A great new free teaching resource for young children from the BBC is Counting with Rodd, a series of 10 films on the Class Clips website: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/ Search: counting with rodd
Each 6-minute episode features the irrepressible Rodd Christensen, who played Spencer in the much – loved Balamory series. In Counting with Rodd, Rodd encourages young children to delight in making their own number discoveries – just as he does: ‘You know, a car has 4 wheels and a horse has 4 legs and so does a chair!’ There’s counting ‘one at a time’, fun movements to join in and an action song for each number.
Rodd’s quirky take on activities that will be familiar to early years children and their adults will inspire lots of chatting and hands-on learning. The films are ideal both at home and as a starter for circle or small group times in early years settings.