Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
• Exploring and using media and materials
• Being imaginative
Here children will explore a range of media and materials and express their thoughts, feelings and ideas through art, design and technology, music, movement, dance, role-play and imaginative play.
How you can help:
Encourage your child to create paintings, drawings and models of people, events and objects.
Encourage them to select appropriate colours, shapes and resources and explain their ideas, e.g. “I need a yellow
crayon because the bird had a yellow beak”.
Teach your child a range of songs and make up your own songs and rhymes and explore musical instruments.
Dance! Move to music and beats and make up dances.
Use construction toys such as blocks to make towers and enclosures.
Become involved in make-believe play where you take on the role of different characters.