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::: 2011 Edublog Awards

We girls are thrilled and delighted to once again be nominated in the Edublog Awards.

Last year we were very lucky, not to mention humbled, to have been voted as the winner in the Best Group Blog Category in the 2010 Edublog Awards.

This year we have made the shortlist in the same category as well as the Best Ed Tech/Resource Sharing 2011 category.

Last year was the first year any early childhood blogs had won an award. Along with our award, Tom Hobson won Best Teacher blog over at Teacher Tom  and Deborah Stewart won Best Individual Tweeter  at Teach Preschool.

This year the early childhood community should be feeling really proud of their achievements as many fantastic ECE blogs are being featured this year.

Some of our very favourites include:


Amy Ahola at Child Central Station

Cath Oehlman at Squigglemum

Deborah Stewart at Teach Preschool

Jackie  at Happy Hooligans

Jenny Kable at Let the Children Play

Tom Hobson at Teacher Tom


Deb Chitwood  @DebChitwood from Living Montessori Now

Karen Nemeth  @KarenNemethEDM from Language Castles

Deborah Stewart  @Teach_Preschool from Teach Preschool

Jennifer Kable @preschoolplay from Let the Children Play


Christie Burnett at Childhood 101

The group from Play at Home Mom

Sherry and Donna (that’s us!) listed under Irresistible Ideas for Play  Based learning

Laura Balma Eldredge from The Seeds Network


Karen at Flights of Whimsy

Jackie at Happy Hooligans

Leeanne A at Kreative resources

Kristin at Exploring the Outdoor Classroom 

Kierna Corr at Learning for Life


Juliet Robertson at I’m a Teacher Get Me OUTSIDE Here!

Sherry and Donna (that’s us!) listed under Irresistible Ideas for Play Based learning


Janet Lansbury at Janet Lansbury – Elevating Childcare

Tom Hobson at Teacher Tom


Deborah Stewart #teachpreschool from Teach Preschool


Tom Hobson at Teacher Tom 


Deborah Stewart at Teach Preschool


Vanessa Levin at Pre-kpages

There are more categories to check out as well. Voting has already begun and will continue until Tuesday, December the 13th with winners being announced on the 14th. You can vote once a day in all categories if you wish!

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has followed us here at Irresistible Ideas and shared our journey over the past two years. Your incredible support through our blog, Twitter and Facebook page never goes unnoticed!



4 Responses to “2011 Edublog Awards”

  1. Juliet says:

    Well I love your use of colour! I’ve never tried coloured text! How fancy schmancy is that! Thanks for mentioning me and my blog – feel like we’re non-identical twins in the Ed Tech/Resource category! LOL!

    ::: Hee … hee … hee …Oh we’ve come along way with this technology stuff over the past 2 years haven’t we Juliet … and you’ve been right alongside us the whole way! Now here we are together in the awards. Like we commented on your own blog post Juliet we would be thrilled to come 2nd to such a wonderful personm runnning such an inspiring blog as you do! xx 🙂 🙂

  2. Kristin says:

    This is all so exciting! I have been voting diligently for your site as you are a fantastic inspiration! Along with Juliet, Jennifer and all the others, you two are truly top notch. I was so pleased and honored to make the shortlist for Best New Blog :-). After looking over the names on the lists, I am THRILLED to see our little community of ECE bloggers really making a splash! Congrats on your MULTIPLE nominations and thanks for being such creative inspirations and for continuously promoting outdoor play throughout your blog.

    ::: Thanks do much for your support Kristen and best of luck for your blog in the Best New Blog Category! 🙂 🙂

  3. Laura says:

    This is a great way to display the list which highlights all the ECE blogs that are nominated! So incredibly honored to be in the same list as you both! 🙂

    ::: Right back at you Laura! We are thrilled to simply be up there and would be delighted to see any one of the ECE blogs get up in the end. We’ve always known these kinds of awards are much bigger than the individual … Go the early childhood gang we say!

  4. Well ladies, you always know that you have my vote. I loved looking at all the ECE blogs laid out like that – go us!

    ::: YAY the early childhood peeps Jen… woohoo!!!