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1 Early Education / Addysg Gynnar Exploring Mark Making September 2013

2 Early Education / Addysg Gynnar

3 Aim: To explore how children develop mark making skills and look at practical ways to facilitate this in your setting. Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau

4 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar greu Marciau Provide an overview of the developmental stages of Mark Making in order to inform next steps. Role of the adult in supporting children to become confident Mark Makers. Explore Mark Making opportunities through practical workshop. Gwenfro Playgroup- one setting’s approach to Mark making. Plenary

5 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau What does a child need to become a confident and successful Mark Maker? Balance, breadth and depth of indoors outdoor experiences Body Strength Posture Hand/Eye Coordination Time Space Practise Consolidation Physical skills: Gross motor skills Fine motor skills Development of physical skills linked with: Perception Visual skills Cognitive skills Spatial relationships Motivation Oracy Children need to be able to communicate to make purposeful marks

6 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau Self esteem, Self Motivation and a Sense of Well Being.

7 The developmental stages of mark making Generally, children follow a similar sequence in their development Knowledge of this sequence enables us to provide appropriate opportunities to help each child progress Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau

8 Early writing begins when babies explore making their own marks on surfaces. Jam, chocolate, milk… on a table… or on themselves! Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau

9 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau At their earliest stages children are already… Exploring a wide range of media with fingers and palms of hands, including food and drink Gripping objects using the palm of their hands Beginning to use finger and thumb in a pincer movement to pick up small objects

10 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau jj At the next stage the child…. Holds a pencil/crayon in the palm of the hand in a fist like grip Makes early attempts at mark making which feature lots of random marks, ’scribbles’ Is usually unable to distinguish between his/her writing or picture May even be looking elsewhere whilst mark making

11 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau At this stage… The joy is in the movement for the child No need to assign meaning to the end product The child needs to repeat this many times in many different contexts

12 Next you may observe the child… Holding the pencil/crayon in a pincer grip between the thumb and index finger Making a definite attempt to make individual marks Attempting to close shapes; these shapes are often circular After plenty of practice these marks become representative Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau

13 At the next stage the child… Copies adults and makes marks going across the page; these are often zigzags and wavy lines Has a clearer idea of the marks he/she wants to make May still use either hand for writing Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau

14 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau The child will move on to… Making individual marks and using some letters from own name to communicate a message Beginning to understand that drawing and writing are different Beginning to assign meaning to their marks

15 In time, the child progresses on to… Forming familiar letter like shapes and symbols ‘Writing’ left to right Becoming aware that writing conveys meaning and may ‘read’ own writing Showing increasing interest in writing own name Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau

16 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau Each stage of children’s mark making is important and needs to be valued. The child needs time and freedom to explore and develop at their own pace. Every child is unique.

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18 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau The Role of the Adult What is your role in creating confident mark makers?

19 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau Mark Making Friendly Environment

20 Adults Modelling Mark Making Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau

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22 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau Observe and Listen to children as they Mark Make Movement of a WaspJumping

23 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau Writing for a Purpose

24 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau Celebrating Children’s Mark Making

25 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau The role of the adult in creating confident mark makers. Environment Maintaining resources Role model Listen to/support children Use language to facilitate mark making Train children to use and look after tools/resources Create context and purpose for writing Celebrate children’s work Make observations and plan next steps

26 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau Workshop The workshop is next door in room 1 You have 40 minutes to explore – when we ring the bell please return to this room You are welcome to take photographs Help yourselves to water and juice Feel free to take notes, however, each setting will be given a CD-Rom with ideas sheets included

27 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar Greu Marciau

28 Exploring Mark Making Edrych ar greu Marciau Provide an overview of the developmental stages of Mark Making in order to inform next steps. Role of the adult in supporting children to become confident Mark Makers. Explore Mark Making opportunities through practical workshop. Gwenfro Playgroup- one setting’s approach to Mark making. Plenary


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