Fun learning paving the way for school!

Not as obviously fun BUT fun is absolutely what these activities are!

Find out how fun makes the learning easy and gently guides your child to a life-long passion for knowledge and self-improvement.

A word from our sponsors to start us off

Learning Resources® are delighted to be sponsoring the Academic, Languages and Education Day for Children’s Activities Week. We have been the leader in educational toys for over 30 years, and our mission is to help kids love to learn, providing over 1,000 different products to more than 80 countries.

It is our passion to aid parents and teachers with building a strong foundation for children’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development that prepares them for a lifetime. Moments are created where learning and play become one, and our products are designed to instil a love of learning in both boys and girls, who often do not realise they are learning as they play.


The ability to communicate effectively is a key life skill and we begin learning and communicating from the moment we are born. Research suggests that learning a second language at an early age is much easier as the language centre of the brain is still developing. 

Some advantages of learning a second language are:
•    It stimulates a child’s curiosity
•    Boosts cognitive development which can help their overall academic progress in the future
•    Studies show that children who learn a second language tend to display more empathy towards others

Begin to introduce a second language to children by singing simple songs, ‘Frère Jacques’ for example, learning to count to 10 or naming the different colours of the rainbow.

Morton Michel are delighted to be a founding member of the Children's Activities Association and recognise the importance that kids' activity providers bring to a child's learning and development. They provide a specialist insurance package tailored to meet the requirements of children's activity providers which includes additional benefits to support their business. Click here to find out more.

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Gain valuable life skills

It's never too early to develop an early interest in essential and desirable life skills such as reading, modern languages, science and first aid.

Programmes will be age appropriate and use many different techniques to make learning so much fun - including music, singing, storytelling, sensory play, movement and messy play.

Encouraging a life long passion for learning

Programmes encourage turn taking, socialising, sharing and answering questions.

Foster inquisitive minds and confident questioning.

Benefits of language learning

•    Increased cognitive development (such as reasoning, problem-solving, critical-thinking, and listening skills).
•    Increased likelihood of reaching native-like pronunciation. Young brains are primed to learn languages and are more likely to identify the nuance differences in a new language’s sounds and intuitively understand its rules.
•    Gives children a more positive attitude to other cultures and a deeper understanding of how big and varied the world is.
•    Gives children a head-start on the languages they will be learning at school.
•    It can boost language development in the English language.
•    Growth in self-confidence and self-esteem.


However the children are not the only ones learning!

•    Mums, dads, grandparents and carers attending are learning a new skill or refreshing an old skill.
•    As families grow, there is less and less time for the adults to explore their own interests and ambitions such as learning a new language, challenge themselves and keep their brains active.
•    It becomes a shared adventure of exploration and growth that creates a great bond with the children. Parents have told us that they use the songs learnt in class to soothe their babies, that they listen to Spanish / French music between classes, or that during a walk or outing they will try to name, count and say the colours in Spanish / French of everything they see.
•    The classes are also an opportunity to make new friends for everyone – parents and children alike get to know each other and friendships blossom.



Find out more about
Kidslingo

Kidslingo is a children’s language franchise business that teaches French and Spanish to over 12,000 babies, toddlers and primary school kids through a national network of over 120 franchisees and tutors. Kidslingo’s aim is simple – to inspire children to love languages for life.

Its innovative approach is based on the science of learning, and uses a clever mix of music, games, Makaton, role-play, drama and storytelling. Kidslingo has been awarded Makaton Friendly status as inclusivity for all children is a key focus for the classes.


Find out more about
Mini Professors

At Mini Professors we are passionate about science and we are dedicated to inspiring children as we bring science to life in a fun, interactive and educational way.  Our theme tune’s opening line is ‘Science is all around us’ and this reflects the ethos of our lessons.
Our lesson plans are researched and pulled together from real life scientist mums who are passionate about spreading their enthusiasm for science!

Children have an incredible thirst for learning from a young age and we harness and encourage them at every opportunity.  Learning shouldn't be boring or scary - that's why we make learning, experimenting, and exploring easy and fun! Science should be accessible to everyone - we do not dumb down scientific terminology but explain scientific principles in simple terms with interactive experiments.

Our Mini Professors get to wear their own mini lab coats and learn about the basic principles of scientific experimentation, all while spending time with their care giver, having fun and doing what they do best - getting stuck in.


Find out more about
Reading Fairy

Babies and children love the magic of Reading Fairy classes and events: from sensory songs and storytelling to fun phonics, first words, book time & more!

At Reading Fairy, we believe in learning through play and nurturing a love of reading. We use fun props to engage and delight toddlers and children.

Created by early reading experts, Reading Fairy classes are designed to develop crucial building blocks for learning to read from 1-5 years. Reading Fairy’s unique programme is based on the latest research and best early years practice.

We work with leading organisations to run storytelling and picture book events for reading and literacy charities, libraries, publishing houses and educational establishments to support children’s reading.



Find out more about
KeepaBeat Junior Medics

It's cool when you can help someone when they're hurt or unwell and this is what Keepabeat's Junior Medics is all about.

Tie a sling, bandage a head, treat a cut or putting someone into the recovery position - it's these and other little but important things that can make all the difference.

KeepaBeat has developed first aid courses for children which as well as being a great confidence builder, will leave them equipped to deal with life's little dramas


More academic, language and educational classes and groups happening across the UK!

Reading & Storytelling 1 years to 5 years FAVERSHAM (ME13 8XF)

Created by early reading experts, Reading Fairy classes are designed to develop crucial building blocks for learning to read from 1-5 years. Reading Fairy’s unique programme is based on the latest research and best early years practice. At Reading Fairy, we believe in learning through play and nurturing a love of reading. We use fun props to engage and delight your child.

When?

Tuesdays Story Stars (2+) 10.00-10.30 Reading Recruits (3+) 10.45-11.45 Book Babies (1+) 11.30-12.00


Reading & Storytelling 1 years to 5 years SIDCUP (DA14 5JR)

Created by early reading experts in partnership with Baby Sensory, Reading Fairy classes give your child the best start for learning to read from 1 to 5 years. Our unique programme is based on the latest research and best early years practice, and includes fun phonics and first word games, sensory and performance storytelling, original songs, classic nursery rhymes and picture book time. Our lovable characters engage and support your child as they build...

When?

Thursdays at 10am, 10.45am & 11.30am. See website for details.

Reading & Storytelling 1 years to 5 years SIDCUP (DA14 4TA)

Created by early reading experts in partnership with Baby Sensory, Reading Fairy classes give your child the best start for learning to read from 1 to 5 years. Our unique programme is based on the latest research and best early years practice, and includes fun phonics and first word games, sensory and performance storytelling, original songs, classic nursery rhymes and picture book time. Our lovable characters engage and support your child as they build...

When?

Saturdays (fortnightly) at 9.30am, 10.15am & 11am. See website for details.


Science For Kids 2 years to 5 years BRISTOL (BS30 8EB)

Mini Professors is the first science program that has been designed specifically for preschool children. Our 40 minute themed sessions provide a warm and welcoming environment in which young children can not only explore and marvel at science but we also encourage many life skills, such as asking and answering questions, turn taking, sharing and socialising. Mini Professors also get to wear their own mini lab coats!

When?

Mondays 9.45am and 10.45am in Warmley Thursdays 9.50am and 10.50am in Emersons Green


Science For Kids 2 years to 5 years Nuneaton (CV11 6GL)

Science fun for 2-5s! Join us for a 40 minute class including singing, stories, hands on experiments and more. A different topic every week, specifically designed for pre-school children.

When?

Weekly

Science For Kids 2 years to 5 years MARKET BOSWORTH (CV13 0JS)

Mini Professors is an innovative and fun science programme designed specifically for children aged 2-5 years old. New and exciting science topics are taught each week from polymers to dinosaurs, maths to tropical rainforests and much, much more! We are passionate about science and we aim to inspire a generation. Our theme tune’s opening line is ‘Science is all around us’ and this reflects the ethos of our lessons. We feel that all children have a great t...

When?

Sunday (alternate weeks) 10am (2-3 years) and 11am(3-5 years)

Science For Kids 2 years to 5 years Hinckley (LE10 3EN)

Mini Professors is an innovative and fun science programme designed specifically for children aged 2-5 years old. New and exciting science topics are taught each week from polymers to dinosaurs, maths to tropical rainforests and much, much more! We are passionate about science and we aim to inspire a generation. Our theme tune’s opening line is ‘Science is all around us’ and this reflects the ethos of our lessons. We feel that all children have a great t...

When?

Wednesday 10am (2-5 years)

Science For Kids 2 years to 5 years BROMLEY (BR3 5JE)

Mini Professors the first science program that has been designed specifically for preschool children. Our 40-minute themed sessions make science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With 72 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new each week. Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, there is a specific story and a 2-minute bespoke video about the topic of the day. Our Mini Professors get to wear their own mini la...

When?

Every Monday Term Time 10am, 11am, 12noon and 1pm

Science For Kids 2 years to 5 years CHISLEHURST (BR7 6DA)

Mini Professors the first science program that has been designed specifically for preschool children. Our 40-minute themed sessions make science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With 72 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new each week. Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, there is a specific story and a 2-minute bespoke video about the topic of the day. Our Mini Professors get to wear their own mini la...

When?

Tuesday Term Time Only 10am, 11am, 12noon and 1pm

Science For Kids 2 years to 5 years BROMLEY (BR2 0EG)

Mini Professors the first science program that has been designed specifically for preschool children. Our 40-minute themed sessions make science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With 72 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new each week. Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, there is a specific story and a 2-minute bespoke video about the topic of the day. Our Mini Professors get to wear their own mini la...

When?

Wednesday Term Time Only 10am, 11am, 12noon and 1pm

Science For Kids 2 years to 5 years KESTON (BR2 6AR)

Mini Professors the first science program that has been designed specifically for preschool children. Our 40-minute themed sessions make science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With 72 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new each week. Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, there is a specific story and a 2-minute bespoke video about the topic of the day. Our Mini Professors get to wear their own mini la...

When?

Summer Specials June – Every Friday August – Every Wednesday

Science For Kids 2 years to 5 years CHISLEHURST (BR7 5AP)

Mini Professors the first science program that has been designed specifically for preschool children. Our 40-minute themed sessions make science fun and enjoyable for pre-school children. With 72 different topics spanning 2 years, your child will learn something new each week. Each session has 2 hands-on experiments, there is a specific story and a 2-minute bespoke video about the topic of the day. Our Mini Professors get to wear their own mini la...

When?

Summer Special August – Every Wednesday PM


Baby and Child Development & Health Newborn to Any age Crawley (RH10 3zp)

Wanting to keep your little one safe is natural.... That’s why at KeepaBeat we have developed a range of First Aid classes for Parents and Carers, Early Years Professionals (Ofsted), Workplaces and for Children as young as 4 years old. First Aid for Parents and Carers Be prepared for those little ups and downs and complete a mini First Aid session in one of our open sessions. Or hold a First Aid For Parent sessions at home! Why not put the kid...

When?

Courses can be held evenings, weekends and daytimes to suit.

Languages 18 months to 4 years Leeds (LS18 4QD)

Fun French classes for toddlers and pre schoolers aged 18 months - 4 years. We use songs, games, stories and drama to inspire little ones to love languages. Kidslingo is multi award-winning and officially Makaton friendly. All new customers benefit from a free trial package offering 3 classes for the price of 2, advance booking required.

When?

Academic Classes 5 years to 8 years Pudsey (LS28 6AT)

Fun French classes for children aged 5 - 8 (approx.). We use songs, games, drama and stories to bring languages to life.

When?

Languages 1 years to 4 years Cheadle (SK8 2PN)

Fun language classes using song, props, drama and lots of fun! In our Kidslingo sessions, we make language learning fun, using songs, games, drama and stories which bring language to life and really inspire our little learners. Lots of music, instruments, puppets, dancing and actions. stickers, star of the day, certificates, vocab sheets. We are also Makaton friendly, members of the Children's Activity Association and What's on 4 Kids award winners!!

When?

We hold French at Just Giggle on a Friday and Spanish at a venue in Bramhall on a Thursday (also at 11am)

Tutoring 4 years to 16 years London (E1W 2QL)

Education, By Kate offers private, group and online tutoring classes for children aged 4-16 years, covering all school subjects & preparing children for entrance exams. Our group classes take place on Mondays and Fridays in Wapping, London, E1. Our private classes take place throughout the week and weekend. Our online sessions are available throughout the week and weekend. Established since 2015, our former students have gained places to Wes...

When?

Private and online classes available throughout the week and weekend. We offer flexible start and finish times for our Monday and Friday group cl...

Spanish 1 years to 5 years Whalley (BB7 9TD)

At BilinguaSing classes we sing well known nursery rhymes and popular childrens' songs in English and also in French or Spanish. So you don't need to know any languages to join us, but I guarantee that you will be singing along in no time! Our songs are accompanied by a range of instruments, puppets, sensory play, bubbles, dancing & elements of baby massage and yoga for the babies. So we have a lot of fun playing while we also learn a new language together...

When?

Tuesday 10:00 - 10:45

Spanish Newborn to 2 years Whalley (BB7 9TD)

At BilinguaSing classes we sing well known nursery rhymes and popular childrens' songs in English and also in French or Spanish. So you don't need to know any languages to join us, but I guarantee that you will be singing along in no time! Our songs are accompanied by a range of instruments, puppets, sensory play, bubbles, dancing & elements of baby massage and yoga for the babies. So we have a lot of fun playing while we also learn a new language together...

When?

Tuesday 11:00 - 11:45

Spanish 1 years to 5 years COLNE (BB8 7PP)

At BilinguaSing classes we sing well known nursery rhymes and popular childrens' songs in English and also in French or Spanish. So you don't need to know any languages to join us, but I guarantee that you will be singing along in no time! Our songs are accompanied by a range of instruments, puppets, sensory play, bubbles, dancing & elements of baby massage and yoga for the babies. So we have a lot of fun playing while we also learn a new language together...

When?

Friday 9.30-10.15

Spanish Newborn to 2 years COLNE (BB8 7PP)

At BilinguaSing classes we sing well known nursery rhymes and popular childrens' songs in English and also in French or Spanish. So you don't need to know any languages to join us, but I guarantee that you will be singing along in no time! Our songs are accompanied by a range of instruments, puppets, sensory play, bubbles, dancing & elements of baby massage and yoga for the babies. So we have a lot of fun playing while we also learn a new language together...

When?

Friday 10.30-11.15

Academic Classes 4 years to 11 years Nelson (BB9 7DU)

At BilinguaSing we teach a second language through the power of music and popular party games. We understand that children have been at school all day and so create a stimulating, fun and sensory environment to explore the new language.

When?

Thursday 16:00 - 16:45



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