Each day of the week Abbey House Museum will be sharing content for families via their Facebook Page.
Mondays are all about music, taking inspiration from our exhibition Sounds of Our City that unfortunately people can’t see at the moment we thought we would bring bits of the exhibition to Facebook! We will be posting about our star objects from the exhibition including our glass piano, special characters such as Padtoeski, the performers who played 3 instruments at once including the piano with his feet! And songs from our jukebox.
Tuesdays are for toys, we will be posting videos about old and new toys (the first one went up yesterday). Putting up pictures, asking for drawings and poems inspired by the toys.
Wednesdays are all about questions, we will be asking families to send us history homework questions and we will be posting mystery objects.
Thursdays are throwback Thursdays posting old pictures from how the museum used to look.
Introducing the ARTventurers Famous Artists at Home Pack, now available to buy!
As so many of us continue our homeschooling adventures, we’ve been inundated with requests for art lessons and art activity ideas to build into your homeschool timetables. Our Famous Artists at Home Pack contains everything needed to complete TEN different art projects, each inspired by a famous artist and their work. From Picasso to O’Keeffe, Warhol pop art to Monet’s waterlilies, it’s a fantastic learning journey that’s creative, educational and fun, perfect for artists age 4 years plus!
You can order an ARTventurers Famous Artists at Home Pack for just £20 including free local contactless doorstep delivery from me
Woo Hoo !!I am excited to announce that I am now supplying craft packs so you and your little ones can continue with your ARTventurers at home.
Packs will require you to provide your own glue, paints, brushes, pens etc.
All items require adult supervision at all times.
The cost is £8.00 each and includes local, contactless doorstep delivery by myself.
Themed craft packs to include, Frozen Floral , Space , Bugs and insects , General (could include friendship or missing you), these will be priced at £7.50 each.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or specific requests for which you need to complete your pack etc and I will do my very best to accommodate.
The link to the booking page is below
Stay safe and thank you so much for supporting my small business at this difficult time.
Love Clare xx
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Toddler Sense: Launching @Home Online classes for you and your little ones, starting Monday 6th April 2020
Only one booking needed per family, an exclusive link will be sent out to you each week with a list of props needed for the session. You will also receive content from Toddler Sense UK each week with helpful videos to keep your little ones entertained between sessions. Ideally suitable for ages 13 months to 5 years, but siblings have been loving the sessions also!
Please ignore the address listed, please just pick a morning which is most suited for your little one, and I will come to you via our online platform Zoom!
I know how incredibly tough lockdown can be for parents with little ones, so the classes will bring a little fun, creativity and play for them each week
Sessions are 4 for £20 and can be booked as normal via the website, www.toddlersense.com/northleeds (Please ignore the address listed!)
Codswallop group sessions are now ONLINE!
Over the coming weeks/months we will be utilising google classroom to post activities, videos and useful links to our regular session attendees so that they can still get their weekly session fix! Starting Monday 30th March 2020 with Oddballs Juniors at 4pm!
You can log in to the classroom and complete activities whenever you feel like it, though we will release a new activity at your usual session time every week… cool or what?!?!
We’d also love you to get involved if you’ve never been to a Codswallop group before – it’s a great way to see what we’re all about and stay connected so please do share with your friends!
Follow the steps below to join our virtual classroom…
1) Open google classroom at classroom.google.com
2) Sign up/log in to google classroom using your google account (please, please, please use parent/carer accounts due to safeguarding!)
3) Use the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner and select ‘Join Class’
4) Type in the relevant class code…
We hope that you enjoy the activities and that you will continue to get involved until we can all be in the same place again
Also, stay tuned for our virtual choir announcements soon!!
Best wishes and stay safe!
The Codswallop Team x
diddi dance funky preschool dance classes has now moved online! Suitable for boys and girls aged from 18 months – 5, we can offer online dance class live videos from the comfort of your own home via a Facebook group!
Our new term runs from Monday 20th April- Friday 22nd May , for 5 weeks and is priced at just £15 (usually £27.50!) and for this you will get:
5 weekly live videos from 2 different teachers
Quick and easy prop making ideas to use during the sessions
A country music themed term plus a PJ masks session as well as, rave, hip-hop and Irish sessions!
Contact Julia for more info and to access a free 20 minute trial session before joining! ”
firstname.lastname@example.org / 07734940610
FREE Family Fun streaming daily on the Froggle Facebook Page
The front door is locked, but our online doors are open and over the next few months Harewood House Trust is sharing an engaging programme of daily changing online content.
Bringing a bit of love to you..
Harewood is a charity, and as such everything we do here is for the benefit and enrichment of the public. We want to share the collections, the stories, the landscape of this museum-accredited House; plus its 50-year-old Bird Garden, licensed zoo, and 120 acres of Grade I listed gardens and grounds, even when we are closed.
We feel it’s our mission to enrich, enlighten, engage and entertain you.
From hands-on tips from the Learn team and Head Gardener, to behind the scenes with the curators and collections team, or just a moment of wellbeing, the content will be shared on the Harewood blog, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @harewoodhouse and on the YouTube channel.
Until the moment we can welcome visitors back to Harewood, enjoy a little bit of ‘Harewood at Home’. See the daily timetable of activities below.
Although Leeds Young Film Festival 2020 has been postponed due to Coronavirus, we want to make sure that you still have the opportunity to watch and discover new films, along with some family favourites.
We know that you are not short of content but, with so much to choose from, it can sometimes be hard to find what you want without endless scrolling or resorting to watching Frozen for the 37th time!
To help you navigate the world of online streaming we will be suggesting ten films you can watch as a family each Friday, along with where to find them. Most of the films require either a Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney+ account but we know most households have at least one of these (and all are offering a free trial before you have to subscribe). We will also ensure that we include some free-to-watch films as well.
We know it can be a scary time at the moment but we think it is important to forget about your worries occasionally, so why not snuggle up on the sofa together and immerse yourself in a magical world for a couple of hours?
If you do decide to watch any of the films and want to write or film a short review, or draw a picture relating to the film, please send it to us at email@example.com. We’ll select the best ones each week and post them on the website and will give a free family ticket to Leeds Young Film Festival (when it eventually happens) to anyone whose work is published.
Please check out this week’s list here:
The Mini First Aid online course has been developed so it is interactive, confirms understanding and tests learning, making it truly engaging. Once complete, parents feel confident in applying the knowledge they have just learned. Like our award-winning practical classes, the online course covers CPR, Choking, Bumps, Burns, Breaks, Bleeding, Febrile Seizures, Meningitis and Sepsis Awareness. The course takes two hours in total, but can be paused and returned to, making it perfect if parents are distracted or called away by their little one (s).
Phonics with Robot Reg are educational, high energy classes which teach early phonics skills to children aged 1-4 years. It’s a fantastic way to introduce children, and their adults, to the wonderful world of early literacy through the use of games, dance, music and bubbles! Many activities are tailored to include the development of fine and gross motor skills, helping to get those little fingers ready for mark making and writing.
We have an amazing online membership site for children in Year 1, EYFS, 2-4 years and 0-2 years.
We have created a membership site with:
• Daily ideas of things to do at home.
• Daily live classes, and you can join in with as many as you like.
• Downloadables for you to print at home.
• Tips and tricks to keep the learning going at home.
• Primary school teachers to support you every step of the way. The site will be £7 per week (that’s just £1 per day!) You can cancel this at any time. If you have any further questions just let me know! Let us help you because let’s be honest, we’re all going to need it. Follow the link to book: https://robotreg.co.uk/pages/leeds
Online Pyjama Drama club
You’ll be able to see me doing songs, games and activities EVERY DAY! And you can go back and watch all the live videos any time you want as well.
Starting on Monday, March 23rd.
I’ll give everyone a FREE WEEK next week- and then I’ll be asking you for a small weekly payment per household (£2.50) to join in with us from Monday 30th March 2020.
(I’d love to carry on doing it for free, but I do need to pay some bills…thank you for understanding)
This is the link to click to find our Online Drama Club Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/677089793038187/about/
😃😃😃Rhythm Time is ONLINE!😃😃😃
🎤ONLINE CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE!🎤
Don’t let the fun stop! You and your little ones can have all the same Rhythm Time fun at home! We’ve adapted our fun, award-winning classes for YOUNG & OLDER BABIES, TODDLERS & PRE-SCHOOLERS for you to enjoy in your own space! We’ll even show you how to make your own musical instruments!
Our popular classes have been specially created for Little Ones aged from birth to school – enjoy fun, music-based activities designed to help their development including their COMMUNICATION, SPEECH, CONFIDENCE, LITERACY, LISTENING SKILLS & PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT – all whilst having fun to music! All our classes support the EYFS!
With every booking, you’ll get FREE access to our Online Exclusive Members Hub full of fabulous resources to enjoy at home with your little one!
Included in your fee…
A pre-recorded Youtube class sent by email on Monday mornings
Access to our exclusive Facebook Member’s Hub where you’ll find…
More regular weekly Facebook Live sessions
Short activity videos for all ages
Regular story time thanks to our partners at Usborne Books
Instrument making projects
Downloadable activity and colouring sheets
Enjoy Rhythm Time wherever you are! Music is a great tonic! Just tap to book your online class at www.rhythmtime.net/ju298 or call Laura on 07577 531359
The Royal Armouries Museum has launched a new online resource to support parents and teachers as they battle to keep children engaged in learning at home.
Our Learning Team brings history to life for thousands of school pupils every academic year at our museums, and no global pandemic is going to stop them in their quest to educate and entertain.
Our valiant band of educators will bring history to life at home through interactive videos and downloadable resources, available through a new digital Home Learning Hub. Part of Royal Armouries From Home, a wider series of online activities, including behind the scenes stories, expert insights and treasures from the collection in close up, our education sessions bring the best of our schools workshops into the home.
A new lesson will be posted twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays, on both Facebook and YouTube. So far our home learners have encountered Viking warriors, Tudor knights, Romans soldiers and Greek heroes, with more exciting topics on the way – all supported by activity-packed, downloadable worksheets. royalarmouries.org/royal-armouries-from-home/
Follow on social media channels for regular videos, quizzes, activities and more!
We are running a summer block of exciting outside classes in Leeds, Otley and Tadcaster beginning on the 6th of July for 6 weeks. These classes will be run with our usual enthusiasm, fun, and some new games thrown in. We would love to get some new Rugbytots down to these classes.
We will be following government advice and ensuring our classes are COVID Compliant. This will include the following:
– Detailed Risk Assessments by venue
– Hand sanitising facilities available
– Social distancing measure in place
– No use of foam equipment
– Equipment sterilisation between classes
– Reduced class numbers
– Detailed guidelines for parents to follow
National Live Rugby Tots Classes starting this weekend – 2nd/3rd May 2020
£3.50 per week per household gives you access to four classes across the weekend with 50p going to the NHS Charities Together.
If you watch all of them that’s just 75p per class!
Split between two age groups; one class is for young toddlers with a focus on basic movement, core motor skills and some fantastic educational games including colours, counting, numbers and much more. The other age group will be a good work out as our coaches develop basic skills with fun and imagination.
We would love to welcome new children so they can give Rugbytots a try and It’s not just for Rugby fans – this will be fun for all and the beauty is, you can check all the classes out to see which ones suit you best!
Sessions: Saturday and Sunday, 10am, Suitable for ages 2+ years
For more information and to book please go to www.rugbytots.co.uk/online-classes
📣Sing and Sign @HOME📣
With all the uncertainty around social gatherings it is my pleasure to announce the launch of Sing and Sign @HOME.
Brand new streamed lessons to be enjoyed with your whole family in the comfort of your own home 🏠
Filmed by Sing and Sign teachers across the country, we will bring the magic of our award winning Sing and Sign courses – Stage One and Stage Two – in 10 weekly, themed online sessions. 💻
Each session will be made available for the entire week so you will be able to watch and replay it when it’s convenient for you! 🥳
This is exclusively available to families who book for the Summer term and I am proud to offer this to you for just £40 for the full course. That’s just £4 a week!!! 🤩
Sing and Sign @HOME is perfect for those who have returned to work (from home) and are missing their weekly dose of Sing and Sign magic. Even those whose little ones are now older than 30 months can still join in with their Sing and Sign favourites 🎶
Streaming starts from 27th April so book now via http://bkmy.uk/?SS019
Keep Calm and Sing and Sign!
All our classes will be moving online from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice. You can still reserve your spot in class through our booking system, but you will no longer need to purchase a pass to do so. However, we kindly ask that you continue to support us through PAYF (pay as you feel) donations for online classes which will help us keep our community wellness hub running through this difficult period.
PAYF donations can be made through BACS sort code 20-98-98, account number 43976556 or through Paypal using the following link paypal.me/SOMAWELLNESSOTLEY
Once you reserve your spot in your chosen class you should receive a link through email (check your spam if you do not receive this)which you will need to click on just before your class starts. You will also need to download the Zoom app prior to participating in online classes, if you require any assistance please contact us.
During lockdown so far, the online classes have brought happiness to dancers new and existing. We have all really enjoyed staying connected to our dance community, learning in new ways and raising funds for the wonderful NHS. Thank you for your NHS donations.
This summer term (starting this Monday 1 June), I will provide the same weekly online sessions, but it will run as a project called ‘Lockdown, Dance Up’ for everyone aged 4-16yrs.
The dances we create weekly will culminate in an at-home live Zoom performance for the children on Saturday 18 July, which will hopefully be fun and uplifting for all. We will record the performance and will send you a link so you can watch and share with your friends and family.
That aside, there will be the usual weekly fun mix of street, contemporary, lyrical and silliness but this term – to mix things up and keep things fresh – I will also be inviting some fabulous guest teachers to deliver some online sessions.
This project is generously supported by Arts Council England Covid-19 which means I can deliver this project free of charge, which I am delighted to be able to do.
Classes will be held every Monday, from 1 June until the final one on 13 July
4:00-4:30pm 4-7 yrs
4:30-5:00 7-12 yrs
5.15-5:45 13-16 yrs
* Extra session for zoom performance of ‘Lockdown, Dance up’ Saturday 18 July
I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday and am excited about where ‘Lockdown, Dance Up’ will take us this term.
Please let me know if you child will be taking part so I know who to expect! firstname.lastname@example.org / 07814012081
Please feel free to mention/tag Union of Dance on social
Boomchikkaboom are running Live Family Raves and Workshops, check out their Facebook Page for the daily schedule.
Suitable for all ages.
Mindfulness Videos: Supporting as many little and big people as possible.
The first in our series of weekly mindfulness videos is now on our Facebook page.
Starting with a regular mini yogi, aged 8. She has been practising yoga with Tatty Bumpkin through the school programme, weekly since she started Reception. Here she talks about getting out of our heads and into our hearts. Her guided meditation is just what we all need right now….
Check back each week for the next video.
Our engaging and interactive online course has been created for parents, grandparents and anyone caring for babies and young children so that you know what to do in the event of an emergency, as well as giving advice on how to manage common childhood illnesses. Also includes a follow-up call.
Monday – Friday, 9.45am
Join us for our regular story and rhymetime over on Leeds Libraries Twitter and Facebook pages every weekday. We’ll be sharing some of our favourite authors, illustrators and storytellers with accompanying rhymes and activity ideas from Leeds 50 Things to do before you’re 5.
Record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo’s huge project to empower kids and raise money for NHS Charities Together. Inspired by the success of his critically acclaimed touring show, Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventures For Kids, he wants to teach families in quarantine how to become Superstar Beatboxers and has set up a JustGiving campaign to try to raise £2500 for NHS Charities Together in the process.
Every Thursday 2pm BST, SK Shlomo is hosting Homeskool Beatbox Adventures with Shlomo, featuring guests Basement Jaxx Bastille Bill Bailey Jason Mraz KT Tunstall and BBC Radio 1’s Dr Radha.
You can apply to be on the show’s Zoom-Room (our virtual studio audience) here https://beatboxadventures.com
Every Friday on our Leeds Libraries Facebook and Leeds Libraries Twitter pages we will be sharing a weekly Lego teaser challenge based around a children’s book available to borrow with your library card on our Leeds Libraries Borrowbox.
These Friday teaser challenges will reveal the book and theme for our monthly online Lego club (Lego @Leeds Libraries).
Enjoy a live reading every week of your favourite children’s books with the storytellers themselves, the Rainbow Factory.
We are missing doing what we do best, interactive storytelling with children. So we have decided to do a live reading of a children’s book for you every Monday.
We will be going live every Monday at 2:30pm from our Rainbow Factory Facebook page.
Will be running Storytime sessions with different themes during the week. Check out the Facebook Page for more details.
Will be running FREE Storytime sessions with different themes during the week. Check out the Facebook Page for more details.
Toddle up & sign are interactive baby sign classes based on songs & stories. For 6months+
FREE ONLINE LIVE SESSIONS EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 10AM ON FACEBOOK
Please contact Liz to book a place on 07533887649.
Water Babies have been working closely with a range of fantastic partners to put together a programme of live sessions for families and Tory one of the North Yorkshire franchisees is presenting a number of them which is amazing for the Yorkshire region!
Experts in the field of sleep, nutrition, midwifery, first aid and aquatic safety will be on the bill to name just a few.
Open to everybody and all completely FREE!
If you pop along to the website via the link below you can find out more information and see the calendar of events: