VIP Blog

This is where we like to share ideas for games and activities that VIPs will enjoy.

The blog is also going to be where we can invite like-minded organisations and individuals to send in their own suggestions.  We also comment on other like minded organisations the world only, who are involved in similar messages as VIP.

If we can inspire youngsters to play simply yet creatively, we can stimulate hobbies and interests in each and every one, that stay with them, as they grow and enter into the big commercial world.

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04 Dec

Guest Post:

Inedible Fruit & Veg

Inedible fruit and veg used in English Schools   A report has divulged that fruit & vegetables given to children under a government scheme are mainly imported, of low quality and with high levels of pesticide residues. This is in … Read more »

03 Dec

Thought of the Week

Fruit is nature’s candy.

27 Nov

Guest Post:

Type 2 Diabetes

OBESITY HEALTH ALLIANCE   Type 2 diabetes now affects nearly 7,000 young Britons.   Young Britons under 25 and 7,000 children have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This disease which is linked to obesity can lead to amputations and … Read more »

26 Nov

Thought of the Week

Weight loss is more than a physical challenge, it’s a mental challenge.

21 Nov

Thought of the Week

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

21 Nov

Guest Post:

Eccentrics

The essence of being Eccentric   Thank goodness for eccentric women in the sea of sameness we face each day. Girls want to copy one another but why? After the years of peer pressure have passed, surely it is time … Read more »

13 Nov

Guest Post:

Screen Time at home

Limiting your adult screen time   Parents are being urged to extract themselves from their screens and get their children ready for school.   The education secretary Duncan Hinds, says that whilst we talk a lot about screen time for … Read more »

12 Nov

Thought of the Week

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.

06 Nov

Guest Post:

Talking to children about PORN

Talking to children about Porn The concern continues to rise, with children and their easy daily access to porn.   The porn which is so easily found online, is promoting sexually aggressive behaviour towards women and girls.  A staggering nearly … Read more »

05 Nov

Thought of the Week

Be who you needed when you were young.

31 Oct

Guest Post:

Children and their Teeth

40% of children in the UK who need surgery for dental problems are already known to Social Services.   Experts have indicated that children with severe dental decay should be referred to NHS safe guarding teams as it could be … Read more »

23 Oct

Guest Post:

Homework for 3-year olds

Homework for 3-year olds   Is this an impossible concept to process, that 3-year olds now have to do homework after school?   In the States, the New York Department of Education is advocating half an hour of homework a … Read more »

22 Oct

Thought of the Week

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.

16 Oct

Guest Post:

Obese at Ten Years Old

Obese at Ten years Old   It has been announced on the news this week, that a record number of 10- & 11-year olds in England are “severely obese”.   One in 25 children in year 6 primary school are … Read more »

15 Oct

Thought of the Week

Contradictory as it seems, malnutrition is a key contributor to obesity.

09 Oct

Guest Post:

New Tech Toys

New tech toys   UK schools now spend 900m on education technology every year in order to teach the next generation basic digital skills.   Once upon a time, classrooms were blackboards, and textbooks but with the fast ever evolving … Read more »

08 Oct

Thought of the Week

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow.

02 Oct

Guest Post:

Colours v Drab

Colourful clothing for girls and drab outfits for boys?   It does seem to be the norm now to be able to get anything for girls in a rainbow of colours but for boys there remains a dull collection of … Read more »

01 Oct

Thought of the Week

Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.

25 Sep

Guest Post:

2017 Most Popular Babies Names

What’s in a Name   The most popular names of 2017 have been announced by the Office for National Statistics.   The most heard names in the UK are still Olivia, Oliver and Muhammad (all spelt in various ways).  Sarah … Read more »

24 Sep

Thought of the Week

It’s not like I called her Coffee Table, says Holly Madison, mother of Rainbow

18 Sep

Guest Post:

Warning signs

Back to School Behaviour   Going back to school can create many common anxieties, seeing friends again and swopping stories, having the correct ‘in’ accessories for the new year and feeling sure of oneself emotionally and academically.   How can … Read more »

17 Sep

Thought of the Week

Stop focusing on what could go wrong in the future and start focusing on what could go RIGHT.

11 Sep

Guest Post:

Can Play help in the workplace?   On Friday 7 September, Lego Play Day was launched in London, UK, with an experiment to investigate the impact of play in the workplace.   This was conducted at the LEGO hub in … Read more »

10 Sep

Thought of the Week

Children don’t need more things. The best toys a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them.

04 Sep

Guest Post:

Throw-Away Society

The throw-away society we are bringing children up in   Reading Festival showed a huge disregard for money, waste and possessions, and even more for the expectations that ‘others’ will clear up after us.   Up to 60 food bags … Read more »

03 Sep

Thought of the Week

Waste Not, Want Not.

28 Aug

Guest Post:

Eating Together

School Lunches & eating together   Soon it is Back to School time and where many low-income parents are happy that their children are getting a hot meal, others are not so happy about the choice on the menu.   … Read more »

27 Aug

Thought of the Week

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.