Making Our Mark!

From birth to two years early mark making is not the same as writing. Before young children can control their fine motor skills, they need to first develop the larger muscles in their body and teachers should focus on the process and experience. Participants will explore early mark making and learn how to support their youngest children’s physical development.

  • 1
    Making Our Mark Introduction
    • Introduction of Carrie Becker
    • Making Our Mark Intro
    • Objectives
  • 2
    Milestones
    • Caution and Milestones Under Three Months
    • Milestones Three-Six Months
    • Milestones Six-Nine Months
    • Milestones Nine Months-One Year
    • Milestones One-Two Years
    • Current Ways You Explore Mark Making with Children
    • National Strategies Early Years
    • Reflection
    • Tuning Into Children
  • 3
    What is Mark Making?
    • What is Mark Making?
    • 10 Ways Your Children Explore Mark Making
    • Why is Mark Making important?
    • Skills Practiced During Preliterate and Literate Mark Making
    • Stages of Mark Making
    • ​What are the mark making and scribbling stages?​​​
    • Family Involvement
    • Ways you Involve Families
    • A Salute to the Scribble​​​
  • 4
    Mark Marking and Motor Development
    • Videos and Invitations
    • Videos
    • Willow School, Georgia and Laughing Kids Learn Photos
    • Ardmore Baptist Preschool Photos
    • Meri Cherry and Learn with Play at Home Photos
    • Mark Making Workshop Photos
    • Tinker Tots, New Jersey Photos
    • Tinker Tots, New Jersey More Photos
    • Busy Toddler and CBC Parents Photos
    • Imagination Tree and Wings and Roots Photos
    • Final Project: Mark Making Invitations
    • Transforming Early Childhood Education
  • 5
    Quiz and Course Feedback
    • Final Quiz
    • Course Feedback

Instructor

  • Carrie Becker

    Early Childhood Specialist

    Carrie Becker

    Carrie Becker is an educational consultant who specializes in early childhood and special education. She has an undergraduate degree in elementary/special education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Carrie uses her 20+ years of experience working with children and families to design professional development workshops that inspire teachers to reflect upon and grow their teaching practices. She is passionate about creating environments that foster authentic learning experiences for both children and adults.