Creativity & Imagination

10 of the best new children’s books

10 of the best new children’s books

When you hear the words “children’s author”, what names spring to mind? Perhaps it’s Arthur Ransome or James Herriot. Maybe Roald Dahl. We spoke to members of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups to find out what new releases they would recommend. Here are the top ten…

24 things to do before you grow up

24 things to do before you grow up

The Green Board Game Company turns 24 this year. To celebrate, here are 24 things we think every child should do before they grow up…

Screen saver?

Screen saver?

Chances are that your parents attempted to limit your time in front of a screen, and that you do the same. But there have never been more screens for children to choose from! Televisions, computers, tablets, smartphones – all competing for attention, often at the expense of time spent at play. How comfortable should we be with this shift?

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…

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.

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