How YOU can help shape a revolution in children’s rights!

2020-09-14T12:58:15+00:00

Why are we so excited? Last week, something happened which made us very happy here at Licketyspit! In a big document outlining their plans for the next year the Scottish Government promised to deliver “a revolution in children’s rights” - how exciting does that sound?! They plan to do this by incorporating a major international law protecting the rights of children into Scottish law. It’s called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is a bit of a mouthful, but that’s because it’s the most complete statement of children’s rights ever to be written. This means that it covers all parts of a child’s life. No-one, or nothing, is left out: the needs of each child is as important as the next. So, as well as extremely important things such as a right to education, healthcare and protection from violence, neglect and exploitation, did you know that children also have… ⭐ The right to be LISTENED TO Article 12 - respect for the views of the child ⭐ The right to EXPRESS THEIR THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS Article 13 - freedom of expression ⭐ The right to PLAY WITH THEIR FRIENDS Article 15 - freedom of association ⭐ The right to RELAX and PLAY! Article 31 - leisure, play and culture What does this actually mean for [...]

How YOU can help shape a revolution in children’s rights!2020-09-14T12:58:15+00:00

Video: Grandma, Grandma

2020-08-03T12:41:17+00:00

Virginia and Iona teach you the Grandma, Grandma song, from the Lickety Playcard Repertoire! Watch the video and join in with us from home - it's easy to learn and lots of fun to do! The video is part of a series of Playcard Videos which Licketyspit are producing for children and families to join in with at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Find out more and watch the other coronavirus videos here. More like this! Licketyspit Family Lockdown Resources

Video: Grandma, Grandma2020-08-03T12:41:17+00:00

Over To You #2: Poetry and performance!

2021-03-11T17:40:12+00:00

For the next few weeks, we're handing things over to you! As many of you will know, after our Zoom play sessions, and at the end of our Activity Films, we always ask people to share drawings, poems, stories, videos and photos of their creations. Well - the response so far has been incredible! We've been overjoyed by the photos and videos we've received from children and families in our network over the past few weeks, so we're sharing all of the imaginative, creative, funny, delicious-looking things on our channels - on our website, but also Facebook, Twitter and our e-flyer. This week we're celebrating all of the fantastic POEMS and PERFORMANCES we've been sent! The great thing about making up poems or plays is that you can make them about absolutely ANYTHING that pops in to your mind. Also, you don't need anything other than your imagination! Of course, you might want to grab a pencil and a notepad 🖍️  🗒️   if you want to write it down, or perhaps if you have access to a camera 📹  you could make your own little film?! What would you write about?  This week's highlights... Lickety Leader Erin (7) came up with TWO inventive poems during the lockdown period. This first one is inspired by her feelings about the lockdown. Children are so articulate [...]

Over To You #2: Poetry and performance!2021-03-11T17:40:12+00:00

Over to you #1

2021-03-11T17:39:59+00:00

Over the next few weeks, we're handing things over to you! As many of you will know, after our Zoom play sessions, and at the end of our Activity Films, we always ask people to share drawings, poems, stories, videos and photos of their creations. Well - the response so far has been incredible! We've been overjoyed by the photos and videos we've received from children and families in our network over the past few weeks, so we're going to be sharing all of the imaginative, creative, funny, delicious-looking things on our channels - on our website, but also Facebook, Twitter and our e-flyer. Below are just some of the #cfncreations we've received so far. We'll share more over the coming weeks, but in the meantime, you can see ALL of the photos on Facebook. This week's highlights... Our featured video this week is something very special indeed - a trip to NIGERIA with Lickety Leader Zainab! Grab your Magic Map and join your wonderful guide as she takes us to Zuma rock, Lagos's Tarkwa Bay, the Yankari Nature Reserve... and watch out for that African elephant! We're truly thrilled that Zainab has been inspired to make her own exploring video - and, as you'll discover, she has more adventures in mind... Watch this space! Below, we have: 🅰️  An acrostic poem about Licketyspit by Emmanuel (9) and Boatemma 🖍️  A drawing by Aliya, inspired by [...]

Over to you #12021-03-11T17:39:59+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!

2021-07-02T10:02:44+00:00

Licketyspit Press Release 28/04/2020 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 Playcards, a fantastic [...]

Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!2021-07-02T10:02:44+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!

2021-07-02T09:46:41+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!2021-07-02T09:46:41+00:00

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus 2: Lockdown

2020-11-30T11:01:20+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: Lockdown2020-11-30T11:01:20+00:00

Video explaining Coronavirus to children in English, Arabic & Spanish

2020-04-16T13:26:34+00:00

We know lots of children are wondering what on earth is going on with this Coronavirus, so we made this video to help parents, carers, teachers and other adults explain what's going on. Then our Lickety Volunteer Asim made an Arabic version and our Actor-Pedagogue Taz made a Spanish version! Watch the videos below: English عربى Español You don't need to feel worried. But if you do feel worried, do talk to someone about it! Virginia at Licketyspit Community Resources 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 25th Newsletter here. Refuweegee support for EVERYONE who needs it Refuweegee can deliver packages of toiletries, food and entertainment to you or anyone you know who needs a bit of extra support at the moment. Whether you're in isolation or in need because your work has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, text 07520 648 388 and their volunteers will deliver. INFORMATION  in فارسی - FARSI Español - Spanish عربى - Arabic Parent Club Scot Click here for lots of support from this Scottish Government [...]

Video explaining Coronavirus to children in English, Arabic & Spanish2020-04-16T13:26:34+00:00

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