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Until our weekly ARTventurers classes start again, you can still keep your Little ARTventurers inspired, calm and creative at home with our FREE fun art and craft activities.
To access these just join our ARTventurers York Community Group on facebook, where we have fab free creative ideas and activities to keep your little ones busy whilst at home. We have a daily art activity plus lots of creative HowTo’s from making jelly paint and chocolate mud, to balloon painting and spin painting and lots more to inspire and entertain children from toddler to primary ages, and all in line with the EYFS guidelines.
We look forward seeing some of your creations…Squidge, squish, paint and explore!!
Come and join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am for some online craft and storytelling fun!
The class begins with ‘Hellos’ followed by our Crafty Tales song. Then it’s time for the craft activity; we make this all together, taking you through the instructions step by step and will be there to support you. Each craft is simple to create and uses basic material that you can find around the house.
Once the craft is completed, it’s time for the interactive story centred around a popular picture book. It always includes songs, games, dancing, and characters to make it fun and educational.
Crafty Tales is aimed at 2-6 year olds but all children are welcome. It’s £3.50 and classes last 50 minutes.
For more information and to book your ticket, please click on the link below.
Check out Story Craft Theatre social media every Tuesday and Thursday for FREE craft ideas to keep your little folk entertained.
Plus we are pleased to still be offering our parties as well. . . in fact there’s even more to choose from now. Go to our website or drop us a line to find out more.
We have started a virtual Forest School YouTube Channel.
Children anywhere might appreciate the ideas we’re showing so we are releasing one video each Saturday.
We’re now hosting Hoglets acclaimed story and drama classes LIVE online!
Sessions are FREE and everyone is invited!
We running 4 sessions a week – streamed right into your homes using an app called ZOOM.
Sessions are running Mon-Weds, are 30mins long and are easy to join. Just click the join button at your chosen time.:
Mon 1.30pm – Big Hoglets (walking+)
Tues 9.30am – Little Hoglets (birth-walking)
Tues 10.15am – Big Hoglets (walking+)
Weds 10.30am – Big Hoglets (walking+)
Just click the ‘Zoom Session’ link below. The first time you join, you will be asked to install the free ZOOM plugin – just follow the instructions.
The tips jar
These classes are free to everyone – we know things are difficult for a lot of people, and we’re happy if we can just help make your days a little cheerier! But if you do want to pop us a tip – you can do it via Paypal on the Hoglets Website.
ZOOM into our Virtual Classroom – Where Music and Learning Play!
Come and join our growing online Kindermusik Community with classes delivered to your home. Introductory class £5.
** Special rates apply for our next 5-week themes beginning 1st June 2020. **
Cath provides Kindermusik music & movement classes in and around York for children and their parents – right from brand new babies through to 7 year olds. Kindermusik classes include singing and vocal play, musical instrument & object exploration, creative movement and dance and listening purposefully in a small, friendly setting.
Online lessons are for registered families only and accessed via a password-protected link with to the Zoom Room, sent by email. A waiting room is enabled before enrolled families are admitted.
PRE-BOOKING and PRE-PAYMENT ESSENTIAL as classes are limited to 8/group. Each theme includes a wonderful set of digital resources so that your class music, lyrics, e-book, activities and parental information can be enjoyed at home, whenever suits your family. We’ve even got a Kindermusik App now!
2.00pm Level 3: Preschoolers (3s & 4s – mixed ages welcome)
2.00pm Level 4: Older Preschoolers (4-6yrs)
10.00am Toddlers (2-4s – mixed ages welcome)
11.15am Babies (0-walking)
2.00pm Level 2: Toddlers (18m-3yrs – mixed ages welcome)
3.30pm Babies (0-walking)
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher
We have had several requests via Facebook and telephone for bricks to keep families entertained in this isolation period.
We have put together a bundle to help families through this period with lots of bricks to keep themselves and their children occupied.
We are offering discounted mixed brick bundles so the more you buy the more you save and every bundle includes a free storage bag worth £10 (you can pick pink or blue) and free delivery to the area indicated.
We can take payment over the phone so no travel to the shop or close proximity required or if you prefer cash can be collected on delivery.
All bricks have been cleaned and sterilised as always with everything we supply.
The prices are as follows: 1Kg = £45, 2Kg = £80 (saving £10 on RRP), 3Kg = £105 (saving £30 on RRP) and 4Kg = £120 (saving £60 on RRP).
The storage bag comfortably holds 4Kg when pulled closed for quick and easy tidying up and storage.
We hope this can help even if only in a small way.
All the best, The Minifigs & Bricks team
CREATIVE CHALLENGES JUST FOR FUN!
Even though our building is closed, we don’t think this should mean that we can’t still be creative, feel inspired and stay connected with you all. So we’ve come up with a series of theatrical challenges for you to take part in whilst we are all staying safe at home.
Each Monday morning we will post a #LockdownLegendsChallenge on our Twitter and Facebook pages. These challenges are open to all ages and just for fun. Including willing family members and pets is actively encouraged. Send us your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share these on our social media pages throughout the week.
PLEASE NOTE: if you are under 18, you’ll need to get consent from your parent/guardian before sending us your response.
Get involved every week and you could be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Sherrie is offering Baby, Children and Adult Virtual Relaxation Classes via zoom.
Adults Relaxation Classes – Mondays at 8pm
Happiness Adventures for 6-11 year olds – Mondays at 4pm
Join our Joyful happiness adventure: discover, learn and share the amazing feeling of being happy!
Learn valuable skills such as confidence, emotional resilience & self esteem on an exciting and fun journey each week.
Baby Mindful for parents and babies – Wednesdays 9.30am
Lovely calming sessions to: just ‘be’ with baby, Pause, Enjoy time to relax, connect and bond with baby.
Sessions include: Movement, Singingin, Gentlre Touch and Stretch for baby. Breathing excercises & relaxations for mums & dads
£5 a session PAYG for first session OR block payments £4 session (min of 3)
Contact Sherrie on the e-mail address below to find out more and to join in!
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!
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!
Enjoy Rhythm Time wherever you are! Music is a great tonic!
Book your class online or email Ami.
Learning to sign with your little one can allow smooth communication when s/he is tired, hurt or frustrated, and give you insight into their wider needs and thoughts. Sing and Sign classes are fun and gentle, promoting responsiveness to your child. Due to Covid-19 we are now online as Sing and Sign@Home. Our ten week courses combine streamed video classes (packed with action songs, pictures, rhymes, props, a special cat called ‘Jessie’ and are available to watch as many times as you wish each week), with weekly ‘live’ Zoom sessions run by Anna, York’s local Sing and Sign franchisee and class WhatsApps, too. Each week centres around a theme with clear signs of the week that are revisited often so that you are able to consolidate your learning.
Never signed before? No problem, it’s easy! Not a great singer? Your baby (and we!) really don’t mind! Have twins? They attend as two-for-one!
Listed by The Independent as one of its, ‘Top 13 On-line Classes To Do With Babies and Toddlers In Lock Down’
10 week Stage 1 (6-13m) and Stage 2 (13m+) courses – £40
5 week Sing and Sign Babes courses (0-6m – Zoom only) – £25
New courses start week commencing July 6th with optional Zooms at the following times:
Tuesday – 11am
Weds – 10am
Thursday – 11am
Tuesday – 10am
Wednesday – 11am
Sing and Sign Babes
Thursday – 10am
Join our ever-growing community of singers and music makers on the Tiny Toes Music Facebook page where you will find a collection of both familiar and new songs to watch and sing along to. Also, there is a Tiny Toes Music live streamed session every Thursday morning at 10.30am.
You can access all of the above free of charge, with the option of being able to make a voluntary contribution through PayPal towards the weekly live streamed Tiny Toes Music session should you wish to. Link for this is below.
Song videos and a collection of live streamed music sessions are also available to watch on the YouTube Channel which you can access via the Tiny Toes Music website.
In these crazy and uncertain times TiP are here for you and your little ones and their curious minds! Join us daily Monday – Thursday for a scheduled live broadcast. 🎥
We know you will be bombarded with information surrounding home schooling and the best ways to entertain your kids and quite frankly, it can be a little overwhelming. Our broadcasts will tie together everything all in one place, providing suggested preparation, activities in context with discussions and follow up learning. The most important thing for us is providing families with a sense of interaction and community during times of isolation, we’ll be encouraging children (with the help of their guardians of course) to upload their creations onto social media sharing their ideas and fantastic work for all to see!
Broadcasts will take place on Google Classroom which you will be invited to join through a private link once you have signed up.Don’t worry if you miss the 3.15 slot, all videos and resources will be archived for you to access at anytime.
Welcome to Toddler Sense @home!
Join us now for our fully interactive, fun-filled online classes using Zoom. Be a part of something joyful and special during this difficult and challenging time. Run by Danielle, the sessions are live which ensures we can interact with your toddlers and ensure they feel part of the fun! Each week will be based on a different theme for which you’ll be sent a weekly email, containing attachments & suggestions for props so your toddler or preschooler can fully engage as if the class were in your own front room! Suitable for all toddlers from 13 months to 5 years old but older and younger siblings are also welcome to join in too.
We run three separate sessions each week on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays all at 10.30am. Join us for any session, giving you flexibility to work around your daily life.
Newly launched, our mini terms of 4 weeks costs only £5 per session and this includes access to many other free taster sessions from the WOW group. These include Reading Fairy (phonics), Mini Professors (science), Keep a Beat (first aid) and Baby Sensory.
Wild Things is running nature based activities for you & your children to do at home – and we are having a blast!
There are two live weekly sessions to choose from – Wednesday afternoon or Friday morning. Each week there is a different theme with activities you can do either during the session or during the week.
You will also be invited into a private Facebook group where there are additional activities uploaded to extend your child’s leaning and play throughout the week.
The sessions will last around 30-40 minutes.
For children aged 2 – 5 years old, however, older children/siblings are joining in too and loving it.
Please choose a ticket price: tickets start from £4 – pay as you feel – please choose a ticket to reflect what you are willing/able to pay.
Sessions will include:
*The infamous Wild Things welcome song!
*A different focus each week – this week it’s all about birds
*Activities ideas linked to the weekly theme
*A story or a game
As we are live online anyone in the country – the world even – can join in so please do share this with your friends and family from afar!
Zoom won’t connect in the woods so we will be in my back garden using Zoom.
York Stage School… on Screen is a new programme where we are going to be sending out weekly briefs, scripts and stimuli to children via email and through videos from both our regular teachers and special weekly industry-professional guest tutors.
Students will then have six days to watch the videos, explore the stimuli given and then react and create their own video’s at home. These will then be sent back to us at York Stage School HQ. Children will then receive feedback on their creations via email and video calls from our staff and each week we will celebrate their work across our social channels with weekly industry recognition from our guest tutors.
All students need to take part is either a phone, tablet or PC which has a built in camera and microphone; an internet connection and an email address (can be their own or a parents).
Whilst we will be using the York Stage School social media channels to celebrate students work (if parents are happy for their child’s image to be broadcast) access to these are not needed to actually take part in the project.
The first issue of York Stage School…on Screen is being given away free of charge in order for you to decide if this programme is something your child will enjoy and genuinely benefit from.
After this initial week there will be a weekly charge of £10 to take part.
Head over to the York Stage School… on Screen website HERE and register Now
18th April 1.30 – 2pm
Live slime making
You will need
Bicarbonate of soda
Food colouring or paint
Contact lense solution (must contain Boric acid)
If you need help with the ingredients message me and I will see if I can help. Find Messy Beans on Facebook.
Every Friday 2:00-3:00 – Live Free Bake-along Cooking Class
Find ingredients and video on Facebook.
Check out the Strensall Library Facebook page for this weeks lego challenge. Get building and post photos of your creations in the comments or post your photos using #ExploreLegoClub.