The Power of Scribbling: Supporting Emergent Writing

Learning to write starts long before a child puts a pencil to paper. Participants will embrace the power of mark making and learn to support children in the early stages of writing development.


  • 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.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • Introduction to Carrie
    • Introduction to The Power of Scribbling
    • Objectives
  • 2
    Mechanics of Writing
    • Mechanics
    • Tell Us What You Know
    • Handwriting
    • Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age
  • 3
    • Infant Grasp
    • Occupational Therapy Infant Video
    • Ideas for Promoting Infant Grasp
    • Toddler Grasp
    • Toddler Fine Motor Ideas
    • Preschool and Kindergarten Grasp
    • Preschool Ideas
    • Your Ideas
  • 4
    Writing Development
    • Stages of Writing Development
    • Monart Method
    • Outdoor Ideas to Increase Motor Strength and Control
    • Writing Sample
    • Storytelling
    • Storytelling Videos
    • The Progression of Storytelling
  • 5
    Final Project
    • Project Explanation
    • The Girl with a Pearl Earring
    • Experiences to Support Muscle Strength and Control
    • Transforming Early Childhood Education
  • 6
    Final Quiz and Course Feedback
    • Final Quiz
    • Course Feedback