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  • 10 Nov 2015

    WIN A THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO BRAINBOOST

    Brainboost is an educational subscription box for 2-12 year old children. Every box contains five games, one project, one book, and all the resources needed to play. The games target the five core skills for academic and social success, namely; Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, Intellectual and Physical skills. Our aim is to bring the fun back into learning. We offer three boxes tailored to children's changing developmental needs; Preschool for 2-4 year olds, Early School for 5-8 year olds, and School for 9-12 year olds. […] more

  • 1 Oct 2015

    20 books for kids - Black History Month

    October is Black History Month and there are plenty of events taking place across the UK. The perfect place to start an education about black history is at home, and we’ve rounded up some of the best children’s books to get you started. Here are our twenty top picks for inspiring you and your children during Black History Month. […] more

  • 1 Oct 2015

    Our home education journey

    Dan and I knew we were going to home educate from the start. We might have had wobbly moments but from the instant we fell pregnant with our eldest, it was pretty much a sure thing. As I did my research about educational theories and the legalities and realities of home educating in the UK I swung wildly between styles. Some days I saw the merit in following a carefully chosen curriculum and on others I was convinced that a completely autonomous unschooling lifestyle was the path for us. Ultimately (and probably predictably), as our daughter approached mandatory school age we settled comfortably somewhere in between the two. […] more

  • 28 Aug 2015

    Six ethical lunch boxes

    Don’t want to send your kids back to school with another chemical-laden plastic lunch box advertising the latest TV character? Fret not, we’ve rounded up five ethical, fun and funky lunchboxes – created to last with ethics in mind. And not a gormless caricature in sight! […] more

  • 27 Apr 2015

    Discover your local history

    May is Local and Community History Month – the perfect opportunity to find out more about the place you live in. Some might argue local history is boring, but what could be more interesting than discovering the secrets and stories behind the places you see every day? Local history is also concerned with ordinary folk; people who lived, worked and breathed in the very spaces you now call home. […] more

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