Ask A Stibler - I Don't Want to Play Football

James, aged 7 from Wellingborough, used to play with his friends on the play equipment at school during break-times, but recently his friends have gone football crazy. James hates football.  He likes swinging and climbing on the wooden fort. He asks us what he should do to get his friends back.

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10 Amazing World Changers!

Children have bundles of energy, ideas and kindness and can often see things in a way adults don’t see, as they look at the world with fresh eyes. There are loads of ways children can make a real difference in the world, not just when they are grown up, but right now. Here are just a few ways some have made a difference.

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10 Craft Bloggers We Love

It was Picasso who said ‘every child is an artist’ and exploring that inner artist enables our children to explore who they are, encourage creative thinking by stretching their imaginations and boost self-esteem by providing a sense of accomplishment. There are so many sources of inspiration on the web for making and creating and here are some of our favourites.

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Educating For The Future

Artificial Intelligence, which is gathering pace & widely spoken of as ‘the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is going to see our young people in the eye of a storm of change not witnessed since the advent of electricity. It is estimated that a fifth of the workforce will be automated by 2030 (that’s 800 million workers*) and it is likely that a huge number of the jobs our children end up in haven’t even been invented yet. So with this in mind, how can we best prepare the next generation for a future that’s largely unknown?

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Playtime for Earth Lovers

Getting little ones out in the fresh air is so important, yet how many times have you found yourself stuck inside because you’re not quite sure how to keep them entertained outdoors? Well there are a lot of simple things you can do to initiate play outside while simultaneously helping your child learn about the environment, encouraging their curiosity and appreciation for the world around them.

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Selfcare for Kids

Self-care is the current buzz word, but it’s not just busy mums who should be making time to care for their mental health, there are also lots of things we can be encouraging our children to do in order to look after their own wellbeing. Now while being happy 365 days of the year clearly isn’t realistic, there are things both young and old can do to not only feel a bitter in our own heads, but also to make the world a bit of a brighter place for those around us - feel good on the inside, do good on the outside!

Here, Chartered Psychologist, Yoga Teacher and Health Coach, Suzy Reading, who specialises in self-care and helping people manage stress and emotions, offers us seven ways we can empower our kids with their own tools for self-care. 

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30 Earth Lover Ideas for Children

What grown-ups do today will have a huge difference on the future of the planet that our youngest citizens grow up in. At Stib, we believe Children are a Force For Good & have a lot to teach adults. The most important tool they have is THEIR Voice. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of 30 world-changing actions that don’t need a grown up….

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