Teacher Skills Forum 2019
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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, International Academy - Amman
Early Years Leader in the IAA International School. Bachelor of Education in Math and Early Childhood Education from Liverpool Hope University, UK in 1999. Taught in schools in UK, Norway, China and Jordan working as a Teacher, Grade Leader and a member of various committees. Currently... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am EET
Mount Nebo 1 - Sea Floor