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...

Children are now growing up in the age of technology, a world nothing like the one older generations (or any over the age of 20!) experienced during their childhood. There are heaps of apps, websites, games and videos for them to browse. This abundance of...

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...

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...

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...