Inclusion and Diversity Development with Messy Art
Celebrate creativity by exposing children to a variety of mediums, tools and materials through open-ended art activities. Learn how to provide children with experiences that support inclusion and a diversity of developmental needs. This can all be possible through hands-on art situations. Discover the important role that documentation and display play in our programs for children and families when showcasing art experiences.
The Reasons Why
Activities to help creativity
Explore different materials and mediums?
Involve the senses
Individual and group cooperative art opportunities
A chance to get messy
A way to express themselves and their uniqueness
Keep art supplies in containers that are easily accessible to children
Keep collage materials on hand (recycled)
Include loose parts in art invitations
Offer a variety of painting tools
Provide a variety of paintbrush sizes
Alternate drawing materials
Vary paper texture and type
Look at how you can upcycle materials (printmaking)
Ask the children what they would like for materials
Observing Schemas in Children's Play
Schemas are repeated patterns of play
These patterns of play can show up in the creative process of children’s art
Schemas that you see in the children’s play may guide the activities you select
Here are some of the major schemas that you will witness in the creative process of children's art, as well as how you can support them
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I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 24 years, having received my Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Douglas College. Since then, I have gained experience in a variety of areas within the field of Early Childhood Education: Director of a preschool, supervisor of after-school care as well as 3-5 and Infant Toddler programs and centre management. My primary focus has evolved to encompass team leadership, management training and program development. I have had articles published in provincial and national ECE journals on the topic of emergent curriculum and leadership. My goal as an Early Childhood Educator and facilitator is to support fellow educators and early years professionals in providing high-quality early learning experiences for children and families.
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