Kidzapp TV Summer Pass

Want to use this time to both keep your child entertained and safe but also help them discover their passion? Through Kidzapp TV Summer Pass, you get to choose up to 120 online classes per month throughout July and August! Just pick the classes you think your little ones will love, and join on Zoom when convenient. Think Magic Phil for magic tricks sessions, Rock It Science for innovative and educational science experiments, Mathnasium for maths, sports with Amazing Athletes, ballet with Melodica, martial arts with ESA Champions, and book reading by The Reading Dogs.

It doesn’t stop there – there’s cooking and baking, fitness, yoga, boxing and more. Plus arts and crafts, crochet, stomp, mime, first aid, dance, puppetry and circus tricks from multi-educational and activities provider Synkers. There’s flexibility on offer too – you can sign up through the Kidzapp app for just one week, two weeks, one month or the entire two months of July and August, starting from Dh149 for one week and up to Dh749 for two months. Visit kidzapp.com for more info. It’s the good kind of screen time.

Fly High Fitness summer camps

If you’re looking to ease the transition back from virtual to physical, gymnastics facility and multi-sports centre Fly High Fitness’s summer camps are here to help. With timings that maintain the same routine as home schooling, the programme starting on July 5 includes gymnastics, CrossFit, fitness, studio classes and martial arts.

The programme includes gymnastics, CrossFit, fitness, studio classes and martial arts
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Your kids will be having fun in a safe environment, with safety measures recommended by the Dubai Sports Council followed – this includes masks to be worn at all times unless partaking in strenuous activity, 2m social distancing, sanitisation between all equipment usage, temperature checks and no usage of water fountains – all guests are to bring their own bottle and towels. Visit www.flyhighfitness.org for more info.

Tashkeel Summer Activity Boxes

Another great way to keep the kids engaged are the Tashkeel Summer Activity Boxes. Suitable for ages 8–12, kids can hone their creativity and critical thinking each week – and they won’t ever get bored because it’s a different theme in every box, including printmaking, weaving, traditional animation and mask making.

The activity boxes help hone the kids' creativity and critical thinking
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The July 5 box is Fun with Flora and Fauna, followed by Fibrous Vessels, Emotional Motion, Playful Printing, Wonderful Weaving and Paper Perspectives. Dh275 plus VAT per box (includes delivery). Book at tashkeel.org.

Sky Zone virtual birthday party

Kids are dealing with a lot this year, from distance learning to mask wearing, so they deserve a splendid birthday celebration even as they social distance. While your little ones can’t yet use up their energy levels at Sky Zone trampoline park in Ibn Battuta Mall due to Covid-19 restrictions, Sky Zone’s virtual birthday party experience lets kids have as much of a blast with an online birthday that includes many activities!

The experience lets kids have fun with an online birthday that includes many activities
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They get to celebrate with up to 10 friends, and the Sky Zone team will guide them through 30 minutes of games and active play for one memorable celebration. To book email sales@Skyzone.ae or WhatsApp on 054 793 2010. A Sky Zone representative will follow up.

Mindful Magic Abu Dhabi

This one’s for the whole family – eight sessions of mindfulness launched by Mindful Magic Abu Dhabi through the summer holidays. With the pandemic having affected our lives, the sessions focus on providing the tools and techniques needed to reduce anxiety and improve focus, emotional literacy and happiness. Led by mindfulness-trained teacher Nicola Wakeling, each week has a unique theme that will tie in the five aspects of Move, Breathe, Focus, Create and Meditate. The session lasts for one hour.

The one-hour session teaches kids to create breathing wands, dragon eggs, calming jars and more
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Once you book, a resource pack will be sent to you. Kids are sure to have fun creating breathing wands, dragon eggs, calming jars and more. Classes start July 8 and cost Dh120 each; the eight-week course is Dh800 – reserve a spot in the next 48 hours for a 10 per cent discount. Call 056 575 9462 or contact aspacefordifference@gmail.com for details.

Elite Sports Academy’s football sessions

If you’ve run out of ideas for keeping the kids entertained, Elite Sports Academy’s football sessions are here to help preserve your sanity. From July 5–18, children in years one and above can attend training sessions in air-conditioned sports halls that will consist of technical sessions with no contact. Each session will last 45 minutes, with a player-to-coach ratio of 4:1.

All safety guidelines will be followed by the academy
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Your little ones will be upping their game in complete safety too, as all safety guidelines will be followed by the Academy, including temperature checks on arrival, compulsory wearing of masks by all participants and adhering to the 2m distance guidelines. Dh100 per child per session. Venues include JESS – Arabian Ranches, Horizon English School – Al Safa, Regent International School – The Greens and Victory Heights School – Dubai Sports City. To register email football@elitesports.ae. Advance booking is mandatory to ensure group sizes don’t exceed a certain limit.

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