4.3 Creativity and Critical Thinking
- Being creative involves the whole curriculum, not just the arts. It is not necessarily about making an end-product such as a picture, song or play.
- Children will more easily make connections between things they've learned if the environment encourages them to do so. For example, they need to be able to fetch materials easily and to be able to move them from one place to another.
- Effective practitioners value each child's culture and help them to make connections between experiences at home, the setting and the wider community.
- It is difficult for children to make creative connections in learning when colouring in a worksheet or making a Diwali card just like everyone else's.