Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman makes giant sculptures of discarded animal toys. We talk to him about fame, finding your style and rediscovering your childlike wonder
People are always talking about political and religious differences, but there’s really no divide like the one between parents and non-parents. I know, because I worked in an office for a while where I was the only person with kids.
Kirsten Drysdale discovers how to talk to kids about sex with help from sex columnist Maureen Matthews, and sexual health nurse, educator and founder of talking the talk, Vanessa Hamilton
In the backyard of my house, a small concrete statue of a monk stands praying beneath a bush of coral-colour tea roses. “Who’s that?” guests of barbecues sometimes ask.
A chat with Anna jones, a London-based chef, food stylist, writer, Guardian columnist and mum.
A conversation with Caroline Shields and Vanessa Morrish, about how positive peer pressure, small changes and a straight-talking attitude can have a big collective impact on climate change.
It’s a brave new world, where boys don’t always have to be so brave anymore, thanks to illustrator Keith Negley.
So, what happens at a kindergarten that proudly proclaims to have “no toys, no tools, no art supplies”? How do children respond to being outside with no equipment whatsoever, apart from a portable loo?
If you’re stuck on what books to buy or borrow next, here’s our list of awesome books given the thumbs up by a range of kids aged 3-10.
The thought of having to flee a war zone with your family would have to rate as one of the most terrifying hypotheticals the anxious mind plays out while watching the news or during a bout of insomnia. Yet twelve years ago, Jeremy and Jessica Courtney did the exact opposite and fled to a war zone
For a film about children playing, The Land, Erin Davis’s eye-opening documentary, is surprisingly anxiety-inducing. For The Land is not your average playground.
Brumm is the first piece I’ve created as both a designer and a producer. I wanted to start this new phase of my life with a toy, and specifically with a car, because it reminded me of the forms and passions of 1980s motorsports