Category Archives: We are celebrating…

A spoonfull of Spanish, helps the tapas go down…peacefully!

We have a lot to celebrate as we finish the school year.

Our gorgeous trophy and certificates!

 

This month at Ole Kids, we joined the other shortlisted local businesses at the

Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Awards 2012.

 Thanks to all your votes we were shortlisted for ‘Best Supporter of the Community’, ‘Your favourite Business’ and were  

Runner up ‘Best New Business’!

We picked up our trophy and are feeling very proud of ourselves as a team and all the families that are on this Spanish learning journey with us.

 

 

As well as our trophy we are also over the moon about our other news for the month:

                                       Sunday Spanish workshops at Iberica Canary Wharf!

Iberica London is a gorgeous Spanish tapas restaurant that aims to bring the best quality Spanish food to London. Iberica has also recently collected an award by the Real Academia de Gastronomia in Madrid for their  ‘outstanding contribution to Spanish Gastronomy Worldwide’

And now Iberica is ready to offer the families coming for Sunday lunch a bit more than a cultural experience in terms of food, they are also wanting to bring Spanish language and culutre FREE to their children while they eat!

And that is where we come in. Ole kids will be at the beautiful Canary Wharf Restaurant on Sundays from 12 to 3 pm to keep children entertained and learning after they have gobbled up their ‘croquetas’ ‘jamon’ or ‘tortilla española’ (that is usually what our children choose to eat!)

Each week we will have several art activities ready to pay tribute to different Spanish artists. Picasso, Dali, Velazquez, Miro… they will all have their turn and children of all ages are welcome to come and have a go, from colouring in to collage and sculpture we will cover a range of art materials and formats each week.

 When we feel it is suitable we will run our well known classes full of fun and games to introduce children                                         to different vocabulary whilst gently challenging their movement, communication, social and cognitive skills at whatever stage of development they are at.

 There will be plenty of traditional songs and games to learn, story time, puppet stories. A mixture of      reading in Spanish and English so we can cater for bilingual and monolingual children and bring learning for all. The Grufalo in Spanish, a story about Velazquez in English, the three little pigs in both.

 Initially our workshops are open to all and please please please give us as much feedback, support and ideas as you can so we can make it the best possible experience for all. We are really looking forward to the next few weeks and seeing how our project runs, so do come and visit us and enjoy your meal!!

WHERE: IBERICA CANARY WHARF- 12 Cabot Square, E14 4QQ

WHEN: Every Sunday 12.00 to 15.00

(General Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 11.30 am to 11.30 pm, Sundays 12.00 to 16.00)

www.ibericalondon.co.uk

Father’s day in Spain!

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June but it Father´s day/“el Día del padre” in Spain  is always celebrated on 19th March,

which is also “El día de San José” – Saint Joseph´s day – to celebrate the father of Jesus.

Y como todos sabéis en nuestro país las celebraciones van muy ligadas a la gastronomía, el Día del Padre se convierte en una fecha familiar, de convivencia, donde vamos a compartir momentos felices y también buñuelos, a ser posible acompañados de una taza de chocolate caliente.

Deliciosos buñuelos con y sin agujero, azucarados… nos servían de desayuno y merienda durante varios días.

Receta :Buñuelos de San José,

Ingredientes: 1 vaso de agua tibia, 250 grs. de harina, 50 grs. de levadura fresca, 1 pizca de sal, 1 litro de aceite para freír y abundante azúcar para espolvorear.

Modo de preparación:

Después de deshacer la levadura en el agua, se añade la pizca de sal y poco a poco la harina, se remueve para que no queden grumos.

Cuando hemos conseguido una pasta homogénea lo podemos dejar una hora para que fermente la levadura, es muy importante tapar con un paño de algodón limpio y colocar en un lugar cálido.

Pasados los 60 minutos, podemos empezar a coger trozos de masa, formando bolas y haciendo un agujero en el centro, se irán dejando en el aceite hirviendo.

Cuando están hechos por las dos caras ya pueden dejarse en una fuente cubierta por papel absorbente, el toque final lo da el dulce azúcar que echamos por encima.

Recordad que los niños pueden ayudaros a mezclar los ingredientes pero es mejor que se mantengan alejados de los fogones al freír los buñuelos.

 

Que aproveche.

 

How are you planning to celebrate SpringTime this year?

 

With the prompt arrival of the new season there is an exaltation of love and nature reborn, with songs describing the fertile land which will soon yield its harvests.

How are you planning to celebrate SpringTime this year?

Here at OLE KIDS, we have started our celebrations this week.

What can we say…the weather has put us in the mood for “FIESTA” and all our classes will be filled with “Latino~Spanish flavor” and wrapped with lots of fun and surprises.

So come along, book your trial class, FREE by the way, and start celebrating with us!

Next Party will be on Wednesday March 14th,

at Fulham Broadway Methodist Church,

(452 Fulham Road, SW6 1BY)

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: info@olekids.com