Let’s go to… AUSTRALIA!
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.

6 top tips to help good habits STICK!
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.

Hit the books! The benefits of early reading
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.

Aargh! 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: Indian Adventure!
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!

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

Top 10 gift ideas for the kid who has everything
Top 10 gift ideas for the kid who has everything

Check out our top 10 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…

How to develop a growth mindset with Banjo: a teacher’s perspective
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 with Banjo: Canada!
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 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 x Banjo Robinson
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…

Teaching kids problem-solving skills
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!

8 top tips for camping with the kids
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.

A day in the life of a postie
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 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 with Banjo: 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…

Elevenses with… 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!

7 tips for getting creative with the kids 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!

The Cats at Banjo are hiring! Head of Product / Senior Product Manager
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.

Summer holiday childcare: what are your options?
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 goi…

Holidays at Home: 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!

Banjo Robinson is a Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient
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.

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

Elevenses with… Zoë 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.

Our Commitment to Change
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.

My Kitchen Classroom: Reflections on Home School
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 with Banjo: 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!

Printable Kits for Sunday!
Printable Kits for Sunday!

No matter who you want to celebrate on Sunday 21st June, we have your kids covered. Check out our Father’s Day and Special Person’s Day kits!

Elevenses with… Anna Kemp
Elevenses with… Anna Kemp

Banjo’s newest feature- little interviews conducted by the cat himself, featuring a range of interesting guests! First up, one of our fabulous Writers in Residence, Anna Kemp!

The Super Power of Mindfulness…
The Super Power of Mindfulness…

By MINDFLIP  Practicing mindfulness activities from an early age can be of huge benefit to children (and their parents!).  Habits formed when young will inform behaviours as they navigate…

Holidays at Home with Banjo: New Zealand!
Holidays at Home with Banjo: New Zealand!

Introducing our brand new series, Holidays at Home! Check out these six immersive activities for a whistle-stop tour of New Zealand with Banjo…

Talking about racism with your kids
Talking about racism with your kids

At Banjo Robinson, we believe that any child who is old enough to have a conversation, is old enough to talk about race and racism.

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!

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…