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Clever Tykes Storybooks ❤️📚 books to inspire kids 

May 22, 2017

The current world we live in seems to be dominated by information technology. Trips to the library seem to be far less and far between. It is very sad in my opinion, but unfortunately this is the trend and we need to keep up with the times otherwise we will get left behind.

I love reading and even though I do have a Kindle I enjoy getting books from our local library. I love the feel, the smell and the enjoyment of turning the pages a real book gives.

Its the same when my kids read, I love to watch them entranced by a story.

So when I found out about a scheme that would get kids reading material that would in turn inspire them to be entrepeneurs of the future. With the help of the Lloyds Banking Group, Clever Tykes books are out to “help you inspire and empower your children to be the most creative and proactive young people they can be!” How wonderful!

The Books –

Clever Tykes is a series of storybooks for children ages 6-9, which introduce important life skills and characteristics through positive entrepreneurial role models. The stories follow three separate protagonists as they each realise that there is something they are especially good at or passionate about, and they set about making this into their own venture. The stories incorporate the target literacy and numeracy skills for the specific age range and the entrepreneurial messages are subtle whilst important characteristics such as innovation, independence, goal-setting; hard work and resourcefulness are promoted.

The books read at an 8 year old’s level, but the concepts can be readily understood by children as young as 4 having the stories read to them. The Clever Tykes stories have been read and enjoyed by children up to the age of 11.

Clever Tykes is pioneering primary enterprise education and are being used in thousands of schools across the country. In January 2017 every primary school in the UK was gifted a set of these books.

There are three books in the series –

  • Code-It Cody

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?

  • Walk-In Willow

Willow loves dogs and enjoys walking her big shaggy pet, Stomp. When Miss Snippet asks for her help, Willow realises that she can turn doing what she loves into a great way to earn money and help others. Willow soon puts her skills into action, but when she makes a mistake she faces some tough decisions. How will she put things right, and whatever will Mr Moore say?

  • Change-It Cho – 

Cho is a feisty competitor and enjoys nothing more than beating George in races! Cho’s parents have always helped her eat healthily so when she sees kids from school eating junk food every day, Cho decides something must change. Cho begins raising awareness about healthy eating but gets a frosty response from the shopkeeper. After the local council tells her she can’t start her own fruit stall in the village, Cho is faced with her biggest challenge ever.

Verdict –

My boys are 9 and 6, and they both enjoyed these stories. I love to see how new things and ideas can shape the way they think and inspire them to do different things.

These books are not only fun but inspirational for young minds. The characters are fun and fit in with the likes and dislikes of kids today.

My boys liked Code It Cody because they are studying computer coding at school so they knew all about it.

If you would like to find out more about this series as a parent or a teacher there is lots of information about how to get involved at their website below –


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