Teacher Skills Forum 2019
Sunday, March 10 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Development of Gross and Fine Motor skills for Recording Readiness in Early Years

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The development of child’s gross and fine motor skills are essential for children before they are ready to write in any subject. This presentation introduces two engaging activities ‘Dough Disco’ and ‘Squiggle while you Wiggle’, which are proven to be a fun-filled ways to develop these skills at a minimal cost. The children and their teachers will be having fun whilst developing the muscle control they need to prepare them for writing, painting and cutting.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Understand why the development of gross and fine motor skills is essential for handwriting readiness.
- Use everyday materials, such as play dough and ribbons, to develop motor-skills in the classroom.
- Use dough to develop fine motor skills.
- Use ribbons and rhythmic movement to develop gross motor skills.


Anna Baldwin

KG2 Grade Leader, The International Academy-Amman
PG Dip Primary Teaching, Masters Intl Dev, New Zealand and have worked in Early years for 5 years. I am the KG2 Grade Leader at IAA here in Jordan.

Anna Burgess

Early Years Leader, The International Academy-Amman
B.Ed in Early Years, Liverpool UK and has worked in Early Years since 1999. I was the Foundation Stage Coordinator at ICS, Amman for ten years and I now work as the Early Years Leader in IAA since 2017.

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Mount Nebo 1 - Sea Floor
  • Strand Learning in Early Years

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