encourage children to write 25/04/2018

How to Encourage Children to Write

Do your children grunt when it comes to writing? Are you struggling to engage them in the activity? Writing is an important tool of communication which we encounter in everyday life. It is vital for a child’s development and learning – so it is essential that you encourage children to get involved with writing from an early age, both in school and at home. The key to encouraging a child to write is to make it a fun and meaningful activity for them! Let them enjoy the physical experience of... Read More


The Importance of Mark Making for Early Years

“Scribbles are products of a systematic investigation, rather than haphazard actions”  – John Matthews Encourage children to make their mark! Young children have a natural desire to explore and experiment. They relish in the sensory and physical experience of mark making – enjoying the sensation of marker pens gliding across a whiteboard, paint smearing onto an easel, chalk scraping into the tarmac and grains of sand running through their fingers. Mark making is much more than just a scribble! Babies and toddlers learn and begin to make sense of the... Read More


The Importance of Handwriting and Mark Making

In a world where technology surrounds us more and more, the temptation to text and type has never been greater. Just think about the number of devices you have lying around your home; tablets, smartphones and computers have quickly become everyday gadgets. The rise of emails, text messages and social media updates have all taken over as our main methods of communication, and unfortunately, the act of writing with a pen is becoming a lost art – when was the last time you wrote a letter or a thank you... Read More