With New South Wales school students set to return to school for one day a week from mid-May, we are all likely to be home-schooling our children for awhile longer. Many of our community have adapted admirably, and are now juggling day jobs, teaching duties and of course, demonstrating the important life skill of resilience to our children! Likewise, many businesses’ have also had to pivot and are now providing their services online, ready to educate, entertain and keep your little one mentally and physically active.
We have put together this handy guide of classes and activities that kids can enjoy either one or one or in a virtual group….all online!
Do you want to learn some new skills, improve strength and flexibility? There’s never been a better time to try acro from the safety and comfort of your own home. Everyone is welcome, students new and old, beginners and adults! $10 drop ins through our website and Portal and use the Code FREETRIAL to score a freebie! Check out all the options for classes in strength, stretching and acro skills on our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for challenges and competitions.
During these uncertain times, we have moved our classes online but it would still be great to see you! You can see our instructions, ask questions and share what you have made. Term or casual bookings are welcome, in: Mixed- media Artmaking, STEAM, illustration and sewing classes.
Are your kids bouncing off the walls yet? Release some energy and learn some new skills at Asahi Academy! They are offering FREE online karate tutorials for kids during the COVID-19 Social Distancing and Self Isolation period, including theory and video demonstrations of karate techniques for kids to follow and practice at home. Virtual classes will be available soon. Registrations are now open. Contact Sensei Jason via email to find out more and register.
ATYP will continue to provide top-quality drama programs, giving young people a creative outlet during this challenging time. Young participants will have a place to meet each week to build new skills, interact, move, talk, create, rehearse and share work. From the beginning of Term 2, our weekly workshops will move online! A selection of our regular programs will be facilitated live each week via Zoom and Google Classroom. Participants will work with a skilled ATYP tutor and classmates in an interactive online space from the safety of their homes.
Bop till you Drop specialise in Disco and Karaoke Parties. Due to our new COVID19 lifestyle we have now launched our Virtual Disco Party Range! Now we can celebrate your child’s special day safely and in the comfort of your own home via Zoom.
Facilitated by one of our superstar entertainers, this includes:
PLUS as a special bonus at the end of the party you and your guests will get an extra 30 minutes of FREE chat time.If a Disco is not your ‘thing’ we can also do a SCIENCE, PLASTER PAINTING or SLIME VIRTUAL PARTY. 30 minutes = $99.00 + 30 mins free chat. 60 minutes = $159.00 + 30 mins free chat. Mention Inner West Mums for $20.00 OFF!
Creative eWorkshops with LEGO® Bricks! Our popular School Holiday eWorkshops were a hit and really got children’s Creativity, Imagination and LEGO® firing! All made possible by our awesome Instructors and Zoom. Keeping the eWorkshop enthusiasm going we now also offer Virtual Parties and our online after school programs with LEGO® is now enrolling for Term 2!
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Most of us parents are struggling to occupy our children’s time whilst also working from home. Caperly’s busy box is full of crafty suppliers to get your child’s creativity into action! You will also receive a Caperly gift voucher to have something fun to look forward to experiencing once we are all get back out to explore again. Whether buying this as a gift for someone who is missing out on celebrating a milestone or to provide something new for your own child, this box of goodies is sure to be hours of fun!
The busy box contains an array of craft items suitable for children over 3 years of age to use & spark their own creativity. Includes homemade playdough, plaster painting set, colouring-in sheets, a $10 Caperly gift voucher and much more!
CDC Studios is still OPEN for business during COVID-19 offering all our dance classes online for new and existing students. Although our studio doors are temporarily closed classes are still happening virtually. What better way to keep active during isolation than to dance it out and have fun. Established in Sydney’s Inner West in 2007, offers dance and acrobatics classes for kids aged 2-18 years from beginner to advanced. Our aim at CDC Studios is to build confidence in kids in a safe, friendly and nurturing environment. Whether students take one to two classes a week for fun and exercise or learn many styles, challenging themselves to an elite level for competitions and examinations, at CDC we offer something for everyone. We would love to have you join our CDC Studios family! Contact us today to secure your place for Term 2.
Due to current world circumstances all Cheeky Tunes Shows will be now be delivered online. The classes hold a maximum of 20 children and are delivered by Zoom conference. This makes it a true, interactive experience, just like in real life. Many children have said that this is even MORE exciting than a live show because they get to experience the television actually interacting with them. For more information regarding prices and timetables, please visit our website and Facebook page.
Dance Domain is well-known for revolutionising dance in the Inner West, with booked out classes, long waiting lists, and a super-strong community and culture. We’re now online, so we can open up a few more places so more Inner Westies can join the fun and see what we’re all about. Our Pocket Rockets dance program for kids aged 3 to Kindy mixes ballet, jazz and creative movement, while students in Grade 1-12 at school can chose from jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, contemporary and lyrical. There are also five lessons just for adults each week, including two levels of tap, ballet, stretch and strength, and lyrical. Ditch the fussiness and the pink pretty princesses and come and see what progressive dance education is all about.
Instagram: @dancedomain @pocketrockets.dance
Last year Drama Scene celebrated our 17th year of Drama programs shops for 5-15 year olds.Now we have turned 18 we are growing up and our next stage is performing and presenting WORKSHOPS LIVE Online.
Flying Yogis have developed online programs for term 2 to specifically address the issues being experienced by kids and families being in lockdown. After a day of homeschooling we are providing classes that focus on shaking the strains of the day off with a yoga; fitnesss; acro/ gymnastics skills; mindfulness discussions and relaxation techniques. We love to inject humour and fun into our classes too!.. We will run daily classes for the following age groups; 5-8yrs (yrs k-2/3); 9-12yrs (yrs 3/4-6); teenagers (yrs 7-12).
Website: Please check the timetable and book at www.flyingyogis.net.au/kids-online-term-2/
Gallery NTK Art School has gone online with ZOOM to offer a variety of Art Classes and workshops for Children and Adults. Our famous Sip ‘n Sketch – Wine and Painting nights are also live streamed. Join the fun from the comfort of your own home and be guided step-by-step by Acclaimed Artist and Qualified Art Teacher Norma Tahhan. Stay connected, stay creative, and get professional instruction from the safety of your own home. Everyone can see one another, talk, create, and get the same one on one instruction. Like our studio classes these online sessions are perfect for all levels and great for families during this time of social distancing.
GeckoSports, Australia’s leading school kids multi-sports and fun fitness activity provider, has launched its new ‘ON DEMAND’ program for kids. It includes interactive multi-sports and fun fitness bootcamp classes that kids can do online, anytime. ON DEMAND has been created in line with the national PDHPE physical education curriculum, designed by medical, education and sports professionals. For parents home-schooling or with children home on school holidays, the GeckoSports ON DEMAND program, designed for school-aged kids, will ensure children’s physical education and finding their 60 mins of activity a day, doesn’t get forgotten. For only $10 a week per household, families can access the online programs, anywhere, anytime… on demand. Some of the sports and fun fitness programs kids can choose from include: Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Netball, AFL Footy, Mini Olympics, Boxing Bootcamp, Strength Fitness, Cardio Fitness as well as a Family Fitness Bootcamp and more!
Term 2 starts 27 April with classes for Babies, Toddlers and School Readiness.
Our Classes aim to give parents lots of ideas to do at home to help children reach their developmental milestones, whilst having lots of fun. They are a great way to connect with our Gymbaroo Team as well as other families. Included in the term – live Zoom Classes, video classes to use at a time that suits, parent information and at home activity packs for each week, and music downloads. For our 1-3 year olds, our programmes will get your child up, moving and doing all those activities that help with gross motor skills, balance, strength, co-ordination, and fine motor skills. For our babies classes select from Level one Platypus which focuses on tummy time, baby massage, and gentle exercise or our Level 2 Wombat for bubs on the move!
Term 2 starts 27 April with classes for Babies, Toddlers and School Readiness. Our classes aim to give parents lots of ideas to do at home to help children reach their developmental milestones, whilst having lots of fun. They are a great way to connect with our Gymbaroo Team as well as other families. Included in the term – live Zoom Classes, video classes to use at a time that suits, parent information and at home activity packs for each week, and music downloads. For our 1-3 year olds, our programmes will get your child up, moving and doing all those activities that help with gross motor skills, balance, strength, co-ordination, and fine motor skills. For our babies classes select from Level one Platypus which focuses on tummy time, baby massage, and gentle exercise or our Level 2 Wombat for bubs on the move!
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LIVE online classes via Zoom are now running at Infinite Edge Movement & Megan Bolton Acrobatics Online. We are offering professional, world-class training to students of all ages in Acrobatics, Kindy Gym, Body Conditioning, Dance & Cheer. Please follow the link provided to book your Term 2 Online Class Membership and use your trial class pass code ‘INNERWESTMUMS’. Contact us for more info InfiniteEdgeMovement@gmail.com & see you online soon!
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Unleash your child’s imagination and advance their skills with Inkling’s online creative writing classes! Suitable for Years K-8, Inkling is led by award-winning poet and creative writing teacher Alison Gorman, along with storytelling star and primary teacher, Brigitte Gray. Filled with oodles of fun activities, classes are supportive, structured and engaging environments where kids can gain creative confidence and find joy in telling a good story well. Online classes range from school holiday workshops, to after-school lessons, to multi-week Saturdays classes, and are limited to 6 students max. Booking fast!
At IWIM , we believe that a balanced attitude toward lifelong music learning should be encouraged in every person. The benefits of a music education have been well-documented and really should be considered as a necessary component of every child’s learning; but also, we know that the study of music enhances personal skills , such as patience, problem-solving, creativity, self-expression, concentration and memorization, to name a few. Our recent rapid transition from face to face lessons to online lessons has been a steep learning curve for us all. Watching students and teachers embrace the intricacies of technology set ups has been amazing and every week we are all learning something new. In addition to our online lessons , we have added a free group music theory class on Wednesdays as well as a rapidly growing library of resources and practise aids for our students to support their online learning journey at this time.
Web address: www.innerwestinstituteofmusic.com
At Julie Peadon Art, we are all about fabulously fun fine art classes and workshops which are founded in the Great Art Movements. You get to explore a variety of ways to create including drawing, painting, collage, printing, sculpture, mixed media and heaps more! We pack up an Art Pack for you to get you started with the equipment you need to unleash your inner Matisse or Picasso. You then jump into our virtual studio and enjoy a LIVE interactive art session with me or one of my awesome tutors. Classes and workshops are limited to 12 students. Sounds so good doesn’t it! So what can you book into?
We can’t wait to welcome you to the virtual studio for some connection, creativity and a whole lot of fun!
To support families during this challenging time Kids Got Skillz is offering free art, yoga and mindfulness activities for kids online to help them stay connected to their community and encourage their ongoing personal and creative development. We also run a Kids Morning Mindfulness Practice live at 8:45am every weekday via Zoom and Facebook Live. This is a short 10min guided relaxation exercise for kids all ages. It helps them develop self awareness, focus and calm. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For art activities, yoga and meditation videos for kids go to our YouTube channel Kids Got Skillz TV.
Facebook: Find us on Facebook @kidsgotskill
Kidz Artworx is a new & dynamic Art School specialising in art classes for kids & adults of all ages located centrally in Burwood, (Sydney, NSW) guaranteed to deliver lots of fun & exciting Visual Arts activities for the creatives at your place! Art Parties are our other specialty. A great way to celebrate & feed their creative side. NOW delivering all of our fabulous workshops online via Zoom!!!
Secure your place early and save – early bird discounts apply. The term & workshop fees include all materials used in class. All classes are suitable for new & continuing students.
LIVE ONLINE KIDS MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES. KICKS Afterschool Leichhardt proudly offers a high energy after school program to develop kids physically, mentally and emotionally through the power of Jeff Speakman Kenpo 5.0 martial arts program known as American karate. Ideal age is from 5 to 12 years old. This program is running 3 days/week at 4pm.
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Kids Kicks is an online store offering a selection of the world’s best in children’s shoes. Located in Sydney’s Inner West, our goal is to provide Aussie kids with hand-selected styles and designs from the world’s leading labels in children’s footwear. We are passionate about nurturing the feet of growing children and that’s why our selection of brands combine safety, comfort, style and durability to their footwear. Made to last, our shoes can be passed down for generations. To help you save on shipping, we offer a FREE Click & Collect service from Concord or $9 next day shipping, so you get your order on time, every time. Our range of brands include Young Soles, Saltwaters, Mini Melissa, Manuela De Juan, Cucada and more.
Our popular reading and writing classes for children are now going online! Each child receives an interactive recorded class with the owner, Dr. Allison Greenland, as well as worksheets, games and other materials, all in one easy-to-access forum. This makes it straightforward so that students can complete it at their own pace, and you get over an hour of guilt-free, uninterrupted time! Students can then submit their written work for personalised written feedback from a highly qualified teacher (turnaround time is five days). Certificates and creative activities help keep students motivated. Classes are affordable and best of all, fun! Why not give it a try with our 7 day free trial and introductory rate of 5 lessons for $99? We also accept Creative Kids vouchers, so the entire first module wouldn’t cost you anything!
We’re a down to earth group of yogis who welcome all walks of life to practice with us. With the current Covid-19 situation we’re literally going with the flow and have created a thriving online yoga community! Living Flow Yoga’s live-streamed schedule is a special offering for you to feel grounded with yoga, whether you’ve never experienced yoga before or you are a practiced yogi. We have daily live-stream yoga classes with amazing Living Flow teachers guiding you through 1-hour classes including Flow and Yin. Just as you would be welcomed at the studio, we will warmly welcome you when you connect with us on a live-stream class. We will greet you with a smile and you can get comfy and ready for cues and sequences which suit a home practice. Simply choose a class and register for just $10 for each live-stream class.
Welcome to ‘Local Dance Co Balmain’. We are a local dance studio passionate about giving little movers, young movers, teens and adults the opportunity to enjoy dance and be challenged creatively. We’re about creating a dance community, free from judgement and competition. Our weekly dance classes are now online!
At Make Believe Sydney we have made some of our resources FREE and available to everyone to help with self isolation. We hope these will help pass some time and get your minds & creativity flowing. Follow our Facebook Page for creative drama-based games, videos and resources.
While we’re missing our outdoor sessions at Henley Community Garden, Mobile Sensory Garden has put together an e-book filled with ideas for you to do at home to keep your little one occupied. Visit our website to access the e-book and many other great resources. Follow us on Facebook for new activities each week.
Entertain the kids indoors and support a cause! Looking for some new and exciting indoor activity toys and games to entertain the children? The children’s cancer charity, Neuroblastoma Australia, is now stocking a great range of quality brands suited for children aged 3 to 8 years. Choose from fun card games, jigsaw puzzles or colouring in and craft kits and support a charity funding research into the leading baby and toddler cancer at the same time. Buy a gift that gives back. For the month of April, if you spend $100, you receive free shipping (enter FREESHIP promotional code at checkout). Check out the range.
If you want to support a child affected by cancer currently in isolation, please support our Give A Gift Appeal. Children diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer usually spend many months in isolation during their treatment but are particularly vulnerable at the moment due to a lower immune system resulting from chemotherapy.
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It is our pleasure to announce our new online English and Maths tutoring service which aims to offer an alternative for tutoring services. In light of the recent events of COVID-19, our service aims to support the needs of students while aligning with new health precautions. Although tutoring online isn’t ideal, our company has found a way to maximise the benefits of online tutoring in an efficient and effective way. We utilise online teaching software to provide an environment of academic support and educational games to introduce online learning as fun. However, we do not stop there! We not only focus on academics but also on mental wellbeing, essentially becoming a virtual mentor for students during this period. At Novelty Tutoring we like to focus on the positives, so how could we forget that this is all at the comfort of your own home!
O’Grady Drama is now offering online drama classes. While O’Grady Drama simply works to give your child the best start in life and develop ways to help them grow, we also teach skills and techniques relevant to the School Drama Curriculum. At each class the techniques are developed, polished and ingrained in an energetic and vibrant way. Over time these practices ensure that students have a strong platform to negotiate any type of presentation or performance. If they wish to go on to a performing arts future, our students are well able to navigate the audition process.
Paper Rock Scissors Art Studio is a space that provides opportunity for imagination, exploration and freedom that complements our creative spirit. Each class is developed with an art technique in mind and is taught through a project that allows each student to explore and develop that particular skill. A variety of techniques are used ranging from observational and freehand drawing, painting, collage, pottery and more. Choose from weekly or one off ONLINE classes, all are age specific and easy to follow along, a materials list is also provided. Visit our website for pricing and booking information and follow our Facebook page for regular updates.
Resilience in Kids is open for business! There is no greater skill needed than resilience at the moment and so we’ve moved our resilience building program online. Visit our website to find out about our term-time after school workshops and online 1-1 child coaching. Both are run via Zoom and give kids practical tools and strategies for building their resilience. We explore these through drama, art, craft, storytelling and games – kids LOVE what we do! Our sessions are run by deeply experienced Resilience Coaches and we explore topics such as staying positive, managing worry and anxiety, staying connected when socially isolated and more! Visit our website to find out more about our parent coaching – we run small group programs and 1-1 sessions. We build your resilience and give you practical tools and strategies for building your children’s resilience. Both are run via Zoom.
Extraordinary times call or extraordinary measures – and we at Speaking Schools Australasia have done just that! Having provided engaging online programs for years to students overseas, we’ve recently started offering our live online public speaking and debating programs to local students – and have already had hundreds of students give them a try. We aim to continue providing educational programs set in a safe environment for children throughout the year! Our online live programs to help students from Years 1 – 9 build their confidence, critical thinking and resilience as well as develop the necessary skillset required for debating and public speaking.
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Our programs run throughout the year – in alignment with the NSW school term and holiday periods, making them accessible to all regardless of busy schedules or geographical location!
At a time like this, creating memories and bringing smiles to lots of faces is so important and celebrating birthdays is the perfect way to do that. So what do we do when we’ve promised our children a visit from their favourite character or a party with their best friends? We throw a VIRTUAL PARTY! Est. 2002, Superheroes Inc are Sydney’s Best Party Entertainers. By having a Superheroes Inc. character entertain at your ZOOM party, we use our 18 years of knowledge and experience, to ensure that all the children are involved (and the parents get to relax!). We offer a fully-tailored show based around these factors – Age Group, Character and what the birthday child will love! We’ve thought of everything – e-Invites, step by step instructions, tailored games and activities, 180+ character options, the booking process is super easy and the party will be memorable and so much FUN!
The Athletic Buddha Kids Squad facebook page is a FREE online Kids Fitness platform. It has been created to provide ideas and resources to help children and their families stay fit and healthy during this challenging time. Regular workouts for the kids will be programmed and delivered on this forum and it is open to everyone. Visit the Facebook page. The aim is to bring a high level of engagement and interaction that will get children moving, dancing, practicing their soccer skills and most importantly have fun in a time of such uncertainty.
The program will include: FREE ZOOM CrossFit Kids fitness classes, soccer and dance sessions, nutrition guides, kids yoga, gymnastics and meditation tips as well as interactive games competitions and prizes. Join our group and let’s stay fit both in body and mind together!
Are you missing your weekly ballet fix? Missing one of your adorable ballet teachers? Would you like to watch your darling smiling, laughing and twirling from the comfort and security of your own home? Welcome to “ballet classes online”! 40 pre-recorded ballet & jazz classes plus bonus “live” classes online for less than $3/class. Themes include Frozen, Outer Space, Fairies in the Woods, The Enchanted Garden and much more. Play, pause, repeat and watch anywhere/anytime. Practice your skills from the comfort, safety and security of your own home and keep the spark alive in your darling ballerina or danseur.
Triple Menace Studios School of Performing Arts is now offering online dance and performing arts classes to allow our families to continue to access their programs throughout Term 2. For more information and timetables, please email email@example.com.