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Extra Activities

The Doodle Stick Literacy Programme

The Doodle Stick Literacy Programme is an award-winning literacy and handwriting development programme. Research is increasingly proving that linking movement to all areas of learning enhances children’s education. This fun, easy to use, kinaesthetic literacy programme has been designed to stimulate children’s brains as well as bodies and result in increasing legible writing and literacy skills.

Transient art

Transient art and the materials that are used are open-ended resources; it enables children to manipulate, explore, sort, experiment with patterns, shapes and design and redesign. Most children will enjoy exploring natural resources and move them to create a picture, the materials can be used in a variety of ways. It can help develop their creativity as well as their imagination skills and it allows children to think of ideas and change them when needed.

Dough disco

Dough disco involves moulding playdough in time to music and performing different actions such as rolling it into a ball, flattening it, putting each individual finger into the dough, rolling it into a sausage and squeezing it. This activity helps to strengthen children’s fine motor muscles to enable them to develop their pencil grip which in turn will help develop their writing skills. But most of all its fun!

BLAST works

BLAST works on the underpinning skills for language, communication and literacy – turn taking, discrimination, listening, attention and social communication as well as developing basic language skills both receptively and expressively.

‘ Talking Table ’ 

‘Talking Table’ resulted from work carried out by Fleur Griffiths to improve speaking and listening skills in young children. The table top can be covered in a variety of ways; paper, textured fabric, corrugated card or shiny paper. Pens, crayons or felt tips are placed on the table and props can be put on the table that will interest and stimulate young children. The adult can start off interaction by handling one of the props and drawing whilst talking.

Letter and sounds

Letter and sounds – phase one falls largely within the communication, language and literacy area of learning in the early years foundation stage. It will support linking sounds and letters In the order in which they occur in words, and naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.

Last updated: March 2024

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