Literacy 

Magic Caterpillar Club™ is an after school program available exclusively at Brain Kinetics.  Developed based on The Magic Caterpillar's Building Blocks to Literacy by Barbara Brann, an Australian early years educational expert whose work is based on 20 years of research on the effectiveness of children's academic success in literacy. 

 

A structured framework with over 400+ foundation skills from spatial awareness, concepts of writing & reading to phonics and focused attention. 

We all know literacy is the simply the ability to READ and WRITE.  Too often though children are rushed into readers, phonics, and formal handwriting programs before they have developed underpinning skills and understandings.  So the framework of MCC is based on children's readiness to assimilate and integrate the skills and understandings that underpin literacy acquisition.  

Designed for children between 2.5 - 8 years old (i.e. kindergarten to lower primary), incorporating a set of learning outcomes and skills to be covered on an ongoing weekly basis.  

INTER-DEPENDENT DOMAINS

Assessing children on their readiness for formal instructions in English:

  • Talking (Oracy)
  • Concepts of Print
  • Listening (Auditory Skills)
  • Looking (Visual Skills)
  • Moving (Motor Coordination and Handwriting)

5 LEVELS

  1. Introduction   2.5 - 4 years old
  2. Entry Level   2.5 - 5 years old
  3. Beginning Level   3 - 5 years old
  4. Skills Level   4 - 8 years old
  5. Application Level   5 - 8 years old

ASSESSMENTS AVAILABLE