Evidence shows that parental self-employment has a positive influence on their offspring's subsequent choice of self-employment as a career. But what about other forms of influence? Is there any evidence for the effect of story bound entrepreneurial role models? Well, yes, there is!We found a...

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...

Code-it Cody is the second book in the Clever Tykes series which follows the story of computer whizz Cody.

What the blurb says

When the Computer Club competition is announced, Cody and his friends must put their coding skills into action. Cody begins a quest to research current computer games before creating the prototype of his very own.

After months of hard work, the moment of truth arrives. Cody and the other Computer Club members have to pitch their prototypes in front of a panel of teachers! Cody’s friend Hana has produced a game that everyone will really like. Can Cody do better?

Hang on just a minute, a perm?!No, not a perm; a P.E.R.M - a positive entrepreneurial role model.We thought we'd do some research and see if Google could find us any positive entrepreneurial role models. Not sure what we're on about? Read our page on...

We know we need to do more than just 'teach' people entrepreneurship - 'learning' is a very different process, particularly from the creativity and attitude angle. We established this in more detail in this post here. I touched on how we must inspire people to...

This week we received a copy of Enterprising Child to get our teeth into. Written by mother and businesswoman, Lorraine Allman, the book is a resource for parents looking to nurture their children's creativity and enterprising spirit. Naturally, this caught our eye and we thought...

Walk-it Willow is the first books in the Clever Tykes series and she was the first character to inspire children with her story.Willow loves dogs, especially her big, shaggy dog, Stomp.  Stomp is a real handful but Willow has learnt exactly how to handle him....

Today we came across an article by Geoff Percival in the Irish Examiner online. You can see the original article here. It provides some great quotes from Professor Suzi Jarvis who is the founding director of the Innovation Academy at University College Dublin (UCD), which has...

In recent years the Great British Bake Off has inspired many of us to get our aprons on and our rolling pins out, and this is definitely a Good Thing.  As someone who spends their time encouraging children to grow and cook their own food,...