ABC Does Conference Places Giveaway.

Alistair Bryce-CleggBoys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Conferences, Continuous Provision, Creativity, Giveaway, Mark Making, Outdoors, Talk, Transition, Uncategorized382 Comments

Today I am giving away 5 places on any ABC Does conference – which means there will be 5 lucky winners… Each winner will be able to reserve themselves a place on any of the 2017 ABC Does conferences free of charge. You could choose from… During our Excellence in Early Years day we get the opportunity to discuss what ‘excellent’ Early Years practice can look like. How to set up an effective, engageing  environment. How to make your continuous provision truly continuous, how to plan for high levels of engagement, plus lots more! Excellence in Early Years is linked to the publications ‘Best Practice in the Early Years’ and ‘Continuous Provision in the Early Years’   Becoming a writer can be a long and complex … Read More

Tales Toolkit – £800 GIVEAWAY!

Alistair Bryce-CleggBoys Learning, Giveaway, Mark Making, Phonics, Uncategorized419 Comments

Hello we’re back. It’s been a whole year since our last Tales Toolkit ABCDoes blog (here). And what a crazy busy, exciting year with so much happening including our launch – Whoop I hear you shout.   And to show our appreciation of all things Alistair we’ve decided to offer ABCDoes readers a fabulous giveaway worth £800! Read on to find out more.   So let’s kick off with a quick recap on Tales Toolkit and then we’ll get to the all-important stuff – the giveaway! So what is Tales Toolkit I hear you ask? As teachers you already know that story is a super powerful learning gizmo that can improve every area of learning. Tales Toolkit provides kits and resources that … Read More

How to Write Like a Jedi – Star Wars Inspiration!

Alistair Bryce-CleggBoys Learning, Jedi Writing, Mark Making, Weapon and Superhero Play7 Comments

As we see the return of Star Wars to the cinema – don’t miss your chance to motivate your children with a bit of Jedi Writing! Walt Disney Company  I came up with Jedi Writing as a ‘boy heavy’ reception class teacher in the early 1990’s when Star Wars was ‘big news’ in my class. The good thing about it is that although Jedi’s where my initial inspiration you can apply the principle to any interest whatsoever. The key to any successful learning is of course engagement so make sure however you choose to ‘dress’ your talk handwriting practice has them jumping up and down with excitement and not hiding under the water tray. Although it was born out of … Read More

50 Fantastics – Mid Week Giveaway!

Alistair Bryce-CleggChild Initiated Learning, Giveaway, Mark Making, Phonics299 Comments

I love a mid week giveaway! Especially this early in the term… This time Bloomsbury have given me… 5 copies of  ’50 Fantastic Ideas for Mark Making’ and, if that wasn’t enough… 5 copies of  ‘50 Fantastic Ideas for Early Writing Prompts‘ to give away. So, that will make 5 lucky winners who will get a copy of both! All you have to do to stand a chance of winning a copy of both books is… Leave a comment at the end of this blog post and/or Leave a comment on my Facebook page ABC Does and/or Tweet me @ABCDoes with the #50fantastics and/or Leave a comment on my Instagram with the #50fantastics All entries must be made by noon onWednesday 16th September 2015. … Read More