Creativity in the classroom
It is our belief that instigating creative learning at an early age encourages imaginative thinking throughout childhood and beyond. The implementation of creativity into early years education encourages the child’s understanding of other people. In creative play the child is able to adopt roles of others which will awaken their awareness of the feelings of others, so introducing the child to the concept of empathy and compassion.
Giving a child access to creativity not only enhances their communication skills but also lays the groundwork for the growth of problem-solving and reasoning skills.
We know that the environment plays a big part in fostering creativity in young children. At Pangbourne House, our job as adults is to keep the environment interesting by providing, alongside the Montessori equipment, creative experiences and materials that will capture the child’s curiosity. It is our job to see each child as an individual and through sensitive monitoring of each child our hope is to further their development by cultivating their creative ideas.