Baby, toddler and school-age classes and groups in North Leeds and Wetherby offering online classes and content.
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.
Fridays are all about fun, we will be making, doing, drawing crafting etc.
After the success of our themed Craft Packs we have been working on offering further fantastic At Home Packs!
Our Process Art At Home Pack contains everything that your little artist will need to complete at least ten different process art activities at home – including paint! From shaving foam marbling to spray painting, bouncy ball paint patterns and magic tissue paper art, process art activities are BRILLIANT for providing our little ones with the opportunity to explore and create whilst learning and having fun!
The packs are suitable for artists aged 18 months plus, cost just £20 and contains full guidance notes on how to get the maximum benefit and fun factor from the activities AND some more arty ideas for you to try at home too! Contactless delivery to North Leeds postcodes included. Order HERE.
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 homeschooling 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’Keefe, Warhol pop art to Monet’s waterlillies, 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 contactless delivery to all North Leeds postcodes. Order HERE.
Join the NEW ARTventurers Community Group where they will be sharing lots of creative activities for you and your little ones to do at home in the coming weeks!
Join the North Leeds Community Group HERE.
Join the West Leeds Community Group HERE.
During this unprecedented time when social contact is being limited due to the Coronavirus, Blooming Babies is committed to keeping you safe and we are now offering online, virtual classes for the following:
Aquanatal classes are cancelled until further notice, however, Blooming Babies will create virtual meet ups for each Aquanatal class to enable and encourage virtual interaction as a way to support each other.
ANTENATAL EDUCATION CLASSES:
Blooming Babies virtual antenatal courses will cover a range of topics related to labour, childbirth and caring for your baby. Blooming Babies will offer mums (only) virtual antenatal classes as well as couples courses. Individual classes can also be booked.
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID:
Blooming Babies virtual Paediatric First Aid course has been divided into two parts. Content of the class is covered in a 1 & 1/2 hour virtual class, then you will be invited to a 30 minute practical session once the restrictions have been lifted. You will learn how to react in a range of emergency and first aid situations.
Blooming Babies virtual baby massage classes/courses will teach you how to harness the soothing, nurturing power of touch. Over this 4 week course you will learn the best ways to massage your baby, including a range of strokes, when to massage, how long to massage for and the benefits of massage for mum/dad & baby. Individual classes will be available too. Massage strokes will be emailed to you following the class.
It’s absolutely fine to have toddlers with you during the class. If you need to attend to your toddler feel free to leave & re-join at any point.
NEWBORN BABY MASSAGE:
Groups will deliberately be kept small to provide an opportunity to ask questions as Annie, a registered Midwife can offer support during the class. Daddies are welcome too.
For more details and the full timetable visit www.bloomingbabiesyorkshire.co.uk/book-online/
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!
The next term runs from 1st June- 17th July, 7 weeks at £3 per week per household for total of £21 for the term
5 weekly live videos from 2 different teachers
Quick and easy prop making ideas to use during the sessions
Brand new themes of flamenco and reggae plus throwback sessions to some of your favourite themes!
Contact Julia for more info and to access a free 20-minute trial session before joining! ”
firstname.lastname@example.org / 07734940610
FREE daily entertainment from Froggle Parties. Visit their Facebook Page for more details of the live shows.
Explore Leeds Museums and Galleries though exciting objects and fascinating facts, with Leeds Discovery Centre’s Learning Officer, Emily Nelson. Join Emily as she takes viewers through the collections with a new theme each week. Museums from Home is a series of short videos which highlight a range of historical artefacts in the Leeds collection. Themes include the Romans, Chocolate and Industry in Leeds. Videos are hosted on Youtube and social media every weekday.
There’s also a brand new area of the website, jam-packed with fun activities and learning resources for kids. Download craft and activity sheets and get involved with Lotherton’s weekly drawing challenge. Craft a crown, sew your own woolly sheep and take inspiration from the beautiful artworks and drawings of Leeds Art Gallery. There’s extra links and activities for home learners including MyLearning resources and the Leeds Curriculum too. You can also step into our online exhibitions from Leeds City Museums Fast x Slow Fashion, Temple Newsam’s Below the Salt and Lotherton’s Making Japan. From Samurai to Nintendo and Kimonos to Manga, Making Japan celebrates the history of Japanese culture with loads of interesting facts and photos!
Make sure you check the website out here museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/virtual-visit/
Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest goings on via social media and keep an eye out for more fun ideas and activities along the way!
This summer why not join us for some special Saturday Science sessions!
I’ll be running our amazing, fun, interactive classes on Zoom, to ensure everyone’s ongoing safety, until government guidelines allow us to be back in venues. Classes will cover Flowers, Hands, Water and Energy, and you can book all four classes at a discounted amount or book classes individually on a PAYG basis.
You’ll need some things from around your home, and lots of enthusiasm!
Saturday 1st August : 🌺 Flowers
Saturday 8th August : 👍🏽 Hands
Saturday 15th August: 🌧 Water
Saturday 22nd August: 🚀Energy
Online classes are suitable for 3-7 year olds and are around 45 minutes long. Each class is very interactive and includes hands-on experiments, a themed story and a bespoke 2-minute video.
Within current guidelines, I can also offer online parties, sessions for nursery, reception and KS1 ‘Bubbles’ and online Home Ed sessions on specific topics – contact me for more information on all of these at: email@example.com
The NSPCC Pregnancy in Mind service is for pregnant women who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression. We know that pregnancy can be an anxious time for many women and that the current circumstances are likely to be causing additional stress and uncertainty.
We usually run a group work programme but as we are currently unable to offer this we are offering a remote one-to-one service.
The service will offer approximately 4 x weekly sessions. The focus is around reducing anxiety/improving mood and providing techniques and strategies to manage this. Once you’ve contacted us a worker will be allocated and they will be in touch to have a chat with you about your needs so they can make sure the sessions offer you the support you need.
Contact will be by phone initially but then if you prefer we can use alternative media to support video contact.
Please get in touch to find out how we can offer you support.
If a worker isn’t immediately available then someone will get back in touch as soon as possible.
Please leave your name, contact number and email address.
Come and join us for some Phonics Fun!
I will be offering Starting School workshop week beginning 13th July. This 3-week course is a fabulous introduction to phonics for both the parent and child. The course is specifically designed to give your child confidence in phonics before they start school and will focus on the first 6 sounds, they will learn when they start reception. We work on blending and segmenting skills which will help your children to begin to read simple words. We will also work on fine and gross motor skills, writing skills and listening skills. Spaces are limited to allow interaction and engagement with the children. Classes are delivered via zoom. The course cost is £15 for the 3 classes.
As well as the Starting School Workshop we are also running Phonics classes all summer. We have classes for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, Reception and Year 1 children. Our classes run 5 days a week and can be watched live via Zoom or as a playback via our membership site. The membership site is run through Facebook and is £30 for the summer term. Our classes are fun, educational, energetic and interactive. Your children will love them!
Pyjama Drama has gone online! Parents are invited to join the Pyjama Drama Online Club (Leeds North) for a small weekly fee. There will be:
Pyjama Drama is determined to add imagination and fun to your little one’s day, making this challenging time a little bit easier!
To access the club click on the Facebook link and request to be added.
Further to the government’s new guidelines, we can now offer outdoor small family parties & character appearances in gardens. In line with the government guidelines and following careful safety measures your child can actually meet their character in person and have a small party.
We are even offering one hour local character parties !
NO HOLIDAY WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES THIS YEAR? Don’t worry – you can still enjoy some SUMMER FUN with our SPECIAL ONLINE SUMMER MUSIC CLASSES! For little ones from 0 – 6 years!
We are online throughout the summer, supporting parents with our fun, flexible, and developmental MUSIC classes.
Our classes are designed to help provide you with some routine and familiarity in the comfort of your home/garden during these uncertain times! All whilst having FUN!
AND with every booking, you’ll have access to our EXCLUSIVE Members Hub, where you’ll find an ARRAY of fantastic music-based resources to both ENTERTAIN and DEVELOP your child at any time of the day, including our regular Usborne Story Time!
We’ll bring the sunshine to YOU when you join our FABULOUS Rhythm Time Summer Classes, even if you’re lucky enough to get away, you can take Rhythm Time with you!
Book your online class at www.rhythmtime.net/pg78 or call 07426 869985.
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!
Shake, Rattle and Boogie are going into the virtual world and hope to create regular online boogie classes that all boogie stars can subscribe to, so everyone gets their boogie fix and I still get to do what I love!!
You can sign up to one, three of five boogie classes per month! The sessions will be pre-recorded so you can boogie when it suits you!
prop bags will be available to purchase.
Starting 1st April 2020
Subscribe here www.patreon.com/Shakerattleandboogie
Every MONDAY MORNING at 9am, The Deep will be posting some of their Deep themed resources for you to enjoy at home on The Deep Facebook Page. Resources are both educational and fun, from colouring sheets, to puzzles and informative quiz sheets.
All of the resources from each week can also be found on their website page here.
The Little Gym at Home includes the same class elements that children know, love and experience at The Little Gym each week but are practiced in the comfort of your own home. With community being more important than ever at the moment, The Little Gym at Home is available to everyone, not just regular members. The Little Gym social media pages are also full of ideas to keep little ones moving, learning and having fun – a welcome distraction at this difficult and worrying time.
We have two classes for Parent & Child (4- 18 months and 19months – 3 years), one for Pre-School and one for Primary aged children. We will release four lessons each week over on our brand new YouTube channel, The Little Gym UK.
We look forward to seeing your smiling faces in the gym as soon as possible, but until then, we can’t wait to hang out with you online!
Subscribe to the channel here for updates and new weekly classes, or to catch up on past lessons.
Kate & Your Little Gym Leeds Team
Toddler Sense @Home Online classes for you and your little ones.
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!)
Bookings being taken now for our next round of 4 week classes. Classes will run for 4 weeks consecutively at same time each week (dates will be postponed if weather requires).
COURSE START DATES:
Tuesday 4th August
Wednesday 12th August
Classes are run in a quiet, secure garden location, adhering to COVID guidelines in Collingham, near Wetherby. They are taught by Gemma Mercer, qualified reflexologist and IAIM infant massage instructor, in a well ventilated yet weather protected gazebo. We have outdoor heating available if needed.
Course of 4 weekly classes costs £45.
Booking can be made via https://10to8.com/book/ngrush-free/604678
Babies (and parents) that have attended previous courses have responded really well to relaxed, outdoor environment.
Please message Gemma @WetherbyReflexology or call 07443 548 010 if you would like to know more
Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed 5* Weaning Workshop covers all you need to know about introducing solid food as well as providing support throughout your weaning journey. Ideal for parents and carers of babies 4-7 months. Whether you are just starting to think about weaning or have just already begun, the 2 hour session is full of hints, tips and tricks that will leave you feeling confident about starting this new exciting phase.
We are now able to run our fabulous face-to-face workshops whilst also continuing to deliver our very popular sessions on Zoom. Private sessions can be arranged (in person or online) for small groups of friends.
The workshops are welcoming and interactive, we encourage any questions so you leave feeling confident about the next step, this also includes follow-up support for as long as you need.
Sophie, the founder, is an experienced Infant Feeding Advisor having worked for ten years in the NHS delivering weaning training to parents, children’s centre staff and health professionals. Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed has now expanded to meet demand with a team of trained knowledgeable staff, who are all mums themselves. They all have Nutrition training/backgrounds and are ready to guide you through.
Baby Sensory programme at home includes live weekly interactive classes, delivering amazing sensory activities from the comfort of your own home. The sessions are suitable for babies from birth to 13 months and open to new and existing customers.
Sessions held on a Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (you can do all 5 sessions for the price of 1 session). £5.25 per session, payable in advance, eg 4 weeks for £21.
Face-to-face sessions to resume w/c 14th September 2020. For more details on locations/times and how to book, visit website.
Book an online babyballet course for £20. Starting week commencing 20th April for 5 weeks – join us ‘live’ or catch-up later
Plus extra magical content:
-Bedtime Stories with Grandad Jack
-Dance with Flutterstar the Fairy
-Special videos with Twinkle and Teddy
-Live classes Tots, Tinies, Movers
-Free weekly Tap tutorial
-Free Easter Party Classes hosted by Miss Louise
-Challenges, activities and colouring sheets for all the family
Suitable for children aged 18months to 6 years. Open to new and existing customers to experience magical classes.
To book, message their Facebook page or text 07702 965 932.
Back Chat Kids has been set up by Back Chat Brass, an 8 piece brass band from Leeds that specialise in pop songs. With a huge amount of experience carrying out workshops with children, Back Chat Kids is a chance to bring together all of our favourite children’s performers for live, interactive concerts performed over Zoom.
Running 3 sessions a week, concerts are pay as you feel, with a minimum donation of £1. We take safeguarding seriously and have taken steps to protect the children online and all performers and organisers are DBS cleared. The links to find Back Chat Kids are below:
Website – https://backchatmusic.com/backchatkids
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BackChatKids/
Instagram – @backchatkids
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions
Boomchikkaboom are running Live Family Raves and Workshops, check out their Facebook Page for the daily schedule.
Suitable for all ages.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2.45pm
Our Mother & Baby classes incorporate baby bonding, as well as postnatal recovery exercises such as:
• Breathing & relaxation techniques
• Exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor
• Postures to strengthen your abdominal muscles
• Movements to stabilise your pelvis and lower back
• Techniques to release neck and shoulder strain
To get the full community/chat experience – join on Zoom (instructions above) 10 minutes before the advertised start of the class.
See Facebook Page for more details
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.
Weekly online class schedule.
Wednesday: Baby Yoga 10.00-10.40, 3 months – walking
Thursday: Kids Yoga: 11.00-11.40, 3-11 years
Friday: Stretch with Stories 2.30-3.10, 5 months – 5 years
Classes will take place using Zoom (please download for free if you don’t already use it) and you will be sent a link to join the class.
I’m asking for £3 per class although if you are not in a position to pay then please don’t worry you will still be able to join
To register interest visit the Diddly Oms Facebook Page
The fun, engaging, interactive, educational, online pre-school sessions will introduce Letters and Sounds to your little ones in the comfort of their own home. Each session will receive supporting material and crafting activity to complete at home.
Its highly recommended to take part in the live streaming classes, but in the event you don’t make it, don’t worry you will also have access to the class on YouTube as well.
Sessions are running throughout the week, find details here www.funandphonics.co.uk/onlineclasses
Starting Monday 30th March 2020
We’re absolutely delighted that we’re still able to spread some magic sprinkles, even though we can’t see your lovely faces in person!
We’ll be offering…
Sign up for Hartbeeps @ Home for just £5.50 or one Fun Pass Session per week.
For more details on sessions and to sign up click here.
Thursdays 10am – 10.30am
We will be uploading a range of home craft activities suitable for adults and older children, to help keep your mind busy and create something new for your home and garden.
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.
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).
Join Lucy’s Virtual Pop Choir every Monday and Wednesday at 8pm for some choir fun from the comfort of your own home!! You will need to download the Zoom App and find the details to join here.
Lyrics are posted in the event, or if you wanna google them we are doing ‘What a man gotta do’ by Jonas Brothers.
Every Tuesday we will go live on Facebook with an Early Years Music class at 10.30am. Grab your shaker and scarf and join in the musical fun. You can comment on the post for a personal shout out. These classes will continue to be free but donations are most welcome.
Thursday mornings we will be running early years music classes on zoom for a smaller group for more interaction. These will be payable in advance. Please register your interest on our website for these classes.
www.wonderful.org/charity/madewithmusic (Registered Charity No 1177738)
Private baby massage courses, all the sequences have been recorded to make sure that new parents have access to the course content and can learn and practice the techniques with their babies from home. Further details can be found on my Facebook page, there is no course fee just a donation request to our crowdfunder page, click here for more details: www.facebook.com/MammaMiaBabyMassage
Online classes continuing through summer. Here’s what’s available:
Contact Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org for further info
Fully qualified piano teacher, experienced in giving online lessons. I have a PGCE and I am DBS checked.
I teach all ages and can prepare pupils for ABRSM exams. Previous pupils have gained excellent results.
Please contact me at 07892906638 or email email@example.com for further information
Monday & Saturday 11am
For anyone who wants to get fit and have fun doing so with a mix of styles to make you smile and get you moving.
RJC Dance will not be stopped. We’re coming to you, wherever you are, to bring high energy dance, exercise and a place among our special community.
RJC Dance work comes from a Black British perspective, with a truly broad appeal to a diverse audience both culturally and socially.
See Facebook Page for more details
A 4-week Kids Yoga Club on Thursdays in June at 4:15-5pm. (Starts 4th June 2020)
Children will be able to explore their yoga practice at home. Aimed at age 4-10 years. These sessions will include movement, breathing and relaxation to experience joy and happiness, open our hearts and make us feel good. There will also be an Arts and Crafts activity, details given on booking.
Visit Shadwell Studio website for more details.
Will be running FREE Storytime sessions with different themes during the week. Check out the Facebook Page for more details.
Love coming to Tiny Tetleys? Missing the time and space to explore play and be creative with your little person?
Tiny Tetley @ Home will guide you and your little person through a creative movement and sensory session that will include dancing, stories and making activities for under 4’s. Each session you will be invited to have a look around you house, collect together some simple objects and together will explore them, to create an hour of fun and adventure.⠀
Event is free to ensure as many people as possible can take part but ask those who can afford it to help cover the costs with a recommended donation of £5.
Dates and times TBC. Visit website for more details shop.thetetley.org ⠀⠀