All posts tagged: kids

Bach to Baby concert series to celebrate 200th birthday of ‘tech savvy’ Queen Victoria

Throughout April and May, Bach to Baby is celebrating the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria with a special series of family concerts for age 0+ in Dulwich . Babies, children and their grown ups will be transported inside the palace walls with music from the Queen’s favourites, Mendelssohn and Strauss, into the Savoy Theatre of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, and on to the cobbled streets with songs from the Victorian Music Halls. As well as being an iconic British monarch, political powerhouse, accomplished musician and mum of nine, Victoria was a trailblazer, culture vulture and early tech adopter. Photography was invented just after Victoria came to the throne and immediately she harnessed its power to create a global public image and document ordinary family life – you could say Victoria was the original Insta-star/mum! Bach to Baby founder and pianist, Miaomiao Yu said: “I think Victoria would have been right at home with the Bach to Baby audience – our tech savvy, culture vulture mums and dads appreciate the finer things in life! During Victoria …

Girls – Athenlay Football Club needs you!

Attention all girls in years 3,4,5,6 & 7 who would like to play football as part of the 3Kicks football development program for girls. The 3kicks program is a new initiative aimed at supporting Athenlay Football Club and Southwark Council’s strategy for increasing physical activity and sports at the Homestall Road Sports Ground. The girls football program is for girls aged 7-11 (school years 3-7) and runs all year round in parallel with the school terms.  The program is designed to progress their football development and enhance the technical ability for players of all standards including more experienced players. Tuesday – Year Group 6 & 7 (girls aged 10-11) 4.15pm-5.15pm Thursday – Year Group 3,4 & 5 (girls aged 7-9) 4.15pm-5.15pm Venue: Homestall Road Sports Ground, London SE22 0RS. For full details of the program and to get your booking form, please e-mail the Program Coordinator Lee Evans on info@hssleisure.co.uk “It is amazing, the coaches give you advice and help to get better at football. They help us a lot and each week we improve. To …

MAMA.codes half-term coding courses

Calling all children in Dulwich and Herne Hill! We need creative thinkers, problem solvers and inquisitive minds to become coders of the future! Who knew you could code a nursery rhyme? Well, you can, from as young as age 3! MAMA.codes is an award-winning parent-powered coding school, offering a totally fresh and creative approach to teaching children the vital 21st century skill of computer coding. They have term time and holiday options in Herne Hill and the surrounding area. MAMA.codes believes in teaching coding as a language, through storytelling, rhyme and song, putting fun and creativity at the heart of a skill that many grown-ups think of as dry and even baffling. MAMA.codes specialist tutors teach children at the age they are most receptive to learning language patterns – under 8 – and are often amazed by the swift progress even tiny tots can make at our code clubs and holiday workshops. “Four-year-olds can be impeccably logical,” explains co-founder and CEO Liane Katz. “They are natural coders and make very fast progress with us.” “Crucially, …

Lucy Sparkles & Friends Music, Drama and Dance is coming to SE23!

We are excited to announce that Lucy Sparkles & Friends will be launching new classes in Forest Hill and Honor Oak, starting with some FREE taster sessions on 12 September! On Wednesday mornings, Smallprint Books in Forest Hill will be host to a mixed age music class (for 0-4 years) and a toddler/pre-school dance class (for 2.5-4 years). And then in the afternoons, our popular Baby Music & Meet class (for 0-18 months) will open at St Hilda’s Church in Honor Oak/Crofton Park. Run and delivered by local mum and musician Sarah Botting, music classes are based on Kodaly and Dalcroze principles of learning music through singing and movement. Whilst no two lessons are the same, they apply the same fun, throughtful and tested structure to each weekly session in order to establish a comfortable and friendly environment for children. They help them to develop their musical, physical, emotional and intellectual skills through live guitar, ukulele or keyboard, a capella singing games, action songs, rhymes, parachute play, listening and moving to live and recorded music and …

Wild Child Festival: 17–19 August

Wild Child is London’s newest boutique children’s festival – by mums and dads, for the whole family. Bringing together the very best in arts activities, workshops and performances by a wide range of companies, many founded by London mums and dads themselves, Wild Child offers an alternative to larger, commercial, brand heavy festivals. Some event highlights include: Family dance parties with Bebop Baby’s very best Hip Hop beats, heavy funk, rare soul, dusty old jazz, obscuro funk and psych Trapeze, Tightrope and Juggling skills with the acrobatic Circus Dreams – even for the under 5s! Children as young as three can have a go at coding with Mama Codes in the STEAM Lab – introducing kids to coding through song, rhyme and storytelling, children of all backgrounds and learning styles are able to learn to code creatively with confidence, making full use of their bountiful imagination Immersive experiences including a Dinosaur Land where you can see baby dinosaurs hatching and a Magical Unicorn Meadow where little ones can have fun and games becoming experts in …