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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23 Apr

Guest Post:

5-Minute Crafts

5 Minute Crafts   A Facebook page called 5-minute crafts which is based in Cyprus has come under fire this week.   The site suggested that women should wrap their stomachs in layers of cling film to create a smoother … Read more »

22 Apr

Thought of the Week

Jumping for Joy is good exercise!

19 Mar

Guest Post:

Striking or Schooling?

Striking or Schooling?   An interesting article has been written by David Reed, saying that Activism is more important than grades.   This Friday there was another large-scale school climate strike, following the one last month. Adults were secretly thrilled … Read more »

18 Mar

Thought of the Week

Climate Change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.

11 Mar

Thought of the Week

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

05 Mar

Guest Post:

Eating Disorder in under 12’s

Eating disorders in children under 12   We mainly think of teenagers and ages above,  developing eating disorders but the number of under 12-year olds with the disorder, has been growing in recent years.   Researchers are not sure what … Read more »

04 Mar

Thought of the Week

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Was it easier 40 or 20, or even 10 years ago to be a teenager?   Sophie Elkan, published a self-help book for girls last Spring, tackling the question of how parents can help. The book is The Girl’s Guide … Read more »

25 Feb

Thought of the Week

Why fit in when you are born to stand out (Dr Seuss)

19 Feb

Guest Post:

Youth Strike 4 Climate

Youth Strike 4 Climate   Everything we feared in the future is slowly coming to fruition. Insect populations collapsing. Mass animal extinction. Wild fires. Droughts, heatwaves and floods. The stench of doom is appearing incredibly quickly.   The strike took … Read more »

18 Feb

Thought of the Week

Climate Change is no longer some far-off problems; it is happening here, it is happening now.

12 Feb

Guest Post:

Good Samaritans

The role of the Samaritans today   There is a steady increase in children committing suicide in the UK. The Samaritans are the only organisation collated the statistics.   The Samaritans are of course immensely interested in protecting children and … Read more »

11 Feb

Thought of the Week

If you hate your life, change your way of living, suicide should not be committed because what if …

29 Jan

Guest Post:

Selfie Filters

The Selfie filters are getting widely used and are leading people to seek surgery so they can become that ‘filtered’ image of themselves. Maybe the filter changes the shape of your nose that you have hated for ever or makes … Read more »

28 Jan

Thought of the Week

The size of my waist has nothing to do with my worth.

21 Jan

Guest Post:

21-01-19

January 21stis officially the most miserable day of the year.   Is this just for adults or does it affect children as well?   The blues could be seen to arrive because there are credit card bills to deal with, … Read more »

21 Jan

Thought of the Week

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

The more time spent on social media, the more depressed children are becoming, is this the struth?   Girls more so than boys, it appears.   Girls have a higher rate of depression than boys and it is being linked … Read more »

24 Dec

Guest Post:

Father Christmas

Keeping Santa alive and real   How important is it to keep the belief of Santa Claus or Father Christmas alive for young and even older children?   They will find out eventually that it he is not real and … Read more »

23 Dec

Thought of the Week

As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.

18 Dec

Guest Post:

Security Blankets

Security Blankets What is the origin of security objects in young children and indeed, into adulthood when they remain at the individual’s side?   When a baby is born, they do not have the concept that they themselves are separate … Read more »

17 Dec

Thought of the Week

Security is a thumb and a blanket. Happiness is a warm puppy.

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 »