The last term of the School year is nearly upon us. Now that some sporting actives are over, you might be looking for some new activities for the kids. Here are a few ideas.
SPORT AND FITNESS
Lane Cove Football Club and the St Michael’s Football Club have combined to hold a weekly soccer skills clinic. Last year 120 kids from u5 to u14 took part 10 weeks of training once a week with pro-coaches at Blackman.
FIRST SESSION: Tuesday 13 October
LAST SESSION: Thursday 17 December
WHERE: Blackman on the AstroTurf fields (no rain cancellations)
COST: $140 per child for 10 weeks
You can ENROL HERE
Gymbaroo Lane Cove and Greenwich
“GymbaROO is a parent/child educational program researched over 24 years to enhance the development of essential gross and fine motor skills in children. They also assist to inform parents/carers of the early childhood development in health, learning and behaviour. Classes are developmentally age appropriate and loads of fun! Bring your child along to crawl, creep, jump, hop, swing, roll, tumble, hang, climb, sing and dance their way to healthy physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Each parent/carer receives a neurological hand out each week.”
Children’s Activity and special ITC offer
Everyone who refers to In the Cove while registering for Term 4 Kinder Sports will receive a Free Little Legends Rugby ball, just in time for the Rugby World Cup!
Lane Cove Taekwondo
Seems like everyone’s doing it these days – and you could too! Lane Cove Taekwondo offer classes from ages 4 to adult. Classes run during term time, and they have school holiday programs too. Located at Lane Cove Bowling Club – contact them for your free trial class – More info and booking on their website.
Rugbytots at Lane Cove
Rugbytots is a “weekly play program for children aged between 2 and 5, operating in school term. Split into two age groups, Rugbytots combines the multiple skills used in rugby in a fun, energetic and structured play program. The activities have been designed to gently encourage rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, finding space, kicking, catching, scoring a try and much more.” Suited for all kids, 2 – 5 years. Held on Saturdays 9.00am (2-3.5 years) & 9.45am (3.5-5)
There are two local options for kids swimming lessons
- Brewer Swimming (term time only) – located at St Ignatius College, Riverview – info here
- Carlile Swimming (runs throughout the year) – located at Lane Cove Aquatic Centre – info here
There are currently two gymnastics centres, both located in Lane Cove West
EDUCATION AND LEARNING
Early Learning World – Letterland Preschool Literacy classes
Run by Early Learning World, in Lane Cove North, Letterland is a “child-friendly, multi-sensory system for teaching children to read, write and spell. The secret of its worldwide success lies in its pictogram characters and their ability to make learning fun!” More info and booking HERE
Kumon Lane Cove
Kumon is a “tutoring program, originating in Japan, in which children improve their skills in a subject (especially mathematics) by completing worksheets of increasing difficulty, led by a special instructor.”
The Lane Cove branch offers after school tutoring, four days a week. They have recently moved premises, and are now located under Hot Dollar, on Lane Cove Plaza. ITC highly recommends Kumon if you are looking for a program to give your child confidence with Maths or Reading. Find our more here
Bonjour Babies run weekly French classes – “French for fun for you and your little one! Join us for songs, games and stories in French! Give your children a bilingual head start!”
Burns Bay Dance Studios
“Burns Bay Dance Studios provides a professional, fun filled atmosphere for students who may wish to learn the creative skills of dance or merely for the purpose of fitness. Here at Burns Bay we also provide classes for students who want to take dance a little more seriously and maybe one day, aspire to dance or teach professionally. Whatever your dance requirements may be, you’re in safe hands!”
“Dance Sensation offers classes in Funky Jazz/Hip Hop, Tap (GWT Syllabus), Modern Ballet, Boys Breakdance/Hip Hop and Performance Groups. Student ages range from 18 months old to adults. Come and JOIN in the FUN!”
Red Shoes Dance
“Red Shoes Dance offers classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern. All ages from 3 years up”
Lane Cove Dance Academy
“Lane Cove Dance Academy offers classes in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, acrobatics, musical theatre and contemporary dance. At LCDA it is most important the students learn the love of dance in a safe and caring environment.”
Imagination Dance have a dance studio for kids from 20 months to 9 years, offering ballet, jazz and ‘mummy and me’ classes.
ARTS, MUSIC AND DRAMA
Centrehouse – Art Classes
Bob Music Academy – Violin Lessons
Bob offers violin lessons from his home in Riverview, for ages 5 to 55.
More details here.
AppleBox Kids – Drama
AppleBox Kids run weekly drama classes, from the Living & Learning Centre on Longueville Road.
“At AppleBox, we believe in the benefits of drama for your child. And this is our ongoing motivation. We want to give kids a space to have fun, and to give them a sense of confidence and self worth. We strongly believe in the benefits of working as a team while stretching individual boundaries. And more than anything, we believe that drama does all these things at once!” More details here.
SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY
Lane Cove Bush Kids
“Connecting children and families with nature to spark a lifelong love of our environment” is Lane Cove Bush Kids motto. They run activities and events each term, details of which are regularly listed on their Facebook page. Check out their website for lots more information, and how you and your family can get involved – volunteers are always needed.
Synergy Youth Centre
“Synergy Youth Centre is for young people aged 11-18 years old. We welcome all young people in this age group for our drop-in sessions, organised activities and holiday programs. We look forward to meeting you soon.”
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
‘In the Picture’ – Art Therapy
“Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy counselling that is very successful in helping people find success and happiness. It is done on a one to one basis, utilising art techniques. All behaviours happen for a reason, I can help you or your child to learn to verbalise feelings and emotions they struggle with, and to learn coping skills and strategies to aid in everyday living being better and easier. Private sessions are held in Lane Cove, I am a local myself and trained in teaching kids with special needs, as well as in Art Therapy.
Contact [email protected] or 0438 706 136 to take a step in the right direction
ACTIVITY RELATED RETAILERS
Ballet Stuff – for your budding dancers and gymnasts!
Hidden at the Rosenthal Carpark end of Atrium Plaza, Ballet Stuff stocks very reasonable priced dance and gym gear.
Their Best Seller Ballet Pack – which includes shoes, leotard, tights & skirt – is a really affordable way to get the entire outfit. This pack contains premium quality dancewear drastically cheaper than you will find in any retail outlet. It is a great Christmas Gift for little dancers.
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