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Lickety Mums Blog 2!

2021-04-06T16:27:55+00:00

Tuesday 6th April 2021 The 2nd and 3rd Lickety Mums sessions covered a wide range of topics, including word processing, podcasts and knowing what's real and what's fake, on the internet. There was also plenty of time for discussion about things to do in Glasgow and the trials and tribulations of being moved house during the pandemic. Find links to all the websites and resources we looked at below. We also started the Licketypit Playlist, at Aya's suggestion, which you can listen to below too! Next time we'll be joined again by Dr Soumi Dey, for a session on online safety. We're looking forward to learning more about using social media safely and finding out exactly what 'internettiquette' is! See you then, Ruby & Shona :) Block One Schedule 4. Monday 19th April, 7-8pm 5. Monday 3rd May, 7-8pm The sessions are currently full but please get in touch if you would like to join a future block. Block 2 starts on Friday 7th May, 4-5pm. Mum's Tip Lydia shared advice on how she supports her children to use social media safely. By having open dialogue with them about what they are sharing, they always tell her when someone leaves a comment or likes their posts, so she can check it's someone [...]

Lickety Mums Blog 2!2021-04-06T16:27:55+00:00

Lickety Mums!

2021-03-10T14:55:30+00:00

Wednesday 10th March 2021 The first first block of Lickety Mums sessions started on International Women’s Day! 💃 It was a joy to come together with some of the Mums we see at our Porridge & Play sessions for a Mum-centred hour of discussion, skill sharing and good vibes! We started off stretching to I am Woman by Helen Reddy and danced our way out to Respect by Aretha Franklin! In the middle we did an introduction to the 5 Digital Rights and introduced couple of resources for developing digital literacy as a family. The Net Aware website for digital safety lets you search for Apps and learn about safety rating and how to make them even safer. Their tips for parents are also well worth a look. We also had a quick peek at Google's Internet Legends games and videos, which we'll come back to next time. Shona and Ruby were joined by Dr Soumi Dey, a Mum and specialist in children's emotional literacy, who'll be coming back to deliver a presentation at a future Lickety Mums Session. We can't wait to see you all again next time! Block One Schedule 1. Monday 8th March, 7-8pm 2. Monday 22nd March, 7-8pm 3. Monday 5th April, 7-8pm 4. Monday 19th April, 7-8pm 5. Monday 3rd May, 7-8pm The sessions are currently full but please [...]

Lickety Mums!2021-03-10T14:55:30+00:00

Andre’s Turn

2021-03-05T11:13:07+00:00

In Porridge & Play we've been talking about Ceilidhs. Ceilidh is a Scottish word - in the Gaelic language - which is mostly used now to describe a Dance - with a Scottish band with maybe fiddle and accordion, where people do Scottish country dancing in big groups. BUT Ceilidhs have happened in Scotland for hundreds of years and the word Ceilidh really just means a get-together or a party! In this video Andre and Michael do a Turn where Michael is reads a poem he wrote in Scots - inspired by a Robert Burns poem called Tae a Moose! - and Andre dances the story of the poem. We hope you like it! Over to You! Maybe you'd like to do a Turn too? If so we'd love to see it and share it with everyone else in the Licketyspit Children & Families Network!   Get inspired with other CFN family creations here and here.

Andre’s Turn2021-03-05T11:13:07+00:00

Christmas Video Message

2021-02-23T12:45:46+00:00

A 2020 Christmas Message from Licketyspit A Christmas Video! We hope you'll enjoy this Christmas message and demonstration of two great games to play over the hoildays, from Ruby, Iona and Taz. The holidays are a great time to play as a family. We hope you have a lovely Christmas break. The Licketyspit team will be on holiday between December 24th-Janueary 11th so if we don't get your message, we'll reply as soon as we're back. And remember, all we need to play is each other! What's in the video? 🤔 In the Way of the Word 💝 The Present Game! More Holiday Activities! There's lots more to do on our website. Find Playcard Videos in Come & Play. Watch the Lickety Activity films and make your own (like other CFN children have done!) And catch up with all of the Big Porridge & Play Blogs in Happening Now! We'd love to see what creative and playful activities you get up to over the holidays. Stay in touch! Come & Play Activity Videos BPPG BLOGS Licketyspit 2020 News Round-Up Click on the image on the right to read our reflections on a year like no other, and find out what's in store for [...]

Christmas Video Message2021-02-23T12:45:46+00:00

Dancing and singing with Adie Baako!

2020-11-23T18:35:14+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. What an exciting week! 🎵 ‘Everybody! Bring your calabash! Bring your calabash!’ 🎶 At this week’s Big Porridge & Play Online sessions, we had the privilege of being joined by Adie Baako, a professional dancer from Ghana now living in Scotland, and enjoyed a week of dancing and singing and moving and grooving! We sang about the calabash, danced the Kpanlogo, a social dance from Greater Accra in Ghana, and found out all about Adie’s life! Learning about Adie’s life 🇬🇭 🎣 Adie is a dancer from Ghana, now living in Midlothian, near Edinburgh. He's been dancing professionally for 26 years and he told us how he started dancing when he was a wee boy growing up in a village. Adie grew up by the sea with his Dad, a fisherman, and his Mum, who worked selling in the markets. Before going to school Adie, like other children, would do chores in the house to help the family, fetch water for the pots, and then wash to get ready to go to school to learn. An early start in the morning for wee [...]

Dancing and singing with Adie Baako!2020-11-23T18:35:14+00:00

Andre and Taz share this week’s BPPG highlights!

2021-03-11T12:25:15+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. For this week's blog, Licketyspit actor-pedagogues Taz and Andre share some of their highlights from the action-packed Big Porridge & Play sessions. Wednesday 👨 Our action-packed session kick-started with Busy Joe’s button-pushing story in the song HELLO, MY NAME IS JOE. This catchy tune had us all defying gravity while pushing buttons with our hands, legs, head and tongues! 💃 After welcoming everyone we had a fantastic Dance Warm-Up with toe-tapping Indian beats and let me tell you, some of the moves were outstanding and full of joy! Smiles all round! 🐔 A sharp round of FUNKY CHICKEN followed where we met a Speedy Crab, a Scary Dinosaur AND a Silly Dinosaur, a Beautiful Rabbit, a Scary Lion and even a Dancing Parrot! 🏴‍☠️ This week’s Dressing Up got us all grooving and transforming into a mean and not so mean Pirate Crew of Misfits with Zofia Pink Mustachio Pirate, Terrible Frankie, Nuo Xuan Pirate Queen, Lily Rose of the Ocean, Felicia Fluffy Pirate and Fierce Sayeh to name a few! 🚢 Naturally, Captain Taz got her bossy bandana on and shouted orders at everyone. "Scrub [...]

Andre and Taz share this week’s BPPG highlights!2021-03-11T12:25:15+00:00

Aye aye, Captain! All aboard our Pirate Ship!

2020-11-10T10:27:21+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. Saturday 7 November This week's Saturday session We enjoyed another ENORMOUS play session on Saturday - with 28 families joining us! 🐶 🐅🦋 After an energetic dancing warm up and a lovely stretch, we met all kinds of animals in the FUNKY CHICKEN! Queen & Faly’s Dying Fly, Miracle & Michelle's Silly Monkey, Junior's Funky Tiger, Arshiyan's Flying Fish, Affan's Fat Tiger, Fateh Kamila & Saif's Funky Dog, Anaya & Ayesha's Funny Parrot, Adesire's Funny Butterfly, Aroush's Cat and Iona’s Sneaky Sparrow... Woweee! What amazing animals you came up with! 🚢 🏴‍☠️ We then boarded a mighty PIRATE ship - and met lots of captains! Captain Brown, Junior, Princess, Michris, Muhammed and Sulyman ordered us to do lots of things like... scrub the deck, climb the rigging, walk the plank, and... SHARK ATTACK!  🌊🔮 Suddenly, the ship began to sink and we found ourselves under the sea! Iona spotted a MAGIC BALL so we swam and swam, got inside it and said the magic words. We undid our zips, and found ourselves... inside the stomach of a whale! 🐋 🐟 It smelt like rotten fish, and [...]

Aye aye, Captain! All aboard our Pirate Ship!2020-11-10T10:27:21+00:00

Another chance to join our spooky party – from home!

2020-11-03T13:54:21+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. What a fantastic Halloween party we had! Did you join us on Saturday for our 🎃  Halloween Family Party 🎃  with Parent Club? The great news is that you can watch the video again any time you like - joining in with an HOUR of imagination-fuelled fun, from your own house! Halloween may be over for this year but when it's dark and spooky outside you'll still enjoy all our ghostly games and frightening fun... For anyone who didn't join us, we don't want to ruin all the spooky surprises... let's just say you'll meet some funny characters, do some fantastic, silly dressing up, play Lickety Playcard games like MUCKY BREW and SPOOKY CHICKEN, dance along with us to a surprise Halloween song, and so much more! Watch the video to find out for yourself! 👹👻🎉✨ You can also watch it on the Parent Club Facebook page here, if you'd like to leave a comment and see what other parents have said. See below for some of the fantastic drawings and feedback sent in so far! Remember to send your drawings and any feedback to cfn@licketyspit.com [...]

Another chance to join our spooky party – from home!2020-11-03T13:54:21+00:00

Cakes, castles and Carrot & Cheese World!

2021-03-11T12:25:48+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. Saturday 24 October 2020 What a happy, energetic and exuberant session we had on Saturday! We learned new ways to say hello, stirred autumn leaves and honey together to make a great big cake - and we went inside a fairytale book in our game of MAGIC BALL! ⭐ In our new HELLO GAME, we learned how to say hello in four new languages - we can’t wait to learn even more next week! 👋🏾 Yoruba - Bawoni 👋🏿 Urdu - As-salaam 'alykum 👋🏻 Arabic - Marhaba 👋🏾 Wolof - As-salaam 'alykum 🎂Then, we dressed up marvellously as bakers for LET'S BAKE A CAKE! Chef Virginia & Andre needed everyone’s help to make an enormous cake, so we all put on our hats and aprons, grabbed a wooden spoon and a great big bowl... and off we went! 🎶 ‘Let’s make a cake, let’s make a cake, think of all the things that we like best!’ 🍓 We filled the cake with... autumn leaves, honey (Anaya & Ayesha), strawberries, jam, vanilla (Brown), caramel (Abdullah) and [...]

Cakes, castles and Carrot & Cheese World!2021-03-11T12:25:48+00:00

Celebrating our many languages in The Hello Game!

2020-10-20T14:27:22+00:00

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play Online blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom! See below for details of how to join. Saturday 17 October 2020 It was great to get back to Big Porridge & Play this Saturday after a week’s break - and we have 8 more weeks of Saturday sessions to look forward to! Hooray! What a brilliant time we had! We played 👵 GRANDMA GRANDMA and 🐔 FUNKY CHICKEN, went on an epic 🔮 MAGIC BALL adventure - and also enjoyed a brand new game called the HELLO GAME!  Celebrating our multi-lingual network! Did you know that there are 158 different languages spoken in Glasgow?! Wow! We found this out last week, and so decided to invent the HELLO GAME to find out some of the languages that are spoken in the group - and it turned out there were SO many! Here are some of the ways we learnt to say HELLO to each other this week: 👋  In Kurdish - Salaam 👋🏿  In Yoruba - Bawo ni 👋🏾  In Shona - Mhoroi Mhoroi 👋🏿  In Hungarian - Szia 👋🏻  In Urdu - Assalamu alaikum But then, we found the Magic Ball! 🚀 After flying through the stars in a spaceship we [...]

Celebrating our many languages in The Hello Game!2020-10-20T14:27:22+00:00
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