5x5x5=creativity, Freedom to find and follow fascinations

Researcher(s): Valerie Paisey and Lucy Jack

Setting(s): Jack and Jill Pre-School, Westbury-on-Trym (in conjunction with 5x5x5=creativity)

Status: Findings published

We have chosen to research the effect of children accessing open ended heuristic resources and how it impacts their play, creativity, concentration and communication. We are going to start by having a small group of children and see how they interact with resources and document our findings. We are looking to slowly introduce more natural and open ended resources into our room and the rest of the setting. Our initial question was; “What is the effect of regular heuristic play sessions on a child’s creativity?”