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Welcome to Little Learners North Devon. We run Messy Play & Mark Making classes at Little Stars on Wednesday afternoons 1.45pm during term time. These sessions are suitable for 5 months to 5 yrs. The term can be booked working out at £6 per session or one off drop-ins for £6.50. All classes include free play at Little Stars 

Our mission is simple: encourage every child to make their mark!

We provide exciting preschool classes where your child learns how to mark make through play. If it’s fun and it’s messy – it can’t be learning…can it? Wrong! Babies and young children learn best through play.

Mark making is the first step towards writing!

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Mark Making is a huge part of your child’s learning journey and one of the outcomes of a prime area of learning – Physical Development – in Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance (birth to 60 months).

When your child starts to make scribbles, patterns and shapes, this is ‘mark making’. It is the first step towards writing. Your child explores, experiments and expresses themselves through the marks they make. They begin to assign meaning to their marks, which leads to creativity and exploration.

Exploring different textures, materials and grabbing various apparatus will help your child get ready for writing. Encouraging your child to use their hands, fingers, feet and toes to make marks will strengthen their core muscles and develop their gross and fine motor skills. These skills are vital for holding and controlling a pencil and letter and number formation.

Children can mark make in many different ways: pen and paper, painting, ‘messy play’ or even drawing in the sand on the beach. All of these provide opportunities to explore a wide range of tools too such as paintbrushes, chalks, pencils and their bodies. The benefits of mark making are clear. Your child’s fine motor skills will develop and strengthen in preparation for writing.

Classes will be welcoming,  fun and friendly, and I hope to meet lots of new Little Learners (and Big Learners!)

We also offer Little Learners Birthday parties, themed events and sessions in schools! Please get in touch if you have any questions....

If you have any questions or need any help then please contact Helen on or message me on facebook 




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