Creative Children s Spaces

Creative Children s Spaces

Putting together a creative and inspiring environment for children is perhaps one of the most exciting interior projects, yet it is also one of the hardest to get right. 'Creative Children's Spaces' is here to change that.

Author: Ryland, Peters & Small


ISBN: 1849756651

Category: Design

Page: 160

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Packed with fresh and imaginative ideas, Creative Children's Spaces by Ashlyn Gibson is the perfect companion for a journey into parenthood. Putting together a creative and inspiring environment for children is perhaps one of the most exciting interior projects, yet it is also one of the hardest to get right. Creative Children's Spaces is here to change that. Firstly, stylist and author Ashlyn Gibson sets out to make sense of the basics, providing a valuable guide to creating a childhood haven that can evolve with your children and all their changing needs, from newborn to pre-teen. Next, Ashlyn discusses the key elements of successful and inspiring children's spaces - color, wall décor, storage, display, dens and hideways, creative spaces plus homework zones, and cozy bedrooms. She visits homes that feature imaginative and stylish design ideas and explores children's spaces that provide an inspirational backdrop for busy family life. An award-winning retailer herself, Ashlyn also opens her own address book and reveals favourite online suppliers, design stores, and flea markets as well as suggesting blogs, instagram accounts, and pinterest boards that readers might like to follow.
Categories: Design

Creative Spaces for Qualitative Researching Living Research

Creative Spaces for Qualitative Researching  Living Research

undertaking research with children, as limitations in these domains can present
significant challenges depending on the ... used focus groups, visual maps, and
photographs to examine children's perceptions and experiences of place, space,

Author: Joy Higgs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789460917615

Category: Education

Page: 314

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Creative Spaces for Qualitative Researching: Living Research. This book looks inward at researchers who are seeking to live their research – to embody the principles, methodologies and ethical conduct that comprises their research strategies. And, it looks outward at the living world as the focus of qualitative research. From both perspectives the editors and authors of this book have created spaces for qualitative research that provide critical and creative frameworks for conducting and living their research. A rich variety of research voices and lives are illuminated, liberated and revealed in the book. There are five sections in the book: Researching Living Practices Doing Creative Research Being a Creative Researcher Co-Creating Qualitative Research in Creative Spaces Becoming Transformed Through Creative Research.
Categories: Education

Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

Design a classroom environment that encourages learning!

Author: Jessica DeViney

Publisher: Gryphon House Incorporated

ISBN: 0876593171

Category: Education

Page: 239

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Design a classroom environment that encourages learning!
Categories: Education

Creative Learning in the Early Years

Creative Learning in the Early Years

With peers/colleagues how the curriculum is interpreted in the spaces they
provide. Children in creative spaces interact socially, share jokes, giggle, and
communicate in their own special ways. It is here that they take part in dramatic
and ...

Author: Ruksana Mohammed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351796910

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Taking a fresh look at the role of creativity within the early years, this accessible guide explores what is meant by creativity and considers how creative skills, behaviours, and thinking can be identified and fostered in the individual child. Underpinned by the latest research and policy, chapters illustrate how creative attitudes can be adopted in all subject areas, and opportunities for creativity maximised. Creative Learning in the Early Years acknowledges the power of creative processes in helping children reach their full potential in the early years and beyond. Photocopiable work tools enable the reader to plan, observe, assess, and record progress as they develop playful and creative approaches, whilst practical advice and demonstrable examples are easily integrated into existing practice. Topics addressed include: recognising and encouraging creative tendencies stimulating the child’s imagination developing adult creativity and self-awareness creating enabling environments and creative spaces using documentation and planning to inspire creativity. An exciting and accessible guide which encourages exploration, experimentation, reflection, and development, Creative Learning in the Early Years will support current and future early years practitioners as they discover the rich opportunities opened by creative practice.
Categories: Education

The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children

The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children

Taking a broad literature review approach, it draws on creativity theory, in
particular the work of Anna Craft (2001) on possibility thinking, to investigate the
notion of digital spaces as possibility spaces in which very young children enact
Craft's ...

Author: Lelia Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351004084

Category: Social Science

Page: 604

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This companion presents the newest research in this important area, showcasing the huge diversity in children’s relationships with digital media around the globe, and exploring the benefits, challenges, history, and emerging developments in the field. Children are finding novel ways to express their passions and priorities through innovative uses of digital communication tools. This collection investigates and critiques the dynamism of children's lives online with contributions fielding both global and hyper-local issues, and bridging the wide spectrum of connected media created for and by children. From education to children's rights to cyberbullying and youth in challenging circumstances, the interdisciplinary approach ensures a careful, nuanced, multi-dimensional exploration of children’s relationships with digital media. Featuring a highly international range of case studies, perspectives, and socio-cultural contexts, The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children is the perfect reference tool for students and researchers of media and communication, family and technology studies, psychology, education, anthropology, and sociology, as well as interested teachers, policy makers, and parents.
Categories: Social Science

Rethinking Young People s Lives Through Space and Place

Rethinking Young People s Lives Through Space and Place

McClure addresses the trope of the inherently creative child and how problematic
that can be for children's culture. One of her central arguments against the “
inherently creative child” is that it does not lend respect to children making
conscious ...

Author: Anuppiriya Sriskandarajah

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789733396

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Rethinking Young People's Lives Through Space and Place explores three main themes, how children navigate real and imaginary borders, how space constitutes belonging, meaning-making, and representation, and how space informs learning and identities.
Categories: Social Science

Young Children s Play and Creativity

Young Children s Play and Creativity

different types of spaces for children to play and explore and not just the content
of resources in the space. Children used their environment of the woodland area
and resources for den making to influence and direct their play in pursuit of ...

Author: Gill Goodliff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315446837



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This book draws on the voices of practitioners, academics and researchers to examine young children's play, creativity and the participatory nature of their learning. Bringing together a wide range of perspectives from the UK and internationally, it focuses on the level of engagement and exploration involved in children's play and how it can be facilitated in different contexts and cultures. This new reader aims to challenge thinking, promote reflection and stimulate further discussion by bringing together research and practice on play and creativity. Divided into two parts, Part I is written by researchers and academics and explores key themes such as creative meaning making, listening to children's voices, risk and spaces, children's rights, play and technology. Part II is authored by Early Childhood professionals and reveals how practitioners have responded to the issues surrounding play and creativity. Each chapter is contextualised by an introduction to highlight the key points and a list of follow-up questions is also included to encourage reflection and debate. Drawing on the wide-ranging writing of academics, practitioners and researchers, this book is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and all those who are interested in the essence of play and creativity, what it means for children, and the far-reaching benefits for their well-being, learning and development.

Feng Shui for Children s Spaces

Feng Shui for Children s Spaces

A Parent's Guide to Designing Environments in which Children Will Thrive
Nancilee Wydra. Many years ... Parents can foster their children's creativity by
providing basic , everyday items kids can use to create their own adventures .
The old ...

Author: Nancilee Wydra

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 0809224801

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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From the bestselling American authority on feng shui comes a new guide to using the ancient Chinese discipline of feng shui to create spaces in which children will thrive. Wydra focuses on what may be her most important topic yet: designing nurseries, bedrooms, and playrooms that are healthy, happy places for infants and young children. 4-page color insert.
Categories: House & Home

Great Spaces Learning Places

Great Spaces  Learning Places

Creative Environments for Children's Ministry Jan Hubbard, Dale Olsen.
Plumbing Cooking, science and art classrooms need a sink. The sink should
have a minimum of l8" of counter space on each side. Ergonomics Ergonomics
refers to ...

Author: Jan Hubbard

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781442265

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 848

Let's face it-"church beige" hallways and classrooms that look like mini boardrooms just don't cut it with today's media-savvy kids. Your church needs inviting spaces that make kids eager to dive into the great Bible-learning activities you have planned for them. Learn how environment makes a huge difference in how kids interact with the Bible truths. Whether you're a church practicing rotation-style Sunday school or you're simply ready to "kick it up a notch" in your Children's Ministries, Great Spaces, Learning Places has what you need! From assessing your space to choosing themes, selling the concept to church leadership and getting the job done, these easy-to-understand instructions provide all the essentials for creating unique enriched environments that set the stage for purposeful learning. Both small-budget and large-budget churches can achieve terrific results-and in the process, let kids know how much they're valued! So go ahead, dream big. Great Spaces, Learning Places will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a vibrant children's ministry that can revitalize your Sunday school! Book jacket.
Categories: Religion

Designing the Creative Child

Designing the Creative Child

Designing the Creative Child reveals how a postwar cult of childhood creativity developed and continues to this day.

Author: Amy F. Ogata

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452939254

Category: History

Page: 320

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The postwar American stereotypes of suburban sameness, traditional gender roles, and educational conservatism have masked an alternate self-image tailor-made for the Cold War. The creative child, an idealized future citizen, was the darling of baby boom parents, psychologists, marketers, and designers who saw in the next generation promise that appeared to answer the most pressing worries of the age. Designing the Creative Child reveals how a postwar cult of childhood creativity developed and continues to this day. Exploring how the idea of children as imaginative and naturally creative was constructed, disseminated, and consumed in the United States after World War II, Amy F. Ogata argues that educational toys, playgrounds, small middle-class houses, new schools, and children’s museums were designed to cultivate imagination in a growing cohort of baby boom children. Enthusiasm for encouraging creativity in children countered Cold War fears of failing competitiveness and the postwar critique of social conformity, making creativity an emblem of national revitalization. Ogata describes how a historically rooted belief in children’s capacity for independent thinking was transformed from an elite concern of the interwar years to a fully consumable and aspirational ideal that persists today. From building blocks to Gumby, playhouses to Playskool trains, Creative Playthings to the Eames House of Cards, Crayola fingerpaint to children’s museums, material goods and spaces shaped a popular understanding of creativity, and Designing the Creative Child demonstrates how this notion has been woven into the fabric of American culture.
Categories: History

Children in the Way

Children in the Way

Creative Opportunities for Churches With Young Children Carrie Kingston, Isobel
MacDougall. It's. About. Time! Creative. resources. Carrie. In order to begin
making decisions about the spaces and materials we have available to us as a ...

Author: Carrie Kingston

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 9780857212443

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The first years are critical, a pivotal time when children have powerful curiosity, exuberance for learning, and make strong connections through their experiences. This is also when a child's attitudes, values and perceptions are formed: 'Do I belong here?', 'Am I good enough?' Our grasp of how children learn has developed sharply in recent years. Nurseries and schools constantly review their approach, but churches frequently employ antiquated practices. Many alienate children because our methods don't meet their needs, and because we don't realise that some of the strongest messages are hidden. We are inoculating our children against church. The intention is to challenge churches about their children's work; to inform children's workers about the latest research; and to provide practical ideas. The authors suggest ways of providing relevant experiences and developing children's creativity, so that children's encounters with church is positive and enriching.
Categories: Religion

Last Child in the Woods

Last Child in the Woods

Andrea Faber Taylor, Frances Kuo, and William C. Sullivan have found that
green outdoor spaces foster creative play, improve children's access to positive
adult interaction—and relieve the symptoms of attentiondeficit disorders. The
greener ...

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848877498

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

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This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.
Categories: Family & Relationships

State of the World 2010

State of the World 2010

Public institutions, such as libraries and museums, can offer alternative creative
educational opportunities. (See Box 8.)16 Organized efforts to ... Studies indicate
that children play more creatively in green space. As a result of grassroots efforts

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610916295

Category: Nature

Page: 266

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Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive while protecting, even restoring, Earth. In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.
Categories: Nature

The Little Book of Shape and Space

The Little Book of Shape and Space

This book offers adult-led experiences in which practitioners can support
children's understanding of shape and space, and offers a myriad of creative
ideas for developing enabling environments that give children opportunities to
lead and ...

Author: Carole Skinner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472923431

Category: Education

Page: 72

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This Little Book builds on children's natural enthusiasm and curiosity about shape and space. The hands-on, easy-to-follow experiences cover both 2D and 3D shapes and will inspire children to explore the spaces all around them in both indoor and outdoor play, and as they become familiar with the shapes and patterns in their every day environment.
Categories: Education

Housing As If People Mattered

Housing As If People Mattered

Leftover spaces Because children play creatively in wild or leftover spaces, leave
part of the site undeveloped. Possible design responses • Retain the most
attractive and stimulating natural portion of the site as an unmam- tained. creative
play ...

Author: Clare Cooper Marcus

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520908791

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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From the Introduction: Consider these two places: Walking into Green Acres, you immediately sense that you have entered an oasis-traffic noise left behind, negative urban distractions out of sight, children playing and running on the grass, adults puttering on plant-filled balconies. Signs of life and care for the environment abound. Innumerable social and physical clues communicate to visitors and residents alike a sense of home and neighborhood. This is a place that people are proud of, a place that children will remember in later years with nostalgia and affection, a place that just feels "good." Contrast this with Southside Village. Something does not feel quite right. It is hard to find your way about, to discern which are the fronts and which are the backs of the houses, to determine what is "inside" and what is "outside." Strangers cut across what might be a communal backyard. There are no signs of personalization around doors or on balconies. Few children are around; those who are outside ride their bikes in circles in the parking lot There are few signs of caring; litter, graffiti, and broken light fixtures indicate the opposite. There is no sense of place; it is somewhere to move away from, not somewhere to remember with pride. These are not real locations, but we have all seen places like them. The purpose of this book is to assist in the creation of more places like Green Acres and to aid in the rehabilitation of the many Southside Villages that scar our cities. This book is a collection of guidelines for the site design of low-rise, high-density family housing. It is intended as a reference tool, primarily for housing designers and planners, but also for developers, housing authorities, citizens' groups, and tenants' organizations-anyone involved in planning or rehabilitating housing. It provides guidelines for the layout of buildings, open spaces, community facilities, play areas, walkways, and the myriad components that make up a housing site.
Categories: Architecture

Public Places and Spaces

Public Places and Spaces

Children's play and playgrounds. Austin, TX: Playscapes International. Frost, J. L.
, & Sunderlin, S. (1985). When children play. Wheaton, MD: Association for
Childhood Education International. Gaunt, L. (1987). Room to grow—in creative ...

Author: Irwin Altman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468456011

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

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This tenth volume in the series addresses an important topic of research, de sign, and policy in the environment and behavior field. Public places and spaces include a sweeping array of settings, including urban streets, plazas and squares, malls, parks, and other locales, and natural settings such as aquatic environments, national parks and forests, and wilderness areas. The impor tance of public settings is highlighted by difficult questions of access, control, and management; unique needs and problems of different users (including women, the handicapped, and various ethnic groups); and the dramatic re shaping of our public environments that has occurred and will continue to occur in the foreseeable future. The wide-ranging scope of the topic of public places and spaces demands the attention of many disciplines and researchers, designers, managers, and policymakers. As in previous volumes in the series, the authors in the present volume come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, research and design orientations, and affiliations. They have backgrounds in or are affiliated with such fields as architecture, geography, landscape architecture, natural re sources, psychology, sociology, and urban design. Many more disciplines ob viously contribute to our understanding and design of public places and spaces, so that the contributors to this volume reflect only a sample of the possibilities and present state of knowledge about public settings.
Categories: Psychology

More Creative Uses of Children s Literature

More Creative Uses of Children s Literature

Peck . 63 , 99 , 138 Soup ' s Drum . Peck . 63 , 99 , 138 Soup ' s Goat . Peck . 63 ,
99 - 100 , 138 Soup ' s Uncle . Peck . 63 , 99 , 138 South American Instruments . (
TV program ) . 342 Space . Furniss . 244 Space and Technology Illustrated ...

Author: Mary Ann Paulin

Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Library Professional Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015029241299

Category: Activity programs in education

Page: 621

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To cover the immense publishing explosion of children's books, films, and other media for the 1980s, Mary Ann Pauline has created an encyclopedic set of volumes to complement and update her celebrated book, Creative Uses of Children's Literature.
Categories: Activity programs in education

Children s Growth Through Creative Experience

Children s Growth Through Creative Experience

THE CHILDREN and the three ' R's were of first importance , allowing little time
for creative or inventive work . ... of School B , and the limited allowance of time
and space , seriously affected the children's opportunity to work in a personal
way .

Author: Schools Council (Great Britain)


ISBN: OSU:32435003197282

Category: Art

Page: 144

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SUMMARY: An examination of the problems and possibilities facing art teachers. Looks at children, their behaviour patterns and ways of working; the teacher's opportunities in relation to these; the atmosphere and environment in which creative work can flourish.
Categories: Art

Children s play spaces

Children s play spaces

With most prefabricated playground equipment, children are forced to conform to
the ideas of others. When the assembly line overpowers the play area, children
are cut off from their creative sources with disastrous consequences. Any child, in

Author: Marguerite Rouard

Publisher: Viking Pr

ISBN: MINN:31951000066985D

Category: Architecture

Page: 156

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A descriptive and pictorial reference survey of children's playgrounds around the world notes the latest developments in design and construction, environmental considerations, and creative possibilities in playground design
Categories: Architecture

Room for Children

Room for Children

The first book to present excellent design for children’s rooms, these unique spaces are created by well-known designers, parents, and often even the kids themselves.

Author: Susanna Salk

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847834167

Category: House & Home

Page: 235

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The first book to present excellent design for children’s rooms, these unique spaces are created by well-known designers, parents, and often even the kids themselves. Proving that good design is not just for the rest of the house, Room for Children takes children’s spaces with creative seriousness. Whether for a newborn, toddler, or teenager, the rooms shown here enrich the experience of childhood while inspiring with their imaginative design. Showcasing work by top-notch designers, including Kelly Wearstler, Charlotte Moss, Alessandra Branca, Amanda Nisbet, and Thomas Jayne, among many others, the rooms offer a diversity of styles, from traditional to modern, formal to whimsical. Whether in apartments, houses, or country homes, for a single child or for several children, each creates a vision of childhood at its best. In addition to bedrooms, children’s spaces devoted specifically to work or play areas illustrate clever solutions to typical design problems. With stunning photography by top interior photographers, such as Pieter Estersohn, Paul Costello, William Abranowicz, and Melanie Avecedo, Room for Children proves that children’s rooms are a new frontier in design and is sure to appeal to designers as well as kids and their parents.
Categories: House & Home