I heartily recommend Covering the Curriculum with Stories. Sharon and Paul Ginnis have developed an excellent resource combining story telling, drama, creativity and play. As the authors recognise, young children do not learn to be more creative simply by being given more freedom to play. The resources that they require in their play are crucial, and the resources that are of most importance are cultural.
Throughout Covering the Curriculum with Stories an emphasis is placed upon children developing their communication and collaboration skills and their creativity as they learn to learn through play. These are the same curriculum priorities that I have identified in my own research. These attitudes, skills and understandings are increasingly prioritised by developmental psychologists and early childhood educators, and are now also being identified as being of special importance by politicians and economists in developing the knowledge society of the future.