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Making art can play an important part in your child’s development. But what is art and how does it contribute to your child’s progress? This guide attempts to answer these questions.
Arty Mum, Pauline, shares her ideas in her Lessons Learnt Journal on painting on a big scale with children.
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.
Written by Dr Maureen Cox, this book traces the development of the human figure in children's drawings, showing how they add to and alter figures as they grow older.
Excellent guidance for all early years practitioners, professionals and teachers on different creative approaches to supporting boys' own learning journeys. It provides examples of good practice and encourages practitioners to reflect on the quality of their provision. Still relevant for the revised EYFS.
An easy to follow video by OCA tutor, Jane Lazenby of Open College Arts, on how to use and develop skills in charcoal drawing wiht your children.
Dr Marvin Bartel shares experiences of working on a large scale with paint to help children express their movements
Being able to write is one of the many things that most of us take for granted. For children, writing is a skill that they have to learn and, like so much during their childhood, it develops gradually. This resource offers ideas to help children begin their journey towards writing by making marks, not by producing letters and words.
This is one of the most useful guidance booklets ever produced on supporting children's mark making (in our opinion!) by the National Strategies Early Years Team in the former Department for Education, Schools and Families, 2008.
Ideas for taking children's physical experiences and developing them through thinking, moving and mark making skills by Sherry Hutton and Donna Ridley-Burns of Play Based Learning.
Art and the Reggio Emilia approach - blog by Ness on November 9, 2013 In art and craft, Art for Kids, Reggio 4 Comments
Written by Juliet Mickelburgh for The Foundation Stage Forum, this article offers several ideas to support children's mark making in very creative ways.
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.