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February Half Term 2021


We’d normally have a page packed full of local events taking place over half term, sadly Covid19 has changed all that. Don’t worry though, we’ve still packed the page full of ideas for things you can do.

If you know of any virtual events that are being held during half term that would be of interest to our Mumblers, then please get in touch at stag@mumbler.co.uk  or via Facebook on our STAG Mumbler What’s On Page or STAG Mumbler Chat Group and we will add your event to this page.

Thank you and have a wonderful half term!

EXCITING LOCKDOWN PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are ready to provide every child under the age of 6 in the UK, with 8 themed weeks of exciting content to help through lockdown number 3.

👇SIGN UP FOR FREE HERE👇

https://babyballet.co.uk/free-lockdown-programme/

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

Because we want to help 🥰

Over the past 15 years, we have created classes, resources and content, which up until now have only been enjoyed by children attending our classes but due to the challenge of the situation we find ourselves in, it is time to share it publicly to help to keep the nation’s young children active and having fun through the lockdown.

During the first lockdown, in addition to our regular classes, we developed and produced additional content and resources for our families to enjoy including character videos, themed classes and fun activities.

These were all shared privately but now that we find ourselves in yet another lockdown and we know what a tough time this is for everyone involved, we have an overwhelming sense of responsibility to help the nation as much as we possibly can by sharing these resources FREE OF CHARGE to EVERY child in the UK via parents/carers, nurseries, preschools and schools.

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

👍 EXISTING babyballet® FAMILIES – For those already enjoying online weekly classes with your local teacher, this is an additional extra for you all to enjoy!

👍 DIRECT TO PARENTS AND CARERS HOME EDUCATING – We want to help parents and carers with their home educating responsibilities and to help keep their children active, entertained, educated and having fun whilst they are at home.

👍 VIA NURSERIES, PRE-SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLS – We want to help practitioners and teachers in childcare and educational settings with lesson planning and resources that are in line with their learning objectives and outcomes.

Practitioners and teachers can use our resources for the children who are being taught face to face i.e. Vulnerable children and children of key workers who are attending nurseries, pre-schools and schools in person but they will also be able to send them out to the families who are learning from home.

We have already had an overwhelming response from nurseries, pre-schools and schools who LOVE what we are providing as they are desperate to find excellent quality, educational, engaging and fun resources and content for the children they are responsible for.

WHAT IS BEING GIVEN FOR FREE?

Every week, we will provide you with a link to access the following, all of which is FREE OF CHARGE

🌈 A theme of the week e.g. Animal Adventure, Celebrating People Who Help
🌈 A ten-minute activity session at 10am every week day
🌈 A Boogie Time video
🌈  A Sing-a-long video
🌈 A Story Time video
🌈  Additional resources including fun activities and colouring sheets
🌈 An information sheet to explain the learning objectives covered each week Please be assured and have absolute peace of mind that our exceptional content has been thoroughly researched and developed by professionals over many years and is in line with the following Government Educational Frameworks:

☑️ UK – Early Years Foundation Stage (@EYFS) ☑️ UK – Year One (KS1) ☑️ SCOTLAND – Realising The Ambition: Being Me ☑️ SCOTLAND – The Early Years Framework ☑️ WALES – Foundation Phase ☑️ NORTHERN IRELAND – Learning to Learn Areas of learning covered are:

🌟 Communication and language
🌟 Physical development
🌟 Personal, social and emotional development
🌟 Literacy
🌟 Numeracy
🌟 Understanding the world
🌟 Expressive arts and design
🌟 Musicality and rhythm

HOW TO SIGN UP? IT’S AS EASY AS 1,2,3!

We have made it super easy to sign up.

All you have to do is go to our website, complete the registration form and then you will be automatically sent the links to access all the resources we are providing you with.

1️⃣ STEP ONE: Go to the website https://babyballet.co.uk/free-lockdown-programme…/

2️⃣ STEP TWO: Register for free, whether you’re a parent/carer, nursery, pre-school or school.

3️⃣ STEP THREE: Receive the link and off you go!

After registering, over the next 8 weeks, you will receive a link to access that week’s content so you don’t need to sign up every time and we will remind you as well, so there’s no hassle involved and you won’t miss out on anything.

We look forward to helping you through these next weeks and beyond. Please feel free to share so we can help as many children as we can during these challenging times.

Please stay safe everybody.

babyballet® is here to help and be with you every step of the way.

We challenge you to our Mumbler 101 things to do. Can you tick them all off?

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Ever find that with working, homeschooling, trying to keep the house tidy, that you’re exhausted by bedtime? Why not get a little help from others? Take a night when you’d usual do bedtime stories, let them choose from one of these and either snuggle together and enjoy someone else reading, or use the time to nip and get a few jobs done or have some much needed you time.

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There is so much fun to be had when a family all gets involved in fitness. Whether you’re doing it in your home, garden or out on your daily walks, this page is packed full of ideas.

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If like us, you have a house full of snack monsters, you’ll know first hand how hard it can be spreading them out throughout the day and keeping those little tummies full, without spending a fortune. Here we’ve shared some snack ideas.

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Whether you do crafts indoors or outdoors, on your own, or as a whole family, this page is packed full of ideas.

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Why not snuggle up and enjoy one of these super free online shows

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The nights seem to be getting a little lighter and we’re sure there’s been a little more sunshine creeping through lately. So why not get wrapped up and go and explore our wonderful outdoors. Whether you’re in your back garden or exploring the world beyond, this page is packed full of ideas.

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We have heard of quite a lot of families doing this for half term. It’s something we had never thought of, but it could be a great way of having fun in the garden and spending some quality time together as a family and some much needed chill out time for the grown ups.

Valentines day image Valentine’s Day is all about sharing lots of love and there’s no reason why families can’t do that. Why not have a big Valentine’s Day Party at home? Here’s some ideas –

  • Have great fun with arts and crafts and decorate the house.
  • Why not decorate your windows and share some love to those neighbours out on their daily walks, it’s sure to make them smile.
  • Wear red all day.
  • Why not make Valentine’s Day cards and send them to loved ones who you haven’t seen in ages?
  • Why not make a little book and write in it about all the things you LOVE about your family and friends.
  • Have a Valentine’s Day themed breakfast, you could make heart shaped pancakes or other food in the shape of a heart. Why not add a little bit of red food colouring to your usual foods and give everything a cosy pink glow.
  • The list is endless, but most of all, have fun and enjoy sharing lots of love with family and friends as this year I’m sure they’ll need it more than ever!

Valentine’s Day is just the start of half term, for more fun ideas of things to do, visit our February Half Term Special.

Until Covid 19 hit, we had no idea just how many free virtual tours were available online. We’ve hunted some of the best ones out.

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Selby District – Your Home at the Heart of Yorkshire 

Now, more than ever, is a time for local discovery and we’re very fortunate to live in a district that has a fascinating mix of bustling market towns and charming villages, with medieval history, stunning architecture and beautiful countryside. 

To showcase the many places to experience and enjoy, three themed Selby District trails have been developed – aimed at encouraging residents and visitors to explore the district and experience must-see landmarks and attractions, whilst supporting local businesses. The trails can be enjoyed at leisure, by social or household bubbles, as and when appropriate. 

The Three Themed Selby District Trails 

The trails focus on landscape, green open spaces, heritage stories and family adventure.  

The self-guided Selby District Trails will help you explore and discover all that the district has to offer, whether you’re new to the area, visiting, (re)discovering what’s on the doorstep.

1. Escape in your own backyard 

If you’re looking for an hour’s escape, a slow Sunday jaunt or an adventure off the beaten trackSelby District is an outdoor wonderland. 

It is filled with ancient woodlands, waterways, acres of lowland heath, nature reserves and a wealth of flora and fauna. This is complemented by quiet country lanes, historic market towns and wideopen spaces. Enjoy discovering what is on the doorstep with this wonderful mix of gardens, woods and nature reserves. 

2. Discover your home’s history 

Encompassing the historic market towns of Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn in Elmet, Selby District is one of Yorkshire’s hidden gems. It is rich in history, overflowing with heritage and brimming with stories that bring our home to life. Explore breath-taking heritage, medieval history and beautiful countryside – and discover how it all began with this wonderful mix of attractions, churches, historic sites and battlegrounds. 

3.Young – at the Heart of Yorkshire 

From fruit picking and solving puzzles to escape, to gliding in unique thermals and learning how electricity is generated, there are many exciting and unique things to do as a family in our District. Spend some quality family time together – and enjoy discovering what’s on the doorstep with this wonderful mix of family days out, activities and things to do – come rain or shine! 

The trails will be available as postcards and, when the time is right, they will be available to collect across the District, from information points, key attractions, shops and cafes. For the time being, they will be available to view and download via the Selby District Council website.  

The trails can be found online at: www.selby.gov.uk/home 
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SelbyDC 

 

 

Baking: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies

Strawberry chocolate browniesHow delicious do these brownies from Closet Cooking look? Surely they count as one of your five a day with all those strawberries packed in?

Full recipe available here

Baking: Easy Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousseIf you love chocolate as much as we do, then these delicious looking Easy Chocolate Mousse from Cookies and Cups might be right up your street.

Full recipe available here

 

Baking: Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts

Heart shaped jam tartsOur mini mumblers absolutely love jam tarts, so we just had to throw in a recipe for these delicious looking ones from Great British Chefs another super easy Valentines Day in half term activity.

Full recipe available here

Baking: Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakesHow delicious do these look from Chocolate with Grace? They wouldn’t last two minutes at STAG HQ. A nice easy baking activity, even with little ones.

Full recipe available here

Baking: Valentine Cup Cakes

valentine cupcakesCupcakes can be a great option when baking with kids and these one from Simon Rimmer via BBC Food look simply delicious.

Full recipe available here

Baking: Valentine Hearts

Valentine heart cookiesYou could show someone a serious amount of love with these delicious looking cookies from Stork

They’re sure to be a hit with the kids!

Full recipe available here

Crafts: DIY Candy Hearts Garland

Heart garlandWe love this candy heart garland from Tell Love and Party you can use the traditional Love Hearts messages or make your own.

Full directions on how to make available here

Crafts: DIY Valentine’s Day Branch Tree

We love this Valentine’s Day Tree from The House that Lars Built.

View full directions on how to make here 

Crafts: Thumbprint Heart Jars

Heart fingerprint jarWe love these beautiful thumbprint heart jars from All started with paint. A great way to upcycle old jars and to make precious memories at the same time.

Full directions available here

Crafts: Votive Candle Holders

Heart candle holderWe love these beautiful jars from Practically Functional.

Such a great way to recycle any old jars, you could use jam jars or baby food jars would be great too.

Full directions available here

Games: Bean Bag Toss Valentine’s Day Game

Bean Bag Toss Valentine's Day GameWe love this simple game idea from Real creative Real Organized

Get crafty making the target and then have family fun trying to score the most points.

Full directions available here

 

Games: Mittens and Kisses Game

Valentines mitten and chocolate gameWe love this super easy game from Skip to my Lou 

Don’t worry if you can’t get hold of Hershey’s Kisses, any wrapped heart shaped sweet will do. Can’t find heart shaped wrapped sweets? No problem, just grab any heart shaped sweets and wrap them in a small piece of tin foil or recycled sweet wrappers.

Full game details available here

Games: Valentine’s Heart Scavenger Hunt

Valentines heart hunt game

Image courtesy of Theeyeofaboy.com

We love a good scavenger hunt here at STAG HQ and this one from Wildly Charmed doesn’t disappoint. Think Easter Egg Hunt, this super easy and fun Valentine’s Day activity will be great fun for all the family to get involved with.

Full details available here

Pancake Day Tuesday 16th February: American Pancakes

American pancakesDon’t forget it’s Pancake Day during half term. If your Mini Mumblers love the all American style pancakes, then here’s a pancake recipe from Miriam Nice via BBC Good Food.

Full recipe available here

 

 

Pancake Day Tuesday 16th February: Heart Shaped Pancakes

Heart shaped pancakesDon’t forget, it’s Pancake Day during half term, so don’t forget to book in a day of fun, making some super ones. You could stick with a Valentine’s Day theme and make these LOVEly looking ones from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Full recipe available here

 

 

Pancake Day Tuesday 16th February: Traditional Pancakes

PancakesDon’t forget it’s Pancake Day during half term. If your Mini Mumblers love more of a traditional recipe, then here’s an easy pancake recipe from Cassy Best via BBC Good Food.

Full recipe available here

The Magic Hatter’s Farmyard Fun

Digital show featuring Hillbilly Hatter plus special guests Cedric the Scarecrow and Brian the cheeky sheepdog, it’s guaranteed to bring some much-needed extra laughter to 2021. Over 45 minutes of animal antics and magical mayhem down on The Funny Farm!

£8-£10

Visit the Magic Hatter Facebook page for more details