For children, writing is a whole new concept, It’s not just about writing letters, it’s a skill that requires time, practice and lots of encouragement. Writing starts when your little one is just a baby. When your baby plays with spilt food and water, they are not just making a mess, they are making marks! Mark making is crucial in their development as children being to gain the confidence to express themselves through marks, pictures and eventually letters. Children’s early mark making does not happen in isolation. Physical development plays a crucial role and in order for children to learn how to write, they must first develop the muscle strength through fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills involve the refined use of muscles in the hand, fingers and thumb to be able to grip the pencil and form the pincer grip. Gross motor skills involve the use if the upper body, the shoulder and elbow pivot and will involve much larger movements. Physical development has been recognised as a prime area in the EYFS and crucial in developing early writing skills. At Learning Bugs, we combine messy play and mark making with fine and gross motor skill activities, music and dance to foster a love of learning.
For children, writing is a whole new concept, It’s not just about writing letters, it’s a skill that requires time, practice and lots of encouragement. Writing starts when your little one is just a baby. When your baby plays with spilt food and water, they are not just making a mess, they are making marks! Mark making is crucial in their development as children being to gain the confidence to express themselves through marks, pictures and eventually letters. Children’s early mark making does not happen in isolation. Physical development plays a crucial role and in order for children to learn how to write, they must first develop the muscle strength through fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills involve the refined use of muscles in the hand, fingers and thumb to be able to grip the pencil and form the pincer grip. Gross motor skills involve the use if the upper body, the shoulder and elbow pivot and will involve much larger movements. Physical development has been recognised as a prime area in the EYFS and crucial in developing early writing skills. At Learning Bugs, we combine messy play and mark making with fine and gross motor skill activities, music and dance to foster a love of learning.
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For children, writing is a whole new concept, It’s not just about writing letters, it’s a skill that requires time, practice and lots of encouragement. Writing starts when your little one is just a baby. When your baby plays with spilt food and water, they are not just making a mess, they are making marks! Mark making is crucial in their development as children being to gain the confidence to express themselves through marks, pictures and eventually letters. Children’s early mark making does not happen in isolation. Physical development plays a crucial role and in order for children to learn how to write, they must first develop the muscle strength through fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills involve the refined use of muscles in the hand, fingers and thumb to be able to grip the pencil and form the pincer grip. Gross motor skills involve the use if the upper body, the shoulder and elbow pivot and will involve much larger movements. Physical development has been recognised as a prime area in the EYFS and crucial in developing early writing skills. At Learning Bugs, we combine messy play and mark making with fine and gross motor skill activities, music and dance to foster a love of learning.
For children, writing is a whole new concept, It’s not just about writing letters, it’s a skill that requires time, practice and lots of encouragement. Writing starts when your little one is just a baby. When your baby plays with spilt food and water, they are not just making a mess, they are making marks! Mark making is crucial in their development as children being to gain the confidence to express themselves through marks, pictures and eventually letters. Children’s early mark making does not happen in isolation. Physical development plays a crucial role and in order for children to learn how to write, they must first develop the muscle strength through fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills involve the refined use of muscles in the hand, fingers and thumb to be able to grip the pencil and form the pincer grip. Gross motor skills involve the use if the upper body, the shoulder and elbow pivot and will involve much larger movements. Physical development has been recognised as a prime area in the EYFS and crucial in developing early writing skills. At Learning Bugs, we combine messy play and mark making with fine and gross motor skill activities, music and dance to foster a love of learning.