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Write Dance in the Early Years

Write Dance in the Early Years

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By (author) Ragnhild Oussoren

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Mixed media product | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 295mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 20 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 184920392X
  • ISBN 13: 9781849203920
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 391,986

Product description

"Write dance' is a unique programme with links across the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Not only does it help to develop the prerequisite physical skills and co-ordination for writing, it also encourages creativity, self expression and confidence' - Chris Dukes, Early Years Area Senco. 'Write Dance' is an exciting and innovative programme which uses music and movement to introduce handwriting to children. '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. Ranghild A. Oussoren developed the approach in Holland ten years ago and it has gone on to capture the imagination of children and teachers across Europe. In this new edition of "Write Dance in the Early Years", practitioners are provided with a package of songs, stories and illustrations, as well as guidance on implementing Write Dance in their early years setting. This book, audio CD and DVD introduces the nine themes of the Write Dance approach at the appropriate developmental level for the early years. The programme 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; and Personal Social and Emotional Development through increasing self-confidence and self-esteem. This programme benefits all children, but has also been found very helpful for children with special education needs, from learning difficulties to dyspraxia.

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Ragnhild Oussoren is the creator of Write Dance and gives workshops in different countries. The Write Dance method has been so successful that it is practiced in six languages all around the world.

Table of contents

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