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I met Pojo recently. He is a small dog puppet and was at the House of Lords with his creators Tonya Meers and Natasha Dennis. They are sisters and run an award winning company Little Creative Days
which sells curriculum story telling kits to teach literacy and other subjects in a fun and memorable way.
Posted by: Sal McKeown November 27, 2015
Coding has been a big feature of this school year but while many teachers are getting to grips with Scratch and buying in resources and lesson plans to support the less confident teachers, some are taking their first steps with Java Script. (more…)
Posted by: Sal McKeown May 5, 2015
International Children’s Charity, Angels, has teamed up with children’s TV presenter Andy Day to launch the ‘Angels Welly Beat Schools Challenge’
. The aim of the campaign is to raise money to return 1,000 South African children to school.
Angels was established in 2006 with the aim of enfranchising the world’s poorest children through the power of music. Its fundraising efforts have led to the creation of a ‘Pop Up’ school within an informal settlement in South Africa where the children, all of whom are vulnerable, spend the majority of their time on the streets. (more…)
Posted by: Peter Samuel February 6, 2015
It's hard to find a one stop solution which will help children really take off with their reading. This is especially true if you are looking at resources for early KS2 where many children will be aware that they are 'not very good at reading.' They see it as a chore and it is vital to find high interest books with attractive designs so I was interested to receive a bundle of books from Engage Literacy. (more…)
Posted by: Sal McKeown September 17, 2014
It’s been a little while since we updated our visual timetable and the resource has proved so popular over the years that we thought we’d give it some fresh attention. (more…)
Posted by: Peter Samuel August 14, 2014
Summer is here. School holidays are beginning and, for fortunate children, there may be beaches in the offing or trips to the park. I think it should be a time of maximum fun with as many games and as much laughter as there can possibly be. (more…)
Posted by: Mary Medlicott July 19, 2014
Things have been a little quiet on the site recently as we prepared for the launch of our latest iOS app. I’m pleased to say that the day has final arrived and we are able to welcome Maths Alien Adventure into our growing portfolio of educational apps. (more…)
Posted by: Peter Samuel July 13, 2014
Another week, another app release. This time it’s The Expanding Picture Book…a picture book with a twist. The app actually consists of 4 differently themed picture books and the images in each book gradually expand (creating a zooming effect) to reveal a picture within a picture. The illustrations are bright, quirky and intricate and the zooming effect will keep the viewer guessing until the very end.
Posted by: ZEarly Years news & events April 6, 2014
Some of you may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet on the site recently. We have a huge backlog of resources which we will look to add to the site over the next few weeks and months. However, our attention has to a large degree been on the various iOS apps that we’re currently developing. I’m pleased to announce that our 3rd
app – Phonic Alien Adventure has been released today! (more…)
Posted by: ZELHQ site updates March 30, 2014