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We are proud to start collaboration with Tomorrow's Achievers, an organisation that provides specialist masterclasses for nearly 1,000 gifted children across the country every year.
The courses cover a wealth of topics – including science, technology, maths, philosophy, literature and the arts – in ways which engage, stretch and challenge the most able students.
Below is the list of courses we will be hosting at 3 House Club, St John's Wood during November and December.
We offer £5 off the tickets for our clients and members but discounted tickets are limited only for two places per masterclass. If the tickets on our site is sold out, you would be able to buy full-price tickets directly at tomorrow's achievers' site.
Here is the list of the courses as well as link to buy the tickets:
November 5, Sunday, 10;00 -15:00
Wonderland (literacy, history, creative thinking and maths)
Age: Year 1-3 (5-8 yrs old)
November 5, Sunday, 10:00 - 16:00
It’s Maths, but not what you’re used to!
Age: Year 3-5 (7-10 yrs old)
These maths workshops are for children who are already excited about mathematics and want to see, and do, more than they have the opportunity to do in school. The focus is on logical reasoning, "thinking like a mathematician" and problem solving, together with mathematical acceleration. We will get together and carry out exploration of many topics from algebra, geometry, number theory, probability and number logic plus other areas of the curriculum.
The contests are enjoyable, spurring interest in mathematics and offering challenging problems of a different nature than those you may encounter in a math class.
You will develop your number skills and manipulation, and your application of the functions of maths, through solving many exciting challenges, maths games and puzzles.
Join us and develop your maths skills confidence and understanding and learn new techniques, without a textbook in sight.
Led by Philip Callaghan-Wright
November 5, Sunday, 10:00 -15:00
Fire in the Soul! (art of Painting with Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Leger and Kandinsky)
Age: Year 2-6 (6-11 yrs old)
Fire in the Soul!
Kandinsky: “Each colour lives by its mysterious life (…) - to create an artwork is to create the world.” Painting with Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Leger and Kandinsky you will gain an insight into their techniques, use of shape, colour and composition; as well as the ideas behind the artworks. Inspired by their thoughts and works – which according to Miro “must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness” - you will create your own colourful portfolio of masterpieces and ideas!
Led by Tania Gil Horta
December 3, Sunday, 10:00 – 14:30
Age: Year 1-3 (5-8 yrs old)
Can one small mathematical Minion solve a huge problem? Have you heard of strength in numbers, the power of numbers and taking away problems?
The little Minions need your help. Their beautiful land by the sea has been attacked by the Giant Gnomes of Gnaw. Gnomes are mean and green and they double in size every day - and they want Minion land for themselves. Bring your maths head and join the Minions. Learn about the power of numbers and be strong together. Begone Gnomes!
(This class employs a creative approach to maths. Children will use creative thinking skills and logic to apply numerical concepts to story and model making.)
Led by Tracey Martin
December 3, Sunday, 10:00 – 15:30
The Egg Carrier Challenge (laws of physics)
Age: Year 3-5 (7-10 yrs old)
Have you ever considered how laws of physics impact on our daily lives? Have you ever thought about the shapes we see around us in all the objects we use every day? Why are some shapes seen more often than others? Do some have different strengths? What are forces? And why must they be thought about when making a product? What are the different types of motion that make some things move?
We will look at shapes to see which are strong or weak and look at some of the forces that have to be considered when making an object. Then, we will construct some things using different shapes and, by testing them to destruction, discover which shapes are the strongest.
Now to the challenge! Working in teams, you will construct a simple cart or capsuleand compete with the other teams to see which one can safely carry an egg, without breaking it, over the greatest distance. You might even be daring enough to launch a capsule into the air. But remember you mustn't break the egg.
When you get home, if your parents agree, you might have a competition with them or local friends to see who can safely carry an egg the furthest.
Led by Philip Callaghan-Wright
December 3, Sunday, 10:00 – 15:00
Monsters and Surrealist Art
Age: Year 2-6 (6-11 yrs old)
In our increasingly globalised world, artists break away from tradition. They embark on explorational journeys of their own fragmented identity. On our own journey through the Tate, you will explore some of their most exciting works and try some of their ideas to create your own soulful sketches!
Led by Tania Gil Horta
December 10, Sunday, 10:00 – 15:00
Who's that in the Mirror!
Age: Year 1-3 (5-8 yrs old)
This will be a day for talking, reading, writing, making sculptures and drawings...all about YOU! Who are you really? What do you want to do with your time? What do you want to achieve in the future and what skills will you need to succeed?
December 10, Sunday, 10:00 – 15:30
Numbers Can Be Fun - Honest!
Age: Year 3-5 (7-10 yrs old)
A day of fun and games, challenges and puzzles, designed to build your skills, confidence and application when working with numbers and the important functions in maths. Learn to co-operate with others as well as work on your own to find the solutions, through a whole range of tasks, hands-on puzzles and challenges which will boost your mathematical skills.
Not a text book in sight! You will be amazed how new skills will develop which will make you an even better ‘maths practitioner’.
You will soon be able to design your own maths games and puzzles and challenge the rest of the group to solve them: 2D or 3D, it’s up to you. Challenge yourself to learn more about number, shape, time, dimension, even simple algebra. The sky’s the limit. Let the fun begin!
Led by Philip Callaghan-Wright
December 10, Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00
Who Am I? Art, Stories and Identity
Age: Year 2-6 (6-11 yrs old)
Surrealist artists took inspiration from dreams, the unconscious mind, and memories of childhood. We shall make artworks inspired by the Surrealists’ images and by drawing our own experiences and memories. We shall use elements of chance and randomness to create our own surrealist works in a variety of media.
Led by Tania Gil Horta
The installation was created during the Travel Unravelled summer program at Watermans Arts Center .
It consists of a relational structure intended to generate a space for free creative flow. Paintings, drawings, monoprints, screenprints and poetic texts were added to the boat-like structure by the participants, either through workshops led by various artists or, freely, while visiting the gallery.
The artistic intention was to poetise the space, to generate a space for creation and poetical communication.
The concepts of the art workshops were created in collaboration with the theatre director and educator Francesca Camozzi and the construction of the installation and delivery of art activities, through the dedicated, invaluable contribution of the fine artist Simona Lupusor.
The boat-like shape of the site-specific structure makes reference to the environment of the gallery, situated on the bank of the river Thames and its surrounding docs and ships, some inhabited by the locals. The curvilinear space also refers to the waving surface of the water nearby. The poems later added to the boat by participants beautifully echo this metaphorical spatial experience.
The art piece was part of a series of various workshops that were part of the Watermans Travel Unravelled program https://www.watermans.org.uk/events/travel-unravelled-exhibition-2017/
The art educational workshops that led to the creation of the boat-structure were the following:
-Printmaking –monoprints with various textures (inspired by surrealist imagery , children experimented with printmaking, and the results were vivid and fascinating)
-Making miniature boat sculptures (small assemblages suggesting the shape of the big structure they became part of)
-Creating original celestial globes inspired by instruments for navigation ( a concept created by the artist educator Francesca Camozzi; after researching old navigational instruments , maps of the sky and mythological storytelling about constellation, children created their own imaginary constellations and painted them on their model plaster globes)
-Screen-printing the boat-sculpture’s sails (workshops created by fine artist Nicole Line)
Most of the participants in the workshops were very young, with ages ranging from 4 to 16, but adults also collaborated and contributed to the art piece.
The project was coordinated by Caroline Jeyaratnam-Joyner, Head of Participative Arts Development of Watermans Arts Centre.
JOIN US TODAY WITH YOU KIDS at 15:15 for 3-4 yrs old and 16:15 for 5-8 yrs old
Thank you to all participants, speakers (NW8-mums.com, FOCUS, Perfect Cuppa English, The Little PA, KidSitter and MagusEducation) for a great open morning today at @3HouseClub 💕 We look forward to seeing you and your little ones soon. Caterpillar Music Hampstead together with @KidSitter has done a great job keepin the toddlers and babies busy!!
Yesterday we had a great evening with a group of expecting mums living in St John's Wood.
It's great seeing people making friends. It can be a lonely journey becoming a mother as your social group is changing and as everything is a new experience, a support from a friend makes a huge difference.
We also would like to say a special thanks to Maria Thakrar.
Maria Thakrar, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, who shared her thoughts about the foods you should eat more of during your pregnancy and those you should avoid.
She explained how a healthy diet can help you through your pregnancy and can ensure that your baby gets the best start.
Maria is a mother to two young girls. She has always been passionate about healthy eating and the healing power of food. Her interest in the field of nutrition started when she was pregnant with her first daughter. She was very aware that the food she was eating was the main source of nutrients for her baby - and she wanted to give her the best. She started researching the topic and eventually signed up to do a Nutritional Therapy degree.
Maria's Nutritional Therapy practice is based in South Hampstead. She firmly believes that a one size approach to nutrition just does not work. As such, she works hand in hand with her clients to understand their requirements and creates targeted nutrition plans that suit their individual needs. As a foodie and loves finding and creating recipes for her clients that are delicious, healthy and easy to make.
If you are a pregnant mum-to-be and live in Maida Vale, St. John's Wood, Primrose Hill or Swiss Cottage and missed the meeting yesterday, do drop us an email to info@3HouseClub.com to find out about an upcoming meeting.
If you have any questions about nutrition, feel free to contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Instagram.
Please also notice that during the week of July 31- August 4 we will move all the classes to Borrow Hill Junior School as we will run some maintenance work at 3 House Club. There will be some balloons and signs to follow the entrance. We are sorry for any inconvenience. On the positive side, children will be able to use a wonderful playground at the school.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Dear parents, grandparents and kids, we've got some great news for you: during this summer break we will be offering special 4-hour sessions for kids aged from 4 to 6 years old.
What does this mean?
We will have morning (9:30-13:30) & afternoon sessions (13:30-17:30), every day, Monday-Friday, starting from July 9th to September 1st.
You can just have a look on your agenda and pick a date and time when you'd like your child to attend our summer break special sessions.
The structure of the sessions.
The kid will join one of our age-appropriate classes. We offer a wide range of classes: from music, arts, dance, ballet to minifootball and more. Please check our live schedule and pick a class.
Plus, he/she will be involved in indoor/outdoor play time, along with other kids, and do art/crafts activities for 3 hours.Read More
A new FREE class for adults is starting very soon at 3 House Cub: an entry level Ashtanga Yoga Class. It certainly looks as if the Yoga craze is more than just a craze. No longer something that is practiced only by alternative types coming back from long trips to India, Yoga, it seems, is here to stay. With studios and clothing stores cropping up left, right and centre, and more styles of practice than I care to mention (Bikram, Hot, Iyengar, Yin, Power, Prenatal, Postnatal etc.), it's perfectly natural to wonder, wait, which one is Ashtanga again?
Let's have a quick look at it before rolling out our yoga mats.
Ashtanga - full name: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga - is a style of Hatha Yoga, or "forceful Yoga", in other words Yoga of the body. This distinction is quite important, as Yoga in its totality is actually a much wider system of ancient Liberation teachings and practices which has influenced many Indian religions over the centuries. Ashtanga Yoga, meaning "Eight-limbed" Yoga, borrows its name from one of the key texts of the Yoga school of Hindu thought, the Yoga Sutras, in which an eight-step path is laid out leading on to spiritual freedom. The practice of asanas, or poses, is one step of this path.
Ashtanga Yoga in its modern form was developed in the earlier part of the last century by an Indian man from Mysore in southern India, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (simply Guruji to his students). Jois was a Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta student, the latter being a sub-tradition of the larger school of Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. From a young age, Jois studied under the guidance of Krishnamacharya, known as "The Father of Modern Yoga", himself a learned Sanskrit scholar who mastered numerous asanas from a teacher whom he sought out in a cave in Tibet, Ramamohana Brahmachari.
Krishnamacharya may have been the "Father of Modern Yoga", but it was Jois who later developed his own sequences of Yoga poses based on what he had learned, thus creating Ashtanga Yoga as we know it today. He devised a system of six sequences of increasing difficulty, starting with the so-called Primary Series, and working all the way up to Advanced D. Due to the increasing difficulty of the sequences, it is likely that the number of students practicing Advanced D in the world can probably be counted on one's own two hands!
Not to worry! The series that we will be working on in this new class - as do the vast majority of people practicing this style of Yoga in the world - is the Primary Series, otherwise known as Yoga Chikitsa, or "Yoga therapy". Therapy? Sounds nice doesn't it?! Don't let this fool you however. It may be therapy for the body and mind, but even the Primary Series is far from being a Spa-like experience. It will give you plenty to chew on for plenty of time.
Ashtanga Yoga is noted for its distinct athleticism an dynamism. Contemporary forms of "Power Yoga", and even the ubiquitous "Vinyasa Flow", own a lot to their older relative, Ashtanga. This form of Yoga will famously get you warm (and sweating) quite quickly, without the use of heated-up rooms. One generates heat from the inside using a very specific breathing technique and by keeping up a steady flow of the movements, each one movement linked to a breath-cycle (Vinyasa). The heat generated from the breath helps one develop the flexibility needed to progress to more advanced poses, while the breath itself gives the mind a stable object to focus on, essentially making it a practice of moving meditation. The poses themselves are arranged in a pre-meditated order that allows one to gradually open up to ever more challenging parts of the practice. This pose prepare you for the next, which in turn prepares you for the one after that, and so on. Traditionally, a student will stop at whichever pose he/she is working on, and not move on until this pose has been mastered. Very few, if any, props such as blocks and straps are used, as the focus is placed on developing strength from the inside, relying on the systematic application of various "energy locks", or bandhas, inside the body. In the most traditional form, Ashtanga is practiced in the so-called Mysore Style, that is, a self-lead practice in the company of other Yogis, with a teacher assisting silently throughout. This is how Jois taught, how Ashtanga is still taught nowadays in Mysore, and indeed all over the world.
Due to the nature of our different backgrounds and commitments, the class at 3 House Club will vary slightly from tradition. This will be a set lead class, open to all levels, and in it we will make the use props, if needed, in order to access as much of the practice as possible. While beginners - even those totally new to any form of Yoga - will find they can reap many benefits from working of the Primary Series at whatever level, the class is designed to take even regular practitioners of Yoga of whichever style through a challenging, fun and fast-paced hour of authentic Ashtanga.
Ashtanga has to offer the more obvious benefits of a stronger, more flexible and more toned body that is increasingly free of knots and stiffness, and also a taste of a subtler form of freedom. This freedom comes when we attend to the experience of what it is like to really inhabit our body and to challenge it, thus challenging our mind and its habitual leanings. In doing so with a non-judgemental attitude, we gradually learn more about ourselves, how our mind-body complex functions, and in understanding its mechanics, how we can awake to a wiser way of being in the world.
I hope to see you there, mats rolled out and ready. Namaste. 🕉️
Classes run Thursdays from June 8. No class June 15.
75 mins, from 12pm-1.15pm.
All levels welcome. Mats and props provided.
All details to follow later. There is going to be a talk as well as possibility to book 1-on-1 sessions.
Here are some tips that Alison shares on her website:
Does my baby have reflux? It can be quite hard to spot the symptoms, especially with silent reflux. These are some of the signs and symptoms to look out for:
• Vomiting or spitting up
• Arching the back or neck and body goes rigid
• Irritability and pain
• Frequent hiccups, excessive dribbling
• Gurgling, gagging, choking episodes
• White coating on the tongue [not oral thrush]
• Excessive mucous, sinus congestion
• Raspy / wheezy cough, often worse at night
• Very windy, hard to burp, excessive ‘bottom’ wind
• Excessive feeding or refusal to feed
• Difficult to settle, poor sleep patterns
• Bouts of inconsolable crying
Don't miss out a free talk with a paediatric team from St Mary's Hospital at @3houseclub this Monday at 11:15 on recurring wheeze in children under 5. Toddlers will be entertained and drinks will be provided ☕️👩👦 The event is free but please RSVP to info@3HouseClub.com ASAP as places are limited!
The talk is part of a project run by Connecting Care for Children.
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Our address: 3 House Club, Bridgeman Street, NW8 7AL
Learning a language can be frustrating. Difficult. Even boring. Most people think they need to spend hours plowing through stacks of flashcards and memorizing sentences. And while there’s certainly no substitute for diligent study, there are some ways you can speed up the learning process and even have fun along the way.
Learning a language shouldn’t be a grind, it should be a joy. In this post, we’re going to give you 9 hacks for speeding up your language learning and having some fun along the way.Read More
After leaving my job in finance to become a full-time mother I did not realise how much one needs to juggle to be a parent. One has to remember all play-dates, school projects, birthday party invitations, after-school clubs. Multiply that by 2 or 3 when you have more than one child and it gets out of control!
That’s why we love Coo, the new app we discovered for parents.
Coo - the App for easy parenting.
Coo is a coo-l parent productivity app that leverages the power of parent communities to reduce the administrative burden for all - think WhatsApp meets Google Calendar, and then some. You create private groups around your children’s activities - one for school, another for tennis class, a third for swimming. Each group has a news feed to chat and a calendar that helps you keep track of all the activities and syncs with your phone. All the people you need, and all the dates you need to keep track of, readily available whenever you need it. No wonder the Evening Standard described us as the parenting app to have!
After having children, family life changes. The woman's priorities change and it can have a negative impact on her relationship with the husband.
If you feel your relationship in the family can be better, our local mum and phycologist Rivka suggested a great book to have a look at The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman.
The book reminds couple how to build friendship which will make a base for a lasting and happy marriage. If you do not have time to read it all, here is a short cut to ensure a better marriage or so called 5 magic hours per week:
1) Partings: before your part in the morning, make sure you learn one thing which is happening in your spouse's life that day - 2min/day x5 working days = 10 min;
2) Reunion: engage in the stress-reducing conversation at the end of each work day - 20 min/day x5 days = 1hr 40 mi
3) Appreciation and admiration: find some way every day to express sincere appreciation towards your souse (5 min x 7 days = 35 min)
4) Affections: kiss/hold/etc during the time you are together and kiss before going to sleep (5minx7 days = 35 min);
5) Weekly date: talk to each other in a relaxing environemnt and ask each other questions about what is going on in your partner's life to reconnect (2hours/week).
Let us know if it made any difference in your marriage!
Below are the thought shared by Kerry bout how she approached Baby Sleep. Come and join her clinic at 3 House Club this Wednesday, January 25 at 11:15.
Controlled crying, controlled comforting, spaced soothing, crying in company; it has many pseudo names and even more variations on how to actually put it into practice and carry it out.
When it comes to parenting, anything (well almost) goes here at Kerry Cares. I am very pro-choice when it comes to your family. You after all are your family’s expert and I believe there’s no right way to parent and things are only an issue if they are one for you. Bed sharing, co sleeping, room sharing, naps in the buggy, feeding to sleep, rocking to sleep; you get the idea! These are ALL your choice and are welcomed with open arms here at Kerry Cares.
However, there is one thing I won’t do; controlled crying or any other of its pseudo names it goes by and I want to share with you my story behind why.I have worked with hundreds of families just like yours and I have never used controlled crying. If you came to me for some sleep support for your family I wouldn’t suggest that you use controlled crying either.
I would be lying if I said I have NEVER, ever used controlled crying myself but hand on heart honesty here I only did so less than a handful of times before I came to the conclusion that I wanted to find another way, there MUST be a different way because it doesn’t feel right to me.
It’s important to me that you understand that I am not staunchly against controlled crying and would judge you if you felt this was right for your family because that would mean I would presume to know what your family needs over you; that would be very presumptuous and silly of me. I simply don’t, only you are your family’s expert and know exactly what is best for them. All I want to do is share my simple message; there is a choice, you don’t have to do controlled crying if it feels wrong for you and that there is an alternative that really works. Honestly!
My story starts way back in 1997 when wide leg trousers were in fashion, Pulp were cool and I was fresh out of Nanny school. I had just graduated from my intense 2 year NNEB course, was full of enthusiasm and had landed my first Nanny job with 3 young children (terrifying really!). I thought I knew it all and was raring to go. How little I really knew!
When the day came to sleep train baby, I followed my Nanny training to the letter; Stay calm, carry out the bedtime routine, place them in their cot whilst trying not to make too much eye contact and put them down drowsy yet awake whilst blessing myself (this sentence alone still makes me cringe and want to lob anything out of the nearest window!)This is easy I thought to myself, I have totally got this. Then I left the room and had just got both feet out of the door when baby started crying. Ear splitting, world is ending, hear in space, heart breaking kind of crying. I swear my heart rate quadrupled instantly as I started sweating like I had just run for my life and my adrenaline kicked in. Every instinct in me was telling me to go back in to the baby, swoop them up and sooth them. The voice in my heart was shouting at me to go back in but the voice in my head told me I was spoiling the baby (don’t worry I had stern words with it after) so I recited my training; leave them for 3 minutes before going back in. OK you can so do this Kerry, 3 minutes or 180 seconds is practically nothing (what can you do in 3 minutes), you can do it. It felt like the longest time ever and I swear I must have paced around the world twice waiting outside. When 3 minutes were up I flew in and baby stopped crying immediately. I was almost crying with relief but as soon as I retreated once again the crying started again along with my heart rate. I now had to leave them for another 5 minutes, a whole extra 120 seconds. The time went slower this time and the whole thing felt so instinctively wrong and unnatural to me. It must have gone on for half an hour before the baby went to sleep but it honestly felt like days and by the end of it I was shaking, snotty and in tears like the baby. I hated this part of being a Nanny and hated feeling so at odds with my instincts. You have probably guessed by now that I am by nature a very nurturing, loving and caring kind of girl.
My training had to be right thought didn't it? There must be no other way to help get this baby to sleep and this is what I had signed up for. I felt like I had no choice and there no alternative to controlled crying. I was however miserable and dreaded putting the baby to bed, I had what I call bed dread now.
I think (it is all little hazy now!) it all came to ahead in my next job. When it came to teaching the baby to sleep I was a big bundle of nerves and all the memories came flooding back from before. I lasted 2 nights before I broke down to the parents and said I can’t do this anymore. I thought I was going to be fired on the spot but instead they looked so relieved and told me they felt exactly the same way but they too had felt they had no choice; there was no alternative. I chatted with the parents who agreed they were happy for me to follow my instincts. I didn’t need any more encouragement: I packed in the controlled crying, turned by back on my training and followed my instincts. No more leaving them to cry just following my instincts and meeting their needs. It worked and Kerry Cares was born.
Did you eat lots of cookies and pies and candies this Christmas? Well, don't feel guilty! We all have! :p But now it's time we got back on track! It's time for workout!
So, let's make a new year resolution now and choose to be healthy and fit!
We've designed a special offer for our YOGA class with James on Tuesdays at 12:00 and for the PILATES class with Talya on Wednesdays at 09:05. Join any one of these classes and you can bring your friend for FREE! (for the 1st visit)Read More
Dear friends, we’d like to announce that we are changing our monthly membership price starting from 7th of December.
We are still taking new members for the old price (£110) up until Wednesday, December 7th! So, if you’ve attended our fantastic classes and would like to be part of our beautiful and growing community, please email or call us today or tomorrow to register!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at 020 7586 9871Read More
We are such lucky to have so many great friends, teachers and customers at 3 House Club. Thank you all and we can not wait to share 2017 together!