Children are creative little beings. Being creative helps children make sense of their world and experiment with form media and structures. It may not look like much to the untrained eye but a couple of yoghurt pots stuck on to a box of weetabix could be the fastest rocket ship in the galaxy to your child or indeed a dragon with two great big teeth. Either way the skills it took to imagine plan and create such a masterpiece are many and varied.
At Danesmoor House Day Nursery we work with creative artist Sara Calgie to provide creative stimulus on top of your average cereal packet rocket ship or fanged beast, Sara uses her creative energies to fashion ideas that stimulate and inspire. The fairy Garden is a great example of this. Not only did it produce the hushed awe and wonder we had hoped for in the Pre school but also was the first place that the after school club wanted to visit on their return from school.
Firing the children’s imagination led to the creation of mobiles made from natural materials and leaves laid out in patterns on the ground. Its always good to have someone who can make the plans you have in your head come alive in a way that I can never quite seem to manage myself, it also creates an environment with a touch of magic in it that all the children can benefit from.