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Thank You are two of the early words we teach our children (after mama of course!). They are two very...

Fun Facts: Diwali

Diwali, the Indian festival of light, will be celebrated on October 30 this year. During this five day festival, friends and families gather to celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil,...

Offer: Get 10% off Kano computer Kits!

  We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Kano Computers to offer all SparkHub fans a special discount! Just in time for the holidays, you can now order your Kano Computer kits...

Infographic: why kids should science more

Along with language and maths, science is an extremely important subject that is central to most school curriculums around the world. As well as the facts, figures and methods that science teaches, it also teaches...

BOOK REVIEW: i-SPY On a Car Journey

I have the perfect activity for the next rainy Sunday! Jump in your car and head out for a ride around your neighbourhood. I know it is the last thing you’d think about when it...

Active Listening: One of the most important gifts to give your child

In the media this week there has been a lot of coverage of the British Royal couple, Katherine and William during their tour of Canada. What many newspapers have picked up on — apart from Kate's great fashion...

Manners: Leading by example

The other day I was introduced to an acquaintance’s 11 year old son. As I entered the room he stood up from his chair, extended his hand and introduced himself. I was really taken aback...

Self Esteem: I am awesome!

Do you think it’s possible for a child to develop his or her sense of self by the age of five? I find it hard to believe and even when I read an article...

Ep023: A reading with...

Avril McDonald, founder of Feel Brave, read one of her stories for us: The Wolf Is Not Invited. There's...

Ep021 – Interview with Mogg Hercules, creative learning school founder

This is a video interview with Dallington School founder, proprietor and headteach Mogg Hercules. The school was setup in 1978 because Mogg believed so strongly (as we do at SparkHub) in the power of...
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Ep 020 – Talking creativity with KANO

We catch up with Oliver Beach at KANO to talk about how this innovative company is making a difference with its creative computing solutions. "Our focus is to make sure kids are creating and not...
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4 Creative Ways to say Thank You!

Thank You are two of the early words we teach our children (after mama of course!). They are two very simple yet powerful words, which we...

Volunteering: Helping out in class

Have you ever thought about getting involved in your children's school and volunteering your time to help in their classroom? When I was a kid, my...

My Inspiration: Sir Ken Robinson

The original "spark" that lead to SparkHub can trace its origins to a  TEDTalk given by Sir Ken Robinson, back in 2006, entitled “Do...

opinion: Nurturing creativity & imagination

  Sit back and watch any child engaged in play and you will be transported into another world. Listen to them make up conversations for...
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