6 Art Play
READ FIRST– Read the following resources for an overview of how to support art play and creativity in the early years.
- Art Play: Stories of Engaging Families, Inspiring Learning, and Exploring Emotions by M. Susan McWilliams, Ashley Brailsford, Vaughns Anne O’Hara, Loretta S. Novotny, & Theodora Jo Kyle (~31 minute read)
- Inspired by Reggio Emilia: Emergent Curriculum in Relationship-Driven Learning Environments by Mary Ann Biermeier (~ 24 minute read)
CHOOSE ONE– Select at least one of the resources below to learn about the difference between process-focused vs. product-focused art.
- How Process-Focused Art Experiences Support Preschoolers by Laurel Bongiorno (~ 8 minute read)
- Handprint Turkeys, Step Aside: Embracing Process Art in Early Childhood Programs by Elizabeth Richards (~ 15 minute read)