Do you want help improve children's wellbeing over the coming season?
Created by Oxfordshire-based children's author, Martin Thomas, the Little Journal is packed with family-friendly seasonal videos and creative downloadable resources. Designed for parents who want to deepen the connection they have with their children.
Watch Martin Thomas, Oxfordshire-based children's author and creator of the Little Journal, share why we need your support to help increase the wellbeing of families... all through the year.
Through the support of individuals and trusts we are offering Primary Schools and Community Organisations up to 50 free annual subscriptions each, to give at their discretion to the families of children in their care. e.g. those on pupil premium.
The Little Journal has received ‘Good Play Guide' accreditation: supports emotional development, increases attachment and communication between parent and child, and supports the development of literacy and global citizenship skills.
Your support will also enable us to offer storytelling workshops to primary schools, and for parents and teachers to access the Little Journal Campfire Community online. Here they will be able to share and learn together and find support.
Grant Enquiry Form
If you’re an organisation or trust and would like to know more about giving a partnership grant, please contact us to discuss your support:
All support will be allocated to a special wellbeing fund, to help us roll out our programme to as many schools and community organisations as we can, over the next year. We are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and uphold all GDPR and PECR regulations.
I've worked with children, parents and teachers for over 25 years... and I'm still learning.
As a charity director... I’ve seen the immense challenges faced by families in the UK as well as overseas… and what the gift of education, creative opportunities and faith can bring to parents and the children in their care.
As a children’s author... I’ve seen the power of storytelling come alive in schools, as the eyes of children and teachers light up, through the excitement of imagining characters having adventures in strange new worlds.
And as a son and dad... I’ve experienced and witnessed the power of the bedtime story and the joy that this connection brings between a parent and a child… and the creation of memories that last a lifetime.
"I would enthusiastically recommend the Little Journal to the parents of the children I teach. There are plenty of families who need some prompts and ideas to support their child’s emotional literacy and to nurture relationships within the family. This journal facilitates families to achieve this together!"
Early Years Teacher
"I spend a lot of time talking to parents about their worries, their children’s behaviour and wellbeing. Children need affirmation, one to one time and someone to listen to them. The Little Journal is a beautiful resource, that will help families discover the joy of sharing quality time with their children."
Home School Key Worker
"The lay out is lovely and the pictures are gorgeous. There is enough space per section, without it feeling overwhelming and a chore to complete! We loved the mix of dotty, lined and plain pages! My daughter, who's dyslexic, liked being able to draw in spaces and the blue writing was also easy for her to read."
"I fully endorse the Little Journal and have provided independent expert advice. It is seeking to help parents and caregivers prioritise regular moments of connection with their children. This is vital for the wellbeing and resilience of families – particularly following the challenges of lockdown and COVID-19."