child. * Demonstrates examples of child-led indoor and outdoor activities, based on the creative arts curriculum and with specific emphasis on process-based play. * Provides clear step-by-step instructions for planning,implementing and assessing activities, taking possible financial and time restrictions into consideration. * Emphasises the role of the adult in facilitating the child's engagement in the creative arts curriculum. * Presents recent changes in legislation and pre-school regulations in Ireland, and current views and findings on creativity in early childhood. * Follows the ethos of the HighScope model while referring to the work of other philosophies such as Reggio Emilia. * Includes a section on how to complete an assessment piece based on the Creative Arts module at Level 5. Wriiten For: * Creative Arts for Early Childhood Level 5 module [5N1769] and Early Childhood Arts and Culture Level 6 module [6N1936] as part of the Early Childhood Care and Education QQI award * Any childcare modules where creative activities form an integral part of assessment
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Date of Publication: 21/03/2014