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Children and charity

Children and charity

Summer 2014 will be remembered in three simple words. Ice Bucket Challenge. A silly idea that has caught on and generated millions of pounds for charities around the world. How can we capitalise on this new-found excitement? How can we get our children interested and involved in charity? Here are five ideas…

41 days of summer

41 days of summer

The last week of term must rank with the night before Christmas for fever-pitch childhood excitement. But the challenge of entertaining children for 6 full weeks is a daunting one. We’ve come up with a broad mix of games to suit your clan when that first plaintive cry of, ‘I’m bored’ goes up!

Animal Adjectives

Animal Adjectives

‘Nice’ has long been the bête noire of English teachers, a bland, boring adjective that really doesn’t roll up its sleeves and earn its place in a sentence. It’s a lazy word that does little to describe a feeling or event, or help the reader paint a picture of what’s going on.

Autism and Play

Autism and Play

Lucie Aiston has two children – daughter Izabel and son Xavier. Three years ago Xavier was diagnosed with autism, and for the last year Lucie has blogged at ourworldandautism.com about family life with an autistic son. Here she writes exclusively for BrainBox about her experience of autism, play time and how one of our games has helped...

10 Must Read Books Before You Grow Up

10 Must Read Books Before You Grow Up

Ah, the pleasure of reading to your kids and the chance to bring books to life with a flourish, as your hone your villainous voice or perfect the trembling, faltering speech of a little old lady. Here’s ten of the best books you should try to read with them before the bedtime story becomes uncool...

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