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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24 Apr

Guest Post:

Reading trends

OnBuy.com have recently completed research analysing 2018 data from YouGov to find out which children’s classic books are still being read and which modern 21st century titles are replacing them.   Children in the UK still enjoy reading, 76% of … Read more »

23 Apr

Thought of the Week

A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.

  The Gap in life expectancy between poorest and most advantaged females reaches record high, prompting concerns that the worst off in society are being ‘left behind’   The life expectancy of the poorest girls in the UK has for the first time … Read more »

16 Apr

Thought of the Week

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

We have watched the progress of the Lammily doll over the years.   The Lammily doll was invented by Nickolay Lamm who modelled her doll on the proportions of an average 19-year-old American woman.   Standing her new dolls against … Read more »

09 Apr

Thought of the Week

Your body hears everything your mind says.

02 Apr

Thought of the Week

Be Humble, Be Hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room.

02 Apr

Guest Post:

Hungry Pupils in the UK

Head teachers from all over the UK, have described their poorest pupils as thin, with bad teeth and grey skin.   The National Education Union conference in Brighton this year, highlighted the issues facing many children growing up in poverty … Read more »

27 Mar

Guest Post:

AFG

Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive … Read more »

26 Mar

Thought of the Week

It’s not what you are that is holding you back, It’s what you think you are not.

21 Mar

Guest Post:

WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD

WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL   WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. Around the world, individuals and communities are insisting on the … Read more »

19 Mar

Thought of the Week

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

13 Mar

Guest Post:

Gender Neutral Mother’s Day

    Waitrose has dropped the Mother from their Mother’s Day Cards and replaced with a Happy You Day greeting, in a bid to become more “transgender inclusive”.   The supermarket said it was expanding the range to whom the … Read more »

12 Mar

Thought of the Week

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. Careful what you say.

06 Mar

Guest Post:

Toddlers in Bikinis?

Once again, there is outrage in the papers with a large UK store selling bikini tops for 1-2-year olds.   Back Pre-1980’s, children roamed free, without frilly bikini tops if they wished and just like the boys. Slowly we began … Read more »

05 Mar

Thought of the Week

I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me.

27 Feb

Guest Post:

Millennials and their Diet

Announced today was the sad fact that Millennials are set to be the fattest generation ever on record in the UK, stating the ¾ will be overweight or obese by the time they are 40!   Cancer Research UK reported … Read more »

26 Feb

Thought of the Week

Eating well is a form of self-respect. If you like yourself, you will look after yourself.

20 Feb

Guest Post:

Valentine’s Day Blues

How does it make you feel? Good about yourself, or even worse than normal?   We are inundated with photos of perfect couples going about their perfect lives, obviously utterly in love with one another.   Essentially a commercial success, … Read more »

19 Feb

Thought of the Week

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. Your heart follows its own path.

British children are getting less than the recommended 10 hours a night which directly effects their mental health.   The new research from bedmaker Silentnight and the University of Leeds, found that 36 per cent of primary school age children … Read more »

12 Feb

Thought of the Week

Legends says, when you can’t sleep at night, its because you’re awake in someone else’s dream!

Here are some simple exercises to practise with children to introduce the ideas of mindfulness.   1)   Fill a clear jar full of water with a spoon of glitter and a spoon of glue.   Shake the jar up … Read more »

05 Feb

Thought of the Week

Mindful or Mind full? Is your mind too full of thoughts or quite peacefully thinking about one thing calmly?

30 Jan

Guest Post:

Heads Together

Heads Together Last week Duchess Kate launched the Heads Together project offering a new mental health resources for primary schools across the UK. She launched the project in Kingsbury at Roe Green Junior School. She officially opened the Mentally Healthy … Read more »

29 Jan

Thought of the Week

The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.

16 Jan

Guest Post:

Social Dyslexia

Social Dyslexia   Have you ever seen one child playing alone in the playground, completely detached from the noises around him or her?  This child might have even expressed the opinion that they preferred their own company and it was … Read more »

15 Jan

Thought of the Week

A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find, lucky to have.

09 Jan

Guest Post:

2018 AND EDUCATION IN THE UK   Isn’t it quite incredible to think in 1975, it was still perfectly legal to hire men in preference to women for no other reason than their sex. Until 1971, it was also legal … Read more »

08 Jan

Thought of the Week

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. READING can open many doors.