The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their
imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to
engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media
and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in
is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability
to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their
experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what
they hear, respond to and observe.