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Our friend Emma has painted some pictures of ZuZu and ZaZa for us! ZuZu & ZaZa Socially Distancing ZuZu wearing a face mask! Mama demonstrates good 'wing' washing. Emma took me on a bike ride this morning and we saw the wild meadow that is growing in front of Kings
An interesting post from United Purpose. There is a link between the behavioural determinants they set out below and our Rainbow Circle process during which we ask that children themselves are involved in developing individual actions they feel they can take (that will impact the challenge) and impact opportunities that
Here are some links to a series of guides from Adolescent 360 for conducting design research with adolescent girls, adolescent boys, male partners, mothers and mothers-in-law, fathers and fathers-in-law, key influencers and service providers. The goals of the organisation is to increase the demand for and voluntary uptake of modern
These Extension Activities are from our Children’s Participation in Eye Health and the Promotion of Good Vision resource book for teachers and educators. Read more about the book and download it now! We have talked about Tippy Taps frequently in our 100 messages; in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Nutrition, Diarrhoea,
It used to be thought that brain development took place in early childhood. Now we know that the brain continues to develop throughout adolescence and into our 20s and 30s. Teenagers may seem more impulsive and less self-aware than grown-ups. In this TED talk, Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the
Eye Health and Vision Resource Book Click the cover to download We are absolutely delighted to be launching our Eye Health and Vision Resource Book. This 75-page handbook includes Topics and Activity Sessions to conduct with children aged 10-14. These are organised around twenty key messages. Some sessions include A Good Question for
Dear Friends, Greetings and wishing you all good health from this 9th week of lockdown. It is hard to believe that over two months have passed since the UK enacted these safety measures. I’d still love to hear your stories and how you’re getting on, please get in touch!  
Are you involved in providing distance learning during lockdown? Are you a parent managing homeschooling? We really like these tips from the Institute for Social and Emotional Learning, University of Bristol. The tips are scaffolded by 5 ideas. R – Rituals E – Energise A – Appreciation L – Lighten

May 25, 2020

Let’s Dance!

From the desk of Clare Hanbury… At every event and workshop I participate in in Africa, there is dancing and usually singing too. I’m always struck how good people are at moving and singing together and how rare it is that we do it in the UK and how stiff
On 9th April the Inter-Agency Standing Committee published a new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19. It was a collaboration by more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High