Banjo Robinson Review

Banjo Robinson Review - Handy For Home-Ed?

Sasha Jackson
Authored by Sasha Jackson
Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 16:45

Banjo Robinson Review

Disclosure

I was lucky enough to receive some Banjo Robinson products to review, but I only ever recommend products I genuinely trust and believe in. So, you can count on my opinions being completely honest and my own. And those links I've popped in this review? They don’t pay me any commission, but they will hook you up with a lovely offer.

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Banjo Robinson Review

Are you ready to embark on a ‘paw-some’ (sorry, I couldn’t resist!) adventure?

 

Product summary:

Banjo visits a new country, from Australia to Mexico, each month, sharing his global adventures through personalised letters and activity packs. This is a monthly subscription for ages 4-9. As always in home education, the age guide is very subjective; older children would certainly enjoy this too—my 13-year-old son certainly did!

Banjo Robinson Review How it works:

A real letter arrives addressed to your child along with a world map, stickers and fun-filled activities. They write a letter (or draw a picture) for Banjo. Banjo includes a reply envelope, stickers, and cat stamps in each letter. Your child posts their letter under the sofa before bed. Tell them it will be collected overnight by the United Paws Postal Service! When they check in the morning, their letter is gone! Secretly collect their letter and keep it as a memento of their early writing. Check your email for Banjo’s notecards. Leave notes (written in Banjo’s voice!) for your child to find while they’re waiting for his next letter to arrive. 

The letters are only £2 a month. A Banjo the Cat plush and storybook are available to buy separately for £25.99.

There are lots of fantastic free teaching resources that can be downloaded from their website too. These will give you a good idea of what the packs are like - Free Teaching Resources 

You can receive free activities via email too - Freebies

There's a community of Banjo friends on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Spotify; with competitions, extra resources and topical stories. Banjo also dabbles in a spot of DJing on Spotify, sending you music from his globetrotting adventures.

 

The Home Ed Daily has an exclusive offer for our readers. Try a letter for free with a month’s trial - you just pay the postage of £1.55. After the trial month is up, it will renew into a 6-month subscription unless you cancel, which you can do at any time.

The code to enter to redeem our offer is HOMEEDDAILY - click here for your Free Trial

 

Banjo Robinson Review

Sasha’s thoughts:

Are you ready for a purr-fectly delightful adventure that will whisk your child away to far-off lands without ever leaving the comfort of home? Look no further than Banjo the Cat, your child's new global companion! As a parent, I'm always on the lookout for engaging and educational activities, especially ‘stealth learning’ ones. Here's why I recommend it.

Each month, Banjo sets off on a new adventure to a different country, and he loves to share his escapades and discoveries through letters sent to your child. Banjo’s letters are written by best-selling children's authors. Each letter is carefully crafted to capture the essence of the country, providing fascinating insights into its culture, history, and traditions. We explored the 'Oceans' and 'Canada' letter packs for this review.

Banjo Robinson Review Banjo Robinson Review Along with his letters, Banjo sends an activity pack inspired by the country he's visiting. These activities not only entertain but encourage curiosity and creativity, it's an engaging way to foster a love of geography in a fun and interactive way. It’s also perfect for sparking conversations about geography, history, and the diversity of our world. The first letter you receive comes with a big map, and like all the Banjo materials, features really lovely eye-catching graphics. Each destination has stickers for putting on the map and on the letter that your child can ‘post’ back to Banjo. I was very impressed by the attention to detail on all the resources.

 

Here's O placing the stickers on the world map, the welcome letter, and the reply letter and envelope.

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There is a great deal of interactive and fun content crammed into the colourful pages that are included in each month's letter. It's also aligned KS1 English Curriculum.

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I especially liked how the letter from Banjo had prompts for extended learning; ideas for what your child could write or draw in their letter back to Banjo, and also tells you where next month's location will be.

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My son O’s thoughts:

As soon as I opened the envelope, and then looked at the things inside, I honestly loved it. I mean, the idea of a cat that travels the world is wonderful. It may have been aimed at much younger ages than me, but I really liked it! I did the colouring-in, read the letter, storybook and the guide. It was certainly fun and I’d like to see more letters.

Banjo Robinson Review

Handy for home ed?

Absolutely. Banjo Robinson is a purr-fect subscription for any young adventurer. With its personalised letters, engaging activities, and educational content, it's sure to inspire your child's imagination and curiosity. This is well worth the cost of £2 a month, there are so many well thought out activities and prompts to extend learning in the packs. Banjo the cat is an adorable and engaging character, my 13 year old son loved him, even though it is aimed at a younger audience.

⭐️ Our ‘handy for home-ed’ rating of Banjo Robinson is 5/5 ⭐️

 

Banjo Robinson Review

The Home Ed Daily has an exclusive offer for our readers. Try a letter for free with a month’s trial - you just pay the postage of £1.55. After the trial month is up, it will renew into a 6-month subscription unless you cancel, which you can do at any time.

The code to enter to redeem our offer is HOMEEDDAILY - click here for your Free Trial

 

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