What the programme looks like
There will be a Facebook Live session of crafts, singing and more every Saturday at 10.45-11am. This will be presented by Jo and Funny Bunny and they will introduce the theme for the following week. (These videos will remain on our Facebook page and also put on YouTube and our website). Feel free to watch, comment etc
The theme will be explored in the Zoom session the following week. There will be active games eg ‘go and find’ as well as stories, singing and chat. There are 7 different Zoom sessions and each session will be lead by local volunteers. They are a great way to see familiar faces and connect with local families to you as well as have lots of fun.
There is a craft pack to accompany every series and this contains all the crafts demonstrated in the weekly videos. You can make the craft and share it in the zoom session, in our FoDD FB group.
There may be physical meet ups in local parks from time to time – following socially distancing guidelines. These will be another great opportunity to connect with others in a fun way.
Please keep checking our website, Facebook page and other social media channels to keep up to date
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I join a Zoom session?
Register with Daniel’s Den and fill in the Online Agreement form. Join a group close to you
Is my child too young to join the Zoom session?
No child is too young to join a session as the activities are aimed at the whole family and listening and learning takes place in many ways. Your child does not need to sit still and screaming etc can all be muted! Do not worry about screen time – this half hour session is well worth it.
How can I access the Videos if I don’t have Facebook?
They will be posted on our website and YouTube to access later
When will the physical sessions in venues reopen?
We don’t know. We are monitoring the situation closely and will reopen once it is safe for all our families and volunteers.
Can I join the Zoom sessions but not have my face/home heard?
You can mute yourself so no one can hear what is happening but you cannot turn your video off as part of our safeguarding measures include being able to see who is in the session.
How do I know it is safe in a zoom session?
People have to sign the online agreement and this has safety features. There is a waiting room function and session leaders will only allow registered family’s to join the session. Each session has at least two trained volunteers in it and they are DBS checked.
What is in a craft pack and do I need one if I’ve already got my own materials?
Basic pack comprises of a branded DD At Home bag containing crayons, scissors, glue stick, playdough, drawing book. You receive this in your first delivery.
Theme packs come out every few weeks and these contain pre-cut crafts and an accompanying booklet which gives instructions, suggestions for further ideas etc. These can be stored in the DD At Home bag.
Of course many of us have some of the materials but there is a real sense of unity making things together
How do I receive a craft pack?
We are aiming to give a pack to every family and these can be picked up from the sessions venue (see timetable); delivered to your door by hand or by post. If you register for Zoom you will automatically request one – otherwise message us via email or text
Can I invite friends to join the Zoom sessions?
Yes you can but they must register and sign the online agreement themselves. You must not share the link directly.
I don’t live in London – can I join a Zoom session?
Yes. We are aiming to run one session on Zoom after our physical sessions reopen and any one around the world can join this. In the meantime you can join any of the existing seven groups.
Do the sessions cost money?
No as we have received funding so it is all free to join.
What if I don’t have enough data or equipment to access the sessions?
Do get in touch and we will see how we can help