Nelson's Cub Club at Clifton Park Museum

I thought you might be interested to know about Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage’s new digital offer for children under 5 and their families – ‘Nelson’s Cub Club’.

 

 

I thought you might be interested to know about Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage’s new digital offer for children under 5 and their families – ‘Nelson’s Cub Club’.

 

The programme aims to engage children aged 1-4 and their families with us digitally, through play, songs, movement, stories and mark making. Our 6-week programme is directly linked to the collection at Clifton Park Museum and aims to bring those collections to life in a fun and creative way. The sessions are focused on developing speech, language and communication skills in under 5’s, with an emphasis on vocalisation, vocabulary and early phonics. Each video is captioned with subtitles and each week we introduce a new Makaton sign which families can learn and use with children. The programme is delivered by the artist and early years practitioner Stephanie Jefferies and is funded by the Art Fund.

 

The 6-week programme looks like this:

 

Monday 10am – ‘What’s in the Box’ – Little Nelson and Stephanie unbox an item from the collection in the Lion’s Den at Clifton Park Museum

Wednesday 10am – ‘Nelson’s Cub Club’ – Little Nelson and Stephanie sing songs and do fun activities linked to the object from our collection

Wednesday 2pm – ‘Storytime’ – Stephanie reads a story to us and Little Nelson linked to the object and activities from the morning film

Friday 10am – ‘Friday Show and Tell Time’ – Stephanie asks viewers to share their activities for the week on the Clifton Park Museum Facebook page with the #NelsonsCubClub

 

The films are free and will be staying online so families can watch at a time which suits them.

 

They can be found here: Clifton Park Museum | Facebook and here: Discover Rotherham - YouTube

 

Please do have a look at the films, which started this week, and feel free to share them with colleagues, on social media and with the families you work with!

 

Best wishes,

Vicky

Victoria Dawes                        
Learning Officer

Museums, Arts and Heritage