Post-lockdown world envisioned as a renewed, nature rich-world in new children’s book

A new children’s book, What Happened When We All Stopped, has envisioned an inspiring picture of the renewed, nature-rich world, offering readers – both children and adults alike – insight into how to rebuild the environment and tackle climate change. Author Tom Rivett-Carnac, a former Buddhist monk who has spent the last 20 years working on climate change, decided to use the lockdown as an opportunity … Continue reading Post-lockdown world envisioned as a renewed, nature rich-world in new children’s book

Colors of the World: Crayola launch skin tone-coloured crayons in a bid “to help advance inclusion within creativity”

Crayola have launched a new pack of specially formulated Colors of the World crayons designed to mirror and represent over 40 skin tones from across the globe. The crayons company believes that children should be able to “creatively and accurately colour themselves into the world they see around them”, hence creating the new Colors of the World crayon box which includes 24 new specially formulated … Continue reading Colors of the World: Crayola launch skin tone-coloured crayons in a bid “to help advance inclusion within creativity”

Earth School: Daily environmental adventures online for students to stay connected with nature

Earth School is providing free educational content to help students, parents and teachers around the world who are currently at home stay connected to nature. Initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and TED-Ed, Earth School, made for children and young people aged 5-18, takes students on a 30-day “Adventure” through the natural world. The 30-day adventure started on Earth Day on 22 April. Everyday … Continue reading Earth School: Daily environmental adventures online for students to stay connected with nature

Sir David Attenborough and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker among famous faces leading lessons in new BBC home schooling initiative

Sir David Attenborough is among a number of famous faces who will help teachers and parents around the UK with homes chooling during the coronavirus pandemic as part of the BBC’s Bitesize Daily Lessons. The veteran broadcaster and conservationist will be looking at geography topics including the oceans and mapping the world. Bitesize Daily, airing on BBC iPlayer and the BBC red button, will run … Continue reading Sir David Attenborough and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker among famous faces leading lessons in new BBC home schooling initiative

Harry Potter At Home online hub launched to keep kids confined at home entertained

A new Harry Potter At Home online hub has launched to keep kids entertained under lockdown during the Covid-19 outbreak. The website is aimed both at first-time readers and longtime fans of the Harry Potter book series. Harry Potter At Home includes a reading guide for children looking to delve into the Harry Potter books for the first time, as well as a short text … Continue reading Harry Potter At Home online hub launched to keep kids confined at home entertained

Google project site – Harry Potter: A History of Magic – provides a fun resource for home schooling kids (and adults) about magick and divination —

Are you curious about divination and magick? Want to provide your kids with some magickal “home schooling” while they are off school where both you and they can learn about magick and divination and see some “exhibits” at the same time? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then head to the Harry […] via Google project site – Harry Potter: A History of … Continue reading Google project site – Harry Potter: A History of Magic – provides a fun resource for home schooling kids (and adults) about magick and divination —

Shakespeare Week: Hundreds of free resources to help primary school-aged children experience Shakespeare

Shakespeare Week, a national annual celebration giving primary school-aged children opportunities for enriching and enjoyable early experiences of Shakespeare, kicks off from tomorrow. Coordinated by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare Week, which runs from 16-22 March, offers cross-curricular resources and activities to educators and families, inspiring them to explore Shakespeare in creative and cross curricular ways. All participating teachers and home educators can access hundreds … Continue reading Shakespeare Week: Hundreds of free resources to help primary school-aged children experience Shakespeare

Backyard Nature encouraging young guardians to help protect birds over the winter

A Backyard Nature campaign is enlisting the help of young guardians to take birds “under their wing” this winter by making sure they have plenty to eat and drink. Backyard Nature Guardians are being called on to make bird feeders from natural materials such as pine cones or apples that they can then place in their own garden or backyard or at a community project … Continue reading Backyard Nature encouraging young guardians to help protect birds over the winter

DéfiPlanet: An educational playground in France for children and adults to learn about climate change and sustainability

An ecological theme park in France, DéfiPlanet, is an educational playground for children and adults to learn about climate change and sustainable development and to inspire them to take action in their lives. The park, located in Dienné in western France, which is spread across both forest and farmland is organised into two main sections – the past and the future – in order to … Continue reading DéfiPlanet: An educational playground in France for children and adults to learn about climate change and sustainability