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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by LittleMissNQT, Sep 8, 2011.
Should we have a mark making area in the Nursery? What things should be included?
Ive always assumed that you have a space where mark-making materials etc are always to be found, plus plenty of other opportunities - changing with the interests of the children and ideas of the staff - around the place all the time.
Why do you ask? I don't really understand your question.
hi yes there shd be mark making area and many other opportunites for ch to develop emergent writing in all areas
some premanent resources in mark making shd be
Variety of papers /Felt pens/pencils/ crayons/Blackboard/Whiteboard/sticky notes/;abels/ in other areas. put paper clip boards pens and model writing shopping lists/ inviations/ labels etc
label all resources for ch to know writing is for a purpose.
Thank you, we have lots of writing opportunities within each area eg construction, role play etc. However, I am trying to develop an area especially for mark making but looking at my current nursery children, they are very poor in regards to fine motor control so just wanted some advice in what to do. xx
remember painting and drawing is mark making too. Play dough, Lego, pouring a glass of water, threading beads etc etc etc are all good fine motor skills
That's the trouble with the phrase 'mark-making.' It means making marks, and this can be done with hands, feet, pencils, brushes, whatever - and wherever.
Don't you just love it when you find marks on the walls and the curtains and the carpets and the furniture and the etc etc? My lot were always very enthusiastic about decorating their bodies with felt pens.
Don't forget the Felt Tip Nail Bar - a real favourite with parents...
I recall a child doing some lovely mark making ... leaving colourful hand marks on the seat of my black trousers
And the tattoo parlour!