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Mark making area in the Nursery

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by LittleMissNQT, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Should we have a mark making area in the Nursery? What things should be included?

  2. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    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.
  3. spectra75

    spectra75 New commenter

    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.

  4. 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
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    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
  6. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    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.
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    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.
  8. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Don't forget the Felt Tip Nail Bar - a real favourite with parents...
  9. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    I recall a child doing some lovely mark making ... leaving colourful hand marks on the seat of my black trousers [​IMG]
  10. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    And the tattoo parlour!

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