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The new phonics-based app, designed to teach children to read through play

With September now upon us, both parents and teachers alike are on the lookout for new and innovative learning tools. Once which has recently caught our eye, and is designed to help children learn to read in a fun and engaging way, is Norwegian app, Poio. As such, QA Education is giving away an access code (worth £18.99) and the accompanying physical storybook to one lucky winner!

QA Education has two I'm Going To Big School Starter Kits from My Busy Bots to give away – two lucky readers will receive one each. I'm Going To Big School Starter Kits are a selection of flashcards with questions such as: "What do you do in your day?" and "Can you think of any words that rhyme with these pictures?" – great to spark conversations about a range of subjects and help develop language and communication skills in time for primary school.

Even though anxiety is the most common mental disorder in children, often they keep the source of the problem to themselves and continue to worry.  How To Keep Safe…is a book for 4-9- year olds and their teachers/parents to share. Written by teacher, blogger, and parenting expert Jo FitzGerald, it’s a gentle, illustrated rhyming story of a boy (Cal), a dog (Pal) and his family. Together, they talk about what to do in case of getting lost, being in a home fire, or getting caught up in a dangerous event.

We've teamed up with storage and accessory providers Plastic Box Shop to offer one lucky reader the chance to turn their chaotic classroom into an organisational haven with these smart storage solutions. All the containers in this prize are made from durable plastic and brightly coloured, making them the perfect storage solution for any classroom that needs streamlining.

The Age of Revolution national educational project has teamed up with historian, broadcaster and author Dan Snow to launch an animation competition for primary and secondary schools.

Open to entries until February 14th 2020, the Age of Revolution invites schools to submit a short animation using the title ‘What Does Revolution Mean to Me?’

Are you a bright spark with a brilliant educational technology idea that could change the way we teach and learn in schools and drive up educational outcomes? If so Cool Initiatives wants to hear from you! Cool Initiatives, premier early stage investor in education and edtech, has just launched The Cool Initiatives Education Challenge 2019 .

Bloomsbury Education have provided QA Education with a books package worth over £80 to give away to one lucky winner – and there really is something for everyone in there! From early years to dyslexia-friendly stories and teacher well-being, we’re sure this package will be greatly appreciated by teachers and pupils alike.

The package consists of:

100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: Observation, Assessment and Planning

by Marianne Sargent (£14.99)

The Farmvention competition – which aims to get primary school children designing and creating their own food and farming products – has been launched by the National Farmers' Union (NFU).

The launch comes ahead of the next school year to give teachers time to plan for the competition and applications will be open from 6 September.

The competition, which provides a choice of three problem-based challenges, will focus on engaging children with STEM topics as well as getting them thinking about the everyday challenges farmers in Britain face.

We have a package of three Crown House Publishing titles to give away to one lucky reader, which promise to help school leaders navigate their way through the profession more successfully. The titles are:

There Is Another Way

The Second Big Book Of Independent Thinking (priced £16.99)

Ian Gilbert’s There is Another Way: The second big book of independent thinking shares inspirational ideas from a number of contributors intended to inspire educators to do what they know is right – regardless of the pressures from above. 

Jessica Kingsley Publishers have very kindly provided QA Education magazine with a collection of four fabulous new EYFS titles, which we are giving away to one lucky reader! The collection covers food, school readiness, empathy, wellbeing and PSED. The books are:

 

Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

A Practical Guide for Early Years Professionals

Jo Cormack