We All Have A Story – A Guest Post from Trisha Lee

alistair@abcdoes.com Creativity, Mark Making, Planning and Assessment, Role Play, Talk, Writing 6 Comments

This weekend I have got a guest post from Trisha Lee who uses ‘helicopter stories’ to promote creativity and story telling. Over to you Trisha… We All Have A Story By Trisha Lee Helicopter Stories is in theory a simple approach, the practitioner sits with the child and scribes their story verbatim. Then the whole class gather to act these …

Cursive Writing in Reception – A Good Idea?

alistair@abcdoes.com Mark Making, Writing 19 Comments

I am regularly get emails from Reception practitioners saying that they have been told they have to teach cursive writing to their children, even though it is against their better judgement. They usually ask two questions. 1) Would I recommend it? and 2) How do you teach it? My my answers are usually : ‘I wouldn’t’ and ‘don’t’. Or, ask the person …