Creativity involves the use of imagination and ideas to come up with something of value; a physical invention, piece of art or a solution to a problem. Throughout our education, life and working careers, creativity may play a significant role in development and success. Creativity...

Watching films together is a wonderful way to address any issues and problems that kids may be facing. There are a few that really stand out as delivering a clear, concise message that can help towards developing and maintaining positive mindsets. We're excited to share...

Comedian, actor, cartoonist and poet Phill Jupitus recently joined us to talk about his stand-up career, influences and achievements. Phill tells us about his journey from painting a steamroller to having two doctorates, despite never having gone to university. The former Buzzcocks team captain was interviewed by...

Give the gift of confidence, resourcefulness and positivity to pupils in a UK primary school of your choice. "Eva's attitude has changed since reading the Clever Tykes books. She has started putting a lot more effort into everything. Challenges no longer end in tears, Eva...

There are approximately 95,000 elementary schools in the USA. We're looking to raise just over $1 million to gift Clever Tykes storybooks and resources to every one of them. It was introductions from our awesome network of readers and supporters that helped secure the equivalent sponsorship in...

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, shares key moments from his childhood and career in our latest podcast episode  The former managing director of retail giant John Lewis was interviewed by Clever Tykes co-founder Jodie Cook as part of the Creating Useful People podcast series, which explores...

Findings from the Creating Useful People podcast. The Clever Tykes podcast, Creating Useful People, interviews super successful business people and creatives about the childhood influences that shaped their lives and careers. Having interviewed ten people so far, we’ve started to identify trends between them; trends that...

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...

Recently we have learned about the ethos and teachings of Carol Dweck on the concept of growth mindset. For anyone who hasn't heard of this before, we recommend the YouTube video shown below as well as Dweck's book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In summary,...

In September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, the new Agenda emphasises a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for...

We all want the best for our children and the next generation. Certain traits and characteristics are universally recognised as being important for children to grow up into resourceful, innovative and, ultimately, successful adults. Collectively, these traits are what I would describe as being enterprising and there is an increased awareness of enterprise amongst parents and schools as we move further into the 21st century.

The Clever Tykes series is now available "fulfilled by Amazon". This means you're able to order the books from the Amazon store and receive them in double quick time! You can even get free postage and packaging if you have an Amazon Prime account. You can find the series...

Overall, 2017 has been a fantastic year for Clever Tykes, with the storybooks being gifted to all UK primary schools in January, then schools all around the world incorporating the books and resources into their teaching. We plan to expand our reach further in 2018...

On 16th November 2017 it was announced that Clever Tykes had won Entrepreneurs' Champion of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017. This is a huge award for us because it recognises the power of role models in creating more entrepreneurs, even if those role models...

We've compiled a list of the top ten TED and TEDx talks about enterprise education. These ten talks approach the topic of education and inspiring people to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial in very different ways, but each contributes to the growing awareness and importance...

On Saturday 20th May 2017 Jodie Cook, our co-founder, gave her TEDx talk at TEDx Aston University, alongside 9 other speakers. The day was organised by the TEDxAston University team and was held at iCentrum in the Science Park.   Jodie's TEDx talk is called: Creating useful people.   Jodie's...

We've had such great feedback from primary schools on our digital enterprise portal with storybooks, teaching resources and lesson plans for KS2 PSHE and citizenship, we thought we'd celebrate by creating some desktop backgrounds that teachers, students and parents can use! Choose your favourite, click on...

World Book Day isn’t just about celebrating your favourite book, it’s about celebrating authors, specific characters, and most importantly, reading! Every year schools from over 100 countries across the globe celebrate literature in one of the most fun and dynamic ways possible – they dress up...

The Clever Tykes storybooks are not only known for encouraging enterprising characteristics and attributes, but also for the bright, energetic illustrations that jump off the page. We sat down with the Clever Tykes illustrator, Sam Moore, to ask him some questions about drawing and why...

We’ve got some exciting news from Clever Tykes HQ! Co-founders Ben and Jodie Cook have made this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list of social entrepreneurs in Europe. From thousands of nominations, just 30 of the continent’s most influential entrepreneurs were chosen for the prestigious...