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An important part of young children’s creativity is that “the young child is not bothered by inconsistencies, departures from convention, nonliteralness … which often results in unusual and appealing juxtapositions and associations (Gardner 1993, 288).” Unfortunately, we as teachers sometimes work against this, steering children right back to literalness and conventionality. 438 more words

Early Childhood Education

Words of Wisdom from Buttercup the Hedgehog

“We do a lot of improv here.”
                 – Buttercup the Hedgehog
                    in “Toy Story 3”

This is my favorite scene in the wonderful movie 197 more words
Early Childhood Education

The Joy of Knots

The Joy of Knots
(This piece originally appeared in my book “Teaching Creativity” (Whitmore Books, 2010). You can order it here 517 more words
Early Childhood Education

"Explore the World"

“Explore the World”
Learning About Children and Creativity from Richard P. Feynman 818 more words

Early Childhood Education

An Easy, Improvisational Song Using Signing

An Easy, Improvisational Song Using Signing

(This song appears in my book “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Rhythm Instruments for More for Active Learning.”) 210 more words

Songs