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Welcome to Teddy-cation

LEARN, LAUGH, AND GROW TOGETHER

Early Learning Goals

Learning and development expected at the end of the early years foundation stage.

Brain Exercises

Enhancing learning through exercising different parts of the brain.

Fun interactive activities

Each lesson is a new and exciting learning experience.

a bit about us

I started Teddy-cation because I wanted a class that provided fun educational, interactive learning opportunities that covered different subject areas and worked different areas of the brain firing the imagination of young minds. I wanted a class that also provided a rich combination of educational experiences and fun innovative ways of learning, which would give parents practical ideas that they could use at home with their children and help prepare them for school life. A class that didn’t already exist out there for my toddler twins.

I have 17 years of primary school teaching experience including being Deputy Head for a number of years.  This experience as well as being school ambassader for BLP, (Building Learning Power) and Assessment Lead, has helped to create the Teddy-cation curriculum for children aged 2 ½ to preschool age.

Being a mum of 6 year old twins has made it clear to me how important it is to introduce children to new educational experiences in an informal fun format creating a foundation block to build upon for future learning.  I use elements of the Early Years Curriculum to help structure my classes, with a clear learning intention and fun activities working alongside parents with time to reflect on what we have achieved.

I also offer educational consultancy services and I am currently working with the Children’s Play Village in Warwick.

Our Mission

WHAT'S OUR GOAL

Educational benefits

Teddy-cation is a unique pre-school group in Warwickshire that provides Budding Brains (Buddies) with an opportunity to take part in a range of practical and rewarding activities based on: Communication, Language & Literacy, Physical Development, Mathematics, Understanding of the World, Expressive Arts & Design, Personal Social & Emotional Development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. Using physical brain warm up technique principles helps to fire up neurons in the brain.

Many educators believe that using brain exercises helps improve childrens’ concentration, memory, physical co-ordination and self-responsibility in learning new skills and concepts.  Learning takes places through explorative and imaginative play and through listening, talking and discussing.

These are short fun movements/exercises that take place at the start of the class designed to engage the brain for example:

  • Activate The Teddy 8 – Budding Brains will draw a large figure of 8 either using their hand or writing material to help engage the brain for art and creative activities. By doing this you are crossing the midline (the ability to reach across the middle of the body with the arms crossing over to the opposite side) and stimulating both sides of the brain.

This is an important developmental skill needed for everyday tasks such as putting on your shoes or hitting a ball. Crossing the midline with the dominant hand provides practise to develop good fine motor skills. It is suggested that not practising crossing the midline may make it difficult to track moving objects from one side to another or even tracking reading from left to right.

About our Classes

Teddy- cation is a new toddler class that combines education, with fun interactive activities covering different skills in the subjects areas; Art, English, Maths, Science, D&T, P.E. Geography and Music linked with Early Years Foudation Stage. By covering different subject areas and skills, each lesson is a new and exciting learning experience pitched at an age appropriate level .

Teddy- cation  is tailored specifically to the pre school  (2 ½ – 4yrs) developmental  phase and develops language and communication skills, listening skills, social and emotional skills, confidence, co-ordination, imagination, enquiring minds, creativity and exploration of different subject area skills.

The classes follow a set structure with Teddy Neuron greeting each child, a brain warm up exercise, a mission set by Teddy Neuron, a  fun practical activity based on a subject area, a circle time sharing and communication of the learning experience and sticker in their Super Hero Card, a self assessment activity to reflect on their learning and a good bye high five from Teddy Neuron. Each class teaches parents/carers simple skills and activities in different subject areas that can be used at home with the children.

Each class runs for 45 minutes over the course of a Warwickshire school term and has a maximum of 14 children attending each session. In the last week of each term Teddy Neuron’s Budding Brains (Buddies) get a certificate, and in the last week of the summer term they graduate into becoming Super Heroes themselves.

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Activities

THINGS TO DO

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The Buddies are given the opportunity to speak and listen in a range of situations that will help to build their confidence and skills in expressing themselves. Through the class activities the children will respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions and actions. The children will be given simple instructions involving several ideas and actions. The Buddies will be given opportunities to express themselves talking about events that have happened in the class and what might happen next, and to make connections between ideas and events e.g. at the end of the session reflecting on their experiences throughout the session.

 

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The Buddies will be given opportunities to practise skills in counting numbers, identifying shapes and exploring measures (talking about sizes and comparing them).

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This involves providing opportunities for the Buddies to be active and interactive and develop their co-ordination, control and movement. The Buddies will be given the experience to explore large and small movements to work towards becoming more confident in a range of ways, for example: safely negotiating space and controlling equipment to include throwing and catching balls; handling different tools to develop fine motor skills including using a pen, pencil and paint brushes.

 

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The Buddies will be guided to make sense of the physical world through opportunities to explore and observe what is around them, looking at objects, materials and living things.

 

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The Buddies will be supported to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. We will provide opportunities for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings for a variety of activities in art, music, dance, design and technology.

 

 

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Buddies will be helped to:

  • Develop a positive sense of themselves and others
  • Form positive relationships and develop respect for others
  • Develop social skills
  • Have confidence in their own abilities
  • Play co-operatively

We aim to encourage Buddies to become confident in trying new activities, to be able to speak in a familiar group about their ideas and work as part of a group following the rules of the class.

 

Testimonials

WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT US

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Gallery

Photos taken by Lynne Gougeon and David Fawbert

Membership

PRICES & PACKAGES
  • FOR 1 CLASS
  • £6.85
  • classes follow term times
  • 45 mins per class
  • different focus each week
  • Teddy Neuron leads the sessions for his Buddies
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Schedule

DO NOT MISS ANYTHING
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00
Hatton Park Village Hall, CV35 7TR

Barcheston Drive, Hatton Park, Warwick, CV35 7TR
10.00
10.45
Warwick Gates Community Centre, CV34 6DZ

Cressida Close, Heathcote, CV34 6DZ
10.00
10.45
Warwickshire Gym, CV35 7QT

Leek Wootton, CV35 7QT
10.00
10.45
10.15
10.30
10.45
11.00
11.15
11.30
11.45
12.00
12.15
12.30
12.45
13.00
13.15
13.30
13.45
14.00

Monday

Tuesday

  • Hatton Park Village Hall, CV35 7TR
    10.00 – 10.45

Thursday

  • Warwick Gates Community Centre, CV34 6DZ
    10.00 – 10.45

Friday

No events available!
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Teddy-Cation locations

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Hatton Park Village Hall: 52.302000, -1.635603
Warwick Gates Community Centre: 52.268711, -1.538675
Whitnash Community Hall: 52.268230, -1.529360
Warwickshire Gym: 52.307470, -1.581280
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Hatton Park Village Hall

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Warwick Gates Community Centre

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Whitnash Community Hall

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Warwickshire Gym

Blog

 

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1 week ago

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Love this idea!

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2 weeks ago

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These look great ideas for building your own den ❤️ Obviously you don’t need Ikea furniture to build them but these are just different design ideas for dens, my two love to build them!

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2 weeks ago

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Some amazing robots made today, we love seeing them so make sure you send us photos! Teddy Neuron is really impressed 👍🏻👏🏻🐻

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2 weeks ago

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Video 2: Robot Directions
You will need:
🤖Chalk or water and a paint brush

If your child is struggling to identify left and right, stamp their right/left hand or draw a felt tip heart so they can look at identify which direction to travel in. For older siblings introduce compass points. Remember you can count steps too!
Let us know how you get on with both videos!

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2 weeks ago

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Video 1: 3d shapes and Robot junk modelling
You will need:
🤖 Any recycling materials you have at home
🤖 Sellotape or masking tape
🤖 Glue

You can go on a 3D shape hunt around the house or sort your junk into different shape groups.

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3 weeks ago

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Junk model robot making using 3d shapes and following commands using the directional skills left, right and forward is our theme this Wednesday. Join us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/teddy-cation Send us photos of your wonderful robots! #robottheme #junkmodelling #directions #3dshapesteaching #preschoolactivities #warwickshire #lockdownclasses #teddycation #learningthroughplay #learningisfun✏📝

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3 weeks ago

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“My dear friends, this is your hour. This is not victory of a party or of any class. It’s a victory of the great British nation as a whole.”
Sir Winston Churchill

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3 weeks ago

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Video 2 – Drawing Activity

You will need:
🌈paper
🌈pencil
🌈colouring pens or pencils
🌈something to lean on
🌈magnifying glass is you have one

When picking something to draw, talk above what is safe to pick and how we only pick a small part of it.

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3 weeks ago

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Video 1: Dandelion Honey
You will need:
🌼Dandelion heads
🌼Granulated sugar
🌼Pan
🌼Jug
🌼Sieve/muslin cloth
🌼Lemon
🌼Spoon
🌼Cooker hob
🌼Jam jar

When collecting the dandelions make sure you pick them:
✔️ away from the side of the road
✔️ away from where dogs may have done their business on them
✔️away from where any chemicals may have been sprayed on them
The cooking process will kill any bacteria.

Using the cooker, talk about safety and some of the process you can model and other parts of the activity your child can do.

Together with older siblings (adjust with age) you can talk about dissolving (refer back to previous video), evaporation and why we sterilise the jar. Learning for all!

Adjust the cooking time a little, I think we cooked it for a bit too long and caught the honey so adjust timings.

Please let us know how you get on!

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4 weeks ago

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A puppy’s life!! Enjoying the sunshine and using the great outdoors as our source of inspiration for Teddy-cation classes this week. We have 2 fab activities that get you out and about – dandelion honey and a creative drawing activity! Head over to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/teddy-cation and follow us ready for Wednesday’s class! #greatoutdoors #puppylife🐾 #cavapoosofinstagram #outdoorlearningisfun #dandylionhoney #drawingactivitywiththekids #teddycationclass #earlyyearseducation #lockdown2020😷 #warwickshire

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4 weeks ago

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For anyone interested 🐻

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4 weeks ago

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Next Wednesday we will be running some outdoor learning inspired activities. Here is one you may want to try over the weekend.
Collect some leaves from your garden or when you are out on a walk, see if you can identify which tree/plant they have done from. Remember to collect from a range of plants not just from one as you don’t want to kill the plant.
Use a hole punch and thread some wool or string through the holes to make a necklace or a garland.
Let us know how you get on 🐻

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4 weeks ago

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Morning everyone!
My twins 👫 Lottie and Jude have been concerned about the poorly children who are at 🚑Warwick Hospital children’s ward. At the moment their playroom is currently shut because of the Coronavirus. NHS staff have been putting together toy packs 🧸for the children on the Macgregor ward so that they have something to play with, this obviously costs money.💵
🏃🏼‍♀️🏃Lottie and Jude would like to raise money for the hospital so more packs can be bought and they plan to walk 30 miles in May. They will walk a mile a day (their daily exercise and following safety guidelines) whatever the weather.
In order to raise money they need your sponsorship, we appreciate this is a difficult time but any donated amount is appreciated!
Thank you 🙏🏻
Here’s the Page address:
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Rebecca-Martin37

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1 month ago

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Video 2: Science flowers and pollination
You will need:
🌼 card
🌼 milk bottle lid or any plastic lid
🌼 your sugar solution
🌼 tea spoon
🌼 glue
🌼 old magazines, junk mail or tissue paper
🌼 stick/kebab stick/chop stick/ plastic straw
🌼 scissors
🌼 cotton wool/tissue/cotton pads (anything absorbent)
🌼 strong tape

You can decorate the flower however you like with whatever materials you have in the house – the brighter the better!
Put the flower out when the weather Is dry, record down what type of insects visit your flower, try moving it to different parts of your garden or an open window in your house!

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Contact Us

Email: becky@teddy-cation.co.uk, Tel: 07720 446453

 





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