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...

"The course of true love never did run smooth", and the same can be said for children's storybooks! Since dreaming up the idea of Clever Tykes over four years ago, we have worked with some amazing people who have made introductions, supported our plans and...

We're famous! Jodie Cook from Clever Tykes discusses the Clever Tykes books being given to all 23,000+ primary schools in the UK, with thanks to Lloyds Banking Group for their support. Interview held on 30th November 2016 at 7:50am with Adrian Goldberg. Thank you to BBC...

We are very pleased to announce that from January 2017 the Clever Tykes book and resources will be delivered and accessed free of charge to every single primary school in the UK. Over 23,000 primary schools will receive a hard copy of the series and have...

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...

Clever Tykes actually met Lee at a Mumpreneur event - Lee is a Dadpreneur(?) but was in attendance with wife Sarah! Together they founded Bedouin Nights a "glamping" business based in Cornwall. They're the proud owners of two children and a copy of Walk-it Willow!   Tell...