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Banjo Magic: How Banjo can help with sibling conflict at Christmas

We know that Christmas is a great time to get together with your family and have a lot of fun, but we also know that even exciting times can be stressful, especially when kids aren’t getting along! Wi…

Banjo Robinson x Everything Under The Sun

Everything Under the Sun is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by author and original QI elf Molly Oldfield, answering all the questions that children have about life on earth. Every Friday, join …

Banjo’s Festive Features: Family Christmas Films

Next in our series of Christmas blogs, we’re bringing you a great selection of suggestions for Christmas films that you can all watch together! So, get into your festive pyjamas, pour a mug of yummy h…

Let’s go to… South Africa!

Banjo is in spectacular South Africa this week and he can’t get enough of the landscape, the people or the giraffes. Check out these links so you can get to know this beautiful country too! Start with…

Banjo’s Festive Features: Family Christmas Trips

Next in our series of Christmas blogs, we are talking about the festive family trips you can make together! There is so much to choose from (and some of it you may need to book now as spaces are filli…

Banjo’s Festive Features: Christmas Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again… the nights are getting longer – and so are our to-do lists!  The Cats at Banjo HQ are here with a helping paw to provide some inspiration for your festive shopping. …

Banjo Magic: How Banjo can help in the kitchen

As part of the wonderful letters that your little one receives, they’ll also have a recipe from the country that Banjo is visiting. We know how much fun they have in the kitchen and so wanted to share…

Let’s go to… Morocco!

Banjo is in magical Morocco this week, and he’s utterly enchanted! Why not get stuck into these extra resources and you’ll understand why! Start with some interesting facts and stunning photographs of…

Banjo’s Festive Features: Making Reading Magical with Christmas Books

In our Christmas series of blogs, we are starting off with our favourite Christmas books, as well as tips for making reading magical. Reading happily is amazing for your little one’s development and c…

Geography Awareness Week

This week it’s Geography Awareness Week! National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness to the shortage in American education and excite people about geography as both a disci…

Banjo Magic: How Banjo can help with bullies

It is wonderful to know that our little ones feel safe in the knowledge that Banjo is always kind and loves them. However, we also know that out in the world children can experience an awful time if t…

Anti-Bullying Week: How can I help my kids?

Tomorrow is the start of Anti-Bullying Week.  As ever, bullying remains a real concern for kids and parents. Unkind words and actions can really affect our children and could lead to them bottlin…

Family Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes

Do you have a slow cooker or a crock pot in the cupboard that’s gathering dust? Or, do you love slow cooking but are getting a bit fed up of using the same recipes? Well, if like us, you wanted some n…

Banjo Magic: Prrrfect Christmas gifts for your little one

We can’t quite believe that in just over seven weeks, we will be waking up to Christmas morning! Seeing the excitement on our little ones’ faces makes the weeks of finding the perfect turkey and prese…

Let’s go to… THE USA!

Banjo’s having a wild time in the USA. You can imagine you’re there too with these extra bits and pieces! Start with some interesting facts about this huge place!  Want to learn all the states an…

Bonfire Night: Animal Friendly Fireworks

The 5th of November is always a big occasion across the United Kingdom. Lighting up bonfires, good food and of course watching amazing firework displays or putting on your own backyard fireworks fest!…

National Stress Awareness Week: Tips for kids handling stress

Today is the end of National Stress Awareness Week and here at Banjo HQ we’ve been thinking about what can be stressful for our little ones, and what we can do to help.  Plenty of things can caus…

Banjo Magic | Travel Treats: If you don’t know, get to know!

Travel Treats Rewards offers all parents of 5+ year olds the opportunity to complete Banjo challenges, earn points & receive FREE rewards!

Quick and Tasty Halloween Recipes

Halloween is fast approaching and here at Banjo HQ we’re already dreaming of all the spooky snacks we’ll be eating on Sunday. We’ve been sharing some of our favourite quick Halloween recipes with…

National Black Cat Day

With four days left until Halloween, National Black Cat Day is a day to celebrate a pet that’s been given a bad rep throughout the centuries and which is one of the biggest symbols of Halloween, along…

Banjo Magic: Introducing Banjo’s Cat Cousins

This week’s Banjo Magic blog is all about how you can use Banjo’s international cat cousins to entertain your little one. The world of Banjo is huge and so exploring every aspect of it can support you…

Halloween Half Term Planner!

Did you know that Banjo loves HALLOWEEN? It’s one of his favourite holidays. To help you get organised and make the most of your little one’s spooktacular week off school, we’ve made…

Let’s go to… ZIMBABWE!

Banjo thinks Zimbabwe is AMAZING! Dive into these extra resources to find out why. Start with some facts about Zimbabwe’s geography, history and more.  Now lose yourself in these beautiful images.  Zi…

Banjo’s Halloween Mask Challenge Competition!

Looking for Halloween costume ideas? We have got the Banjo fan in your life covered.  Print off our special A4 Banjo Robinson mask here and let your little one decorate it and tie together with s…

Black History Month UK: Black Owned Kids Businesses

Since 1987, the UK has celebrated Black History Month every October. And whilst it’s so important for schools and other institutions to have this as a focus every autumn, learning about the subject of…

World Food Day: Banjo’s Five Favourite Recipes for kids

Today is World Food Day and we absolutely LOVE talking about food from around the world here at Banjo HQ! From New Zealand’s yummy crayfish to soda bread from Ireland, the dishes you can discover from…

Banjo Magic: Letter Storage

In this week’s Banjo Magic blog, we talk about how you can store all of Banjo’s letters and recipe cards. One of the things we know a lot of our little readers like to do, is refer back to their…

Halloween Fun: Spooky things to do with the kids

We can’t believe that Halloween is almost here and that the kids are breaking up for half term ALREADY! Here at Banjo HQ, we’ve been thinking about what spooky Halloween events that you can attend wit…

Black History Month UK: Moments in history to talk to your kids about

Since 1987, the UK has celebrated Black History Month every October. And whilst it’s so important for schools and other institutions to have this as a focus every autumn, learning about the subject of…

world mental health day activities for kids ages 5+
World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day encourages more awareness, education and advocacy against the social stigma and discrimination towards people suffering from mental health issues. Each year the day aims to get…

Black History Month UK: Top kids books

Since 1987, the UK has celebrated Black History Month every October. And whilst it’s so important for schools and other institutions to have this as a focus every autumn, learning about the subject of…

Banjo Magic: How Banjo can help in the holidays

With the kids now back at school, half term and (dare we say it..?) Christmas break around the corner parents are asking us; how can Banjo help us during the holidays? In this week’s series of B…

Dyslexia Awareness Week

With one in ten of us having some form of dyslexia, it’s a great idea to talk to your child about what it is and what it means for people who have it. Banjo’s Australian cousin Riley has dyslexia and …

Autumn Weekends At Home: Educational TV shows

As the days are getting chillier, the idea of spending all day running around outside is becoming less and less appealing! So why not grab the blankets, get some popcorn and snuggle up to watch a tele…

Let’s go to… KAZAKHSTAN!

Banjo is having a great time in KAZAKHSTAN this week. Check out these extra resources and you’ll soon see why! Start with a look at a map of Kazakhstan.  Then you can move on to some  history and geog…

National Badger Day: 5 Badger Lessons

Today is National Badger Day and we are celebrating all things AMAZING about this iconic native British wildlife species. Badgers are fascinating animals, members of the same family that includes weas…

London Marathon: What else is 26.2 miles?

Today is the London Marathon and we want to wish the best of luck to all the amazing runners taking part! When talking about the route to our little ones, we realised that 26.2 miles is an unimaginabl…

Banjo Magic: Talk To Your Child Through Banjo

One of the most positive pieces of feedback we receive from our customers is how, as parents, they’ve been able to talk to their children through the mouthpiece of Banjo. It’s an odd time for many lit…

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards – Vote Now!

Now, if you fancy a silly hour looking at funny wildlife photos with your little one, then this is going to be right up your street! While living in East Africa and working as a wildlife photographer,…

Celebrating the Joy of Poetry with your Child

From rhyming picture books to pop songs on the radio, poetry is everywhere in your child’s life and today – National Poetry Day – is a great time to celebrate reading it- and writing it too! There are…

World Tourism Day: International Comfort Foods

Today is World Tourism Day and we are salivating over at Banjo HQ as we think about international comfort foods. Yummy! So, here’s a look at our favourites from around the globe: Filipino Adobo This s…

Recycle Week: Our Favourite Recycled Products

As it’s coming to the end of Recycle Week, we’ve been thinking about whether the products we use every day are recycled. According to National Geographic, a MASSIVE 91% of the world’s plastic isn’t re…

Banjo Magic: Involve The Family!

When trying to keep the magic alive between your children’s letters from Banjo, a few simple changes can really help. Get your whole family involved in the magic – they’ll add to the authenticit…

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…