Featuring the work of leading scholar-practitioners, Visual Arts with Young Children raises critical questions about the situated nature of the visual arts and its education in early childhood. Innovative chapters explore the relationship of place to art practice and pedagogy, culturally-responsive and justice-oriented perspectives, as well as critical and reconceptualist approaches to materials, technology and media. Ideal for researchers and students of both early childhood education and arts integration programs, this volume is an essential step towards a deeper understanding of how visual arts are understood, valued and practiced in the early years.

chapter |10 pages

Visual Arts with Young Children

Practices, Pedagogies, and Learning

chapter 1|13 pages

Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Art As Entanglement

Playing with chalk in the home

chapter 3|14 pages

Choreographies of Practice

Mutualities and sympoetic becomings in early childhood teacher education

chapter 4|14 pages

Uncertain Beginnings

An approach to early art teacher education

chapter 5|12 pages

Queering Innocence in Child Art

Our multiple, recurring response-abilities

chapter 6|12 pages

Earthworks in the School Playground

Cultivating an “arts of attentiveness” with children’s (art)making practices

chapter 7|15 pages

Young Children Experimenting with Sound Art

Painting the politics of noise

chapter 8|11 pages

Play Pockets in Kindergartens

On framing blurred practices with art, pedagogy, and play

chapter 10|16 pages

Seeing the World to Hear It

A case study of young children learning to listen through visual observation

chapter 11|20 pages

Wow, We’re Stepping on the Weeds

Animation and aliveness in children’s classroom drawing(s)

chapter 12|10 pages

Beyond the Single Story of Childhood

Recognizing childism in art education practice

chapter 13|11 pages


Selections from the Lucero-Sánchez family archive