In Early Years it is very important to give children opportunities to mark-make, draw and write. It is important to provide these opportunities so that the muscles in the children’s hands develop so that they can then hold a pencil and begin to write. Mark- making can be through lots of different ways e.g. Painting, using chalks, whiteboards, pencils or crayons for example. We also do lots of finger gym activities such as threading or using tweezers. The children really enjoy mark -making on the whiteboard in our provision area.
Writing is one of the harder early learning goals to achieve nationally which is why we like to provide lots of opportunities for them to practice during the day through provision and adult led tasks both in school and at home.