A Creative Approach to Story Making – Jo Baxter reviews STORY

I have a nine-year-old girl who from a very early age has loved stories, books and writing. I also have a 5-year-old boy who loves the outdoors and as we approach the halfway point of reception year at school, he has leant a significant amount of letter sounds that he’s starting to read and so stories […]

Stu McLellan loves the beauty, simplicity and transience of outdoor mandalas

Part of what I do is making pictures – drawings for publication, for gifts – and I facilitate creative projects with schools and community groups. All this work I love, but I sometimes find that the amount of stuff I carry with me and the attendant processing that’s required to make acrylic paints and inks and […]

Saffia Farr reviews i-Spy Books

During the Summer holidays, many of us visit friends and family or go on holiday, or just have more time to potter around at home. This is therefore a great time of year to try out the new-look i-spy books. In our family, adults and children have been enjoying the excitement of spotting things and […]

Fresh-air Arts: Why do children have to learn about culture indoors?

Sarah Bird explains how she and fellow mum Rowan Hoban discovered that the arts are more accessible to families outdoors. As a mother of three young children I was doing my best to meet their basic needs, when a well-meaning person told me there was something missing from their development: culture. So off we dutifully traipsed […]

Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective

29 June – 14 October 2015 at the Jewish Museum, London Have tea with a life-size Tiger, curl up in Mog’s basket with one of Judith Kerr’s classic picture books, and discover the childhood drawings of a girl escaping Hitler’s Germany. Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective at the Jewish Museum invites families […]