A Progressive Music and Movement Programme for the Development of Pre-Writing and Writing Skills in...
AUTHOR: Oussoren, Ragnhild
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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'The WriteDance materials are wonderfully done. After meeting with Ragnhild a few years ago, I have been using many of these principles in my work with children. The methods definitely work and are definitely needed by today's kids' - Delina Robair, Developmental Child Specialist, USA
`The author of this book is a very experienced graphologist who has worked on the subject with children for many years. What she has produced is a highly practical resource for early years teachers' - Special
`The whole scheme is wonderfully inventive and gives a wealth of ideas to be developed and adapted to suit a particular group of children. It uses a wide range of movements with a greater variety of direction than many pre-writing schemes and encourages the children in their movements quickly as well as rhythmically, with confidence and enjoyment' - Handwriting Today
Write Dance is an innovative and exciting programme which is widely used across Europe as a way of introducing handwriting using music, movement and exercise. It has been found especially helpful for children with special educational needs, from learning difficulties to dyspraxia.
Psychologists working with youngsters with learning difficulties developed the programme, which encourages children to express themselves and as a result empowers them and raises their self-esteem. The experts soon noticed that it benefited children of all abilities, and once they started writing, letters were better formed and more legible. This practical resource provides a facilitators guide and audio CD for the early years practitioner wishing to implement this exciting approach in their setting.
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/23/2008
CATEGORY: Education, Language Arts & Disciplines, Music, Performing Arts