Children are given opportunities to create with a variety of materials, use and select their own tools to allow them to do so. They are encouraged to discuss their work and share their ideas through role play, design and technology, art, music and dance.
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage - definition
The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.