May Newsletter

Recently the CEO of a major UK publishing house said in a radio interview that his company published a broad selection of views and it wasn’t their role to espouse a particular view. The same can’t be said for Brilliant Publications, at least when it comes to education. We have Read more…

Sing your way through the pandemic …

… and brush up on your French at the same time! All the songs from J’aime Chanter are available to download for FREE from our website (see Sample audio files). We hope you enjoy singing your way through your isolation. https://brilliantpublications.co.uk/j-aime-chanter.html If you have a spare moment (unlikely we know) Read more…

Developing enthusiasm

What is the single most effective way of helping children develop appropriate self-confidence and enthusiasm? Many children – perhaps most children – have a natural affinity with the concept of drama.  The notion that they can become someone else, or exist in another reality, without having the responsibilities that come Read more…

5 reasons why you should look at our new best seller catalogue!

1.      Our brilliant books are written by brilliant teachers. They know what will inspire, motivate and challenge pupils and keep them engaged in their learning. 2.      Our easy to use resources help teachers to plan and deliver stress-free lessons across the curriculum. They are designed to supplement existing schemes, giving Read more…

Speaking and Listening Activities for the Early Years

When children learn to express themselves clearly and to listen to others, they benefit from improved social skills and greater self-confidence. Not only do children’s speaking and listening skills differ tremendously when they start preschool, but children also develop these skills at differing rates.  Fortunately, preschool provides an opportunity to Read more…

“Can you see the wind?”

Free worksheet series from Brilliant Publications On a windy day go outside with the children and watch streamers blowing. Ask the children whether they can see and feel the effects of the wind on their faces and clothes. Watch the trees and plants move in the wind.  This is just one Read more…

Free Speaking and Listening resources

Free: speaking and listening resources for Early Years And before we go any further may I stress that the resources we are offering are completely free of charge.  There is no trickery; no requirement to buy or anything like that. Our aim is simply to show you what is contained Read more…

Practical Foundation Stage science and technology

What is the simplest way of organising and undertaking regular practical science and technology at Foundation Stage? The answer must be to have available a multiplicity of activities in which the children can participate. For it is only through participating in science and technology, while being guided by adults, that Read more…

It’s springtime – gardening activities are a great teaching resource

Gardening – Activities for 3 to 5 year olds For example, ask the children to fill several plant pots with potting compost and plant seeds or cuttings. Water them and place transparent, colourless plastic bottles which you have cut in half over some of the pots to form mini greenhouses. Read more…