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Old 01-16-2013, 12:34 PM
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Default Creative child led activity

I have my sencond observation next Friday and I need to do a Creative Child Led Activity.

everyone is saying just do some painting, but I want it to be a little different.

Any ideas would be fab. I am newe to all this and started in childcare in September so really trying to rack my brain.

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:22 AM
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Start by providing activities that are based on the child's interests and ideas. This means learning how to listen intently to what the child you have chosen to observe is saying.
Being creative is more than drawing or painting. There's also photography, music, dancing, working with wire, clay, paper, wood, water or shadows. The possibilities are endless.
It's important to provide the child lots of time to explore materials and pursue his/her ideas. This includes time to think about how to plan, design, construct, experiment and revise project ideas.

Encouraging children to make their own choices is important. Children should be permitted frequent opportunities - and lots of time - to experience and explore expressive materials. Put your emphasis on the process of creativity and not on the finished product. What children learn and discover about themselves is vital to their development. Show your support for the creative process by appreciating and offering support for children's efforts. Independence and control are important components in the creative process
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