What is Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle?
Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle is an Early Years Writing Programme. It uses dance and large movements to help children develop the fine motor control they need for writing.
Children will learn a new gross motor movement to a piece of music. They will dance using this movement and use it to make marks, this could be in foam, on paper, in sand etc. Eventually children will then use these actions to think of letters they can form using these shapes.
This week's squiggle is 'straight, straight lines'. At the start of the song, move your arms around the body like a ticking clock. Almost turn robot in this dance to simply create a line movement that will eventually end up on the page. This is a great squiggle to do in chalk outdoors on large pavement areas or tarmac surfaces.