In this month’s international blog, Natasha Holmes, Artistic Director of Tell Tale Hearts, looks at children’s theatre in Cairo. In the lead up to attending the Hakawy International Children’s Theatre Festival in Cairo I learnt that a lot of people cared about me, which is always nice to know, isn’t it? I… Read More»
Our International Guest Blogger, Daniela Miscov from Artelier D in Bucharest, Romania shares her thoughts on why small children need stories.
Earlyarts Director, Ruth Churchill Dower talks about the future for dance in the Early Years
Despite the new primary / secondary curriculums leaving out dance, drama and other key artforms (although this is now being rethought after the uprising against this decision), there has nevertheless been a resurgence in dance in early years settings.
Anna Daly from Primed for Life tells Earlyarts about children’s fluency in the language of movement and why we should not undermine their innate knowledge and skills to move and interact with their environment.
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.