Free resources to support families during COVID-19

Professional Children's Entertainers with a Purpose

Magic 4 Children are a team of passionate people with a shared purpose: "To have a positive impact on the lives of every child that we interact with". Through this monthly blog, we want to support our friends and followers and bring a little magic into your lives in a way that we hope will be of interest and use to you. Our relationships with the families we work with are very important to us, we are hugely grateful for all the support and faith you put in our business and this blog will be one of the small ways that we give back.

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Freddie Fantastic is a Children's Birthday Party Entertainer perfect for children from 4-12 years old!
Online Kids Entertainment from Olly "G"

Where did it all start?

The company was established in 2009 by a wonderful man named Ken Kelly and his wife Colette, they worked closely together and developed the party formula’s used today by Magic 4 Children and 100’s of other successful children’s entertainers all around the world. Ken and Colette retired in 2019 and passed on the business to Craig, aka Freddie Fantastic.

Online Kids Entertainment During Lockdown

Since first going into lockdown in 2020 Magic 4 Children have been delivering Online Children's Entertainment both nationally and internationally! Our team of experts have been entertaining children in America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and more! Our Online programme's for kids became so popular that Olly G was reborn and introduced to our supporters. To help meet the demand of the growing business Joe (AKA Olly G) was recruited and he has quickly become a master of all things magic! Having perfected the tricks on his own two children, he’s now leading Virtual Magic Parties and Online Magic Lessons nationwide and cannot wait to be able to do so in person as a professional kids entertainer in Grantham.

We're proud to report that the feedback we have received for our Online Parties and the results we have seen have been every bit as positive and effective as our live 2-hour Birthday Variety Fun Show but we aren't stopping there. We have a purpose and we are on a mission and at Magic 4 Children we are always looking for new ways to be of service to the people who choose us to make their events special.

 

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Education through Entertainment for KS1 and KS2

As well as delivering Online Entertainment for children during lockdown Magic 4 Children have also been offering support for parents with our "Help with Homeschooling" Online Programmes. We have been offering support with reading and writing and mindfulness and well-being through a combination of exercises, games, magic and lots of practice and encouragement. Once again the response and results have been incredible.

One day a lady called Sophie joined a Virtual Mindfulness session hosted by Magic 4 Children with her son and instantly wanted to be part of the team. With her 15 years experience as a primary school teacher, background in psychology and passion for mindfulness she was instantly drawn towards what Magic 4 Children were offering and she wanted to share her experience and passion to help Magic 4 Children develop and improve their services so that more children could be helped and more families could be supported and so a new project was born.

"Class Magic" will be an intrinsically linked but separate arm of the business, we will offer an education through entertainment service that can be delivered both live in the classroom and online. It will start with our two established programmes: The Magic of Mindfulness: Magical Me and The Magic of Books: An introduction to Story telling and our aim is to develop more programmes based on the needs of schools and the feedback and requests from the communities we serve.

Wrapped up in fun and engaging magic sessions our lessons will help provide strategies for improving self-confidence, resilience, determination and positive thinking.

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Through our Class Magic Programmes we will: "Teach the class whilst developing the individual"

Free resources to help families during Lockdown

With the recent news that children will soon be able to go back to school, Magic 4 Children are adapting their practice once again so we are ready to hit the ground running and provide a quality service for when life returns to normal. We can't wait to be able to deliver our parties in person again and help you all celebrate in style and the team are determined to help ensure that children are emotionally and socially prepared to return to school. We’re making it our mission to support as many families and schools as possible in and around areas such as Manchester, Leicester and York. We will continue to deliver our virtual sessions for now, but we have exciting plans in place for when we can finally visit schools and other venues in-person - watch this space; it’s going to be magic!

In the meantime, keep an eye on our website and blog for news, ideas for family entertainment and education, and our recommendations for other people out there who can help make Lockdown life a little easier for you and your children.

Partnership for children.

This website provides support for parents to help children learn about feelings, effective communication, friendships, self-awareness and emotional resilience.

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/resources-for-parents.html

Place 2 Be.

This website provides links to recommended websites providing wellbeing activity ideas for families. These range from sport to reading, to theatre to gardening.

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/coronavirus-wellbeing-activity-ideas-for-families/

 

Five minute Mum.

This creative and down to earth mum has put together a series of activities for children, which can be set up in 5 minutes with resources that many of you would have at home.

https://fiveminutemum.com/

 

Teach your Monster to Read.

A great website and app for supporting your child to read using phonics. Perfect for children in Year 1 (age 5-6) who are preparing for the Y1 Phonics Check.

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Until next time....

We’ll be writing a new blog each month and would love to include information and guidance that helps you the most. So, if you have any requests or want advice or additional support for your child/children, please send us an email to bookings@magic4children.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to help.

We’ll leave you with this positive thought for the day:

‘A little magic can take you a long way.’

– from James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl