As education about poop gains momentum in being taught and talked about at schools, many articles are now appearing about ‘poop education’ both human and for the animal kingdom. We’ve written three books on the subject (awaiting publication) one of which is our ‘All Animals Poo and We Do Too‘ which features a fun section entitled, ‘Match the Faeces to the Faces’… To give you a heads up on what to look for here’s the WWF’s ‘know your animal poo‘ article: https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/know-your-animal-poo It’s important to engage children early on, ordinarily around potty time 3yrs as it breaks down fears, helps them understand and be aware of what’s healthy and what’s not, and it can be a lot of fun too, for both parents and their children. There’s an interesting article for new parents to read too, that’s worth being aware of about encopresis: https://parentology.com/encopresis-could-your-child-be-suffering-from-this-little-known-diagnosis/
A recurring theme we get in ‘The Daily Poo!‘ is about ‘Sit vs Squat‘ and the number of stand alone products (or should that be sit alone products:)) being offered to achieve the same result continues to grow in both popularity, and proof of concept. The ‘Toilet Stool‘ started with the ‘SquattyPotty TM’ and now there are a number of newcomers and awareness is growing of the benefits from lifting your legs to straighten your colon – i.e. mimicking a squat – which we were all designed to do and have done since the beginning of time.
However, we have patents pending to make going to the loo a lot easier with an aesthetic design to fit practically every bathroom and do away with the need to have an unsightly stool lurking in the bathroom, and that can be applied to hospitals, offices, public toilets, schools and anywhere that has a floor or wall mounted toilet – we believe there’s enough of a movement (ahem) to drive the need to make this option a standard for all toilet manufacturers to offer – for the health and care of their customers. To discuss our patents and a potential license do contact us at ‘The Daily Poo!‘
Next week in ‘The Daily Poo!’ as bidets and bidet attachments gain in popularity, we’ll take a look at wash vs wipe and catch up on all the latest news and views on poos and no. 2s – have a great week!
Welcome to this week’s edition of ‘The Daily Poo!‘ where we look at what’s going on in the world of loos & no. 2s, health issues, Valentine Gifts, challenges around the world, inventions, fascinating facts and quite a lot of silliness too. Let’s start with the perfect Valentine gift, as Feb 14th is fast approaching. There’s a company called ‘TUSHY‘ who have managed, amongst other things, to make a posh version of the ‘squattypottyTM’ and, although we have patents pending out there for an alternative – the TUSHY Ottoman may just be the most beautiful option for straightening your colons, or that of the one(s) you love… Added to which, their core product is, as their name suggests, an attachable bidet to wash your tush. Plus they have more eco-friendly and beautifully designed products in their range too, take a look at the website and discover them all! Another great gift idea is that amazing Poo-Pourritried and tested by us here at ‘The Daily Poo!‘ for the home, small enough to carry around and it really works. Another of our favourites is the ‘Who Gives a Crap‘ toilet paper range, and ‘Aesop Post-Poo Drops.’ If you love someone then surely you must give a crap and all of the above could just show your true affections.
A few other fascinating articles, stay on track with our guide to the history of the toilet, how they work and more abstract news such as why talking about cow poop has become an art form… here they are:
As the Science Museum continues its successful ‘It takes Guts‘ a gross, squirm-inducing show about the workings of the human digestive system, Farmers Weekly points out the effect that talking about cow poo has on unruly children. Teachers, catch the full YouTube of ‘It Takes Guts’ here.
That’s it for now. We’ll be back with more of ‘The Daily Poo!‘ next week…
The grant application has been sent for approval to Arts Council Wales, supported by Welsh National Opera [WNO] for an R&D period for the ABC of Opera stage show.
As the summer holidays kick in, we’ve now exceeded our 100+ ABC of Opera workshops and ‘Sing me a Story’ workshops for pre-school and KS1-3.
We have been awarded an author grant by the Welsh Books Council and a marketing grant too, via our publishers, Graffeg Ltd.
In the next weeks/months after Mark H negotiated a book contract with Graffeg obo Mark Llewelyn Evans, a series of our books will now e written and illustrated as we head towards the end of 2018. ‘The Academy of Barmy Composers’ [working title] is also being scripted for a stage show(s) to tie in with the book releases and should be on track for playing at theatres by late 2019, early 2020.
Yesterday, as The Costume Store in Great Dunmow, Essex was having a stock clearance, Mark H headed off to pick up some items for the ABC of Opera Workshops, and to appear from the magical trunk that accompanies the team to each school.
Run by the charming Tony & Ray, it was an Aladdin’s cave of costumes and all sorts – as they have been providing costumes for major shows, operas, Gilbert & Sullivan etc. for many many years. Although all of the kids love dressing up Mark resisted but did get some amazing pieces, many of which, apart from the obvious costumes, are to enlighten and amuse the children at the workshops.
Corsets, long satin gloves, bloomers trimmed with lace, bowler hats [John Blow], bustles, hoops, crowns, fairy wings, and some that show just how heavy the costumes were, all in all quite a day + one stunning piece that had been designed for the original D’Oyly Carte Opera Company – the list was endless and fascinating… so look out kids, there’s no escape!