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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14 Aug

Guest Post:

Tomboys

To be a Tomboy   Is this a label that is still used to describe a girl who isn’t ‘girly’ enough?   There are many definitions of the word and arguments about whether it is negative or positive.   The … Read more »

13 Aug

Thought of the Week

The great style icons are Tomboys

07 Aug

Guest Post:

School Dinners & Food Banks

School Dinners & Food Banks   It seems incredible to learn that in 2018, there are still many families who rely on free school meals to feed their children good hot meals during term times.  Consequently, in the long summer … Read more »

06 Aug

Thought of the Week

If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.

31 Jul

Guest Post:

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays   How do holidays make your child happier and smarter?   Adults look forward to their holidays to relax, get away from work and stock up on energy again. Children look forward to fun time with their parents, … Read more »

30 Jul

Thought of the Week

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

24 Jul

Guest Post:

Coram’s Fields

Coram’s Fields and Harmsworth Memorial Playground is a children’s charity that serves as a safe place for all children to come and play. As well as a seven-acre park and playground situated in Bloomsbury, London it also has an after school and … Read more »

23 Jul

Thought of the Week

The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing.

17 Jul

Guest Post:

Think Like a Child

Think Like a Child   We all know that children are generally more creative than adults. Dr Stephanie Carlson, an expert on childhood brain development (University of Minnesota) explains that children spend up to 2/3 of their time in imaginative … Read more »

16 Jul

Thought of the Week

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. (Dr Seuss)

10 Jul

Guest Post:

MODERN MANNERS

Etiquette lessons for 3-year olds   There has been a sense of sadness with the teaching staff in Llandovery College in Carmarthenshire in South Wales, sadness of the demise of good etiquette in modern manners. So, they decided to put … Read more »

09 Jul

Thought of the Week

Good Manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

03 Jul

Guest Post:

Self-Worth

When does a child’s Self Esteem or Self Worth start?   It starts very early on. By the age of 5 a child should have established their sense of self. But a lot happen at the moment that a mother/father … Read more »

02 Jul

Thought of the Week

Eye contact is way more intimate than words can ever be.

26 Jun

Thought of the Week

It’s always a Catch-22 situation. They hate you if you’re the same, and they hate you if you are different.

26 Jun

Guest Post:

Catch22

CATCH22   Here is another wonderful organisation whom: –   “brings support out of clinical settings to engage and support young people on their terms in non-stigmatised locations.  We work hard to prevent disengagement and offer, directly or through supported … Read more »

19 Jun

Guest Post:

” I’m bored”.

“I’m Bored”   Why is it so important that a child should be allowed to be bored and why adults should not react to this often uttered statement?   The words provoke a feeling of inadequacy in adults to be … Read more »

18 Jun

Thought of the Week

Sometimes I pretend to be normal but it gets boring, so I go back to being ME.

12 Jun

Guest Post:

Bread

Bread, the food of life.   The importance of bread in the bible is it’s association with miracles and the magical supply of food.  Manna is the word used in the bible for the bread God supplied to the people … Read more »

11 Jun

Thought of the Week

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

05 Jun

Guest Post:

International Day of the Child

International Day of the Child   The date of the International Day of the Child varies over the world.   The 1st of June is celebrated in 50 countries, whilst others celebrate the Universal Children’s Day on the 20th November. … Read more »

04 Jun

Thought of the Week

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

29 May

Guest Post:

PATHS Plus

Set up by Barnardos, Paths Plus programme seeks to empower children to develop the fundamental social & emotional learning skills to make positive choices throughout life.   Realising Ambition funded Paths Plus, which is a UK wide initiative founded to … Read more »

28 May

Thought of the Week

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.

20 May

Guest Post:

Modern Women Education

Allow Your Inner Girl Become Intelligent Princess Today in this busy world it is easy to forget being happy and concentrate on being safe and stable. Why not let your dreams come true? Modern education can help. Modern Women Education … Read more »

15 May

Guest Post:

Hiring Snowflakes!

Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a neologistic term used to characterize the young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offense and less resilient than previous generations, or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that … Read more »

14 May

Thought of the Week

This recession won’t be over until we raise a generation that knows how to live on what they’ve got.

There are so many clothing brands out there in the UK and beyond offering great styles for the modern child, why not start early by not influencing your child with very feminine or masculine biased brands?   The trend for … Read more »

07 May

Thought of the Week

It is not about gender, it is about experience, leadership and vision.

01 May

Guest Post:

YouTube

Is YouTube collecting data on children?   A complaint has been filed by a group of 23 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups, against the US Federal Trade Commission, saying that Google is breaking child protection laws by collecting and … Read more »