Encouraging Mark Making for Babies and Toddlers (cf)

Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase), Fiddlers Wood Lane
Event Tutors
Sinead McBride / Claire Perry / PAULA YOUNG
Admin Contact
Target Audience
Childminders / Pre-Schools & Nurseries
target audience
Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Children and Young People
Children and Young People subcategories
Early Years
Event description
This course is aimed at practitioners and childminders working with babies and toddlers who are interested in understanding how children develop their mark making skills and want inspiring ways to encourage children to enhance and extend their mark making.

“The benefits of mark making in the early years are clear: a child’s physical skills are developed, their creative skills and imagination grows further, children are given a new output to express their feelings and also given a stepping stone into writing.”
Early Years Careers, 2018

This course will take a deeper look at why mark making is important and how developing mark making skills can support children in other areas of learning and development. There will be an opportunity to look at examples of children’s early writing and assess how these skills progress from birth, including a deeper look at Early Years Outcomes.

This course will help you to recognise the key role the adult plays in recognising and valuing when young children are making marks and how we can enhance and extend this in the moment. There will be an opportunity to explore some inspiring and practical ideas for making marks with babies and toddlers in your environment, both inside and outside.
Learning outcomes
To understand why mark making is crucial and how it supports a child’s development.

To identify the emergent and differing ways babies and toddlers make marks.

To gain ideas of inspiring ways to enhance and extend young children’s mark making both indoors and out.
Start Date
Wednesday 6 February 2019
End Date
Wednesday 6 February 2019
Closing Date
Tuesday 5 February 2019
13:00 - 16:00
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event