So, what happens at a kindergarten that proudly proclaims to have “no toys, no tools, no art supplies”? How do children respond to being outside with no equipment whatsoever, apart from a portable loo?
If you’re stuck on what books to buy or borrow next, here’s our list of awesome books given the thumbs up by a range of kids aged 3-10.
The thought of having to flee a war zone with your family would have to rate as one of the most terrifying hypotheticals the anxious mind plays out while watching the news or during a bout of insomnia. Yet twelve years ago, Jeremy and Jessica Courtney did the exact opposite and fled to a war zone
Brumm is the first piece I’ve created as both a designer and a producer. I wanted to start this new phase of my life with a toy, and specifically with a car, because it reminded me of the forms and passions of 1980s motorsports
Having children really made us want to change the way we worked and develop something that was our very own. More specifically, we wanted to create something for our own homes that didn’t exist already.
There are natural dyes all around the home. Beets! Coffee! Cabbage! The coolest part of this crafty experiment is to see what colours come from what ingredients after they’re thrown in a pot.
My Dad has a great sense of humour and rarely acts his age (he’s 63). He loves football, which is something neither my brother nor I have taken to our hearts. Possibly due to being dragged along to watch him play…
A few months before my partner’s mum Joan turned seventy, she’d been asking questions about the internet. “So, you can really talk to your relatives overseas instantly for nothing?” Or, “You can really see pictures of how fat your school friends got?”
I went to school for painting and drawing, and focused exclusively on fine art pursuits until my first son was born almost ten years ago. While I continued drawing and painting and showing my work, I became interested in the idea of integrating my lifelong love of sewing and toys.
I’m a child of the ’70s. Brought up on a diet of Kiss, Ramones, The Muppets and Saturday morning cartoons. Rock’n’roll has been pulsing through my veins since a very young age, and the pulse only seems to get stronger as the years go by.
I started it ten years ago in 2006. I had been working in the world of independent magazine publishing, but took a break in 2002 to have my son, Oscar.
AN ARTICLE BY LIZ EVANS WITH COLOUR PSYCHOLOGIST ANGELA WRIGHT. Back in the 1990s, iconic Icelandic singer Björk told me that she loved to wear orange. She felt it was a healing colour, and good for her soul.