Granny’s Teeth – Please Return to the Tooth Fairy! teeth Leave a Comment

This week we are following the exploits of Granny’s Teeth when they paid a visit to Playbox Day Nursery in Folkstone where Sarah and her team had some fun with them. This is what they got up to…   It took some thought on how to start this project with it being the start of a new term and lots of …

alistair@abcdoes.comGranny’s Teeth – Please Return to the Tooth Fairy!
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St Mark’s Pre-School Sydney Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Environment, EYFS Policy and Practice Leave a Comment

When I visited Australia in the Summer I worked with lots of brilliant settings and met some amazing practitioners. One of my favourite spaces was St Mark’s Pre-School in Sydney. I am really pleased that I have managed to persuade Tinna (the Director of St Mark’s) to tell me a bit more about their ethos. St Marks is situated in …

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Granny’s Teeth or Father Christmas’s? teeth 16 Comments

Granny’s Teeth are back! For this weeks post they made their way to Lyme Community Primary School’s Foundation Stage, where it turns out that they actually belonged to Father Christmas! Granny’s Teeth. A surprise package arrived at the Nursery. The children were all excited and couldn’t wait to see what was in it. First of all we passed it round …

alistair@abcdoes.comGranny’s Teeth or Father Christmas’s?

DIY Water Play Frame Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, teeth, Water Play 21 Comments

After showing a picture of this at a couple of conferences this week I have had a few emails and Facebook messages asking me how you do it, so here is a very quick tutorial. Rest assured it is REALLY easy. After all I managed to make this one and my DIY skills are zero! The frame can be used …

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Self Service Dough Area! Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Creativity, Dough Gym, Environment 41 Comments

I was setting up my laptop at a conference recently listening to two lovely ladies on the front row discussing me, which is always interesting! The conversation went like this… Who is he? You, know the ABC bloke. Phonics? No, Mr. ABC Is that his real name? That’s not his real name. He has made that up to get more …

alistair@abcdoes.comSelf Service Dough Area!

Continuous Provision on Twitter! Continuous Provision 2 Comments

Tomorrow night (Tuesday 30th September) I will be  co-hosting #EYTalking on Twitter. It is a Twitter forum that happens every Tuesday from 8pm. My topic tomorrow is Continuous Provision and you can join in the fun by following my tweets @ABCDoes or search #EYTalking. You can make a comment or ask a question or share an idea. As I am a little …

alistair@abcdoes.comContinuous Provision on Twitter!