DNA’s Working Practice for Early Years Creative Play workshops
When devising and developing work for young children, Dynamic New Animation (DNA) starts with the exploration of the physical properties of materials, object and puppets.† This is done using a process of simple play with an engaged imagination, similar to the ways that young children explore the world.
This imaginative transformation of the ordinary into the extraordinary; this ability of objects and figures to transform fluidly from representing one thing into something completely different, lies at the core of
DNA’s Early Years projects.
The purpose of creating work in this way is to encourage and stimulate the imaginative play of children, engaging them as audience and participants in a process of creating characters, stories and worlds out of the everyday objects around us.
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