mark making

Stretching, scribbling and strengthening as we make marvellous marks!! Our youngest babies have been exploring their mark making capabilities as they doodled on a HUGE piece of paper spread across the floor. Being on the floor enables their bodies to be truly free to move… they can crawl and stretch as they change positions and create their masterpieces… Children develop their grip as their hand/finger strength grows and their gross and fine motor skills develop and we observe a range of grasps/grips, from whole handed Palmar ones to pincer ones, and it is so important that our children are given the opportunity to mark make using a wide variety of implements to match the developmental stage they are currently at and to keep them progressing onwards…

Here our babies are using a whole handed grasp and they are reaching and stretching over and across their bodies as they see what marks they can make. By being able to kneel, crawl, lay on their tummies, shuffle etc they can ensure they are drawing in the most comfortable position for them all as individuals. Marvellous mark making takes all shapes and forms here at Jollies…