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TTS, leading supplier of award winning educational and teaching resources to Primary and Early Years Settings have been recognised with the announcement that they have won two prestigious awards at the Education Resource Awards (ERA) 2012. The first was for the Best Early Years Resource or Equipment (non ICT) category for their NEW Time to Talk Baskets and the second was the great achievement of Exporter of the Year.
Winners of the 14th annual ERA Awards were revealed on Friday 16th March at a gala event held at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on the second evening of The Education Show 2012. This prestigious Awards ceremony, organized by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and Brilliant Marketing Solutions Ltd, celebrates the innovative approach to learning and teaching by teachers, institutions and organisations from all levels of education. This year’s ERA Award winners represent the very best in education, carefully selected by a large independent panel of experienced educational professionals from across the UK.
The Time to Talk Baskets are fantastic new collection of tactile, resources that lend themselves beautifully to developing communication skills, and are great for engaging enquiring minds. Suitable from birth, the Time to Talk Baskets are designed to encourage the development of language, communication and social interaction. Children will love interacting with their delightful contents. There are six wonderful Time to Talk Baskets, each aligned to schemas, they are open ended, engaging and stimulating.
Vegetable Basket – (EY04253) - £39.95 This basket houses lots of healthy goodies including; 1 x cauliflower, 1 x cabbage, 2 x tomatoes, 2 x onions 2 x pea pods, 2 x carrots, 2 x mushrooms and 1 x sweetcorn cob.
Fruit Friends Basket – (EY04210) - £29.95 The basket includes; a strawberry, an apple, a banana and an orange, each individually crafted with different textures.
Picnic Basket – (EY04246) - £49.95 The set includes; 2 x apples, 2 x oranges, 2 x bananas, 4 x sandwiches, 2 x small and 1 x large cake, 4 x plates, 4 x cups, 1 x checked cloth and 1 x storage basket.
Bug Basket – (EY04126) - £39.95 The Bug Basket has been designed to support the schemas of emptying and filling and includes; 1 basket, 1 brightly coloured ladybird, 1 flower, 1 leaf, 1 caterpillar, 1 butterfly, 1 velvety spider and 1 bee.
Farm Basket (EY04249) - £39.95 There’s a horse, a cow, a sheep, a hen, a cat, a rabbit and a pig. These detailed, tactile animals are great for encouraging young children to engage in language activities – what noises will the animals make? Everyday Objects Basket (EY04251) - £39.95 This basket contains lots of everyday objects that babies encounter around their home. The basket includes; a set of keys, TV remote control, tissue container and tissues, a purse, a mobile phone, brush, soap and toothpaste.
Also, winner of the Exporter of the Year Award in recognition of the fact that the company continues to export overseas into a growing market. They have been successfully exporting for a number of years, however over the last 3 years revenue has grown 4-fold. Including many countries in Europe, TTS export to 65 countries worldwide including the Middle East, North America, Australia and New Zealand amongst others. This is either via their 1700 page International catalogue featuring all TTS products or strategically selected ranges. Joanne Salter, Marketing Manager, Early Years at TTS, speaking of their success at this year’s ERA Awards says:-
“Once again we have proven that we can innovate and bring out products that are relevant to the Early Years Sector. It is something that is at the heart of TTS and we continually strive to talk with our customers and develop those products that they suggest. The Time to Talk range of resources really offer good value for money whilst at the same time meeting learning and developmental needs. This year we had another 3 products that were shortlisted as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to developing products and resources for practitioners and settings.”
Time to Talk Baskets are available individually, or all 6 together for £199.70 (EY04652) which gives a saving of £40.