At the end of September we were busy bees here at Learning Resources, exhibiting some of our best selling and newest products at the Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow and Childcare Expo: Childcare Show in Coventry.
First came the Scottish Learning Festival, which we have been exhibiting at now for 6 years. Helen jetted off to Scotland for the set up of our stand, and was then joined by John and Jo from the office ready to face the crowds of visitors.
Although the Festival was quiet on day one, the second day picked up and we enjoyed demonstrating some of our key products such as our new style counters and the latest addition to our Design & Drill range; Socket to Me.
A popular product at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival was our new Hot Dots PhonicBook Practice Cards. We had a pod dedicated to these products, with open packets and working pens so visitors could see for themselves how Hot Dots work and why they’re so popular! Recently these sets were awarded silver in the Primary Teacher Update Awards.If you’d like to know more about these award winning sets and the magic of Hot Dots, visit the brand sections on our website.
The Childcare Expo: Childcare Show was a first for us this year! We decided to exhibit at the show as it gives us the opportunity to branch out into a more Early Years focused show. Chilcare Expo is dedicated to Early Years, looking into both the Early Years Foundation Stage in primary schools and childminders alike. We were able to have a stand of all our key Early Years products, rather than a reduced selection at our more mainstream events.
Not only was this our first time at the Childcare Expo: Childcare Show, but it was the first show ever for the latest recruit of Learning Resources. Claire Caldairou joined the sales team in September as our International Sales Customer Relations Coordinator, and was whisked off to the show to get a taste of exhibiting some of our top early years products.
The favourite products at the Childcare Expo show were the new style counters! Our dedicated stand of counters attracted a lot of visitors who wanted to experience the counters hands-on! Also popular was the latest addition to the Smart Snacks range; Number Pops.
Resources to support the development of fine motor skills in early learners are always popular, and at this show it was the turn of our tweezers products. Both our Jumbo Tweezers and Gator Grabber Tweezers are ideal for use with early years, and our Squeezy Tweezers make a great new addition to the range.
If you couldn’t make these shows but want to come to visit a Learning Resources stand, visit us at the TES Special Educational Needs Show in London on 10th & 11th October. It’s free to enter and has a great selection of exhibitors!
Hope to see you there.
Until next time…