Content tagged "art in child care"

The Development of Creative Art Abilities in 0- to 3-Year-Olds

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

During the first three years, young children develop their artistic skills by having fun experimenting and learning all the wonderful things they can...

Balancing Process and Product in Creative Art Activities

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Well-planned art experiences are a valuable part of the child care curriculum. Early childhood art activities need to balance process and product. Process is...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Support Children Who Are Critical of Their Own or Another’s Art

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

A common dilemma child care providers face is children who are critical of their own or another child’s art. These children may dislike their own art, have...

Planning a Successful Art Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

In order for children to create art, they need an inspiring space. The art center should look like an artist's studio, filled with children's art as well as...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Support Children Who Have Trouble Getting Started with Creative Art

Child Care Updated: September 29, 2015

Sometimes children in child care settings can have problems getting started in creative art experiences. They may not know what to make, want an adult to do...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Support Children Who Run into Problems Doing Art

Child Care Updated: September 29, 2015

Children in child care settings can sometimes run into problems while they are doing creative art activities. They may finish early or want to work longer on...

Praise Effort Instead of Product When Discussing Children's Art

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

When young children are creating art, it's important for child care providers to remember to praise effort instead of product. Praising the product is very...

Planning Creative Art Activities for Multi-age Groups

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Many child care providers work with mixed-age groups that include children of many different ages. Planning your child care curriculum to include creative...

The Development of Creative Art Abilities in 3- to 5-Year-Olds

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

During the preschool years, many children show tremendous growth in their creative art abilities. Child care providers can support children’s artistic...

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