Sponsored by NHM: Basingstoke Track Party – Sunday 15th Jan 2017!!!

I am so excited to have been asked to sponsor this event again!!!!

The event is selling out fast, so be sure to book your tickets quickly to guarantee your childrens places!

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!!Trains, cars and dinosaurs!!

Come and play on our epic train track!

Basingstoke Jan 15th BOOK HERE ** http://bit.ly/2ix11xs **

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Event details

When: January 15th, 10am till 5pm

Where: Old Basing Village Hall,The Street, Basingstoke, RG24 7DA

How Much: 6 per play session, Adults are free (free tea and coffee for all adults)

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Play Sessions available: 6 hourly sessions, starting from 10am (see below for sessions)

Session 1 (10am till 11am) Trains, cars and dinosaurs!– A great big train track, car ramps and dinosaurs!

Session 2 (11.10am till 12.10pm) Trains, cars and dinosaurs!– A great big train track, car ramps and dinosaurs!

Session 3 ( 12.20pm till 1.20pm) Trains, cars and dinosaurs!– A great big train track, car ramps and dinosaurs!

Session 4 (1.30pm till 2.30pm) Trains, cars and dinosaurs!– A great big train track, car ramps and dinosaurs!

Session 5 (2.40pm till 3.40pm) Trains, cars and dinosaurs!– A great big train track, car ramps and dinosaurs!

Session Hire (4pm till 5pm) Trains, cars and dinosaurs!– Hire a whole session all for your party!

web: www.trackparty.co.uk

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Talking Tots – New to Basingstoke! For children aged 12 months – 5 years

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My name is Debbie and I am really excited to be bringing Talking Tots classes to Basingstoke and surrounding areas!

For the past 16 years I have been working in education, first as a Portage Home Visitor and then an Area Inclusion Co-ordinator supporting children with additional needs. I am also a Regional Makaton Tutor.

I am very passionate about the importance of being a good communicator. To be able to communicate confidently we need to have good concentration, listening and attention skills, social skills and high self esteem.

Talking Tots is the UK’s original and favourite provider of fun, interactive classes that gently boost preschool children’s communication and social skills. Our friendly and exciting classes can help all children develop some of life’s most important skills:

  • Concentration and attention, making learning easier
  • Self-esteem and social confidence, vital for making new friends
  • Pre-literacy skills, helping pave the way for reading and writing
  • Communication skills, helping little ones express themselves
  • Sharing and taking turns, helping everyone get along better

Classes are £5.50 per week and are booked half termly.  Special introductory offer – 4 classes for the price of 2!! One sibling may attend free of charge.

Currently we have a 2 classes running in Basingstoke as follows:

Monday 9.30am in Brighton Hill

Wednesday 9.30am in Chineham

We are looking into starting a class specifically for children starting school September 2017.

We also have an Early Years programme for schools, pre-schools and nurseries.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about any of the classes please contact me.

debbie@talkingtots.info

07392 297869

www.talkingtots.info/Basingstoke

Like us on Facebook – Talking Tots Basingstoke

Follow us on Twitter –  @talkingtotsdg

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Debbie.

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New Class!! Debutots

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NEW Family Story play Classes starting at Viables Craft Centre from Monday 7th November at 10 – 10.45am for children from 2-4years.

We at Debutots love stories and want to bring your childrens imaginations alive with our unique interactive stories.

Join us for our family story play class where we dip tiny toes into the world of stories, words and sounds.Children delight in a multi sensory blend of storytelling, puppets, bubbles and music. They are inspired every week with ,magical tales giving them the chance to share their own ideas and feelings as they creatively explore the characters, scenery and sounds together.

Classes cost £5 per session and are booked in term blocks. 25% off for siblings
Term dates 7.11.16 – 19.12.16 The last session of this term is our christmas party session.
Contact Rosanna to book your place today rosanna@debutots.co.uk 01635 592 513

Come along and try Debutots for free for our special Halloween session at Basingstoke Discovery Centre.

Join Fat bat and Skinny Skelly as they go to their own halloween party and find out that being different isn’t so bad after all!

I will be running two sessions one at 10am and 11am. Even though this is a free event please book your place by contacting Rosanna rosanna@debutots.co.uk 01635 592 513

To keep up to date with all our events please like our facebook page Debutotsnewburyandthatcham.

You can also find more details at our website: www.debutots.co.uk

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Thula Mama singing group for mums!

Rebecca sent me a lovely email asking me to let you know about Thula Mama

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Thula Mama singing group for mums!

I’m a mother of a 2 year old – Elliott – and I live in Bramley. I’ve just started a new career path as a singer and singing teacher and as part of my new ventures, I’ve become a franchisee of Thula Mama (pronounced ‘Tula Mama’).

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Thula Mama is an alternative and inspirational singing group for mums of bumps and pre-crawling babies. Unlike most musical singing groups for babies and toddlers, this one is all about the mothers and giving them an hour and a half to relax, unwind, meet up with friends and enjoy singing beautiful but simple harmonies together.

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We learn lovely songs and lullabies from around the world – not a ‘wheels on the bus’ in sight! The babies really benefit from hearing the sound of their mother’s voice singing to them and the soothing harmonies created by the group.  There is absolutely no experience necessary and it’s an extremely inclusive and gentle process, with all songs and learning taken at an appropriate pace for the group.

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I’m starting my sessions on Wednesday 2nd November from my home in Bramley and will be running them every Wednesday at 10am. The introductory price will be £5 with everyone’s first session being free.

You can find out more on my facebook page www.facebook.com/ThulaMamaBasingstoke and also on the website www.thulamama.co.uk

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Basingstoke Gymnastics Club: Timetable for pre school classes

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Wild Child Classes – sessions start Monday 26th Sept

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Hi, I’m Angela and two years ago I started a toddler group called Wild Child, after leaving my previous job as an ecologist in order to look after my two children.

I was totally overwhelmed by the support and interest I received in the group and it has been an absolute pleasure to be able to develop a year-long programme of sessions that change with the seasons and encompass topics ranging from bees and trees, to cowboys and dinosaurs.

badgers5I keep a strong emphasis on encouraging an enjoyment in the outdoors whatever the weather (so very important with our British climate) and each session includes a range of activities including singing, role-play, art, dancing and crafts.

We meet on Monday mornings 10-11 at Sherfield Village Hall and the sessions are held on the adjacent green.

Wild Child starts back on Monday 26th September and I have a few spaces left for this term.

There is also the opportunity to come on a drop-in/ pay as you go basis.

For more information please check out my facebook page on www.facebook.com/wildchildtoddler or my website www.wildchildtoddlers.co.uk or you can contact me direct Angela Simmons: 07812350925

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Review 2016: Track Party

Miss NHM, Mr NHM and I went to a Track Party a few years ago that Richard and the team were running in the Popley Spotlight centre.

I’m not sure who enjoyed it more though, Miss NHM or Mr NHM ;-).

Mr NHM did find out that it takes Richard and his team four HOURS to set up and then the same to put away at the end of the day! That’s dedication for you!

Thank you very much to the “NHM Secret Reviewers”, Karen, who did a great job on today’s review of Track Party!

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Review 2016: Track Party

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Small J, Mr J and I were very excited to attend our first track party at Old Basing Village Hall.

We arrived to a lot of excited children (and Dad’s) eagerly waiting to get playing.

The hall was full of train tracks and a huge array of Thomas and his friends waiting to play.

Later in the day cars and dinosaurs were added to the fun.

Richard and his team were on hand all the time replacing batteries in tired trains and lending a hand.

Also available on the day was face painting by Carin Shepherd (find her on facebook).

There was lots of colourful creatures running about, the perfect way to entertain siblings who were not so keen on the trains.

Lisa Healey was displaying her lovely collection of Usbourne books and I enjoyed a browse whilst the boys were playing with the trains.

Tips

Get there on time. Sessions start and finish promptly to allow the team to reset everything in between.

Bring some extra money for the face painting and books.

Track parties run all over the country, the next ones in this area are Reading July 9th, Wickham Sep 10th and Basingstoke Sep 24th. 

You can also book the trains for a private party, for more details see their website.

Food

At all track party events hot and cold drinks and snacks are available.

Facilities and parking

There were plenty of places to sit and watch the children have fun and good facilities for looking after your little ones.

There was plenty of parking available and a nearby park for afterwards.

Prices

Tickets for a track party are from £6 per child, face painting £3 per child.

You can book online at http://trackparty.co.uk or find them on facebook.

Rating out of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the day and are planning to rebook for the next time they are in Basingstoke.

Small J (and the grownups) gave our experience 5/5.

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Research Study for 4-8 year olds…

Helen sent me a lovely message about some research that she is doing at the University of Reading that she is hoping that some of you might be able to help her and her team with.

Research Study for 4-8 year olds…

I am a psychologist working at the University of Reading.

We are doing some research at the moment and are looking for families with children aged 4-8 years who might be interested in helping us learn more about anxiety in children.

We are looking for confident and anxious children to take part in the research.

I wondered whether you might be willing to post a link to the website explaining the research in case any of the NHM followers are interested?

The link is as follows: http://helendodd.wordpress.com/research/

This would be a huge help.

Thank you!

Summer born children (those born between 1 April and 31 August)

Louise sent me the details for this as it doesn’t seem to be well known, even though Hampshire is one of the most flexible counties.

I really wasn’t aware of this, so thank you very much Louise for the details!

I’m sure it will be useful to a LOT of NHM Readers.

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/education/admissions/ad-guidance/ad-summerborn.htm

There’s also a Facebook group called “Flexible School Admissions for Summer Borns” if you want to join the community.

Thank you to Charlotte for the following links too: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/summer-born-children-school-admission

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/admissions/applicationprocess/changeorlateapplication/summerborn

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New Class: Kids Kan Dance

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Hi

I’m Katie, the Founder and Creative Director at Kids Kan Dance.

Kids Kan Dance was born whilst I was on maternity leave after having my daughter, who has now just turned one.

I first started teaching dance 17 years ago at the dance school I trained at, since then I have taught in so many places and met so many amazing children.

Dance has been a huge part of my life since the age of 2 and I have always wanted to share this experience with as many children as possible, so when I had my daughter I knew it was the right time start something I had always wanted to do.

I wanted to create a dance concept that would enable children to explore all styles of dance and to use their imaginations in creative movement.

My vision is to teach children that there is a whole world of dance out there and to help them to find the styles that they love.

I knew that this was going to be an amazing journey, and hard work setting up a business with a new baby on board !

But, things have gone brilliantly and within 12 weeks of opening all my classes were fully booked.

I am now starting new classes ready to open after the February half term.

KKD offers two types of class

  • Kids Kan Dance with Mummy  – for children aged 6 months – 3 years
  • and Kids Kan Dance 4 FUN – for children aged 3-7 years

KKD classes are specifically designed for the younger dancer.

We offer a wide range of classes for all age groups so children will always be learning at the right level.

We believe that children should learn all styles of dance in a fun, exciting and educational environment.

Each week our classes cover a new theme such as animals or numbers for the younger children and musical theatre or jumps and leaps for the older children.

Our dance with mummy programme offers the chance for parents and children to really get to know their dance teacher, their style of teaching and what goes on during class together.

Our 4 Fun programme helps children learn about all the different styles of dance so they can, together with their parent, make an informed choice about which styles they would like to continue with.

Once children are ready they will then be invited to join our speciality classes at the K Dance Academy.

Kids Kan Dance has been open for 5 months now and is growing day by day, it’s been an exciting time and I’m loving every minute of it!!​

Thanks for reading and if you would like any more information about classes then please contact me at kidskandance@gmail.com

Katie x

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