There is loads of guidance and help on the internet about Theories of Change (ToC) how to do them, why they should be done etc etc. The first ToC we ever did for our family buddy up project here are our tips
- Work with someone who has done one before or hire a consultant (we’re happy to help you here – just email us at [email protected])
- Really understand why the process to create the ToC is iterative (it really needs to be to get a robust output it took us 4 versions to get to what you see below)
- The ToC is only as good as the people who contribute to it – it really does need a good mix of people – especially beneficiaries (more so than the “professionals”)
- It takes a lot of preparation and hard work – much more that you would initially think!
One of our awesome families developed an open source pollution sensor that measures PM10 , 2.5 and NOx along with temperature, humidity and pressure and plots all this data on a map!
Why Do Wheely Tots like this?
Because families can
- Build a sensor themselves (as a fun and slightly challenging activity!)
- Use the sensor to identify hotspots
- Borrow the sensor for a week to see if it influences the way that you travel about the place eg tube vs bus vs car vs bike vs walking….or which routes are less polluted than others….
Would you like to get involved?
Our all weather sessions running again this morning and here’s a clip from yesterday in Woodberry Down.
Do you wanna build a snowman?
wheelytots.com/toddlers sessions running as usual this week. We have had a now very long standing aim to do snow angels……maybe today will be the day!
Please remember gloves, thermals, waterproofs (or lots of layers) for you and your toddler!
As a reminder wheelytots.com/ride will be next to Clissold Park at Kings Crescent Estate this Saturday afternoon – come along!
Hello All This Sunday 04 February 10am-12pm will be the first wheelytots.com/ride session of 2018. Outside the Redmond Community Centre. We’ll have balance bikes for toddlers age 2-4 and advice on cycling as a family in and around Woodberry Down.
Finsbury Park sessions start tomorrow! Come along and find out how we can help you this year!
Come along this Sunday (11 June), Trafalgar Square
Between 10am-5pm Wheely Tots will be in Trafalgar Square as part of the celebration of the last stage of the OVO Womens Cycling Tour.
Its a chance for families to ask questions and get great advice. Mary, Ruth, Lydia and David will be demonstrating puncture repair, saddle adjustment, chain cleaning, bicycle safety checking and helmet fitting!
Come and find us at the TFL Cycling Information Stall where there will be goodie bags, colouring in and plenty of friendly experts on hand about all things cycling.
We will also have some limited spaces to do some toddler balance biking (interspersed with watching some bicycle ballet….) throughout the day. Book a free place!
Details at wheelytots.com/ride and we’ll have the following things available;
- Activities for toddlers (songs, crayoning and maybe a bit of balance biking….)
- Advice and support for expectant parents about cycling in London
- Advice and support for families about pretty much anything and everything cycling related
- Sign up for toddler balance bike sessions
- Sign up for getting your bike serviced
- Sign up for adult/family cycle instruction
- Find out more about supporting and volunteering with Wheely Tots – a registered charity.
The Wheely Tots Team