SRF Program

  • Drawing to Learn and Learning to Draw (DLLD)

    VEYLDF Alignment

    ​Item uses these practice principles: Partnership with families, Equity and diversity. 

    ​Item uses these sub-outcomes: Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes, Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media, Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

    Description

    ​The Drawing to Learn and Learning to Draw program (DLLD program) supports parents, carers, families and educators to engage in drawing activities with preschool children to enhance their learning and development outcomes, particularly as they relate to language development and literacy.

    The DLLD program demonstrates, through hands-on activities, information and research, how to use drawing activities to stimulate and extend the development of oral language, shared and imaginary play, social interaction, and literacy generally. 

    The DLLD program is delivered in three packages, each tailored to different audiences, as follows:

    SK Incursion and Resource package: 1-hour in-person or online incursion for up to 15 children and one adult per child that includes:

    • pre-meet with the lead educator (online/phone/in person) to determine incursion theme, room set up, and any specific needs of children

    • session facilitated by Squiggle Kids including parent/carer introduction to the activity, followed by parent/carer/child drawing activity 

    • access to a pre-recorded information video covering research and learnings from clinical experience plus additional information resources for the kindergarten including infographics

    • debrief with lead educator (phone/online/in person), feedback survey and 30 days of email support for educator and parents

    SK Parent Workshop and Resource package: 90-minute in-person workshop for up to 30 adults that includes:

    • pre-met with the lead educator (online/phone/in-person) to determine theme, room set-up, and specific needs of children/kindergarten

    • presentation about drawing with children, including the latest research and learnings from clinical experience, and a hands-on drawing activity demonstrating tools, tips and tricks

    • additional information resources for the kindergarten including infographics

    • debrief with lead educator (phone/online/in person), feedback survey and 30 days of email support for educator and parents

    SK Professional Training and Resource package: 90-minute online training and coaching (in-person can be arranged) for up to 12 educators from the same kindergarten program that includes:

    • video pre-meet with the lead educator to arrange session times, determine possible themes and foci etc.

    • a drawing activity designed for the educators to implement in the kindergarten, including materials and tools for the activity for up to 30 children (postage additional)

    • 90-minute live presentation (online) for educators about drawing with children, including the latest research and learnings from clinical experience, and a hands on component

    • access to a pre-recorded information video plus additional information resources for the kindergarten including infographics

    • de-brief with lead educator (phone/online) and 30 days of email support for educator

    In addition to the packages, Squiggle Kids can also supply participating services:

    Take home packs: A specially curated pack of drawing tools, materials and resources for parents/carers/children to take home.

    Squiggle Kids drawing story books: The supply of one or more Squiggle Kids activity books for use in a kindergarten setting, including sharing with kindergarten families. Each book includes a fun and engaging narrative and simple drawing prompts to encourage children to draw and to build confidence drawing. To view the current range of drawing books, visit www.memobooks.com.au/squigglekids/drawingactivitybooks/

    These resources are only available to services participating in the workshop or incursion programs offered by this provider.

    Detailed Costs

    SK Incursion and Resource package: $990 (incl. GST) for the first group, $550 (incl. GST) for subsequent groups of 15 children and one adult per child at the same kindergarten service. Includes all materials. 

    SK Parent Workshop and Resource package: $990 (incl. GST) for a maximum group size of 30 adults. Includes all materials.

    SK Professional Training and Resource package: $990 (incl. GST) for online delivery, maximum group size of 12 educators. Price includes materials for up to 30 children. Postage is additional. In-person presentation can be arranged, price to be advised on enquiry.

    Take Home Packs: Between $25-$35 each (incl. GST). Postage of the packs to the kindergarten service or to individual homes is additional.

    Squiggle Kids drawing story books: Prices start at $55 (incl. GST) for an electronic copy of one book and vary depending on the number of children at the kindergarten. Discounts apply for purchase of multiple books.

    Additional costs may apply for travel, accommodation and postage. See www.memobooks.com.au/drawing-to-learn-and-learning-to-draw/ for more. 

    Implementation Considerations

    ​Target population: children from two-six years old and their parents and educators.  

    Program/practice descriptions and details: the DLLD program consists of interactive and hands-on incursions and workshops for parents/carers, children and educators. The presenter will demonstrate, through the use of book reading, songs and drawing, and using novel tools and materials, how to stimulate oral language, imaginative and social play. 

    Program adaptability: The DLLD program can be delivered in-person, as well as in an online training and coaching format. 

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing the program (either online or face-to-face). Pre-meet time is required by educators to organise dates/times, room set up. For the Professional Training and Resource Package, lead educator time commitment for training and set up is 2.5-hours.

    Tools and systems: the program requires participants to have access to a device which can connect to the internet and receive emails. 

    Priority Area

    Communication (language development)

    Strength of Evidence

    ​Level 3 - Promising research evidence