Little Acorns - Mark Making and Writing

At Little Acorns we encourage children to make marks using a wide range of media. The marks that they make are much more than 'just a scribble'. It is the beginning of a child's journey towards writing and is an important step in their development. It gives them opportunity to express themselves and explore new materials and leads to handwriting, creativity and coordination. In our younger children, making marks is a physical enjoyment, but as they develop they realise that these movements can be controlled and begin to give meaning to their marks.