Creativity: role of arts in Early childhood education

Singh, Asha (2014) Creativity: role of arts in Early childhood education. Learning Curve (22). pp. 43-46.

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Young children provide a range of dialogues that reflect a deep affinity for making associations, compare and draw their own inferences for making meaning of the world around them. Their dialogues can range from ‘it rains because teacher throws buckets of water up up up’. An irate three-year old having to leave her playschool a bit early complained “Mama why do you come early?’ A four year old is exasperated when haphazardly placed cushions are fixed by the mother and howls “you ruined the cave of the lion, the deer will now be caught!” Such childhood narratives convey the vibrancy of children’s thought and processes of thinking. They convey their ability to think in novel ways and make meaning of physical-social reality. Their statements point to fresh perspectives from their experiences and explorations rather than shaped by adult interventions. Children reflect creative minds and multiple visions.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Singh, Asha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Early childhood education, Early childhood care and Education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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