Write Dance

Write Dance

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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.

The 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
- 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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Product details

  • 5+
  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 208 x 296 x 12mm | 421.84g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 1848606915
  • 9781848606913
  • 333,975

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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
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About Ragnhild Oussoren

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.
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Table of contents

The Story of the Write Dance PeopleIntroductionHow Write Dance EvolvedGraphology and Write Dance12 Important Characteristics of Handwriting Judged by GraphologistsRhythm, Your Own StyleMusicFoundation Movements and the Nine Music Themes Volcano to MandalaThe Nine Foundation Themes from the Child's PerspectiveAn Overview of the Write Dance MethodThe Forerunner of the Writing Sheet in Write Dance 2A Few Suggestions for Foundation Exercises on Five DotsMaterials and Practical ApplicationsA Big RoomMaterials to Be Used in a Big RoomMusic Drawings and Write Drawings on Dry and Wet SurfacesPaper in All Kinds of Shapes and SizesThe Nine SongsThe Nine Variation ThemesFoundation Drawing, Story Drawing, Practice on LinesA Short Write Dance Self-AssessmentPoints to Remember When Making Music Drawings
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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.show more
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