chapter  12
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Realising creative development


Children learn to talk by experimenting and listening; they can learn to make music by experimenting and listening – unless we stop them! Place children in surroundings that are full of ‘invitations to learn’, provide them with encouraging and sympathetic attitudes from adults as well as knowledge, and amazing things can happen – especially to the sensory perceptions that are central to the arts ... do we have the courage to embark with them on what are frequently unknown seas?