Expressive Arts and Design resources

Musical Development Matters in the Early Years (MDM): A free downloadable guidance written to support the development of music practice and provision in settings

Musical Development Matters (MDM): free online resource to accompany the MDM guidance: videos, questions for reflection, research, information and downloadable resources

Sound Communities: free online resource exploring music and communication, including videos, resources and information

Soundwaves Network: a collection of musically focused case studies

Music in Early Childhood, Early Education Journal

Podcast with artist practitioners

Theory-led piece on children’s use of materials, Blog Post

Intelligent Materials: Agency and Ethics, article by Debi Keyte-Hartland

Thoughtful planning-strategies to liberate innovative and collaborative learning, article by Louise Lowings

Are you dancing? Are you asking? The duet between the body as a material and the environment, article by Peppy Hills

We Think Everywhere, website on an Erasmus funded project looking atCreative and Expressive uses of Digital media and technology with young children

Makerspaces in the early years: Enhancing digital literacy and creativity (MakEY)

“I have lots of ideas, so many ideas you wouldn’t even think of”: thinking conversations in a nursery school, article by Louise Lowings  

Creative Representation: the child’s unique response to experience, Kathy Ring

Creative Woodwork in Early Childhood

Exploring Clay, Frobel Booklet

100 Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach Film     Poem

Articles from Refocus Journal:

The sounds of leaping – exploring relationships between music and movement

The energy and conviviality of imagination – exploring and developing ideas through dance and music