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Tous Ensemble, En Chemin Avec Jesus

Squiggle while you Wiggle!

What is Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle


It is an Early Writing Program created by Shonette Bason. 

Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle uses dance and large movements to help children develop the fine muscle control they need for writing.  They 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.  They will then use this action to think of letters they can form that use this shape.  These sessions are great fun but most importantly help your child to be confident mark makers.


Shonette Bason is the Mary Poppins of motivation for Early Writing.  Its all about mark making and Shonette will show you how to develop children's writing in a fun and exciting and extremely active way.  It will make you giggle with your child and want to make marks immediately.  

How you use Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle 


Watch some videos yourself and then turn up the music.  Decide which action you will focus on and choose something to make marks in/on and practice the actions.  Then see what letters you can form on paper using the action.


Most importantly have fun moving to music and making marks to music.


Search on YouTube for 'Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle Music' and a wide range will appear.

For Parents Part 1 - Motor Skills - What is Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle Part 1

Shonette and the Spread the Happiness Crew demonstrate the first three moves in the Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle teaching method for writing. The full book and...

For Parents - Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle - Forming Circles for letter formation

A fantastic insight into Shonette Bason's seminar - Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle and how using circles can help with early years development.

For parents - Squiggle While you Wiggle - Forming letters with the hump shape

A section from Shonette Bason's seminar - Squiggle While you Wiggle demonstrating how to mark make in early years.

For Parents - Squiggle While you Wiggle - In and out

A section taken from Shonette Bason's Squiggle While you Wiggle seminar. Visit for more information