Don't stop the song and dance: an evaluation of Write Dance practices in schools and early years settings

Strauss, D. (2017) Don't stop the song and dance: an evaluation of Write Dance practices in schools and early years settings. Research Report. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Abstract

This evaluation explored the significance of physical movement and dance (known as Write Dance) to teach handwriting. The results highlight teacher observation in young children's mark-making, handwriting and the children's willingness to write and draw.

Very young children demonstrated that they have greater enthusiasm and motivation to write and draw when teachers and practitioners plan dynamic, physical (dance) activities. Principally the message is; teachers and practitioners need to understand the importance of teaching gross-motor movements for handwriting. Furthermore, music and dance motivates children to engage with handwriting.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1139.2 Early childhood education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Miss Diana Strauss
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 10:26
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16291

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