Online activities and events for children and young people

We have an exciting programme of events and activities for children and young people online.

Regular events

Day Activity
Monday, 10am Story time on Facebook
Tuesday, 3pm Craft time on Facebook and Instagram
Wednesday, 10am Rhyme time on Facebook
Thursday, 3pm Lego challenge on Facebook and Instagram
Friday, 10am Story time on Facebook

Special events

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

The Summer Reading Challenge, by The Reading Agency, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading 'dip'. 

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge for 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in this year’s challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck into all different kinds of funny books.

To join the Silly Squad and take part in this year, visit the Summer Reading Challenge website.

Tiny Tunes music and dance session 

  • Friday 14 August
  • 10.30am and 11.45am

Watch this award winning music and dance class from the comfort of your own home - hide under a parachute, wave the pom-poms, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along!

As well as the all-time favourite rhymes and songs and meeting Mr Tiny, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics. Grab anything that rattles or shakes and a scarf or a ribbon that you can wave from your home.

These sessions can help build children's self-confidence. Early music exposure can also help promote critical listening skills, language and literacy, creativity and coordination in the future.

Book your free place for Tiny Tunes music and dance sessions via Eventbrite

Make bracelets with Billie

  • Wednesday 19 August, 11am to 11.45am
  • Wednesday 26 August, 11am to 11.45am

Join us for this course of online jewellery workshops for children to learn how to make super beaded bracelets. Materials for the course will be posted to you after booking. These sessions are perfect for children who want to learn something fun and creative online this summer. All it takes is a Zoom account and you are ready to go! 

Each session will be led by Billie, our amazing volunteer at Mayfair Library. With Billie you will learn how to make stretchy bracelets  with a variety of colourful glass, wooden and resin beads. Once you have booked your place we will send you a bag containing beads and strings, enough for you to make four different bracelets.

Tickets are £5.98 for all sessions.

Book your place for Make bracelets with Billie via Eventbrite

Meet James Carter - the world's greatest space cadet poet

•    Wednesday 19 August, 1pm to 1.30pm
•    Wednesday 26 August, 4pm to 4.30pm

Join James Carter, a critically-acclaimed children's poet and writer–in–residence for this year's Summer Reading Challenge. 

Ever met an alien? Well, James is maybe the closest you’ll ever get! Come along to this special Summer Reading Challenge event and meet a lifelong space cadet who has discovered that poems are the best place to gather all his daydreamy thoughts. What's more, James believes that daydreaming for ten minutes every day should be compulsory.

Expect music, cosmic poems, some spacey storytelling and then discover how you can create your very own alien shape poem.

Book your free place for Meet James Carter - the world's greatest space cadet poet via Eventbrite

Online comic story workshop with mayamada

  • Friday 21 August, 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Friday 28 August, 1pm to 2.30pm

Calling all young storytellers and creatives! Join mayamada, the British manga anime brand, and learn how to create your own comic characters and story. These free online sessions are for young people aged eight and up.

For more details and to book your place, email: hello@thestoryboard.org

Riotous rap and rhyme with Neal Zetter

•    Friday 28 August, 10.30am to 11.30am

Join award-winning children's comedy author and poet, Neal Zetter in celebration of all things silly! Neal's session will feature loads of his wacky poems from his nine hilarious poetry books. He'll leave you with ideas on how you can produce your own funny poem and tell you how.

This session is ideal for children aged six to 12 and their families. 

Book your free place for Riotous rap and rhyme with Neal Zetter via Eventbrite

Last updated: 12 August 2020