This week was our first session of 'Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle'. It's all about using movement with music to develop motor skills in preparation for writing.
We warmed up to Jumpstart Jonny to wake up our bodies. I then gave everyone a piece of material to dance with. We practised each move with both hands to build the strength in both hands, rather than just their dominant writing hand.
It was then time to transfer our dancing movements (washing the windows and waving high) to paper whilst still wiggling to a song. The children had to hold two pens in both hands, in whatever grip felt comfortable to them.
Just look at them go!