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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 your child as they build their reading and writing skills – and their confidence too. Here are a few ways that Banjo’s cat cousins can help build the magic of your little one’s Banjo experience!

Are there other cousins near you? 

Do you have any pets at home, or do your friends and family have any? Could they be friends with Banjo too? Next time you go for a walk in the park, you might spot a few of Banjo’s lovely extended family! Why not chat about when Banjo and his cousin last got together and what adventures they got up to?  This is bound to make a stroll around your neighbourhood a lot more interesting! 

Looking at how different the cousins are

Banjo’s cousins are all unique. We know that his Thai cousin Kittibun loves the water, and that Inaki likes to go exploring on Easter Island… What other differences can you and your little one find in their personalities and their pastimes? It’s a great opportunity to talk to your child about the importance of celebrating individuality. Getting to know this world of cats might also help them find characteristics with which they identify. You can ask them: do you feel like being Ruko today and having a tea party? Or shall we dance like Ali from Kazakhstan?

Where do the cousins live?

It’s so important that your little one reads and writes with confidence and what better way to keep their lovely imaginations ignited by getting them to look into where Banjo’s cousin is from? Why not take them to the library or let them have a look at your device with you whilst you do some research. You can get them to write out what they’ve learnt and can even write Banjo a letter all about what they’ve discovered! We think Banjo would be super impressed!

Do they want to write a letter to one of Banjo’s cousins?

We have so many cousins! Check out the family tree here. Why not pick a cousin and they can write a letter to them asking them questions about their country? You could even use the PS message to pass on a message from the cousin back to your little one if you leave the letter under the sofa!

Cat cousin letters

Banjo’s cousins send extra letters (which you receive in your Just Shipped emails) so that you can get to know them a bit better. Can your child write a story about one of them? Encourage them to think about the country they’re in and what it must be like for them. 

We hope that you enjoyed this blog and please feel free to share any blog ideas with us about how we can keep the Banjo magic alive with your little one. Check out our other Banjo Magic blogs here. 

Remember to talk about Banjo with them, encourage them to find out where Banjo is travelling to. You can also follow Banjo’s Spotify account and have a boogie together, as if Banjo is actually right there with you! We’ve recently added some spooky Halloween tracks – do have a listen!

Also, we recently launched Banjo’s new and exclusive Travel Treats Rewards programme. Here you can complete fun tasks, earn points and receive fantastic, FREE prizes! Check it out for guaranteed extra Banjo magic! 


Lots of love, the Cats at Banjo HQ x