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New home for ABC Does and Mud Table Giveaway Winner Giveaway, Outdoors 5 Comments

As you might have noticed, there is a slightly different look to the blog. That is because I have moved from Typepad to WordPress. All the same content is here – just with some extra bits! My blog address is staying as If you use an exiting link to visit the blog you just need to double check that it …

alistair@abcdoes.comNew home for ABC Does and Mud Table Giveaway Winner

Bespoke Mud Table Giveaway

abc does Uncategorized 351 Comments

I love a bit of mud play, there is SO much scope for learning and enjoyment. Last year I did a post about creating your own mud kitchen – you can find it here. I am pleased to report that it is still going strong a year on! This week I have great pleasure in offering up the opportunity to …

abc doesBespoke Mud Table Giveaway

Provocations for Learning…and Giveaway winners. Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Creativity, Environment, Giveaway, Nurseries 6 Comments

I love the term ‘provocations for learning’, as I think that it encapsulates what our Continuous Provision and indeed our wider environment both indoors and out should be about. How are we actually prompting children to want to learn? Have we created a space that is interesting? Do we have resources that are intriguing and worth taking a detour from …

alistair@abcdoes.comProvocations for Learning…and Giveaway winners.

Free Conferences Places Giveaway Uncategorized 307 Comments

I really do enjoy and ABC Does conference day. We always make sure that we have good venues, good food and some great training! Someone emailed me recently to say that they would love to come to one, but there was just no money left in their budget. So, this week I am giving 4 lucky winners  an ABC Does …

alistair@abcdoes.comFree Conferences Places Giveaway

Imaginative Play and the Overhead Projector Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Creativity, Environment, Role Play 10 Comments

In the days before every classroom had a computer, never mind an iPad per child, schools were full of weird and wonderful contraptions to help to make your life more simple. When none of us had even heard of a photocopier we relied on the services of the Banda Generator. A spirit based printing machine that required you to write …

alistair@abcdoes.comImaginative Play and the Overhead Projector

Early Years Activity Ideas and Giveaway Winners Uncategorized 11 Comments

This week I have been spending my time on the Wirral as part of a three year project that I am doing with the Local Authority. Each year there are a group of settings and school that get to come along to specific training and then there are 5 (lucky) settings that get to have me come and visit on …

alistair@abcdoes.comEarly Years Activity Ideas and Giveaway Winners