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Acknowledgements List of Contributors Introduction Fleur Griffiths 1. Welcome, Wonder and Magic: words on the fence of a Romanian Kindergarten Annabella Cant Making Time and Space: Dancing on the Decking: an observation Rose Davies 2. Listening More and Talking Less: nurturing children's creativity Kay Rooks 3. Enriched Environments: a dialogue with People, Places and Materials Fleur Griffiths in Conversation with Tracy Kirkbride Story-making 4. Creative Conversations: the Talking Table Fleur Griffiths 5. From Scribble to Story: making meaning from drawings Fleur Griffiths in conversation with Marysia Holubecki 6. Story-telling and Story-acting: putting the action into interaction Evi Typadi and Karen Hayon Photographic intermezzo (Plate Section) Chris Holmes Music- making: Music round a Cloth Stephanie Brandon 7. Musical Movers: Creative ideas for using Movement with young children Angela Foley 8. Children Making their own Music Ken Patterson 9. Reflection Fleur Griffiths in conversation with Rose Davies 10. Conversation and the Creative Self: Making Sense of Research Marion Farmer Reading and Resources Index
Fleur Griffiths is a retired nursery teacher/ educational psychologist/ senior lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Sunderland University. In retirement she has worked on a contract basis as an educational consultant in Foundation Stage settings in local authorities. She has also contributed to the delivery of CPD training for teachers in Hartlepool.
'Very inspirational.' - Speech and Language Therapy in Practice 'This text will relight the spark in those thinking about children's learning through creativity, whether in music, dance, drama or art, with real-life accounts from practitioners, practical suggestions and case studies.' - Nursery World