Creativity & Imagination

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.

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...

Crafty ideas for a cold half-term

Crafty ideas for a cold half-term

So, it’s half term already. But don’t despair! Not only have we teamed up with top CBeebies presenter Mr Maker to launch a brand new game, Colour and Create, but we’ve also come up with a couple of crafty ideas Mr Maker would be proud of to bring some cheer to a damp, cold afternoon.

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