Write DancePaperback Lucky Duck Books
- Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 152 pages
- Dimensions: 208mm x 296mm x 12mm | 422g
- Publication date: 14 April 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1848606915
- ISBN 13: 9781848606913
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 206,640
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 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 brand new, fully revised edition, the author shows how the programme has developed through years of experience. The new edition provides practitioners with a package of songs, stories and illustrations, as well as guidance on implementing Write Dance in their setting. This book and audio CD introduces the nine themes of the Write Dance approach at the appropriate developmental level for children aged 4-8. 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 exciting and innovative 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.
By Cathy 25 Jan 2013
The CD which goes with this book is very poor and has a strange clicking sound through about half the tracks. The Book Depository kindly replaced the item for me, however the replacement CD was exactly the same; the sound is on the recording.
It is disappointing that a professional resource should be so poor in this day and age.
I was very happy with the way The Book Depository handled this issue however.
I feel that Write Dance is a wonderful programme to use in the Early Years and based on what I have learned, my classroom layout with more access to 'scrimpling' resources will feature in any future planning. -- Emma Jones
Table of contents
The Story of the Write Dance People Introduction How Write Dance Evolved Graphology and Write Dance 12 Important Characteristics of Handwriting Judged by Graphologists Rhythm, Your Own Style Music Foundation Movements and the Nine Music Themes Volcano to Mandala The Nine Foundation Themes from the Child's Perspective An Overview of the Write Dance Method The Forerunner of the Writing Sheet in Write Dance 2 A Few Suggestions for Foundation Exercises on Five Dots Materials and Practical Applications A Big Room Materials to Be Used in a Big Room Music Drawings and Write Drawings on Dry and Wet Surfaces Paper in All Kinds of Shapes and Sizes The Nine Songs The Nine Variation Themes Foundation Drawing, Story Drawing, Practice on Lines A Short Write Dance Self-Assessment Points to Remember When Making Music Drawings