Navigation Links
The Child's Way into Literacy: A New Look at Scribbling and Drawing
Date:4/7/2010

Two books provide a new way to look at parenting and education in early childhood. "Saving Literacy" is designed for teachers, and "HandMade Marks" is designed for parents, including homeschooling parents. Both books combine developmental benchmarks, evaluation tools, hands-on exercises, and research questions, while also addressing the issues of television, computer-use, and childhood autism. A brain-based theory and practice place children's spontaneous marks at the heart of language learning and healthy mental/emotional development.

(PRWEB) April 7, 2010 -- Two books provide a new way to look at parenting and education in early childhood. "Saving Literacy" is designed for teachers, and "HandMade Marks" is designed for parents, including homeschooling parents. Both books combine developmental benchmarks, evaluation tools, hands-on exercises, and research questions, while also addressing the issues of television, computer-use, and childhood autism. A brain-based theory and practice place children's spontaneous marks at the heart of language learning and healthy mental/emotional development.

Dr. Susan Rich Sheridan has devoted twenty-five years to teaching and researching a method called Drawing/Writing, working with students, teachers and administrators from the pre-school through the college levels. By taking mark-making back to its earliest beginnings in scribbling, Dr. Sheridan proposes a Scribbling/Talking/Drawing/Writing program for parents. Key to the success of this program is re-establishing one-one-one relationships between parents and children around marks and words, without the interference of the television or the computer.

By bringing language learning in its broadest sense "back home", Dr. Sheridan believes that many early childhood delays and deficits can be prevented or reversed, including hyperactivity, attention deficits, emotional deficits, delayed speech, and learning disabilities connected with reading and writing. Her teaching and research support the positive effect of strongly mentored (or parented!) scribbling and drawing on the mental/emotional unfolding of the child as a language-learner. Because of increasing numbers of children with emotional, attentional, and language-based issues, including autism, Dr. Sheridan believes that a change in parenting and early education is necessary, away from the pervasive use of electronic technology with and around young children, back toward face-to-face relationships organized around the child's spontaneous and important behavior, which we call scribbling and drawing.

Pictures and words get into children’s brains through their eyes and hands. Dr. Sheridan also proposes that the basic shapes and patterns on which all pictures and words depend are already embedded in the neural architecture of the child's brain. Scribbling and drawing both access and organize these special brain patterns for the exciting and important human enterprise we call literacy!

Go to Dr. Sheridan's web site to read her papers, access free lesson plans, and link with her books about marks and meaning and the development of the human mind.

http://www.marksandmind.org

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3833184.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Network Solutions Hosts Online Drawing Contest to Support the March of Dimes
2. Crossroads for Growth Drawing Attention This World Autism Day to Help NJ Families Obtain Autism Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The Child's Way into Literacy: A New Look at Scribbling and Drawing
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... Studies show evidence that ... the risk of visual loss in these patients. , But how often do ophthalmologists ... smoking cessation to patients at risk of or with early symptoms of AMD? A ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... plastic surgeon practicing in Newburgh, New York, has recently begun offering three new ... to offering the best cutting-edge procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Everybody has their own personal preference ... to read it, and some people don't like it at all. FindaTopDoc took a ... found: , Erotic literature can give readers a taste of their deepest, darkest fantasies ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Aesthetic ... facelift . Dr. Talei has come up with a proprietary technique that he calls ... lifts tissues that have dropped. For all ages, patients can expect to look refreshed, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... Cancer Conference from Sept. 18 to 20. , The two-day conference is focused ... with the goal of improving patients’ lives and eliminating racial breast cancer-related disparities. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/14/2017)... June 14, 2017  ivWatch LLC, a medical device ... intravenous (IV) therapy, is pleased to announce it was ... Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment at the 2017 Medical ... the medtech industry. The award was presented by Medical ... Javits Center in New York ...
(Date:6/11/2017)... and Company (NYSE: LLY ) announced today ... an investigational treatment for the prevention of episodic and ... endpoints for galcanezumab compared to placebo at both studied ... REGAIN) will be presented today at the American Headache ... . "The detailed Phase 3 ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... LOS ANGELES , June 8, 2017   Responding ... prescription drug oversight and the death of singer Chris ... Commission on Human Rights International offers a free online ...  to better educate consumers and families about psychotropic drug risks. ... Heath Ledger , who died from an accidental overdose, has ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: