Actress Charlize Theron shares how her mother framed adverse situations or news, and the follow-up question she asked. “I have an incredible mother. Her philosophy was: ‘This is horrible. Acknowledge that this is horrible. Now make a choice. Will this define you? Are you going to...

When did you first become self-aware? It's so easy to just go with the flow and do what's expected of us. Starting primary then secondary school, choosing our GCSEs and going to college. Then passing exams and trying to get into university because that's what everyone...

Today's the day! We're super excited that How To Raise Entrepreneurial Kids is now live on Amazon and in bookstores around the world.    Clever Tykes co-founder Jodie Cook teamed up with best-selling business author Daniel Priestley to create this hugely valuable resource for parents and educators. It's...

This article was written and contributed by Laura Zitver, founder of Road Awareness For Toddlers (RAFT). Life as we know it Since COVID-19 has emerged it has affected all our lives in some way. We are required to socially distance from others, meaning the way we travel...

I’m super excited to announce the launch of a brand new book! How to raise entrepreneurial kids has been written with Daniel Priestley, a friend and co-author whose work I admire. The book contains stories from both our childhoods as well as those of 200+ entrepreneurs and parents....

The coronavirus pandemic has seen schools across the UK shut their doors except for the children of key workers. The majority of the summer's exams have also been cancelled leaving many students in limbo. However, for younger children, especially those in primary school, there has...

Watching films does not only represent a relaxing way to spend time with family members, but this kind of activity is also a great source of inspiration for children. Indeed, movies can have a great impact on kids’ development, education and behaviours - which is...

Recently we heard about some absolutely fascinating longitudinal studies regarding performance and achievement on the 'Beers with Chad' podcast, run by international powerlifting coach and powerlifter Chad Wesley-Smith. The studies are in the book The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle, that Chad talks about from 3:26 into...

The education system prepares children for adulthood in numerous ways. It provides knowledge of the world, helps children forge relationships and helps them gain qualifications that will see them move up the educational ladder and land their first jobs. But should there be more focus...

PSHE or "citizenship" is an incredibly important school subject. However, since it doesn't lend itself too well to examinations and grades, it often takes a back-seat to other subjects. The provisions for PSHE vary from school to school.   PSHE in Schools   Unfortunately, PSHE is sometimes regarded as...

Today, there are more career options than ever before. With multiple higher education options, apprenticeship schemes and more support available to those looking to start their own business, there is a world of opportunity out there. As building a business seems increasingly popular and accessible, should...

Until Key Stage 4, enterprise forms no part of the compulsory curriculum, here in the UK. Whether or not you believe it should, many teachers are looking for ways to integrate elements of enterprise education into other areas of core learning. Enterprise education holds the key...

We all want the best for our children and the next generation. As parents and educators, the education and upbringing we provide children aims to make them well-rounded young people with a broad skill set. But what does this really mean and why do we...

As educators we're passionate about inspiring and empowering our students. In fact, helping children understand more about our world is an incredibly rewarding career. But often, the most rewarding elements are not around the transfer of facts and methods of how things are done; they are in bringing the best out of students; in helping them overcome challenges and have a positive outlook on life. There is an array of people skills, characteristics and traits that will help children develop into happy, successful adults. These traits not only aid academic achievement but are, arguably, even more important.
There are mixed opinions about the impact of Dragons' Den and The Apprentice on business and the kind of role models the Dragons and Lord Sugar provide impressionable children and young adults. For the purpose of this blog we will refer to Dragons' Den as DD and The Apprentice as TA and the comments explain how they portray the unhelpful lesson outlined.

Tommie Rose became just about the UK's most (in)famous entrepreneur last week with the breaking news that he'd amassed some £14,000 by selling sweets at Buile Hill High School in Salford before being promptly suspended. Naturally, this caught the eye of the Clever Tykes teams...

In the bid to inspire entrepreneurship and promote enterprise education, we must be clear about the difference between enterprise and profiteering. Society would be forgiven for confusing the two given the existing TV shows and enterprise schemes which exists, as well as the common idea...

I've come across some great pieces of research discussing corporate social responsibility (CSR) in a range of business sizes and types. Businesses' commitment to their sustainability and CSR is has been important for a long time in the corporate world but now it seems more...

With the increasing emphasis on enterprise education, particularly at a primary level, some teachers’ ability to deliver this content might be called into question. Some argue that entrepreneurship cannot be taught by someone who has no experience of running a business, but is that unfair? Some teachers have never left the education system. The route through school, university, and a PGCE is familiar, with many teachers embarking on their careers in their early 20s. Furthermore, people in mainstream education grow up around teachers and understand the role of a teacher perhaps better than any other profession.

This week the Tykes team received the three beautiful Island Friends books courtesy of We Are Lucky. Having supported the Island Friends project through their successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, our backer's reward finally arrived at Clever Tykes HQ. We're not going to hide the fact that we love...