The Importance of Stretching – Part 1

The Importance of Stretching – Part 1

Why Stretch? Our day to day lives put stresses on our bodies and over time, we build and store tension through bad posture and repetitive activity. This is especially true of people who work with computers. Most office/computer workers are guilty of slouching, hunching, and peering (imagine a buzzard stance, hunched shoulders, and neck extended […]

Children’s Art Week

Children’s Art Week

Children’s Art Week is run every year by ‘Engage’ who promote art education in the UK. This year, with the global situation, a lot of the events are being run online. It takes place across three weeks in June and July and each week has a theme which can be found here: https://engage.org/happenings/childrens-art-week/ . The […]

Summer

Summer

Summer is here! The Summer Solstice (between the 20th and 22nd June) marks the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Depending on where you are in the world, June can usher in the hope of warm, bright days (we try to be optimistic here in Britain!) or it can herald cooler months ahead, […]

World Emoji Day – 17th July

World Emoji Day – 17th July

A brief history of the Emoji If you’re an inhabitant of the digital world of the 21st century, chances are you are probably familiar with these. These pictographic images have revolutionised the way that we communicate, but what are they, and what’s the story behind them? Human beings have a rich history of using pictograms […]

Audiobook Month

Audiobook Month

Welcome to Audiobook Month! Stephen King once said, ‘Books are a uniquely portable magic.’ If this were true of printed books, then it is certainly true of the stories brought to life by audiobooks. For the whole of June, the world will be celebrating this form of entertainment and learning that goes all the way […]

How to celebrate Pride Month at home

How to celebrate Pride Month at home

June is Pride Month! This month is a time to celebrate and support the LGBTQ community in any way that you can. Whether or not you identify as part of the LGBTQ community, everybody can join in this celebration of love. LGBTQ is an acronym used to describe the gay community: L: Lesbian G: Gay […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week occurs between 18-24 May and is organised by the Mental Health Foundation. The theme for 2020 is kindness. The world is currently a little uncertain and chaotic. We all have so much going on in our lives right now. Many of us are working from home while trying to maintain some […]

International Museum Day

International Museum Day

How to visit the worlds best museums from the comfort of your own home. Monday 18th May is International Museums Day, held by the ICOM (International Council of Museums). The day celebrates and promotes museums around the world by creating unique and fun activities around a theme, which changes each year. This year’s theme is […]

Space Day

Space Day

What is the link between IQBar and astronauts?  On the first Friday of every May we celebrate Space Day. Humans have always been fascinated by the great expanse of space and through our need for exploration and discovery we have developed some rather useful technologies.  In fact, much of the equipment you use to teach our Breadies can be linked back to space.   Here are 8 inventions we […]

English Language Day – How to celebrate during quarantine

English Language Day – How to celebrate during quarantine

Thursday 23rd April is English Language Day. Today celebrates the history, culture and achievements associated with the English language. The event was established by the United Nation’s Department of Public Information in 2010 to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. English is commonly referred to as a ‘world language’, or a lingua franca which is a […]