The babies' perspective: Emotional experience of their creative arts

Liang Li, Avis Ridgway, Gloria Quinones

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    How do adults take on babies' perspective to support their learning during transitory cultural events such as family routines in daily life? Explorations in the research site of thee babies' lives are used to investigate this question. In the study, Vygotsky's (The problem of the environment. In: van der Veer R, Valsiner J (eds) The Vygotsky's reader. Blackwell, Oxford, 338-353, 1994) cultural-historical concept of perezhivanies (emotional experience) informs the research. This chapter focuses in particular on exploring babies' perezhivanies (emotional experience) of spontaneous creative acts in family life events which inform how parents/adults can take babies' perspective and reciprocally engage in such transitory moments. Visual methodology is applied in the research to frame the analysis of babies' everyday experiences with families. The chapter analyses expressive daily life events of three babies (with cultural heritages from Australia, China and Mexico) and unpacks the various dimensions of parent-baby shared daily practices. Babies' emotional experience of their creative acts with parents are discussed, in order to uncover the pedagogical strategies parents/adults use to engage with babies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStudying babies and toddlers
    Subtitle of host publicationRelationships in cultural contexts
    EditorsLiang Li, Gloria Quinones, Avis Ridgway
    Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811031977
    ISBN (Print)9789811031953
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameInternational Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
    ISSN (Print)2468-8746


    • Perezhivanie
    • Emotional expression
    • Babies' perspective
    • Creative acts

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