National Children’s Day

2659725Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities” Article 31 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

With just under a month to go why not raise awareness about the importance of play by organising an event for the day. This year ‘NCDUK2015 is all about how important play is for learning and creativity – and for the kind of skills that we need in a 21st century world’.

Click here for details, ideas and resources. For further play inspiration take a look at our Pinterest Board. Or visit our Pop Up Shop at Wood Street Market on 23rd May 2015. We’ll be there from 10.00am – 17.00pm.

Bringing Cheer to Wood Street

Screen Shot 2015-05-09 at 00.19.22We’re pleased to be  working with Gigi’s Dressing Room and taking part in regular Pop Up Shops at Wood Street, London E17 3HX.

We’ll be there with our Barefoot Books pop up stall from 10.00am – 17.00pm on 23rd May 2015. Come along to grab a book and to browse the work of designers and businesses from the area.  It would be great to see you! More details here.

Earth Day

On 22nd April 2015 encourage children to love and respect our planet with the help of the articles, resources and stories that we have collated on Pinterest. Feel free to pin your own.

CLICK HERE to shop for the Barefoot stories featured on our Pinterest page.

World Book Night

ITookTheMoonForAWalk_PB_WOn 23rd April 2015 give a book on World Book Night. World Book Night is an annual celebration of books and reading  where volunteers and give a book to members of their communities who do not have access to books. Anyone can volunteer to give a book, it can be a new or a well loved book that you already own. To find out more click this link for details.

We’ll be donating a number of paper back titles on the night, including  this particular favourite of mine “I took the Moon for a Walk” by Carolyn Curtis and Alison Jay. Who are you going to share a book with on World Book Night? Stuck for ideas? Why not gift a book from our collection, click here to browse.

World Book Night Update 9/6/2015 – We were really pleased to donate books to two organisations in the London Borough of Newham. The first, Ingeenium is a small creativity charity based in Custom House that provides, accessible creative projects for people in London.  The second was Little Diamonds Nursery Ltd based in Forest Gate, which provides childcare aged 0 – 5 years.