Whether you’re using sand, paint, gloop, pebble-painting or leaf-printing; drawing and mark making offers young children a wonderful chance to express the ideas, feelings, desires and observations they can’t yet articulate in words. This is different to writing where they learn to ascribe specific meanings to a prescribed set of marks.
Sure Start Children’s Centres across the West Midlands have developed a strong arts-based focus for their childcare activities. This report features a number of examples that illustrate the range of what is possible.
This programme uses drawing, speaking and listening techniques to help children cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma.
Playnotes offer information and advice on the best ways and all the wonderful reasons to work creatively with early years children outdoors. This publication explores how to create a large scale outdoor exhibition, and working with professional artists.
Close your eyes. What is purple? Without any visual clues, can you differentiate purple from other colors? Can you smell purple? Can you taste purple? Although adults may take their understanding of colors for granted, children need the help of multi-sensory experiences to achieve that awareness.