Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Randomness and websites

I thought this was quite an apt quote for today's post as I'm certainly trying hard to be patient while 'struggling' to build up a following for my bloggy! I was very excited when I received my first comment and used that as proof I wasn't the only person reading this and now that I even have a couple of followers I'm investing in my very own blog design (hopefully coming early January!). If anyone has any tips for increasing readership I'll be very grateful, I'm already trying linky parties and commenting on my favourite blogs to get my name out there!

Anyway, working with the idea that 'if I build it, you will come' (quote totally stolen magpied from one of my favourite films of all time!) I am going to persevere with posting as often as I can/have something vaguely interesting to say!

So for today, here are my top 5 educational websites.

Phonics Play 

Literally couldn't teach phonics without this. Completely worth the subscription fee, although I also send it home to parents with the advice to use the free games. 


Loads of free display resources, lettering, writing frames etc. 

Teacher's Pet

Like Twinkl, also full of fabulous free display things. I've also just subscribed to the Activities portion, hopefully the children will like some of the games from here that I'm currently making up for my Challenge Area. 


Online e-books. So useful for the end of the day or a spare 5 minutes. I train the children to read along with the words and press turn themselves. 


Unfortunately a subscription-only website, but worth it if you can get your school to pay! Loads of fun games to use as plenaries or hook-ins. 


  1. The best blogging tip I have is to plod along slowly and don't be discouraged if it takes you a while to gather followers. Following others and commenting with a link back to your blog can be really helpful, too. Linkies are a great way to get involved with the blogging community, but you'll find that you get the most followers by posting ideas from your classroom that are unique and honest. :)

    I'm your newest follower! :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm following you too and I'm hopefully getting loads of inspirations off other great bloggers like you!


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