Dr. Marianne Gibbs
NAEYC presenter and national early childhood speaker presents engaging hands-on presentation on the fine motor development of young children 3-6 years old. This session contains essential, rarely addressed, information for educators of ALL young children, which supports pencil grasp and pre-writing development across the curriculum. Session is fun, fast-paced, and includes NEW learning on scope/sequence of prewriting shapes and symbols not previously shared at this conference with activities and techniques ready to use in your classroom tomorrow!
Dr. Marianne Gibbs is an occupational therapist and dynamic, national early childhood educational speaker. Dr. Gibbs received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1985 from Claremont McKenna College, Master of Occupational Therapy Degree in 2000 from Texas Woman’s University, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction in 2010. In additional to being the owner of Gibbs Consulting, Incorporated, Dr. Gibbs is a contributing author to the Frog Street Press Pre-K curriculum and Benson Handwriting programs. As an entrepreneurial educator since 2004, Dr. Gibbs supports the appropriate development of young children by providing “once in a lifetime workshops – every time” with the goal of elevating educational practices and life-long outcomes for children beyond expectations!