As I was wishing everyone a Happy New Year earlier this month, I asked my friends about what they wanted for their children’s future. Lots of interesting responses came back to do with happiness, security, confidence and bicycle skills! Some responses turned in to New Year’s Resolutions, wanting to spend… Read More»
Emily Jones, co-author of Earlyarts Creative EYFS teaching packs, talks to Ruth Churchill Dower about how the natural environment stimulates our natural creativity and how we can nurture this in our every day practice with young children.
Our very own Ruth Churchill Dower tells us about how old technology can help release children’s imaginations. Including a cassette recorder, a karaoke machine and a very personal trip to Skipton Castle.
Earlyarts Director Ruth Churchill Dower discusses her experiences at one of Spain’s largest contemporary art centres and tells us why they are recognising the importance of influencing children’s environments and experiences from birth.
Daniela Miscov of Artelier-D in Bucharest, provides insight into the most important early years creative projects and the changes currently happening in Romania.
What it is that the artist brings that is unique to the early years setting; What is the difference between art and play; and what added value does the arts bring to a child’s development and learning experiences? Orla Kenny from Kids’ Own gives you the answers.
The Early Years Strategic Roundtable is a national alliance of organisations supporting creative experiences in the expressive arts for children in their early years. Funded by Youth Music and hosted by Earlyarts, it brings together organisations from the Early Years and Arts sectors with a national remit, as well as the Youth Music-funded regional Early Years networks.
The Roundtable works strategically to influence policy and practice, and to ensure national coherence, aspiring for all children in their early years to have sustained, high quality, creative experiences in the expressive arts. This post gives an update on some of the things we’ve been focussing on.
Earlyarts Director Ruth Churchill Dower responds to recent comments by Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss in the Guardian and outlines why they could lead to a shift from the three Rs back to the three Ss.
The Just So Festival began when we asked what we really wanted for our own children. We dreamt of a whole weekend of inspiration, taking them away from their everyday lives and propelling them into a wonderland of creativity, where anything and everything was possible. Armed with a sense that our children