Welcome to our new Agony Artist series – where each month we’ll be answering your questions about using the expressive arts with young children! This month, join us for ideas about emotional wellbeing and literacy in the lead up to Christmas!
Christmas can be a stressful time of year in lots of ways, and some of the more traditional festive activities, like nativity performances, step-by-step craft activities and rote learning songs, can add to the stress. So Scots Corner chose to explore a story together through expressive arts experiences that focused on emotional literacy and wellbeing including creative movement, drama, music, sensory play and visual art.
Wee People, Big Feelings is a collaboration between Starcatchers and Scots Corner Early Learning and Childcare Centre, a Midlothian setting that was opened in partnership with the Ministry of Defence to provide early learning and childcare for both military families and the wider community. Since February 2021, Scots Corner have been working with Skye Reynolds to develop their practice and experiences and examine how the expressive arts can help with our feelings.