Hit The Ground Running with our Back To School Hints and Tips
We honestly can't believe that the start of term is once again in sight. Summers seem to get shorter, so it's important to hit the ground running come the start of school. As busy parents the less stress you have, the better, right?
We've gathered together a selection of hints and tips to make parenting life so much easier as your kids go back to school.
It's going to make your life so much easier if you get cups, bowls and plates laid out the night before, ready for breakfast time. You could even reserve a shelf in the fridge, ready to go for breakfast and maybe step it up a level and reserve a shelf for lunch items too?
Get Lunch Box Savvy
Have everything together on the fridge shelf for pack lunches, you'll easily see when you’re running low, and if the kids know that area is off limits you’re less likely to discover on Sunday night that they’ve eaten all the snack lunch packs of crackers at the weekend.
Start as you mean to go on by setting rules about screen time for the school year. What's allowed and when?
Get your kids involved in programs that they can do after school to keep them active.
Check out our selection of fantastic activities...
Back to School with Melody Bear
Let’s pretend, let’s imagine, let’s create, let’s DANCE!
Melody Bear has her tutu and ballet shoes packed ready for the new school term. She can’t wait to get back to her ballet classes and see all her friends again. But who is Melody Bear?
Melody Bear is the story book character at the heart of the Melody Movement Early Learning curriculum. Her narratives, pictures, music and songs inspire and engage the senses as pre-school children learn about the world around them through creative movement. Class themes include a visit to colours and counting, magical garden, finding a unicorn, rocket to the moon, seasons and nature and a fairy tale castle to name just a few!
In addition to physical development and respect for others, children learn the value of combining music, movement, dance and the imagination to tell a story and convey emotions whilst promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
Melody Bear’s age-appropriate classes are taught by qualified teachers at dance schools across the UK for ages 18 months upwards.
Come along and join Melody Bear – it’s the perfect introduction to the world of ballet for every young dancer.
For your nearest class visit www.melodymovement.com
Athletics for mini people
Mini Athletics is the first of its kind. First and foremost, it is so much fun! However, Mini Athletics is so much more than that.
Through 3 progressive classes, children go on a fantastic journey in athletic movement. Our Mini Athletes aged 2-7 yrs of age are introduced to the basics of athletic movement skills (running, jumping, throwing) in a play based yet structured format. Children are encouraged to develop athletic skills that are fundamental to their early physical development. In addition, the exercises build essential cognitive and social skills such as listening, following instruction, sharing, using their imagination and teamwork.
Plenty of running, jumping and throwing games based around a theme each week introduce children to the movements and skills necessary for a wide range of sports, promoting a healthy, active and happy lifestyle.
Classes for 2-3, 3-5 and 5-7 year-olds are held on weekdays and weekends in Forest Hill, Dulwich Village and Peckham, with free taster sessions available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or read more online.
Back to School Survival Pass
Fun isn’t meant to end, not even once the summer holidays are over! The Back to School Survival Pass is the perfect mix of fun, fitness and beating any September blues! Avoid screen time once school starts and get the kids moving for less. Only £29.99 for 30 jumps which can be used at any time during September.
Flip Out Brent Cross is the ultimate trampoline park! Popular activities in the arena include the legendary ninja obstacle course, a battle beam for competitive duals, beam buster in the laser maze and the trick park to try out new stunts! The tumble track welcomes flips and twists for budding gymnasts plus there’s a designated area for under 5’s to keep them safe and having fun! With free parking and a café onsite plus a mezzanine floor for arena views, we are a must-visit destination for any age! Call 020 8050 2391 or visit www.flipout.co.uk/brent-cross for your pass!
Keeping kids on the move for less! Visit www.flipout.co.uk/brent-cross or call 020 8050 2391 to get yours NOW!
The First Montessori Mandarin Chinese language school in Liverpool. FREE Trial class! Enrol now!
Do you want your kids to communicate to over billion people around the world?
Right now there's 1.4 billion Mandarin speakers, there's no doubt it's the most spoken language in the world.
In Hello Panda Mandarin School we provide our students with smart learning technology. Each student can access their personalised profile and studying materials online. We will regularly update our online study platform with exercises, interesting Chinese animated videos, games and Chinese songs so that your kid can share and enjoy them anywhere anytime.
We are fully aware of that parents play a crucial role in the child’s education. Therefore, parents will receive a progress report regularly. If your child has any question at home, you can talk to us through Q & A session. We always want to keep in touch with parents. Together, we care for and watch every step of your child’s development.
In Hello Panda Mandarin School, our teaching method is Montessori-based which is significantly different with the traditional way of teaching led and taught by the teacher. Your child is the main role in our lesson. Our lesson is full of collaborative plays, singing Chinese songs and watching cartoon videos in Chinese. It will make our students feel engaged and provide them with a fun exposure to the language.
More interestingly the Chinese characters are like objects or pictures, so the Montessori is the most ideal teaching method such as drawing or demonstrate the characters with flashcards. Not only it is the fun way to learn, but also help them rapidly absorb and memorize the language. We aim to create a happy and pleasant learning atmosphere for our students. We want the children to discover the love and fun of mandarin with their natural curiosity.
Let the world connect, Learn Mandarin Chinese. www.hellopandamandarin.co.uk
Unlock your child’s potential with fun and educational Creation Station arts and crafts classes.
Every week your child can enjoy journeys of exploration, discovery and development through fun hands-on creative experiences. With an award-winning programme of creative activities, there is plenty of options to choose from to suit your child. Programmes include Baby Discover and Little Explorer classes, after-school Create Clubs and an exciting range of school workshops. Plus, if you have a newborn, congratulations! Come along to a local Tiny Treasure crafts keepsake event.
And if you would love to develop new skills too… find out about local Creative Crafters: monthly fun events for you to get creative and make new friends too.
The Creation Station classes, parties and events have been rated ‘5-Star’ by over 2,500 customers. Join the fun and unleash the creative spark within.
Visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk and pop in your postcode to find your local creative fun. We look forward to hearing from you.
Get Organised - Label Everything!
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a faster and easier way to label clothes! Our amazing Clothing Name Stamps are reusable, instant-drying and will survive many wears and washes.
At the flick of a wrist, label those seemingly mountainous school uniform pieces, layers and accessories. In a hurry? Stamp your kid’s school gear before running out the door and they can wear it instantly.
For a limited time, the Clothing Name Stamp is reduced by £5 to £21.99. Use code: WO4Stamp Valid 30/10/18