Handy Resources for Early Childhood Educators & Parents

HOW CAN WE TEACH & INSPIRE ART & CREATIVITY?

http://www.deepspacesparkle.com

http://www.ecalliance.org/about-eca/welcome-to-eca/blog/categories/listings/creative-expression

http://www.theartofed.com/2013/01/18/3-fresh-new-ways-to-teach-about-color/

http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=544

An easy way to spark interests and inspiration in young children. Reading books about creativity and visual arts can be as easy as incorporating them into circle time.

“The Beautiful Oops” – written by Barney Saltzberg

http://barneysaltzberg.com/?q=node/103 (it’s Ok to make a mistake)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fZjMYdQjGM (audio book)

“The Dot” – written by Peter H. Reynolds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mGeR4AQdM (audio book)

ART APPRECIATION & DOCUMENTATION 

The Reggio Emilia inspired classroom really knows how to document and appreciate children’s artwork in the classroom. Take a look!

http://www.letthechildrenplay.net/2013/03/be-reggio-inspired-documentation-and.html

How can we get children to really appreciate art and seem engaged in the process?

http://slowmama.com/arts-crafts/helping-children-appreciate-art/

ART ACTIVITIES THAT PARENTS CAN DO WITH THEIR CHILDREN

http://artfulparent.com

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