It’s the end of the year so it’s time for a look back at the posts that readers seemed to need the most! Of course, it’s difficult for newer posts to get on the list because they need more cyber-time to spread their virtues, but we’ll go with the numbers we have for now.
And while we’re rounding things off for 2015 I’d like to say thank you. I am so grateful for all my readers, whether you pop by occasionally or wait for each post. And a special thank you if you’ve left a comment or sent an email. It’s so nice to be able to get feedback and have a bit of a dialogue, even if it’s only short!
Top 5 countries visiting this blog
This year we’ve been visited by readers from 180 countries, which is completely amazing. The top numbers of visitors came from:
Top blog posts in order of views
- My Free Little Math Books
- 10 Activities and You Tube Songs to Explore Emotions
- 2015-2016 Monthly Calendar
- 2D Shapes When You Only Have a Minute
- Kindergarten Geometry: 2D and 3D Shapes
Since 4 of these 5 posts relate to mathematics perhaps my statistics are trying to tell me something??!!
I’ll give a special mention to Anger Management: 23 Calming Strategy Cards because it was only posted last month but has been in my top 3 posts most days since.
The Early Childhood Research Podcast
In case you haven’t heard of this, it’s a podcast I began this year so people could listen to posts and interviews instead of reading them. You can find them via the Podcast tab on the top menu bar or get them automatically from iTunes or Stitcher.
We’ve very recently joined the Education Podcast Network which is a great place for educators to find podcasts. They’ll stream directly to your device so you’ve always got something to listen to when you’re stuck in traffic or waiting for your kid’s soccer practice to finish!
Top 5 countries listening
- China (I did live in China for 11 years, but these numbers mean it can’t just be my former colleagues listening!)
- Japan (I thought this was interesting, so added it too)
Top 3 Podcasts by numbers listening
- Anger Management: How to calm an angry child
- How to Communicate Effectively About Childhood Development (interview)
- Does Movement Improve Learning Outcomes? (interview)