Tales Toolkit – £800 GIVEAWAY!

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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 …

50 Fantastics – Mid Week Giveaway!

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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 …

Hierarchy of talk in Early Years

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I spend a lot of time talking about the importance of talk in Early Years. It really is the key to effective learning and personal development in children. Yet, quality talk development is often missed out or overlooked by pressure to show attainment in other areas. The ability to talk is simple enough for most children but how they talk …