Our Write and Dance sessions are a kinaesthetic approach to stimulate early mark making and writing. The dance part encourages children to use and develop the gross motor muscles that are required for increased control over mark making tools. Then as the mark making session matches the same movements made in the air but this time on paper, children learn to associate music to specific movements and shapes on the paper. This understanding leads to children learning to draw simple images independently.
Similarly, for more able students the session can be tailored to meet their needs, so instead of focussing on straight lines, circles, zig zags and bumpy lines, the children focus on practicing writing accurate letter shapes, whilst retaining the fun aspect of moving around to music.
Aims and objectives of Write and Dance
The kinds of movements children learn during the session (these can be done to any music that suits the movement, feel free to experiment) are;