MARK-MAKING

WHAT IS MARK-MAKING

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Mark making is the creation of different patterns, lines, textures and shapes. Mark - Making is used to describe the scribbles that early years children, make on a piece of paper with pens, pencils or crayons.

 

Mark making is not just squiggles made with stationery. MiniMe's are still mark making if they use their hands, paintbrushes or sticks.

 

Mark making gives MiniMe's the opportunity to express themselves and explore new materials other than pen and paper. So lets encourage our MiniMe's to create marks using their fingers to draw in the sand, paint on an easel or prod them into soft dough.

 

Mark making is not just for the indoors, head outside with your MiniMe to explore the natural world and take mark making to the next level!

 

Lets drag a stick through the mud or go wild with colours using crayons and paint sticks, fingers, and anything else you can find. Go crazy and watch the magic unfold. 

MARK-MAKING benefits

ENCOURAGES WRITING SKILLS
Teaches MiniMe's how to hold a pen, crayon, pencil correctly, but it also prepares them for writing and develops their handwriting skills.

HELPS WITH PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
- HAND EYE CO ORDINATION

As MiniMe's practise to hold a pencil, they are attempting to control their marks with their muscles. This enhances their physical development by improving their fine motor
skills and helps to develop their hand-eye coordination.

BRILLIANT FOR BRAIN AND
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Mark-makiong allows MiniMe's to explore different mediums. It engages them in sensory play and allows them to discover new exciting materials. This helps to enhance a MiniMe's critical thinking, brain development and language development, which gives them the ability to build towards more complex learning tasks in the future. These marks can also support emerging concepts of maths and developing into mathematical representation and enhancing learning.