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.
More than ever right now, we all need a weekly dose of fun and creativity so we have come up with a way to have our weekly ARTventurers fun with your little one from the comfort of your house.
So how will ARTventurers at Home work?
You choose either the Baby ARTventurers (6m-18m) or Little ARTventurers (18m – 4yrs) sessions during the booking process below. Then, you will receive an exciting pack containing everything you need (including
paint, glue and glitter!) for our 5 week term!
You will see my face pop up online to guide you through everything so that you and your little one can get the maximum benefit out of the activities in store and I will provide detailed instructions sheets and you can join in with our online community to share your child’s creations and get more tips! The beauty of these sessions if that you can watch my videos at any time during the week and the activities are great to get all of the family
involved – perhaps at a weekend!
We have 5 creative sessions planned for our January term including Jungle, Pirates, The Gruffalo, and Valentine’s, as well as our special showstopper we will be working on each week. Videos will begin w/c 18th January 2021.
Please note, the activities will require adult supervision at all times and all paint and glue provided is non-toxic. You will need some painting tools to complete the activities at home and our ‘My Painting Tools Pack‘ provides you with a fabulous selection of different, age-appropriate tools for your child to explore. If not, you easily pick up paintbrushes and children’s rollers from your local shops.
I can hand deliver to your doorstep in BD postcodes for a small charge of £2.50 or they can be collected from my venues for free (with us arranging a mutually convenient time for pick-up). If you live outside of BD postcodes or have any other questions about our Artventurers at home fun, please contact me on email@example.com
Sneak a peek, it’s all amazing! Our multi-award winning classes will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents. Specifically designed from birth, to aid your child’s development, the classes are packed with an incredible variety of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, singing and more – plus you’ll never experience the same class twice.
At Toddler Sense, we have a different adventure each week. This national award-winning programme has been written by early years experts to aid development in all key areas as well as being fantastic fun. Imagine climbing a snowy mountain, exploring space with aliens and throwing a tea party for Mother’s Day. There are bouncy castles, soft play, ball pools, ride-on’s, tents, tunnels and more – all followed by sensory activities to make you shout “Wow!”. Sibling discounts available.
Bramhope Village Hall, Old Lane, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9AZ
We will still be having elements of the fun adventure play, with different obstacle courses each week then having our themed activities after that. It will all be COVID secure and a safe environment for the little ones.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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!
📣Sing and Sign @HOME📣
We are thrilled to be continuing to run our hugely popular @HOME courses again in September!
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! 🥳
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 🎶
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.
Following successful virtual classes since March 20, join us at our lively and engaging dance classes for everyone aged 4 – 16yrs.
Zoom classes run weekly throughout January & February.
No previous experience needed. Mix of dance styles with a focus on feel good and fun.
Contact Ruth 07814012081
We promote active dance experiences for children and young people.
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.
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 to the wonderful world of early literacy through the use of games, dance, music and bubbles!
Classes were delivered online via Zoom over lockdown at the beginning of the year and were hugely successful!
Classes delivered via Zoom. Tuesdays, Pre-school class 9.45-10.30 and Minis 10.45-11.30.
NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE NEW TERM!
Call Maddie on 07920013954 to book.
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: