There’s an Elephant Book Series

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We are thrilled to officially launch our stunning, interactive ‘Elephant’ eBooks. They are jam packed with ideas and resources for the arts in early childhood. You can view all five of these books below. On the 24th & 25th of September 2022 we hosted two live Zoom sessions to celebrate, discussing the books and their themes, which you can also watch.

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Theories for Visual Arts Practice

There is a void in visual arts theoretical frameworks. Without robust teacher engagement, children flounder and give up. This book presents four robust frameworks that are compatible with contemporary socio-cultural, historical theory.

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Visual Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy

When arts processes and playful encounters with materials are positioned as a place for learning, children embrace the visual arts as a rich meaning making tool. This book demonstrates the rich creative opportunities the visual arts offer.

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Working with Artists and Museums

This book celebrates the richness and joy that interactions with artists, art processes and art museums can add to our life experiences.

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Art for Cultural Connection

Through exploring the intersection between art and culture the authors in this book demonstrate pathways to, connection, belonging and empowered identity for children, families and educators.

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Research in the Visual Arts

Research at the intersection of visual arts and early childhood is beginning to turn a corner, with new and innovative methods. Researchers are interested in the lived experiences of children doing art and their artistic repertoires.

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For more information about the International Association of Art in Early Childhood and our teaching resources, please contact us.