Ana Leal, Junior Activity and Swimming Coordinator

Junior activities at home

With the schools closed, parents are facing the challenge of keeping their children occupied and to keep them from bouncing off the walls, while also avoiding backslide and learning loss – a huge challenge of quarantine life.

Parents can do a number of activities alongside their kids that facilitate active, engaged learning. Gladly, with the new technologies, we have a lot of accessible tools to support the parents during these demanding times. Below are a few YouTube videos with fun and learning activities that you can do with your child at home while developing or learn new skills.

How to make Slime for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaALjlyKDZI
How to Bake a Cake Kids’ Style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7D7-HtaTLo
How to Draw a Chocolate Easter Bunny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5iMLKIzmXI
Science: Easy DIY Science Experiments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=087hssnar-0
How to Make Rock Candy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIQ3OtJ6UmY
How to Draw the Little Mermaid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBfMs-YskHo
Why You should Wash your Hands for kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eQTCZbhtYU
Pancakes – Kids Recipes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsFJKioa_5c
Exciting Math for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZafAEyeZE8
Planet Song for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQrlgH97v94
Learning to Count 1-10 Song for Kids Learning Numbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTHD8i-n4Hc
Tricky Words and Sight Words Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMyssfAUx0

Writing Competition – Juniors aged 9 to 12 Years Old

Time now to focus on the positive and on the activities that we can’t wait to do once again. I’m challenging all the Juniors 9 to 12 years old) to participate in a writing competition with the following theme: What are you most looking forward to doing at the Club when it reopens? Each story should have between 250 and 500 words (no more) and needs to be sent via email to Ana.leal@roehamptonclub.co.uk by Friday 10th April.

Marc Newey – Chief Executive, Helen Bolt – Marketing and Membership Manager and Nicki Davis – Operations Manager (F&B and Events), will be the judges and the results will be presented in the upcoming Recorder on Thursday 16th April.

Looking forward to hear from you and read your stories. Any questions, please don’t hesitate in contact me via email at ana.leal@roehamptonclub.co.uk

Tinies Daycare Resource suggestions

Useful online resources to keep your little ones amused as suggested by Tinies Daycare who run the Roehampton Club creche:

Amazon – free download reading – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
David Walliams – elevenses story time – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Stretch N Grow – https://www.stretch-n-grow.co.uk/home-resources/
Joe Wicks Online PE – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Twinkle activity ideas – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures
Bloomsbury Books – free 28-day trial – https://www.bloomsburyearlyyears.com/
My Happy Minds – podcast – https://myhappymind.org/podcasts/
My Happy Minds – Free online course – https://linktr.ee/myhappymind

De Silva Tutors

‘A warm, efficient agency that seems to sprinkle magic dust on parental stress and turn out kids who reach their potential not through pressure but through improved confidence and a love of learning’

De Silva tutors are currently tutoring effectively on platforms like Zoom and Skype and would like to offer a 10% discount to Roehampton Club Members who start tutoring with them in April – contact Member Craig De Silva at for further information and to sign up: craig@desilvatutors.co.uk