Mini movers get into the handwriting groove

Kiddi Caru at Caldecotte with Write Dance.
Kiddi Caru at Caldecotte with Write Dance.

A group of city youngsters have been bopping to the beat to improve their penmanship.

Pre-school children at Kiddi Caru’s Caldecotte day nursery have been getting into the rhythm of Write Dance, an approach to learning that provides movement motivation so that little ones can locate and build up the physical control needed to develop their handwriting skills.

The movement is driven by music and supports progression in balance and coordination. These benefits can make the process of perfecting the art of handwriting more enjoyable.

Nursery manager Dawn Delaney said: “The Write Dance is a fun and inspiring way to help children learn handwriting skills. The children use their gross motor movements to make letter formations in the air as they move, which in turn goes on to support the children’s handwriting.

“Mark making and learning handwriting skills can be very challenging for some children and this makes everything much more fun.”