Online children's centres activity details

Wake up with Seashells

A live introduction to the day every weekday, setting out what is coming up throughout the day and reminding you and your family of the importance of routine including eating breakfast and brushing teeth.

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Good Morning 'Let's Brush Our Teeth'

Helpful instructions on how to brush your teeth and dental advice.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner idea of the day

This encourages healthy cooking and eating at home, giving a range of ideas and suggestions for families on a budget.

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P.E. with Joe Wicks

This encourages exercise and activity at home that families can do together on a regular basis.

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Parental tips of the day

Helpful advice, suggestions and support to encourage good parenting. This can include daily routines, safety advice, development and understanding.

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Parenting tips

A parent-led interactive and informative session that covers areas requested by parents. Sessions have covered feelings and emotions, children’s behaviour, online safety, adapting to the current ways of home-schooling and stress upon children and parents and carers. Positive messages are portrayed throughout the session, which establishes the importance of the mental health and wellbeing of children, parents and carers and encourages you to look after yourselves.

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Baby massage with Zoe

Zoe is part of the Millmead Children's Centre outreach team and will be showing a step-by-step baby massage tutorial of techniques and advice.

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Questions and answers

Parents and carers can submit any questions they have and they will be answered by various members of the Millmead Children's Centre team. Anonymous submissions can also be taken by direct message.

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Jamie's SEND tips

Jamie is the Millmead Children's Centre Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator. He will be giving advice in areas where additional support is required such as social, mental and emotional health, behaviour management and sensory.

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Virtual disco

Bringing you music and dance in the form of a virtual party. Requests and suggestions can be submitted by parents and carers thorought the week to add to the playlist. This will encourage exercise and activity at home that families can do together with a touch of fun.

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Singing with Millmead Children's Centre

Encouraging families to sing together, helping children to develop their vocabulary with familiar songs and nursery rhymes.

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Indoor activity ideas

Ideas and suggestions for easy activities that can be dome at home on a budget or with items already in the home. This is to encourage children to learn through play, develop fine motor skills and use their imagination.

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Today's topic (chosen by you)

A poll will be available throughout the week with a choice of topic to be voted on by parents and carers. Topics will change weekly, promoting a wide variety of advice, suggestions and support.

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Healthy eating tips

Taking a healthy look at what we eat and drink, giving a range of ideas and suggestions for families to introduce a healthy balanced lifestyle into their home.

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Staff blog and planning

The staff blog provides the community with an insight into the Seashells team, sharing with you our positives and challenges through this time and keeping you up to date with what the team are working on and how we can continue to help and support you. A planning session is included in this where there is an opportunity for families to suggest what they would like to see in next week's sessions.

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Sing and Sign

An introduction to singing rhymes and learning useful signs that are based on British Sign Language. The aim is to encourage you to have fun learning with your child joining in as you would do during a drop-in children’s group. Singing rhymes encourages a child’s developing speech and communication skills through rhythm and repetition. Signing enables a child to see the words they are hearing and enables you and your child to communicate before verbal skills have fully developed.

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Sensory time

Sensory time promotes and encourages sensory play between parents and under 5’s. The session explains some of the benefits and reasons behind why it helps children’s development and gives you a range of sensory play ideas for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers that you can achieve at home.

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Bubba Club

Bubba Club covers a range of topics such as the importance of communicating with babies, tummy time, introducing solids, safety, play and child development. The session is parent/carer led with the proposed theme of the week as the initial focus. Signposting to other services such as health visiting and reference to public health messages is continued throughout the sessions.

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Yoga Warriors

Yoga Warriors aims to give you and your family a 15 to 20 minute guided yoga session with a story to help stretch your bodies and calm your minds. Families are spending more time at home and possibly sitting more than usual, and yoga can help to keep your body supple and free of aches and pains. Our yoga teacher Claire shares fun poses and we finish with a breathing exercise that can be used to calm moods.

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Wiggles and Giggles

These activities provide your family with simple tasks they can do at home that shouldn't cost anything or very little, with links to other resources and videos. Activities cover the age range from babies up to school aged children and are aimed to be family friendly to enable you to take part together and promote the stages of development across the age range.

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Play and Giggles

These activities provide your family with simple tasks they can do at home that shouldn't cost anything or very little, with links to other resources and videos. Activities cover the age range from babies up to school aged children and are aimed to be family friendly to enable you to take part together and promote the stages of development across the age range.

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Make and Munch

Make and Munch aims to give you ideas and recipes to prepare fresh and nutritious meals for your family. Recipes take into account the availability of products and shopping restrictions during lockdown. All of the recipes have tasks that all ages can get involved with. You can also can follow the journey of members of staff growing vegetables and flowers from seed to show you what can be done at home.

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Wacky Wednesdays

These activities provide your family with simple tasks they can do at home that shouldn't cost anything or very little, with links to other resources and videos. Activities cover the age range from babies up to school aged children and are aimed to be family friendly to enable you to take part together and promote the stages of development across the age range.

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Fun time Friday

These activities provide your family with simple tasks they can do at home that shouldn't cost anything or very little, with links to other resources and videos. Activities cover the age range from babies up to school aged children and are aimed to be family friendly to enable you to take part together and promote the stages of development across the age range.

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Chill Out Saturday

Chill Out Saturday aims to bring the whole family together to encourage social interaction, reduce isolation and build family relationships in a fun and supported way. Families can enjoy time together enhancing bonding and communication. Live sessions include family quizzes, board games, Lego building challenges and physical fun activities. Families develop ea sense of community through the weekly sessions, providing essential emotional connections to maintain their mental health and wellbeing.

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Seashells Bed Time Hour

Wind down time with Seashells before leading into 'You Time' which focuses on parents' and carers' health and wellbeing. Seashells Bed Time Hour focuses on calming down strategies and hints and tips for helping you to sleep. A member of staff from the organisation finishes the day by reading a bedtime story.

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Story Time

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Bedtime story with Millmead Children's Centre

This is to provide a personal touch to storytime from Millmead Children's Centre, encouraging children and parents to discuss storytelling and reading.

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