G Talent

G Talent has been designed to assist children to explore their expressive, artistic and creative talents. G Talent enhances communication, confidence and self-esteem.

Because young children are captivated by music and sounds, our music/art studio is an environment where children can experiment with creating their own music. In this environment the children are the musicians, composing and often sharing their music with others.

We encourage and nurture realistic expectations through meaningful activities and involvement within this sensory-rich environment, giving children a special space to be creative and find new ways to express their ideas and feelings.

 

Milestones Covered in G Talent Programs:

Nursery

  • Explore the simple properties of materials
  • Scribble lines and dots
  • Finger paint
  • Listen to music
  • Take part in singing
  • Listen to sounds
  • Imitate adult movements
  • Sway and move to music
  • Blow kisses

Early Learners

  • Take part in singing
  • Take part in finger rhymes
  • Hold a crayon with fingers / scribble
  • Paint lines and circles
  • Listen to music
  • Sway and move to music
  • Pay attention to sound
  • Move body to encourage movement
  • Describe movements
  • Take part in simple role play
  • Learn the words to favourite songs
  • Enjoy colour and colour mixing
  • Play simple instruments
  • Use dramatic play to cope with fears
  • Take part in group games

Preschool

  • Sing complex songs
  • Create own songs
  • Interest in rhyme
  • Use music to represent ideas
  • Play simple instruments
  • Appreciation of art
  • Enjoy rhythm and movement routines
  • Use music to tell a story
  • Use tools to create
  • Create pictures
  • Draw complex art pieces
  • Follow dance sequences
  • Create own props to support drama
  • Enjoy learning about other cultural music
  • Assign roles in pretend play
  • Talk in character voices

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How the G Talent Program is Implemented:

Art materials are provided, and experiences are kept intentionally open-ended so the children can have fun while using their imaginations. Greenwood Educators encourage the children to represent real and imaginary experiences with their art, and they also talk to the children and ask questions about what they’ve created.

Children are provided with diverse examples of visual art and children are encouraged to draw on their cultural backgrounds when expressing their creativity.

During Music Time, rhythmic knowledge is developed, as well as tonal knowledge so children can understand the emotional elements in music. The music room provides children with access to simple instruments.

Dance is also included in the G Talent Program, and children are encouraged to use movement creatively and to describe their experiences.

Imagination comes into all aspects of the Greenwood Curriculum, with children always given opportunities to find creative solutions to problems. Likewise, other things that the children have learned – such as numbers and letters – can be brought into the G Talent Program to strengthen their learning.

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Examples of G Talent Activities:

Nursery

  • Sensory play
  • Finger painting
  • Foot painting
  • Hand painting
  • Smearing paint
  • Music and listening
  • Singing Ring Around the Rosie
  • Singing Old MacDonald
  • Singing Round and Round the Garden
  • Singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Early Learners

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Creating representation
  • Singing and dancing
  • Circle games
  • Singing Wheels On The Bus
  • Singing Walking Through the Jungle
  • Playing with bells

Preschool

  • Playing musical games
  • Creating and making
  • Design and make
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Rhyme
  • Rhythmic knowledge
  • Making our own songs
  • Playing instruments
  • Drama and pretend play

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At Greenwood we have a dedicated Arts and Music studio in each of our centres.

Art and Music Studio

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Register your interest today and start the process to secure your child a place at Greenwood, click here to make an enrolment enquiry.