Authors: Judith Harries
Published: 11 July 2019
Purchase: £10.99 from Bloomsbury
Summary: Easy to follow activity guides which link to a variety of different art skills and themes. Really looking forward to trying these activities in class.
Continue reading Review: 50 Fantastic Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists
I always love it when the Early Years Summit is on – a fantastic way to learn something new or refine your current skill set at no cost. Be sure to visit https://www.earlyyearssummit.com/ to watch the videos as the week progresses!
Here are some of the talks that I am particularly looking forward to – I will edit with my thoughts once I have watched them 🙂
Also some fantastic advice for all aspects of early years education including childminders, Nursery staff and Nannies.
ISBN-13: 9781138696143 ISBN-10: 1138696145
Authors: Jo Ayers; Louise Robson
Published: December 2016
Purchase: £18.99 from Routledge
A great selection of themes/activities that tap into children’s interests and really encourage them to take a lead in their learning. From a teacher’s point of view, the activities were easy to implement into the weekly session and covered several areas of the EYFS.
Continue reading Review: Using Characters and Themes to Inspire Early Learning
I have a group of children who are absolutely obsessed with Pokemon Go. We have used wooden blocks as phones and thrown red mobilo in order to catch “Christmas Pikachu”. So what better way to get some engagement in phonics than combining to two!
The idea being that children use iPods with a QR Code reader and ‘catch’ the Pokemon by reading what pops up on the screen!
I have written a tutorial on how I did this and have also included my QR codes as a free download – click below to carry on reading!
Continue reading Tutorial: Pokemon QR Codes