Welcome to our Back to School scoop. We hope you all had a wonderful weekend. In this week’s newsletter you will information on kids activities including outdoor sports classes to keep your little ones active, music classes to keep them learning something new and off course some well deserved me time with our upcoming mumthly events. Stay tuned for exciting competitions and give aways too!
In case you missed it, Kensington Mums had a back to school party at Geox Kensington. Check out all the fun we had right here.
Kensington Mums reviewed new children education app ‘Sammy and Lali, Back to School‘. Free app aimed at children aged 2-6 years old.
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Kensington Mums events
Beauty Masterclass at Whole Foods Kensington. 18th September 2-3pm. Price £10 (includes all material and refreshments) Join Kensington Mums and their little ones for a beauty master class at Whole Foods Kensington on Thursday 18th Sept 2014 from 2-3pm. You are invited to join Whole Foods in-house Healthy Eating Specialist Maura & prepare some amazing natural products for you to try & take home. Click here to book your spot. Only a few limited places available.
We are proud to share with you ‘Meet the expert’ talk withDr Shazia Malik, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Portland Hospital. This talk will be taking place on Friday 19th September at Whole Foods Kensington from 7-9pm followed by a Q&A. If you would like to attend, please email us at [email protected] with subject Heading ‘Meet the expert’ to reserve your place. We have limited places available.
Kensington Mums and Bumps Coffee Morning at Hotel Chocolat. Monday 22nd September 2014, from 10-12pm. We are delighted to invite you to our Kensington Mums and Bumps coffee morning on Monday 22nd September from 10am 12pm at the prestigious Hotel Chocolat off the buzzing streets of High Street Kensington. Each Mum will enjoy a complimentary hot drink along with a chocolate demonstration and tasting of a small selection of chocolates hosted by the resident Chocolatier. You will also receive 10% discount in any purchases made in the cafe or the retail space. Cost is £5 and must be booked online. Please click here to book your ticket. Little ones are welcome. Book early to avoid dissapointment.
What’s on for you and your little ones
Helping children optimise their potential is one of the great challenges facing parents. Why do some struggle academically, yet others appear to sail effortlessly through school and University? Why do disappointing exam results sap the morale of some, yet boost the determination of others? The ability to successfully develop in any endeavour requires specific psychological abilities. Children high in motivation, self-belief and resilience, coupled with being skilled at regulating their thoughts and emotions, are more likely to excel in life. Human Performance Science helps children to develop these abilities and as well as skills that are essential for learning effectively. Check their website for more information.
On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 2014, London Transport Museum will open the doors of its Depot in Acton for a weekend of activities focusing on the role of London’s Transport in the First World War. Visitors will have access to the Depot’s vast collections store – which only opens to the public occasionally, and will be able to take part in an exciting line up of activities. A highlight of the open weekend will be the appearance of the Museum’s 1914 B-type bus No. 2737.
Established in W12 since 2004, Kite Studios is a hidden oasis of creativity for everyone. Offering facilities including fine art print making (with an etching press) to pottery with a wheel. All approaches to drawing are central to their ethos and they aspire to trigger the imagination building confidence in everyone’s creativity. They offer Saturday / after school / holiday workshops, parties, bespoke / one to one. Pottery, Printmaking, Life drawing. Corporate team building, Teacher insets / schools, toddlers. Kite Studios, is a place where anything’s possible. Classes start 15 September but join anytime. Check their website for more information.
allsorts drama is a leading drama school for children. allsorts offer original and individual drama aimed at shaping well-balanced, creative, imaginative children. After more than 20 years experience and careful research allsorts have developed their own successful system of teaching drama and imagination. With younger children the classes turn into magical adventures the children help to create. The children delight in different themes all derived from allsorts own material, designed to stimulate the imagination and help to create happy, confident children. Older children are encouraged to come up with ideas, develop their own plays and explore their talents, expanding their social skills in a safe, fun environment. For more information, please visit their website.
Busy Mum or Dad? Want something new to keep your ‘little ones’ active and develop new skills at the same time? Rugbytots is the UK’s first play programme for 2 – 7 years olds, which focuses upon developing your child’s motor skills. Classes tailored to age group 2-3.5yrs, 3.5-5 and 5-7 year olds. With sessions open to everyone, our CRB approved, first –aid qualified and fully trained coaches work hard to implement fun-filled games and programmes aimed at improving general ball skills, hand-to-eye coordination, balance, agility and social skills. Popular with both girls and boys of all ages, we offer classes across SW London. To find your nearest class visit their website for more information and make sure you quote KenMums.
Holland Park Ecology Centre. Saturday 13th Sept. FREE. There will be bird ringing demonstration drop in taking place in Holland Park’s Wildlife Area to see wild birds and hear about how the national ringing programme works. You will also learn how bird ringing aids conservation and of birds’ migratory patterns. Time:7.30-11.30am.
The Little London Music School offers classically based, early years music classes. Designed for children 6 months to 5 years, Little London introduces your child to the joy of music and provides a foundation for learning instruments. Each class features professional musicians, teachers and live orchestral instruments and is limited to a maximum of 12 students. Little London’s comprehensive, structured and stimulating curriculum is tailored to provide clear progression for each stage of your child’s development, fostering enjoyment and understanding of the fundamentals of music. Autumn Term begins on the 15 of September, check their website for trial classes and bookings.
Kiddikicks – as soon as you can walk you can play football! Join the early years football experts, in Hyde Park and Imperial College for real fun, real skills football classes. Classes outdoors in September and indoors from October to March. Join in and celebrate their 10th successful year by scoring a hat trick of football, fitness and fun! Autumn term starts from September 8th, classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Epic birthday party entertainment available too! Check their website for more information.
A revolutionary foreign language & music programme. Spanish and French music classes all across London. Can you imagine a programme for children where they combine learning music and a foreign language? Bilingual Beats is uniquely designed to ensure musical and language skills develop together in a fun and creative way. Using live music in the classes, children (0-5 years) learn to move rhythmically, sing, and develop listening and improvisation skills. Alongside they’ll acquire vocabulary and structures in a second language through playful and developmentally appropriate activities. Languages offered: Spanish and French. Check their website for more information.
Kings Tutors, a London based tutoring agency, are running 11+ Preparation workshops on Saturday afternoons during the Michaelmas term and an 11+ Preparation Course during the Michaelmas Half Term too. These tuition sessions have been designed to focus on the areas that teachers have noted as being the more challenging 11+ topics. Our top tutors effectively create a fun and motivating learning environment to help inspire tutees with their 11+ preparation. Spaces for this bespoke tuition is limited so contact us now to book your child’s place! First come first served! 0203 503 0191 or [email protected]
There won’t be a dull moment for your child this summer at Westway Sports & Fitness! Juniors from 4-17 years old are welcome to join us for a sporting summer with a difference. Our unique holiday offering includes the ever-popular climbing, football and tennis camps plus a basketball and street games programme with activities ranging from skateboarding to graffiti art! All courses are run by fully qualified coaches and are organised for all levels of ability with fun and learning at the heart of everything. Please check their website for more information.
Baby rhyme time and story time. These are always great fun, check their website for the times and location in the different libraries across the Borough.