The Creative Arts for Infants and Toddlers
Infants and toddlers engage their creativity and curiosity in many different ways in an attempt to better understand the world around them and to find a way to express their own feelings. For children who may not yet have the ability to communicate verbally, creative experiences can be the most effective way for them to express what they are feeling. Opportunities for developing creativity are provided to infants and toddlers as sensory experiences or creative arts. In this course, we will explore creativity for young children, specifically including the areas of art, music, and movement for infants and toddlers. These activities not only enhance children’s creativity, but they can also boost children’s ability to analyze, problem solve, and practice fine motor skills….along with the myriad of cognitive skills that are enhanced.
Approved in OH, KY, HI, IN, MI, MN. Pending approval in NC.
CDA Content Area: Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development