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Let’s go to… Egypt!

Banjo’s feeling ecstatic – he’s visiting historical Egypt this week! Enjoy these extra resources and you can be right there with him… Start learning about this country with this introductory video! Eg…

Let’s go to… Japan!

Banjo loves Japan and learning about its history and cultural heritage. Check out these extra resources and you can imagine that you’re there with him! Let’s start with some of the most exciting place…

Let’s go to… Australia!

Banjo is in awesome Australia this week with his ‘sunnies’ on, and not a ‘brolly’ in sight!  Check out these links so you can get to know this fantastic country too! There are so many wonderful places…

Let’s go to… Finland!

Banjo is visiting Finland this week. He just can’t get enough of the landscape, the animals or the beautiful Northern Lights. Check out these links so you can get to know this awesome country too! Did…

Let’s go to… India!

Banjo is so happy to be visiting India. Check out these extra resources and you can imagine you’re exploring this beautiful country with him! Sing the names of India’s states and territories with this…

Let’s go to… Canada!

Banjo had a GREAT time in Canada. Why not explore these extra links and you can get to know it too? Start by learning some facts about this beautiful country… Now learn about 5 cool Canadian animals! …

Let’s go to… China!

Banjo absolutely LOVES China! He thinks you will too – why not check out these additional resources and find out? Start with an introduction to this interesting and beautiful country – don’t forget to…

Let’s go to… BRAZIL!

Banjo LOVES Brazil! If you want to feel like you’re right there with him, why not dive into these extra resources? Start with some interesting facts about this amazing country! More info and pics here…

Let’s go to… MONGOLIA!

Banjo is in magical Mongolia this week! Why not get stuck into these extra resources so you can learn more too?  Start with some great photos and interesting facts about this amazing country. From mus…

Let’s go to… NEW ZEALAND!

Banjo is learning all about magnificent New Zealand this week. What can you find out about this awesome country? Here are some extra resources to get you started! Check out interesting kiwi facts and …

Let’s go to… THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS!

Banjo LOVES exploring the tropical ANDAMAN ISLANDS. If you want to do some more exploring of your own, why not check out these helpful links? Start with some facts and a map here. Now check out at the…

Let’s go to… Somalia!

I’ve had a great time exploring Somalia – and you can too by visiting some of these fun sites! Start with a look at Somalia’s history and some interesting facts here.  Then learn more about this …

Let’s go to… Sri Lanka!

Sri Lanka is SPECTACULAR! Check out these links to find out more about this magical place! Start with some interesting info and facts about the country.  Then you can dive into this great collect…

Cheerio 2021 | A message from our Founder and CEO, Kate Boyle

It’s been a big year for Banjo Robinson (and his human friends!). Banjo’s learnt to tango in Argentina, he’s travelled on the Trans-Siberian Railway and (very nearly) climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He’s v…

Let’s go to… Scotland!

Banjo loves bonnie Scotland! He’s sure you will too after exploring these extra resources!  Watch this short video for a quick tour.  Then you can move onto some cool facts. On 25 January, Scots celeb…

New Year’s Eve Indoor Activities With The Kids

It’s been a strange old year (again!) and we know that having an extra-special night this New Year’s Eve will help us all look forward to a brighter 2022. . We started thinking, how can we make …

Kid Friendly Boxing Day Food Recipes

One of our favourite things to do at Banjo HQ is to take the time to cook and eat a LOT at Christmas but, however much we plan it out, there’s often leftovers! We’ve been all over the internet trying …

Banjo’s Favourite Kid Podcasts

The number of podcasts out there has boomed over the last couple of years – there really is something for everyone! Did you know that there are some top-quality offerings aimed specifically at childre…

Banjo’s Festive Features: Christmas Traditions from around the World

Next in our festive features, we’ve been learning all about the colourful Christmas traditions that are taking place around the world.  Over here at Banjo HQ, our international team have shared storie…

Banjo Magic: Banjo LOVES Music!

Over the last few months, we’ve been sharing ideas about how Banjo can help you at home and also help your little one every day. One of the things we have mentioned in our other Banjo Magic blogs is h…

Banjo’s Festive Features: Family Friendly Musicals

Next in our series of Christmas blogs, we are exploring the magical world of musicals! What’s not to love? Dancing, singing and (normally!) a lot of laughs all add up to a wonderful slice of escapism …

Banjo’s Festive Features: Educational Board Games

Next in our series of Christmas blogs, we are thinking about festive gifts for our little ones that will also help them learn something! There are so many educational games out there – but these…

Banjo’s Festive Features: Favourite Christmas Jokes

One of our favourite things to do at the Banjo HQ Christmas party, is to share our Christmas cracker jokes before we tuck in to a lovely festive meal together. So we started thinking… Why don’t …

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…

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…