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Write Dance in the Early Years
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Second Edition

February 2010 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In this new edition of Write Dance in the Early Years, practitioners are provided with a package of songs, stories, and role play ideas to introduce handwriting to children through music and movement. Write Dance movements are designed to help children feel happy and comfortable with their bodies, improving their motor skills and providing a strong foundation for writing.

This book and audio CD introduces the nine themes of the Write Dance approach at the appropriate developmental level for the early years. The program supports the Be Healthy, Enjoy, and Achieve outcome of the Every Child Matters agenda. It also links to the following aspects within the six areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation stage:

  • Creative Development through imaginative play, music and dance
  • Physical Development through movement using equipment and materials
  • Communication, Language, and Literacy through handwriting
  • Personal, Social, and Emotional Development through increasing self-confidence and self-esteem

This exciting and innovative program has been found especially helpful for children with special educations needs, from learning difficulties to dyspraxia.


 
The Story of a Piece of Paper
 
How the Audio CD is arranged
 
Introduction
 
What is Write Dance?
 
Pre-school Write Dance
 
Movements in your space
 
Movements on a writing surface
 
Both hands
 
Consolidating
 
Experiencing and emotions
 
Repetition and routine
 
Development
 
The Scrimbling area
 
Materials for the writing surface
 
Writing materials
 
Materials for theme play
 
The Role of the teacher
 
Similarities in basic movements and sensory experiences
 
The connection between the themes in
 
Write Dance in the Nursery and in Write Dance
 
A working method in Ten Steps for Write Dance in the Nursery
 
Stories, Movements, Theme Plays and Scrimbling
 
Home Stories
 
H1. Sandy Hill
 
H2. Kringeli-krangeli
 
H3. Pat-a-cake
 
H4. The Staircase
 
H5. The Toy Train
 
H6. Tickle Tree
 
H7. Little Water Shute
 
H8. The Rainbow
 
H9. Little Sun
 
H10. Straight, Bent, Cross, Happy
 
Funfair Stories
 
F1. Watermill
 
F2. My Dinky Car
 
F3. Merry-go-round
 
F4. The Procession
 
F5. Air Train
 
F6. Tree & Fairy Lights
 
F7. Big Water Shute
 
F8. The Gateway
 
F9. Dear Sun, Dear Moon

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ISBN: 9781849203920
$96.00