Write Dance in the Early Years

Author: Ragnhild Oussoren

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 128

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Also available as a pack (Book, CD and DVD) Paper (978-1-8492-0392-0) 55.00 Find out more: here 'Write dance is a unique programme with links across the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Not only does it help to develop the prerequisite physical skills and co-ordination for writing, it also encourages creativity, self expression and confidence' - Chris Dukes, Early Years Area Senco Praise for the first edition: 'A useful resource to have in any early years setting, providing a wealth of information within a very neat and compact book' - Special 'The Write Dance materials are wonderfully done. After meeting with Ragnhild a few years ago, I have been using many of these principles in my work with children. The methods definitely work and are definitely needed by today's kids' - Delina Robair, Developmental Child Specialist, USA Write Dance is an exciting and innovative programme which uses music and movement to introduce handwriting to children. Write Dance movements are designed to help children feel happy and comfortable with their bodies, improving their motor skills and providing a strong foundation for writing. Ranghild A. Oussoren developed the approach in Holland ten years ago and it has gone on to capture the imagination of children and teachers across Europe. In this new edition of Write Dance in the Early Years, practitioners are provided with a package of songs, stories and illustrations, as well as guidance on implementing Write Dance in their early years setting. This book and audio CD introduces the nine themes of the Write Dance approach at the appropriate developmental level for the early years. The programme supports the Be Healthy, Enjoy and Achieve outcome of the Every Child Matters agenda. It also links to the following aspects within the six areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation stage: -Creative Development through imaginative play, music and dance -Physical Development through movement using equipment and materials -Communication, Language and Literacy through handwriting -Personal Social and Emotional Development through increasing self-confidence and self-esteem This programme benefits all children, but has also been found very helpful for children with special education needs, from learning difficulties to dyspraxia.

Write Dance in the Nursery

A Pre-Writing Programme for Children 3 to 5

Author: Ragnhild Oussoren

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 751

Includes CD-Rom 'A useful resource to have in any early years setting, providing a wealth of information within a very neat and compact book'- Special 'The WriteDance materials are wonderfully done. After meeting with Ragnhild a few years ago, I have been using many of these principles in my work with children. The methods definitely work and are definitely needed by today's kids' - Delina Robair, Developmental Child Specialist, USA 'Here is a book worth looking at... the children were enthusiastic and the programme provided great fun for the staff and children' - Early Years Outdoors Write Dance is an innovative and exciting programme, widely used across Europe as a way of introducing handwriting using music, movement and exercise. It has been found especially helpful for children with special educational needs, from learning difficulties to dyspraxia. In Write Dance in the Nursery, early years practitioners are provided with a new package of songs, stories and role play ideas designed especially for their settings. Supporting child-initiated play within the foundation curriculum and the `Birth to Three Matters' framework, these provide an introduction to the nine themes in Write Dance approach at an appropriate developmental level. The children are encouraged to experience all the Write Dance movements, with the aim of making them feel happy and comfortable with their bodies.

Physical Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Angela D Nurse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 108

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. This book will both raise the awareness of readers to how physical development impacts on all areas of learning and general development. The author encourages practitioners to think about what physical activity actually means for children and the importance of balancing risk and challenge, providing opportunities for children to be active and interactive and to use their senses to learn about the world around them.

The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dances

Outrage at Couple Dancing in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Author: Mark Knowles

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 850

The waltz, perhaps the most beloved social dance of the 19th and early 20th centuries, once provoked outrage from religious leaders and other self-appointed arbiters of social morality. Decrying the corrupting influence of social dancing, they failed to suppress the popularity of the waltz or other dance crazes of the period, including the Charleston, the tango, and “animal dances” such as the Turkey Trot, Grizzly Bear, and Bunny Hug. This book investigates the development of these popular dances, considering in particular how their very existence as “taboo” cultural fads ultimately provided a catalyst for lasting social reform. In addition to examining the impact of the waltz and other scandalous dances on fashion, music, leisure, and social reform, the text describes the opposition to dance and the proliferation of literature on both sides.

Movement and Dance in Early Childhood

Author: Mollie Davies

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 124

The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding.

Developing Everyday Coping Skills in the Early Years

Proactive Strategies for Supporting Social and Emotional Development

Author: Erica Frydenberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 312

This book will help develop coping skills through arts and language-based activities. The strategies suggested build on children's existing knowledge and skills to enhance their learning, and will all contribute to: · improving all children's emotional health and creativity · developing resilience, particularly in periods of high stress such as transition from preschool to school · increasing children's capacity to cooperate, respect and play with others The authors also explain how to identify children at risk, particularly those experiencing anxiety or delay in social and emotional development, so that parents and practitioners can intervene early where difficulties exist. Practitioners and parents of children aged 3-8 will find a treasure trove of activities to build coping and self-esteem through creative play and imagination.

Write Dance

A Progessive Music and Movement Programme for the Development of Pre-Writing and Writing Skills

Author: Ragnhild Oussoren

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 533

'The WriteDance materials are wonderfully done. After meeting with Ragnhild a few years ago, I have been using many of these principles in my work with children. The methods definitely work and are definitely needed by today's kids' - Delina Robair, Developmental Child Specialist, USA `The author of this book is a very experienced graphologist who has worked on the subject with children for many years. What she has produced is a highly practical resource for early years teachers' - Special `The whole scheme is wonderfully inventive and gives a wealth of ideas to be developed and adapted to suit a particular group of children. It uses a wide range of movements with a greater variety of direction than many pre-writing schemes and encourages the children in their movements quickly as well as rhythmically, with confidence and enjoyment' - Handwriting Today

Modern Dance in Germany and the United States

Crosscurrents and Influences

Author: Isa Partsch-Bergsohn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 824

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Supporting Children's Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama and Art

Creative Conversations in the Early Years

Author: Fleur Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 969

There is a growing awareness in Early Years education that an essential part of childrenâe(tm)s development involves creative engagement through language, gestures, body movements, drawing and music; creating shared meanings in playful contexts. Supporting Childrenâe(tm)s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Art brings together contributions from a range of professionals and early years practitioners, to help readers implement the themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in a creative way. Emphasising the need for responsive adults and a creative atmosphere for learning, this book covers: How to promote a creative classroom effectively The importance of talking and listening in groups Working with community artists Music-making and story-telling in the classroom Practical resources and theoretical grounding Making use of the âe~talking tableâe(tm) technique With practical case studies drawn from a range of contexts, this book highlights the contribution that creativity makes to childrenâe(tm)s learning and social development, illustrated through practical suggestions and feedback from tried and tested methods. Appealing to all with an interest in Early Years practice, this book demonstrates how practitioners can put excitement and inspiration back into the learning process, and guides them to encourage and support the creative capacities of young children.

Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Pamela May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 491

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. The clear and practical information in this book will help practitioners in supporting and developing the natural curiosity of children, helping them explore and express their own ideas through a variety of activities including music art and dance. The author explores the balance between the necessary freedoms of choice that creativity requires and the control which thoughtful practitioners must exert and offers ideas for building children's imaginations through play.