Leaps aids the practice and understanding of the therapeutic
potential of early arts & child led play.
Leaps involves making a space which allows young children
to fully experience immersion into the imagination through participatory
storytelling, and supports the development of this kind of play
in their daily lives through Professional Creative Development
training for their early years educators/families.
Imaginary Leaps facilitates the positive benefits puppetry,
creative play and visual theatre can bring to the intellectual,
emotional, spiritual and physical development of young children.
With specialist provision complimenting the Early Years Framework/Foundation
Stages, Imaginary Leaps has built a respected international
reputation in Early Arts creative learning, playing & developing
in many European countries, Australia and Indonesia.
Imaginary Leaps uses theatre play techniques with puppets,
masks, shadows, materials and objects to engage and stimulate
creative learning. The children’s interests are followed, utilising
a Reggio Emilia approach with concepts of nature and
the elements, everyday and extraordinary worlds, the children’s
interests are followed, learning through interaction with artists,
community and the environment.
Leaps is a practical process methodology that realises
creative outcomes, and shares these skills within the community,whether
in kindergartens, pre primary,children's & family centres,
art galleries, libraries, theatre's, festivals and many other
For further information
on the programme's background, please see original pilot project
This original programme was developed
in association with