Wildcraft! board game offers fun time for kids in learning about nature

Kids love boardgames and now you can teach your children about edible and medicinal herbs with Wildcraft! – a nature-based board game that puts the fun in to plant-lore. Wildcraft! is a beautifully illustrated game which teaches about 25 important edible and medicinal plants and their uses in mostly first aid situations, created in the tradition of a classic board game. A bit like Snakes and … Continue reading Wildcraft! board game offers fun time for kids in learning about nature

How Brave is the Wren: Converted caravan come children’s travelling bookshop

How Brave is the Wren is a travelling children’s bookshop housed in a bespoke caravan shop which stocks illustrated stories and picture books for kids and the young at heart. The brainchild of husband-and-wife team Jenny Moore and Ben Javens, the converted-caravan now children’s bookshop travels markets in the Birmingham area as well as festivals across the country, aimed at bringing good reads to children and … Continue reading How Brave is the Wren: Converted caravan come children’s travelling bookshop

Ocean Discovery Institute: Encouraging tomorrow’s Ocean leaders

Ocean Discovery Institute is using the ocean as a science classroom to empower young people to transform their lives, their community and the planet as scientific and conservation leaders. The San Diego-based Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to teach young people from underserved urban communities science education. Ocean Discovery currently serves 6,000 young people a year from City Heights, providing them with tuition-free, hands-on science and … Continue reading Ocean Discovery Institute: Encouraging tomorrow’s Ocean leaders

Rivercamp: Teaching kids to become environmental guardians in Orange County

California-based Rivercamp is a children’s environmental science camp providing kids the opportunity to connect with nature, splash around in the river, meet and greet some animal locals, and become environmental guardians. Organised by Inland Empire Waterkeeper, Rivercamp is a hands-on science camp for children, aged between 5 and 12, which takes place at the Martha McLean Park in the City of Riverside, Orange County, California. The park is … Continue reading Rivercamp: Teaching kids to become environmental guardians in Orange County

Where’s Olea?: Olive tree hunt in London celebrates London Tree Week

London’s known for many things but less known for its olive trees. Yup, there are olive trees growing all over London and this half-term, which also coincides with London Tree Week, iCo Green are inviting kids and parents to join in the fun and hunt down the capital’s olive trees. The Where’s Olea? tree hunt involves using the Curio-xyz app, which has a map of spots … Continue reading Where’s Olea?: Olive tree hunt in London celebrates London Tree Week

LEGO’s record breaking wind turbine built using 146,000 bricks

The LEGO Group – investors in two offshore wind farms – has built the largest ever LEGO brick wind turbine and bagged itself a Guinness World Records title in the process. Built to help raise awareness of the importance of renewable energy and to help get kids involved in the shift to clean power, the LEGO Group constructed the model of a wind turbine using 146,000 LEGO bricks. The … Continue reading LEGO’s record breaking wind turbine built using 146,000 bricks

KIDS OCEAN DAY: Motivating kids into action in caring for their environment

KIDS OCEAN DAY – an initiative where kids from schools in Los Angeles adopt-a-beach along the Californian coast to clean-up waste – is set to take place on 25 May 2017. KIDS OCEAN DAY is about educating kids into action to protect the beaches and oceans. It emphasises that clean beaches and oceans start with clean neighbourhoods. The beach clean-up field trip, held towards the end … Continue reading KIDS OCEAN DAY: Motivating kids into action in caring for their environment

L’asticot: Ethical and cool kidswear

Keeping our kids comfortable in some of the most aesthetically pleasing threads is all but part of L’asticot’s mission. The Swiss kidswear brand is also concerned about our kids’ future and is seeing to it that not only do our kids look cute and dapper but that mother earth is looking and feeling darn good too. Putting quality that lasts in to their aesthetic of … Continue reading L’asticot: Ethical and cool kidswear

National Unicorn Day: Honouring Scotland’s national animal

The unicorn, the magical being with its bountiful and zestful energy riding forth gracefully with its magical horn, is being honoured in Scotland on 9 April. Scotland, whose national animal is the unicorn, has marked 9 April as National Unicorn Day. Unicorns are steeped in wisdom, grace, purity, innocence, strength and mystical healing power. The ancient mythical lore of the unicorn speaks of how being touched … Continue reading National Unicorn Day: Honouring Scotland’s national animal

UMIJOO: A children’s illustrative book, in the making, about ocean conservation needs your support

Environmentalist Casson Trenor has teamed up with artist Caia Koopman to create a children’s book, UMIJOO, that aims to raise awareness of the importance of ocean conservation whilst inspiring the next generation “who will grow up to be the leaders we so desperately need”. UMIJOO is the story of a young girl who embarks on a magical journey underwater where she learns the increasing pressure … Continue reading UMIJOO: A children’s illustrative book, in the making, about ocean conservation needs your support