Creativity in Early Childhood

I chose to write about Creativity in Early Childhood. (Willan, Parker-Rees, Savage, 2007, Early Childhood Studies)
It is suitable for at least two of my other modules, to include Work-based Reflective Practice and also Equality and Diversity.
I located the text in a text book I bought from an online shop and chose the topic from the contents list at the front of the book.   I also sourced information from the UDo library.   I read several different chapters of various books before deciding on this particular subject.
I felt that I engaged with the text because I am supportive in encouraging children to be creative in a number of different ways, of which I will go into more detail.
What is creativity?   (Rogers, 2004, P130)   Creativity is using the imagination to produce various life experiences which guide us through life and the earlier a child starts to use and explore this, the more creative they will become.
‘We need to remember that babies, toddlers and young children have not yet lived for very long.   They need to be offered life experience because creativity doesn’t come from nowhere.   It feeds off our experiences.’   (Bruce, 2004, p92)
Children are encouraged to learn the skill of creativity within the first five years of their lives as the longer it is left, the more difficult it is to grasp and maintain in later life and continue to develop it throughout their own lifelong experiences and be able to pass on to their children/grandchildren through the generations.
If a child is able to explore and be spontaneous then they are likely to be more creative in their play, movement and interests.   If they are engaged in interaction, accepted and encouraged then they will want to be independent and try out new ideas.   These could include things like role play, asking questions, finding out, producing artwork, listening with interest to stories and more than likely being able to...