How humans develop skills is a hugely important topic. We tend to think of going through school and into higher education or training as the main way we develop the knowledge and skills required for our careers. We think about going to sports practice or...

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 bestselling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.   What...

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...

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: Creating useful people   Jodie's bio on the...

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...

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 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...

Schooling prepares children for adulthood in numerous ways. Schooling teaches kids to follow rules, respect authority and pass exams. The overwhelming focus of the entire education system is academic performance; the ability to progress through each level of education and ultimately graduate from college or...

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...

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...

John Moore is an entrepreneurial accountant who has been an associate of Clever Tykes since its inception. John has four children and answered our Clever Tykes ambassador questions.   Tell us about you: I am an entrepreneurial accountant, working with an exciting accountancy practice who are looking to...

This month, Clever Tykes founders Ben and Jodie Cook were featured in Style Birmingham magazine discussing their journey with the project. Style Birmingham is one of the city's most prominent magazines keeping locals up to speed with news, reviews and comment on all things trending...

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

Parents are on the hunt for great ways of teaching children valuable life lessons. We made sure the Clever Tykes books were brimming with some of the most important life lessons a child can learn. We've put together a definitive list of the life lessons taught in the Clever Tykes books.