Let’s go to… FRANCE!

Banjo wants to become an expert on France. Have a look at these extra resources and you can become one too!

Let’s go to… INDONESIA!

Banjo LOVES Indonesia! Check out these links to find out more about it…

Easter Activities for the Kids: Save 50% & get a FREE book!

Does your child love adventures? After the year they’ve had, stories are more important than ever. Keep reading to find out more about Banjo Robinson and our best deal, to date! Banjo Robinson …

Let’s go to… PERU!

Banjo thinks Peru is amazing! How much do you know about this interesting country? Check out these resources to learn more!

Let’s go to… ICELAND!

Banjo is so happy to be visiting Iceland. Check out these extra resources and you can imagine you’re right beside him!

Keep your kids entertained at half term!

Banjo Robinson travels around the globe sending letters (real letters!) to children, turning reading and writing into a game.  This half term feels a bit different as many of our community are li…

Let’s go to… RUSSIA!

Banjo finds Russia fascinating! You will too after checking out some of these extra resources! Start by looking at some lovely photos and reading some interesting facts here.  You can read all ab…

Let’s go to… THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS!

Banjo feels SO lucky to be in the amazing Galápagos Islands this week! Here’s some more info about them- would you like to visit too?

FREE children’s audiobook read by Pandora Sykes

Sign up today to receive a FREE audiobook read by Pandora Sykes. The 7 minute video also features beautiful imagery from Banjo Robinson’s new book.

Zoom Fun: Helping kids to stay connected over lockdown

Here at Banjo Robinson, we like to provide lots of activities for screen-free fun. However, in these lockdown times, it’s also lovely when kids get the chance to connect with one another online.&nbs…

A note to children of key workers from Banjo Robinson

An alternative version of Banjo’s recent note; for children of key workers.

Let’s go to… MADAGASCAR!

Banjo is learning all about endemic species in Madagascar this week. What can you learn about this amazing country?

A note to school children from Banjo Robinson

Banjo has written a special note for primary aged children who are once again dealing with the announcement of school closures. Read aloud with your little one to spread a little hope and cheer!

Let’s go to… MEXICO!

Banjo thinks Mexico is fantástico! Dive into these extra resources and you could almost be there with him, this festive season!

Let’s go to… PORTUGAL!

Banjo adores Portugal! And with these additional resources, you can fall in love with it too!

Let’s go to… MALI!

Banjo’s in Mali this week visiting his cousin Hawa. You can get to know this amazing country too with the help of these extra resources!

Let’s go to… EGYPT!

Banjo’s reached Egypt! He’s already having lots of fun learning about history, culture and… crocodiles! Join in the fun with these extra resources.

Let’s go to… CHILE!

Banjo’s in Chile- what a lucky puss! Check out these extra Chile-themed resources to complement his most recent letter.

Let’s go to… JAPAN!

Check out these fun resources to help your child learn more about Japan and the language, interests and crafts of the Japanese!

Celebrating Black History Month 2020
Celebrating Black History Month 2020

A list of online resources and events to help you and your little ones kickstart celebrating Black History Month 2020.

Let’s go to… AUSTRALIA!

Check out these fun resources to help your child learn more about Australia and the Aussie way of life, down under.

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6 top tips to help good habits STICK!

Check out our 6 top tips to help children establish healthy routines and encourage good habits to STICK at the start of a new school term.

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Hit the books! The benefits of early reading

The benefits of early reading seem endless to us at Banjo HQ. But what are the stand out benefits? Why do we believe it is so important? 2 min read.

5 tips to help kids deal with frustration
Aargh! 5 tips to help kids deal with frustration

Helping kids deal with frustration is a daunting task. Check out our top tips for helping kids process their emotions when they are feeling overwhelmed.

Holidays at home - Banjo is in India!
Holidays at Home: Indian Adventure!

The final instalment of Banjo’s holidays at home: India! Attempt our Ganesha drawing challenge, become a mendhi designer and try to spot all the tigers in this beautifully illustrated brain teaser!

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Back to school: kick-start your kid’s love of literacy

5 top tips on how to kick start your kid’s love of literacy and encourage reading and writing before the start of a new school term.

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Top 10 Christmas gifts for the kid who has everything

Check out our top 10 Christmas gift ideas for children between the ages of 5-8. From football fanatics to keen chefs & active explorers, we have you sorted.

Elevenses with Book Nook
Elevenses with… Book Nook!

This morning, Banjo is celebrating the joy of independent booksellers by sharing a delicious mango and passionfruit doughnut with Vanessa Lewis co-owner of the multi-award winning children’s booksho…

developing a growth mindset
How to develop a growth mindset with Banjo: a teacher’s perspective

Developing a growth mindset from a young age is essential. Learn about four important growth mindset qualities and how Banjo can help your child with this.

holidays at home: Canadian edition!
Holidays at home with Banjo: Canada!

Print out these four fun Canadian themed printable activities to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays!

Top tips for car travel with young kids
Top tips for car travel with kids

With the rise of staycations this summer, we know how crucial it is for parents to glean practical advice and top tips for car travel with kids. 2 min read.

Mumsnet and Banjo Robinson partnership
Mumsnet x Banjo Robinson

89% of mumsnet testers said they would recommend Banjo Robinson to a friend or family member. Check out what else they had to say about Banjo’s magical missives in this blog post! The perfect gift for…

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Teaching kids problem-solving skills

Teaching kids problem-solving skills can build their resilience and independence, whatever their age. Check out our six step process. 2 min read.

Elevenses with... Sophy Henn
Elevenses with… Sophy Henn!

This morning, Banjo is thrilled to be sharing a pot of tea and a Bakewell tart with the marvellous Sophy Henn. Find out all about her new book Pizazz!

Camping with the kids in Devon
8 top tips for camping with the kids

8 top tips for camping with the kids! Planning a staycation this summer? A trip to the beautiful british country side? We have you covered. 2 minute read.

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A day in the life of a postie

In this guest blog, we get a sneak peek into a day in the life of a Brighton postie, Nick, who tells us all about delivering proper, paper post in his community.

Elevenses interview with Serena Patel
Elevenses with… Serena Patel!

This week Banjo is sharing an enormous chocolate fudge brownie (and ice cream) with Serena Patel, author of Anisha, Accidental Detective.

Holidays at home feature: Banjo Robinson in China!
Holidays at home with Banjo: China!

Print out these four fun Chinese themed printable activities to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays!

7 creative activities to enjoy this summer
7 creative activities to enjoy this summer

With many of us changing our plans for the summer holidays, we’re starting to think about how to occupy the kids now that home school will soon be behind us. Here are 7 creative activities which are…

Guest blog interview with children's author Sylvia Bishop
Elevenses with… Sylvia Bishop

This week, Banjo interviews children’s author and one of our writer’s in residence, Sylvia Bishop. Find out about Sylvia’s inspirations and her new book!

Creative corner at home
7 tips for getting creative with the kids at home!

Check out our guest blog with Leonie Shearing, a children’s book illustrator. She discloses 7 top tips for getting creative with the kids at home!

Banjo Robinson: Your child's new magical pen pal!
The Cats at Banjo are hiring! Head of Product / Senior Product Manager

We’re looking for a Head of Product/Senior Product Manager who will report into our CEO, Kate Boyle, and work alongside our amazing team to ensure our product lives up to our ambition.

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Summer holiday childcare: what are your options?

Guest blog by myTamarin. 2 min read. Figuring out what to do about childcare over the summer holidays is challenging at the best of times. But following on the heels of Covid-19, this summer is going …

Illustration of Banjo Robinson in Brazil
Holidays at Home: Brazil!

Banjo is in Brazil this week. Immerse yourself in the fun of this exotic land with four free printables; fun activities to complement your next letter!

Mom's Choice Awards winner Banjo Robinson
Banjo Robinson is a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient

We are proud to announce that Banjo Robinson is a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient; ranked among the best in family friendly media, products and services.

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Glastonbury at home: Music, dancing (and proper toilets!)

Are you missing the festivals this year? Here’s your quick guide to recreating Glastonbury at home for the kids (and for you!).

Banjo Robinson interview with children's author Zoe Armstrong
Elevenses with… Zoë Armstrong

Good morning! Today I’m sharing some very sticky lemon drizzle cake with Zoë Armstrong, author of Find The Spy.

Commitment to Change - Banjo Robinson
Our Commitment to Change

A note from our Founder and CEO, Kate Boyle, along with eight actions to improve Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Banjo Robinson.

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My Kitchen Classroom: Reflections on Home School

In this guest post, one trained teacher reflects on her lockdown home school. What can she bring from her classroom to her kitchen table, and how will her kids respond?

Holidays at Home: Mongolia
Holidays at Home with Banjo: Mongolia!

Mongolia is famous for delicious pancakes, the bactrian camel and LOTS of dinosaur fossils! Check out our 3 new printables to bring Mongolia to life, at home!