How to encourage your kids to write creatively – and enjoy it!
How to encourage your kids to write creatively – and enjoy it!

We all want to encourage our kids to write creatively. Here are 6 tips to get even the most reluctant writers inspired to pick up a pen.

National Share-a-Story Month
National Share-a-Story Month

Every year, National Share-a-Story Month celebrates the importance of stories and the power of storytelling. The theme for 2020 is The Planet We Share and the cats at Banjo HQ have put together a list…

Lockdown Long Weekend: 6 Fun Activities for Kids
Lockdown Long Weekend: 6 Fun Activities for Kids

Banjo HQ suggests 6 fun and innovative ideas for parents and kids to make the most of their lockdown long weekend at home!

Step-By-Step Illustration Guide with our Chief Creative Cat
Step-By-Step Illustration Guide with our Chief Creative Cat

Hello and welcome to our first illustration lesson with Ruki, the Chief Creative Cat at Banjo HQ. Ruki has made a step-by-step guide on how to draw our favourite cat pal Banjo Robinson! She’s also r…

Why Banjo Matters
Why Banjo Matters

‘Banjo matters’ – what value do his letters provide? Teacher and writer, Liz Golden, highlights the educational and emotional benefits of Banjo Robinson.

CNBC: Hot Spots of Innovation in the time of Corona Virus
CNBC: Hot Spots of Innovation in the time of Corona Virus

Banjo Robinson was delighted to be featured in recent CNBC article ‘Hot Spots of Innovation in the time of Corona Virus’ written by Catherine Clifford. Clifford identifies Banjo as one of three start-…

The Independent: 13 Best Kids’ Subscription Boxes
The Independent: 13 Best Kids’ Subscription Boxes

Check out the glowing review of Banjo Robinson in The Independent. Heidi Scrimgeour how Banjo is a great resource to help entertain kids during lockdown!

Dr Seuss Rapped to Dr Dre: Two Doctors You Need During Lockdown!
Dr Seuss Rapped to Dr Dre: Two Doctors You Need During Lockdown!

If you need to find a new and innovative way to get kids interested in reading, this could be it!

9 Homeschooling Tips for Working Parents
9 Homeschooling Tips for Working Parents

9 homeschooling tips for working parents and carers – easily digestible advice that will make WFH and homeschooling easier for families during lockdown!

Mumsnet Competition T&C’s
Mumsnet Competition T&C’s

Below we have detailed the terms and conditions of the ‘Most Magical Reaction to Banjo’ competition. We are running this competition with Mumsnet testers who recently trialled a free one month subscri…

The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Kids Entertained During Lockdown
The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Kids Entertained During Lockdown

The ULTIMATE guide to keeping your kids entertained during lockdown. 100’s of ideas including exercise, arts&crafts, math, english, geography, dance – you name it! A detailed compendium of useful link…

Celebrate Stepmothers!
Celebrate Stepmothers!

Here at Banjo HQ, we think it’s important to celebrate stepmothers today, on Mother’s Day, and every other day of the year. We also talk a lot about what family means. All of ours are different- and e…

The Inescapable Elf on the Shelf
The Inescapable Elf on the Shelf

It looks like we made it- the most depressing months of the year are officially behind us. It’s March already and thoughts are switching to Easter as the supermarkets fill up with chocolate eggs. C…

5 top tips: How to Protect Your Children from Covid-19
5 top tips: How to Protect Your Children from Covid-19

5 Top Tips We’re all flooded with articles about the global Corona Virus outbreak and, as a parent or carer, it can be hard to know where to begin. Here are 5 top tips to protect children from co…

Your Favourite Children’s Authors Join Team Banjo!
Your Favourite Children’s Authors Join Team Banjo!

Anna Kemp & Sylvia Bishop join Banjo Robinson as the voice of Banjo. All personalised letters will be written by these well known and well loved children’s authors!

Cinderella, Retold. (In a way that stepmothers will like…)
Cinderella, Retold. (In a way that stepmothers will like…)

Cinderella, retold is a fresh take on the classic tale that we are all familiar with. In Banjo’s letter he reverses the negative stereotype of stepmothers, that pervades society. A Letter from Banj…

Banjo’s Guide to… Love
Banjo’s Guide to… Love

Dear _____, Have you noticed how everyone goes a bit googly on February 14th? That’s because it’s St Valentine’s Day – which is all about showing and sharing love. A few things Banjo loves ar…

Banjo’s Guide to… Getting Along With Your Siblings!
Banjo’s Guide to… Getting Along With Your Siblings!

Check out Banjo’s 8 TOP TIPS for helping your children to get along with one another, especially relevant during lockdown!