An alternative parent/kid website and zine for the generation who have grown older but not up. The kind who are more likely to be found down the skate park with their kids than teaching them table manners. For the parents who thought they’d never be parents and the kids who think mum and dad are cool (well, kind of).
Out To Play

Out To Play

Leeds based artist/illustrator Anna Roberts works under the moniker Out To Play. She illustrates book covers and for mags like Dazed and Confused and The Independent magazine, as well as exhibiting her own work. But it was her nostalgic illustrations of her three children that really caught our eye. Her...
Rolling With The Boys

Rolling With The Boys

A few weeks ago we went down to Cuckfield in West Sussex to hang with brothers Blue 11, Noah 8 and Frasier 5 and their dad Christian. After a session on the trampoline they took us to their local skate park which Christian (who presented 90’s Channel 5 show RAD) made...
All In A Day's Work

All In A Day’s Work

Our first fashion shoot! Photographed by the hugely talented Diane Sagnier, styled by The Small Folk editor, Poppy, and modelled by Elwood and Lilah. Who said never work with children or animals? We had a ball. Yeah ok, the tiger wasn’t real, but we danced to the Jungle Book soundtrack...
Old Fashioned Fun

Old Fashioned Fun

What with all this modern technology we have (iPhone apples, Wii machines, Sting-rays), it transpires that kids these days don’t know how to play good old fashioned playground games like Hopscotch. Or communicate with their parents face to face (can’t I just text you mum?). Thankfully, this alarming finding is...
The Awesome Road Trip

The Awesome Road Trip

In October 2010, photographer Natalie Mayer, her partner David and their 2 year old son Fred hopped into their converted VW T5 bound for Morocco, Spain and Portugal for a seven week road trip. She documented the trip on her camera, here is her photo-story. “I’m Natalie, photographer, and mum...
The Best Places To Take Kids Mountain Biking

The Best Places To Take Kids Mountain Biking

With so many amazing places to go mountain biking in the UK, it’s a bit of a minefield knowing which ones are suitable for kids. And what if you’ve got kids of different ages and abilities? Fret not, we’ve dialed up our experts in the MTB field, all parents themselves,...
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Modern British Childhood

Modern British Childhood

If you haven’t already, get along to see the current exhibition at The Museum of Childhood, on until 14th April. It explores how childhood has transformed in Britain during the period between the London Olympic Games of 1948 and 2012. From NHS glasses in the 1950’s and the folding Maclaren buggy of the 60’s to...
Autumn/Winter 2013 Sneak Preview

Autumn/Winter 2013 Sneak Preview

We visited childrenswear trade show Bubble London at the weekend to see what’s going down for next winter (yes, that’s NEXT winter!). As well as firm favourites Tootsa MacGinty, Grubbies, Indikidual and Boys&Girls, we found some exciting new brands, top of our list being the new Ruff & Huddle who are collaborating with print designer...
Corby Tindersticks

Corby Tindersticks

Tucked away on the top floor of a London trade show last summer we came across Corby Tindersticks. A gem of a find that set off the little bell that rings in your head when you find something new and exciting. Or maybe that’s just us. Anyway, we needed to know more about this Corby...
Dads Mag

Dads Mag

Kindling Quarterly is a stylish new Dads mag straight outta Brooklyn. Beautifully designed, it aims to “highlight creative individuals whose work and lives are inseparable from their role as a parent” and create “a thoughtful dialogue about fatherhood that is missing from our cultural landscape”. Issue one is out now and will appeal to anyone...
6 Of The Best...Yule Togs

6 Of The Best…Yule Togs

Find yourself loitering by the elf outfits in Johnny Lew, even though you swore you’d never dress your kids up at Christmas? Here are six of the best festive pieces to ensure they retain some dignity this Yuletide. Guest edited by Josie McNamara. Little Goodall $160 littlegoodall.com   Mamas and Papas £12 mamasandpapas.com   H&M...
School Of Craft

School Of Craft

Tis the season to be crafting, falalalala la la la laaa. Seasonal craft projects to come, but for now a couple of fantastic stocking filler ideas from new guys on the craft block, School of Craft.The innovative box design contains a sewing project plus lots of other ideas and starting points for creative exploration. The...
The Reason

The Reason

We’d like to introduce Ryder, the newest member of The Small Folk family, born five weeks ago. We are blaming the recent lack of posts on him. It’s fair to say we’ve had our hands full recently, but it does mean we have a backlog of exciting new things to share with you in between...
Junior Vintage & Craft Fair

Junior Vintage & Craft Fair

This Saturday (13th October) get down to York Hall in East London for the first Junior Vintage and Craft Fair. If you’ve been to any of Judy’s Vintage Fairs before you’ll know it’s worth the £2 entry fee (kids go free), and even if you don’t buy anything the cake and tea is worth the...
Clip Art

Clip Art

Hurrah, at last a kids hair accessory brand that isn’t all glitter and fairies. Lottie Nottie make (mostly) hair clips and bands for girls who aren’t obsessed by pink. Launched in 2011, the story goes like this: With a tomboy daughter, founder Charlotte found it hard to buy hair clips that weren’t the usual girlie...
Top Hats

Top Hats

As the temperature starts to drop our thoughts turn to what we’ll be wearing on our heads, or rather what we’ll be putting on our kids heads this winter to keep them warm and cosy, and looking cool, of course. We’re definitely into new kids beanie brand Zaini Kids. The baby brother of Zaini, which...
Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Next month sees the release of the highly anticipated Alley Runner balance bike from Early Rider. It’s their first aluminium balance bike and although at £150 it’s a tad more expensive than their wooden balance bikes, it’s worth it. With forged dropouts, a carbon seat post and handlebar, and clear coat lacquer, no corners have...
Monkeydoodles

Monkeydoodles

Monkeydoodles offers hands-on craft workshops and bespoke parties for kids. Based in London, they run workshops from various locations and venues (mostly in East London) and can even come to your house. Workshops are fun, bursting with crafty new challenges and lots of giggles. “Our workshops are shaped to offer children ages 4-12 years (bespoke...