Families London SW October 2018 Issue 280

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Clubs and Classes

When you book, please make sure you say where you saw them! it matters hugely for us

Taking children on a journey of Bilingualism for 25 years In September 1993 eight toddlers and their parents attended a brand-new French class in Victoria: the Club Petit Pierrot. Now, 25 years later, thousands of little ones, including some high-profile families, have joined. Fun, educational and inspired by a love of language, Club Petit Pierrot delivers truly unique French classes for babies and children. By adopting the ‘immersion’ method, the programme engages little ones from the offset, allowing them to experiment with words and explore the language without pressure. The founder, Stella Bataille, feels passionately that there is no need to translate in order to teach children! “If you create an appropriate environment where the child is secure and gets lots of opportunities to communicate, they flourish and learn without realising it,” she says. Congratulations Stella!

Find out about your local classes on www.clubpetitpierrot.co.uk

Learn an instrument with the Strings Club. Weekly music lessons specifically designed for beginners, on Saturdays

Being a mindful parent Are you interested in mindfulness from the perspective of a parent? A group of parents in Clapham have got together with Debbie Johnson, a mindfulness facilitator with over 20 years experience, to meet after school drop off. They meet regularly on Wednesdays during term time. Please see the website if you’d like to attend.

Debbie is also running an 8 week Mindful Parenting Course from 5 October, providing parents with practical tools to help parents respond to the daily pressures of family life, in a calm and balance way. For more information please go to www.beingmindful.co.uk or contact Debbie on 07791 021 147

A confident child with Jigsaw Performing Arts

Contact Stefania 020 8748 6418. Club italiano for children Children learn Italian through action songs, role-plays and structured games, once a week in Fulham, after school. Basic reading, writing and speaking. Relaxed and friendly. Thursdays 4 to 5pm. Only £398 for the whole year, £135 one term. Club italiano for parents Once a week classes in Barnes, Hammersmith, Richmond. From beginners to advanced. Focus is on conversation and grammar. Ci sentiamo.

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A new school year is here, which means that children in South West London are taking to the stage as Jigsaw begins an exciting new term of drama, singing and dance classes; the perfect activity to escape the cold, wet October weekends. Jigsaw classes are designed to develop children’s confidence, focus and social skills,

while having fun and making lots of new friends. With more children attending Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools than ever before, it is still time to book a two-week trial and discover these unique benefits at a school near you. For more information or to book a twoweek trial, visit www.jigsaw-arts.co.uk or call 020 8447 4530.