This practical book, packed with advice and ideas will be invaluable for all practitioners helping children on their journey from mark making to early writing. Michael Jones explores the key role that talking and language development play in helping children to become capable and confident as emergent writers. The book provides a valuable explanation of how children develop their writing skills, together with plenty of tried-and-tested ideas to help children develop key skills. These include gross and fine motor control, visual scanning, recognition of shapes, patterns and direction, and a comfortable pencil grip. 50pp, A4.
Other award-winning books by Michael Jones include Supporting Quiet Children, Let’s Get Talking! and Let’s Talk About Maths!