Art in Early Childhood
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Artists At Home

Children need to be nourished in order to flourish and reach their potential. There are many areas that nourish. A balanced healthy diet, physical exercise, rest and sleep, social and emotional interaction and crucially the freedom to play and develop their creativity.

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Artists at home

Creativity At Home

10 ideas to help nurture and cultivate creativity, to play around with and to explore the limitless possibilities.

Developed by Pete Moorhouse, Early Years Creative consultant and artist educator, UK

Working Creatively at Home (Video-1)

This activity sheet will provide parents with two practical playful art experiences that you can easily do at home with your children. These activities will support you and your child in these interesting times when many parents are spending more time at home with their families. This is a great time to work on a shared creative experience with your child.

Developed by Prof Ian Brown, University of Wollongong, Australia

WORKING CREATIVELY WITH CHILDREN AT HOME

Working Creatively with children at Home (Video-2)

This activity sheet will provide parents with two practical playful art experiences that they can easily do at home with their children using polystyrene fruit trays and playdough. Pablo Picasso once said…”Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” This second video and worksheet will help parents during this pandemic time to help their children to be creative and free like Picasso!
We hope parents will work closely with their child using commonly found objects… such as vegetable trays, simple foam rollers and even playdough (made entirely with the help of your child) at home.

Developed by Prof Ian Brown, University of Wollongong, Australia

Videos

Video 1: Working Creatively with children at Home

Video 2: Working Creatively with children at Home