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.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
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 the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
We have developed an environment where children can explore, experiment and work together with artistic and creative endeavours of their own, while at the same time gaining an understanding of warm fellowship and community awareness.
“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
“Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”