Saturday, 28 June 2014

Thanks Kevin!

Almost 3 years ago I started a Facebook page to accompany this blog, which was around 8 months old at that time - when I say started I really should say 'was forced to'! A colleague of mine threatened to block me from his newsfeed if I didn't stop posting school stuff over the summer holidays!

I had just discovered Pinterest & was an avid follower of Let the Children Play & Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning & was seeing so many great ideas almost hourly that I just had to share them with the world. However, I can see that not every teacher wants to be reminded of work in the middle of their holidays, so when Kevin made his threat I realised that a page dedicated to sharing good ideas from the around the blogosphere was the solution.

Since that day in August 2011 more than 10,000 people have liked the page & many of those are regularily active on the page. I have made many contacts across the world as well as closer to home. Thanks to the page several local teachers have got in contact & come to visit my nursery to observe how we 'do' outdoor play in the setting. My school also hopes to take part in a 3 year project with an Icelandic school that all came about through an exchange on the page between myself & Unnur, one of the teachers in the school.

So, even though he may not have realised it, Kevin did me a huge favour that day when he got so fed up with my enthusiasm and here is to another 3 years, who knows where this whole thing will take me!


  1. Congratulations to you! You have also worked incredibly hard and been so supportive of others who blog and have Facebook pages too. Here's to many more than 3yrs :)

    1. Thanks Juliet, no one has been more supportive than you.