THE APLICATION OF PLAYING BASED ON REGGIO EMILIA’S APPROACH TO STIMULATE EARLY CHILDHOOD CREATIVITY

Novita Eka Nurjanah, Yetty Isna Wahyuseptiana

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The skills that must be mastered in the 21st century were creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. This was in line with Bloom's theory that creativity was the highest ability in aspects of cognitive development. Therefore important creativity was given to Early Childhood Education. Early childhood learning to stimulate creativity was done through various approaches. The approach applied didn’t yet refer to the needed analysis that was in accordance with the standards of early childhood learning.  The  approach  to stimulating  the  creativity  of  early  childhood  needed  to  be refined by referring to the stages of the child, namely learning through play. Playing must be able to stimulate the goals to be achieved. The application of playing based on reggio emilia’s approach to stimulate the development of early childhood creativity. The method used was literature study by conducting a study of books and journals. The results of the analysis of theoretical studies state that playing based on reggio emillia’s approach could help stimulated children's creativity after an early age. This was because the aplication of playing based on reggio emillia’s approach prioritizes children's freedom in exploring   the   surrounding   environment.   This   exploration activity will actively foster children's imagination. Playing based on reggio emilia’s approach involves an active role in early childhood.  Creativity requires space to move and playing based on the reggio emillia approach as the right link to help stimulated early childhood creativity.

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