This accessible resource presents guidelines for creating an emotionally and socially healthy school and offers case studies that illustrate how good practice improves behavior and promotes inclusion.

Play and Creativity

Play and creativity

This chapter sets out the importance of play and creativity in promoting emotional and social development. It explores the importance of providing new opportunities to stretch children's horizons. It also offers a detailed practical case study of the work of an artist in residence in a primary school, and practical activities for promoting emotional literacy.

Play and creativity are key in helping children develop friendship and interpersonal skills, and it allows us to learn about cause and effect, to develop risk assessment and management skills, to seek and get thrills and experience adrenaline, to develop motor neurone co-ordination skills and a sense of their body's abilities. It also helps them to learn to share and compromise, to develop an awareness of ...

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