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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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.

21 Aug

Guest Post:


Spiritual or Witchcraft   Millennials are focusing on Witchcraft as a fashionable trend in their lifestyles.   They are called wiccans and are incredibly hip. These women in their twenties are 21st century witches, wearing heavy eye makeup, septum piercings … Read more »

20 Aug

Thought of the Week

You can’t tame the spirit of someone who has magic in their veins

14 Aug

Guest Post:


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:


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:


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   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, 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.