Caring Stars Exhibition!

Caring Stars Exhibition!

In partnership with IMM’s Care to Create and printed.com, we set out a very special Star Writing Challenge.

For this Star Writing Challenge, we asked our young writers to create a short rhyming poem about staying positive and spreading love and hope. We also wanted them to create a piece of artwork relating to positivity and spreading love and hope. The winners of this challenge had the chance to have their poems and drawings featured across different hospitals and care homes to help make Key Workers’ and patients’ lives happier.

June Writing Prompts

June Writing Prompts

If your children are stuck staying at home this summer, you can offer these writing prompts as a fun off-screen activity. Please also feel free to have your child write about these writing prompts in the free-write section of their Night Zookeeper accounts. If your child doesn’t have an account yet, you can sign up here.

IMM’s Care to Create Challenge: Write a Letter to a Key Worker!

IMM’s Care to Create Challenge: Write a Letter to a Key Worker!

In partnership with IMM’s Care to Create, we asked children to write a letter to a Key Worker, thanking them for all the wonderful things that they do for other people. Their letter had the chance to be shared with different Key Workers across hospitals, care facilities, police stations, transport companies, as well as our social channels!

World Book Day – Giveaway!

World Book Day – Giveaway!

In honour of World Book Day on March 5th, we’re running a competition across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One lucky winner will receive a FREE set of all four Night Zookeeper books in the series.

How to get your child interested in poetry.

How to get your child interested in poetry.

Whether you’re interested in getting your child to read or write poetry, there are numerous benefits to introducing this form of writing to them. Poetry will be all around them, be it in famous children’s books they will encounter or simply through the songs they hear on the radio.

Star Writing Winners – Publishing Opportunity!

Star Writing Winners – Publishing Opportunity!

We’re reprinting our first book “Night Zookeeper: The Giraffes of Whispering Wood”. We decided our reprint would be the perfect opportunity to feature some new writing from our Night Zookeeper Writers on platform! We set out a Star Writing Challenge…

Introducing: Interactive Challenges

Introducing: Interactive Challenges

We have an exciting new feature to share with you! We now have thousands of curriculum linked interactive challenges available on the Night Zookeeper platform! These challenges cover all required learning for ages 5-12+.

Twenty Writing Prompts for 2020

Twenty Writing Prompts for 2020

2020 marks a lot of new beginnings, which might be difficult for children to understand. It marks the start of a new year but also, even a new decade! We thought it would be fun to serve up some fresh new writing prompts to help your children better understand what all the buzz about a new year is about. What better character to deliver these prompts, but Maji the Time Travelling Elephant? She knows a lot about new years!

Tips on How to Raise a Creative Child

Tips on How to Raise a Creative Child

Whether your child is naturally creative, or not quite there yet, there are ways in which you can raise them to be the most creative version of themselves. By consciously providing them with the right influences, materials and environment, you can help their inner writer and artist blossom.

Night Zookeeper – Year in Review

Night Zookeeper – Year in Review

Happy New Year! 🎉 We’ve been working really hard all year and wanted to share all of the things we’ve been up to in 2019.

This has been full of magic and great memories. It has been such a transformative that rather than simply listing out all of our adventures, we are breaking with tradition, and have instead produced a beautiful infographic.

Wonderful Winter Writing Prompts for Kids

Wonderful Winter Writing Prompts for Kids

Some of the wonderful winter writing prompts listed below are intended to inspire kids to engage with their imaginations, creating new magical animals, adventure stories, poems, persuasive essays, reports and short stories. Please feel free to change the type of writing you would like your child to do; the idea is to get them engaged and wanting to write about winter!

9 Fun Ways to Practice English Writing

9 Fun Ways to Practice English Writing

When writing feels like a task and a challenge, often event the idea of it can cause reluctant writers to shy away. We’ve found that making writing fun is often the key to making writing stick. If you have a reluctant writer, or perhaps are just looking for fun new ways to engage your child with writing, keep reading! We’ve compiled a list of nine fun ways to practice English writing with your children. Many of these are alternative ways to get children to have fun (and be comfortable) with the idea of writing.

Star Writing: Invent A New Location – Top 10 Submissions

Star Writing: Invent A New Location – Top 10 Submissions

We recently set a really exciting Star Writing Challenge. To celebrate the launch of the brand new Night Zoo map, we challenged our young writers to invent a new location for the Night Zoo. To take part, they needed to create a new map location, draw a picture of it and write a short story set in this area of the zoo. This new location will then be added to the brand new Night Zoo map.

10 ways to encourage your child to want to write.

10 ways to encourage your child to want to write.

Let’s face it. Some children are natural born storytellers with creativity and imagination spilling from their fingers. For them, exploring creative writing is just the beginning of a beautiful journey. However, for some children, getting them to want to write is a tedious and stressful task. While writing might not come naturally to every child, this does not mean that your child can’t eventually learn to really love creative writing! This blog explores how to encourage your child to want […]

Fall/Autumn Writing Prompts – 2019

Fall/Autumn Writing Prompts – 2019

These prompts are designed to spark creativity and imagination within children. We encourage children to think about what they like about the season fall, but also ask them to create characters that would fit within a ‘fall environment’. Other writing ideas encourage the child to write about a memory they have about fall or an opinion they might have about it.

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