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Saturday Sessions Starting!

2020-05-27T08:49:08+00:00

Big Porridge & Play Open Sessions start this week! 27th May 2020 We may all be at home, but in our imaginations we can go anywhere, be anyone, do anything. All we need to play is each other! Families across Scotland are invited to join Porridge & Play Online - imaginary play sessions, games, rhymes, songs and story making! Every Saturday @ 10am on Zoom! Join the Children & Families Network here or on Facebook and contact us to take part. Invite your friends, or family - wherever they are! You may be eligible to receive a FREE set of Lickety Playcards, a fantastic repertoire of 16 colourfully illustrated cards so you can keep on playing these games at home. Big Porridge & Play has been created with and for children and supports families to tap into their imaginations for hours of joy, excitement, creative learning and connection. Visit Come & Play and our Facebook page to find out more. There are videos, audio-shows and lots of ideas for things to do, play and create at home in between sessions! HOW TO LICKETY ZOOM JOIN  To take part in these free sessions, join the Children & Families Network (CFN) - an inclusive community of families who embrace children’s rights and imaginary play, and contact Ruby with your names & postcode to get the link [...]

Saturday Sessions Starting!2020-05-27T08:49:08+00:00

Week 1: Meeting & Flying Balloons across the Sky!

2020-05-25T16:15:46+00:00

Big Porridge & Play Blog 22nd May 2020 Govan - Tuesday 19th May 2020 Hiya everyone! What fun we had yesterday, right? Jack, Iona, Ruby & myself were so excited to welcome all our new families from Govan. And it was so great to have so many of yous joining our play session! It was a fun to work out everyone's names and trying to organise that on the funny Zoom boxes! But we managed and we got ready to have a good warm up to wake up our bodies and our minds! We played Funky Chicken and some fabulous animals made an appearance: the Big Fluffy Tiger, the Flying Butterfly, the Funny Kangaroo... And because when we play with your imagination you can be anyone, go anywhere and do ANYTHING, we had a game of MUCKY BREW and we threw all sorts of things all over us: honey, feathers, runny chocolate, a giant egg, water, slime...even bits of a broken TV! But it was fine cause we had a wash while we sang our Washing Song. We flew over Glasgow on our Flying Balloons and we saw a silvery snake that turn out to be the River Clyde! And we saw a purple whale and an angry bird that became a happy bird cause we blew it a kiss. We saw the schools empty of [...]

Week 1: Meeting & Flying Balloons across the Sky!2020-05-25T16:15:46+00:00

Govan, Milton, Easterhouse Online Sessions

2020-05-21T14:11:23+00:00

Community sessions have started online! 21st May 2020 We may all be at home, but in our imaginations we can go anywhere, be anyone, do anything. All we need to play is each other! Families in Govan, Milton and Easterhouse are invited to community specific sessions of Porridge & Play Online! Families also receive sets of Lickety Playcards, a fantastic repertoire of 16 colourfully illustrated cards to support ongoing play at home. Join the dedicated Facebook group for your community too :) And invite your friends, or family - wherever they are! GOVAN MILTON EASTERHOUSE Big Porridge & Play has been created with and for children and supports families to tap into their imaginations for hours of joy, excitement, creative learning and connection. Families across Scotland can join open sessions every Saturday morning at 10am from 30th May. There is a dedicated Children & Families Network Facebook Group and lots of ideas for things to do at home in between sessions. HOW TO LICKETY ZOOM Govan *NEW* Tuesdays @ 3.30pm Milton *NEW* Wednesdays @ 3.30pm Easterhouse *NEW* Thursdays @ 3.30pm Ruchill Join the Open Sessions! Community Sessions to be announced... Whiteinch Join the Open Sessions! Community Sessions to be announced... The Gorbals Join the Open Sessions! [...]

Govan, Milton, Easterhouse Online Sessions2020-05-21T14:11:23+00:00

Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!

2020-05-22T16:26:43+00:00

Licketyspit Press Release 28th April 2020 We may all be at home, but in our imaginations we can go anywhere, be anyone, do anything. All we need to play is each other! Scotland’s pioneering intergenerational imaginary play specialists Licketyspit have received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to adapt their popular family project Big Porridge & Play Glasgow to tackle social isolation and support families during the Coronavirus lockdown. The charity will bring groups of families together via Zoom to play games, sing songs and go on imaginary adventures - all from their own living rooms! In trial sessions, families have made Flying Butterfly Cake, talked to Polar Bears, flown through a Tornado and climbed a Hot Chocolate Volcano with the Licketyspit Actor-Pedagogues! Big Porridge & Play has been created with and for children and supports families to tap into their imaginations for hours of joy, excitement, creative learning and connection. Families across Scotland will be able to join open sessions every Saturday morning at 10am from 30th May (Taster Session this Saturday 2nd May at 10am). There will be a dedicated Children & Families Network Facebook Group and lots of ideas for things to do at home in between sessions. Families in Govan, Milton and Easterhouse, as well as the Gorbals, Whiteinch and Ruchill where the project has run since 2017, will be invited to community-specific, closed sessions on weekdays at 3.30pm (details below). They will also receive sets of Lickety [...]

Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!2020-05-22T16:26:43+00:00

Video: Hello My Name is Joe

2020-04-20T15:59:32+00:00

Hello, my name is Joe I've got a wife and 3 kids And I work in the Button Factory One day, my boss says to me He says Joe are you busy I say no! Join actor-pedagogue Effie for this energetic action song, from the Lickety Playcard Repertoire! Part of a series of Play Videos Licketyspit are producing for children & families to join in with at home during the Coronavirus Outbreak. Find out more here. Find more videos... Join the Children & Families Network! More like this! Licketyspit Family Lockdown Resources

Video: Hello My Name is Joe2020-04-20T15:59:32+00:00

Licketyspit Digital Access Survey

2020-04-16T14:55:24+00:00

Loading… Lickety Online! Throughout April, we're doing trial online Zoom play sessions every Wednesday.  Email Ruby at cfn@licketyspit.com if you'd like to come! Community Resources Molly Whuppie Audio-Show (From Licketyspit!) You can listen to the audio-show of Molly Whuppie with actors and live music on harp and fiddle here! We are releasing a new episode every night at 7pm from 7-18th April and they will be online till the end of the month! Virtual Tour of Frida Kahlo's House We may be stuck indoors but we can travel anywhere in our imaginations or on the internet! There are several museums and galleries you can visit virtually online. Frida Kahlo, an inspirational Mexican artist, had a wonderful, colourful house in Mexico City. It is now a museum you can visit, and even virtually! FREE Audio-Books from Audible From Harry Potter to Winnie the Pooh, there are lots of stories you can listen to online for wee ones, bigger ones and the whole family. Beatrix Potter, the Just So Stories like How the Camel got his Hump, Alice in Wonderland and Children's Greatest Poems are some of the other titles. And there are stories in lots of different languages too! Join the Children & Families Network!

Licketyspit Digital Access Survey2020-04-16T14:55:24+00:00

Lickety Online Play Sessions!

2020-04-24T08:51:55+00:00

We were very excited to try out our first Lickety Online Play Session last week! We used the platform Zoom to play with families all over Glasgow  - in their living rooms! It was great fun. We flew up and off round the world in our Balloons. We saw a volcano, a dinosaur planet, trees that looked like broccoli and so much more. We sang Grandma Grandma and wriggled down the line and had LOADS of Funky Chicken animals too like...The Wiggly Worm, the Beautiful Peacock and the Silly Fish! The Washing Song! We're really looking forward to trying it out again tomorrow! Lickety Zoom 2! Wednesday 15th April at 2pm Email Ruby at cfn@licketyspit.com if you'd like to come. Community Resources New Scottish Government Helpline  0800 111 4000 A new national helpline has been set up to provide essential assistance to people who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19. It will provide support through your local council, to access: essential food and medication; links to local social work services; emotional support; contact with local volunteer groups. The helpline is now open, from 9am-5pm, and is for people who: do not have family or existing community support cannot get online who are over 70 are disabled require the support of mental health services are [...]

Lickety Online Play Sessions!2020-04-24T08:51:55+00:00

Video: Ickerickeroo!

2020-04-16T11:13:38+00:00

As I touch myself, what have I hear? This is my BRAINBOXER my mother dear! Brainboxer, Brainboxer Ickerickeroo! That's what they told me when I went to school! Join in with Iona to sing Ickerickeroo, one of the Licketyspit Playcards! Part of a series of Play Videos Licketyspit are producing for children & families to join in with at home during the Coronavirus Outbreak. Graphic design: Wrench and Franks Find more videos... Join the Children & Families Network! Community Resources EVOC Guide to Coronavirus Support in Edinburgh Useful directory of all the services provided by organisations, community groups and charities in Edinburgh, so we can all help each other through the Coronavirus outbreak. Access it here. GCVS Guide to Coronavirus Support in Glasgow Useful directory of all the services provided by organisations, community groups and charities in Glasgow, so we can all help each other through the Coronavirus outbreak. You can read the Glasgow Council for Voluntary Service (GCVS) March 30th Newsletter here. David Walliams Free Audio-Book recordings (20min stories) David Walliams is releasing an audio recording of his children's books every day. You can find a new one every day here. You can catch up with the last week here. Find more on Twitter @davidwalliams and #AudioElevenses Penguins, Pandas, Tigers...Edinburgh Zoo Live Webcams Edinburgh [...]

Video: Ickerickeroo!2020-04-16T11:13:38+00:00

Video: The Funky Chicken

2020-04-16T11:14:01+00:00

Do you know the Funky Chicken? "What did you say?!" Taz and Jack lead a game of Funky Chicken, one of the Licketyspit Playcards! Part of a series of Play Videos Licketyspit are producing for children & families to join in with at home during the Coronavirus Outbreak. MANY THANKS to the children at St Martha's Primary School and Miltonbank Primary School whose drawings and animals appear in the video! Graphic design: Wrench and Franks Find more videos... Join the Children & Families Network! Pumpkin Face...Raisin Face! You may remember this game from our first warm up video. Enter...the Pumpkin Face...Raisin Face Challenge! 😀Upload 2 photos of you + your family making a PUMPKIN face & a RAISIN face! (to Facebook or Twitter - or send to us at cfn@licketyspit.com) Use the hashtag #pumpkinraisinface + Tag 5 friends! Let's make each other laugh - play helps us relax and realise how funny we can all be. We need this now more than ever! Community Resources EVOC Guide to Coronavirus Support in Edinburgh Useful directory of all the services provided by organisations, community groups and charities in Edinburgh, so we can all help each other through the Coronavirus outbreak. Access it here. GCVS Guide to Coronavirus Support in Glasgow Useful directory of all the services [...]

Video: The Funky Chicken2020-04-16T11:14:01+00:00

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus 2: Lockdown

2020-04-16T13:27:23+00:00

👀🎥 An update on the Coronavirus lockdown for children and families, from Virginia at Licketyspit. Also includes lots of hilarious ideas for things to play and do with everyday household objects - from our actor-pedagogue, Iona! This was prompted by Mrs Thomson at Oakwood Primary - one of our Storyplay Schools! Our first video had really helped lots of children there. We hope this one does too! We all just wish this coronavirus would just go away. And it will! But until it does, our lives are going to be a bit different for a while. Virginia at Licketyspit Licketyspit Informacje na temat koronowirusa dla dzieci i dorosłyches 👀🎥 Video in Polish! - Translation of our first Lickety Coronavirus Guide for Children. Bardzo dziękuję Asia and family for creating this Polish version of our first Guide to the Coronavirus Outbreak for is a children & families! Translation by Asia - a teacher and Lickety Mum who lives in Edinburgh - & her mum Bozena. Production support - her daughters Julia, Liliana, Amelia and Doro the Dog! Proszę podziel się tym / Please share on Facebook here! Community Resources Play Scotland 101 Ways to Play! There are loads of  cool things to do at home on the Play Scotland website and Twitter feed! We especially like these [...]

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus 2: Lockdown2020-04-16T13:27:23+00:00
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