Creativity: An Introduction
Infants are born with a natural drive to explore and make sense of the world around them. They are curious explorers and they wonder how and why things work the way they do. Their natural curiosity and creativity are enhanced and supported through nurturing, responsive relationships with their families and caregivers. This lesson will further explore and define the creativity of infants and toddlers and offer an opportunity to think about the importance of creativity for infants, toddlers and adults.
Cultivating Creativity and Innovation: Experiences and Activities
Curiosity, exploration and experimentation help infants and toddlers learn about the world, themselves, and the people around them. This lesson will help you learn more about creating experiences and activities that encourage curiosity, exploration and experimentation in an effort to support creativity in infants and toddlers.
Cultivating Creativity and Innovation: Environments and Materials
The materials you include in your program help set the stage for an engaging learning environment for infants and toddlers, which supports their exploration, experimentation and curiosity. This lesson will highlight materials that promote creativity for infants and toddlers and it will share information about choosing materials that support the strengths, needs and cultures of the infants and toddlers in your care.
Fostering Creativity: The Infant and Toddler Caregiver
This lesson highlights the significance of being a creative infant-and-toddler caregiver and provides insights on how to promote creativity in your workplace when engaging with infants, toddlers, families and colleagues. A key learning point is the importance of self-reflection and collaborative, supportive relationships.