The Development of Children’s Creativity

Authored by: Mark A. Runco , Nur Cayirdag

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415884341
eBook ISBN: 9780203841198
Adobe ISBN: 9781136897023

10.4324/9780203841198.ch6

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Abstract

Creativity is very important for children and their development. Consider the creativity of preschoolers, as expressed in their spontaneous comments, songs, play, drawings, and dance. Gradually, the school-aged child’s creativity is expressed in more deliberate activities that may lead to works of art or novel solutions to hassles and problems. Researchers are making great strides in formulating age-appropriate assessments of childhood creativity and understanding its development.

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