Emergent drawing and writing skills are crucial in the development of handwriting. Children will make marks on paper from an early age and call it ‘their writing’. Late Dame Marie Clay, a distinguished researcher known for her work in global educational literacy. Was committed to the idea that children who struggled to learn to read and write can be helped with early intervention. She describes children’s repetitive squiggles or attempts at adult writing as the ‘recurring principle’. Clay’s early interventions is a philosophy our centre follows closely.
Hand–eye coordination is important in the development of handwriting. Young children are supported in the development of their hand–eye coordination, balance, spatial awareness and fine and gross motor skills.
Research shows that learning to read is one of the most important factors in school success and that an early exposure to books and stories substantially contributes to success in early literacy. There are strong links between literacy, school performance, self-esteem and life chances with poor literacy skills being linked with lower education, earnings, health and social outcomes.
At Early Years Education our job is grow their potential and to feed their brain through a multitude of fun sensory activities and techniques.
We provide opportunities to participate in listening, singing, viewing and exploring through our Art, Music and Culturally based programs.
These stimulating activities aid in providing a positive attitude to learning, writing and reading. Ensuring a jumpstart on their education and future love for lifelong reading.