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International Day Of Peace: Help Kids resolve conflict

Today is International Day of Peace and here at Banjo HQ, we’ve been chatting about how we talk to our little ones about resolving conflicts. In this blog we’ve got some tips to help you support your …

Let’s go to… THAILAND!

Banjo’s in terrific THAILAND this week! Lose yourself in these extra resources and you’ll understand why he loves it so much! Start with some interesting facts.  Lean more though this fun song! From b…

Banjo Magic: Building Banjo’s Universe

We bet that you get asked a lot of questions about the world that surrounds Banjo, as young, exquisite minds will often want to know more about their furry friend! So we thought we would list a few fu…

Coding Week: 5 Benefits of Learning to Code Young

On his travels around the world, Banjo has learned loads of new and awesome languages. But the one he’s found most fun to learn (and thinks his pals should learn too) is coding –  the language o…

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Argh me hearties! So yer ‘ere to learn the vast secrets of this sacred day that soon be upon us!? You guessed it, we’re referring to ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day’! Today was started in June 1…

Inspirational Teenagers

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know all about Emma Raducanu and the AMAZING win she has just had at the US Open. Raducanu has not only made British history as the country’s first…

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: How can you help?

This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the UK and Ireland, around five children are diagnosed with cancer each week which is a staggering 1820 each year.  On average, 8 in 10 of all c…

Banjo Magic: Awkward Questions

Awkward questions from your little ones about Banjo may leave you stumped so here are some handy answers that will help to keep the Banjo Magic alive! Where is Banjo and why hasn’t he replied to me ye…

Kids After School Activities

Swimming! Cubs! Ballet! Rugby! There are so many activities that our little ones can do outside of school and it may seem a little overwhelming, especially if you have more than one child! Here at Ban…

Paralympic Games Spotlight: Round Up

Where do we begin? The Paralympics have been emotional! From the amazing words from Ellie Robinson in the swimming to Jonnie Peacock’s defence of his 100m T64 title, we were on the edge of our seats, …

Breaking News: Catmail Just Got Cheaper!

The Cats at Banjo HQ are delighted to announce a significant reduction in the price of the subscription bundles that we offer. As of the 1st September 2021, you will be able to receive letters from as…

Banjo Magic: Bridge the gap between letters!

One of the things we get asked most about at Banjo HQ is – how can we keep the magic going in between letters? It’s wonderful to see kids so engaged with their letters from Banjo, but we know that the…

Youth Mental Health Day: Self Care Tips

Youth Mental Health Day encourages understanding and discussion of mental health in young people, enabling them to live happy and healthy lives all year round! Each year, the day aims to get young peo…

National Read A Book Day: Our top books about mental health

Today is National Read A Book Day – a day that encourages all of us to take a break and get reading, either curled up on the sofa or with family and friends! Whether you’re rediscovering old fav…

Let’s go to… NORWAY!

Banjo is in amazing Norway! He loves the nature, the cities and the legends about trolls! Check out these additional resources and you can be right there with him. Start with some info and facts about…

Paralympic Games Spotlight: Para-Athletics

The Paralympic Games are officially underway in Tokyo and we wanted to highlight some of the amazing sports for you and your little ones! Today we are going to talk about the awesome world of para ath…

Paralympic Games Spotlight: Wheelchair Basketball

The Paralympic Games are in full swing in Tokyo and we wanted to highlight another one of these amazing sports for you and your little ones! Today we are going to talk about another sport that can be …

Summer Series: Ideas for Lazy Days at Home

And just like that, the summer is over! Do you feel like it’s flown by? Here at Banjo HQ, we feel like it has and as the summer draws to a close we thought we would share some ideas for lazy days at h…

Banjo Magic: Supercharge the fun with our PS message function!

One of the things we get asked most about at Banjo HQ is – how can we write a personalised PS message back to our little ones? It’s wonderful to see kids so engaged with their letters from Banjo…

Paralympic Games Spotlight: Para-Swimming

The Paralympic Games has officially kicked off this week in Tokyo so we wanted to highlight some of the great sports that we will see over the course of the games and how they differ!  Today we want t…

Paralympic Games Spotlight: Goalball

The Paralympic Games officially start this week in Toyko and we wanted to highlight some of these amazing sports for you and your little ones! Today we are going to talk about the fascinating sport of…

Paralympic Games Spotlight: Wheelchair Rugby

All eyes will be on the Yoyogi National Stadium in Japan this week when the first game of wheelchair rugby of this year’s summer Paralympics is being played. If you’re a sports fan who’s never watched…

Let’s go to… Easter Island!

Banjo can’t believe his luck – he’s visiting the magnificent Easter Island this week! Enjoy these extra bits and you can be right there with him… Easter Island has a complicated history and its i…

From Lemonade Stands to Miniature Empires: Top Tips for Your Budding Entrepreneur

By Banjo Robinson’s Founder & CEO, Kate Boyle  Did you ever set up a lemonade stand as a child (or how about a psychiatry booth like Lucy from the Peanuts cartoons)? I can report from the fro…

Summer Series: UK Bank Holiday Activities

Can you believe that the August bank holiday is coming up already? The end of the summer is almost here! Whether you just want a relaxing, low key extended weekend with your family or a final action p…

Travel Tips: Navigating long car journeys with kids

Aren’t holidays with kids fun? What about car journeys? Slightly challenging? Here at Banjo HQ, we’ve experienced a few long car journeys with our little ones and preparation is key! We’ve put togethe…

5 top tips for setting up an allotment patch from scratch

It’s National Allotment Week and so we’d like to give a shout out to all home grown vegetables; small, large, wonky and funny shaped. We salute you vegetables. Full of goodness, fun to wat…

Free First Day Back To School Printable!

Did you feel like you blinked and suddenly it’s back to school again? Us too! We’ve pulled together a FREE printable for your little one to tell everyone that it is their first day at school/nursery/k…

Summer Series: Family Feel Good Films

Can you believe that the kids will be back at school soon? It’s crazy how quickly the summer is going but, if you’re like us parents at Banjo HQ, we are trying to find moments where we can unwind with…

Free Comic Book Day – DIY Comic to do at home

Today is Free Comic Book Day and we have pulled together a guide with how you can make your own comic at home!  To make your own comic book, you need just some paper, something to draw with and y…

International Cat Day: Banjo’s Cat Family Poster

On this International Cat Day, we join Banjo in celebrating his wonderful global family With a cousin in every country he visits, he’s so proud of his fluffy family tree! You can print yours off…

Happy Snacking | Healthy Snack Ideas For Kids

Snacking!  The world seems to have gone snacking mad.  And it goes into overdrive during the summer break, doesn’t it?  The great news is we’re all out and about a lot more (at least!) …

Let’s go to… ARGENTINA!

Banjo is having a ball in Argentina! Now you can learn more about it too. Start with a profile and some pictures of this interesting country.  Wy not learn some foodie facts about Argentina? Want to v…

Play Day 2021 – Escape to New Zealand!

As we celebrate a much-needed Summer of Play with Playday 2021, the cats at Banjo HQ have been talking about how to use letters from Banjo as a springboard for further creative play.  We often he…

Summer Series: Holiday Packing Tips

No doubt you’re right in the middle of trying to organise activities with the kids (can you believe we are almost halfway through the summer holiday already… MADNESS!?) and that might even invol…

Team Banjo’s Favourite Adult Subscriptions

Subscriptions are a great way to keep the kids entertained or develop new skills and as parents we’re always looking for new ways to do that. However, this week, team Banjo thinks it is time to treat …

Banjo’s Guide to Argentina… for Adult Eyes!

While the kids get immersed in Banjo’s latest adventures from Argentina, why not put your feet up and get swept away in the amazing culture and beauty of this country too with these awesome extra reso…

Banjo’s Summer Series: 5 ideas for fun micro adventures on your doorstep

At Banjo HQ, we relish any opportunity to sneak in a bite-sized adventure. Read our top 5 ideas for micro-adventures here!

World Friendship Day: WIN 6 month sub for you and a friend

World Friendship Day: Giveaway! It’s World Friendship Day today 👫 and, to celebrate, we’re gifting one lucky small human and their friend a 6-month subscription to Banjo Robinson each! Ban…

International Tiger Day: Print-At-Home Mini Story Book

It’s International Tiger Day today and we are celebrating one of Banjo’s favourite animal friends with this print-at-home mini story-book of a traditional Indian folk story retold by child…

Banjo’s Summer Wishlist

SCHOOL’S OUT! Banjo couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of his pen pals (and their parents) who managed to survive this academic year! Now the hard work is done, it’s time to have some fun.…

Summer Series: Beaches

Welcome summer holidays! It’s FINALLY here! Our latest Summer Series blog, is all about planning those special days out with the family and getting ready to enjoy the time off and have FUN! Today we’l…

Let’s go to… ITALY!

Check out Banjo Robinson’s extra resources to bring Italy to life at home!

Banjo’s Olympics Countdown: Daily Exercise Challenge

The Tokyo Olympic Games are just a few days away and Banjo and the team are SO excited to finally be able to enjoy the games after a one year delay. To celebrate the start of the Olympics, Banjo’s put…

Summer Series: Theme Parks

Welcome summer holidays! With less than two weeks left before most schools will have broken up for summer in the UK, it’s time to start planning those special days out with the family and get ready to…

How to talk about racism with your kids

As a brand that promotes fun around children’s learning and seeks to broaden children’s perspectives on the big, beautiful world that we live in, we thought it would be  wrong to not comment on the ev…

National Doughnut Week

10 – 18 July 2021 The annual National Doughnut Week raises awareness and vital funds for the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury, The Children’s Trust– and all through the …

National Writing Day Competition 2021 | WINNER!

We had an amazing response to our national writing day competition with entrants from up and down the country! From visits to the Queen to unicorn adventures (and lots of cake) via trips to Blackpool …

Let’s go to… TANZANIA!

Banjo thinks Tanzania is AMAZING! Check out the links in this blog to find out more about this fascinating place.

World Chocolate Day!

We don’t need a reason to celebrate chocolate, but today it’s World Chocolate Day and so we’ve decided to put the spotlight on Banjo HQ’s team favourite treat! If there ever was a day to happily treat…