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Jan 2014 - Iona is back in Tokyo!
Iona Macnab, founder of Blue Sky, Lactation Consultant and parent educator returns to run playgroups and breastfeeding workshops. Little Angels playgroup 2014!
This is a wonderful group for mothers with babies who are not yet walking. See here for dates and more details.
Iona's new venture for mothers: iMothering.com, where two parenting speakers are hosted every month on all the topics you need to know ore about - starting solids, guiding children's behaviour, birth and breastfeeding!

Older news
CPR/AED and First Aid workshops for parents/teachers in Tokyo
These popular workshops have had over 180 people attend over the past 12 months. Taught be highly trained emergency care professionals, the next workshops will be held in English at the Fire Department in Shibuya on Sunday July 17th, 2011. Please email here ASAP to register your interest. For our flyer for your school or clinic noticeboard see here

Online lactation consultations via skype - get the breastfeeding help you need!
Iona Macnab, the lactation consultant who has helped countless mothers and babies in Tokyo over the past 12 years, continues to offer her valuable breastfeeding support for the English-speaking mothers of Japan through online technology. Click here for more details.

Iona also has a new site called - FEED BABY SLEEP
Follow her on Twitter
or Facebook:
Iona's new venture:
FEED BABY SLEEP




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* Past Events 2010

EASTER PICNIC 2010

Place: Baji Koen
Date: Sunday April 4th (Easter Sunday)
Time: 10.30am.
Cost: FREE
Please bring
* a mat to sit on for your family
* your own picnic food and drink
* a basket for each of your children who will be collecting eggs/candy.
PLUS!
For each child participating we ask you to contribute:
10 Easter eggs: you can dye and decorate your own boiled eggs, or buy chocolate ones!
OR
10 wrapped candies for the hunt. Every year, everyone goes home with lots more than that!!!

For information about how to get to Baji Koen (in Japanese only) click here. It's about a 10 minute walk from Blue Sky.

イースターエッグハント & ピクニック 


毎年、楽しいイースター(復活祭)の卵探しとピクニックを行っています。参加して下さい!

2010 年4月4日(日)  
JRA馬事公苑、さくらひろば
AM10:30 - 14:30
参加費:無料
持ち物: お弁当、ビニールシート、子供用エッグハンティングバスケット、 卵探しのためにお子様一人10個のイースターエッグもしくはお菓子を持たせて下さい。

詳しくはここをクリックして下さい。

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* Past Events 2009

キッズハロウィーンパーティー10月29日(木)
Halloween Party OCTOBER 29th 2009 from 2.30pm.

Place: Tsurumaki Kumin Shukaijo, about 10 minutes walk from Sakura Shinmachi station on the Den-en Toshi line.See the map below for the location
Tickets: 1000 yen for parent/child together. 500 yen per extra person.
Doors open 2.30, but you can can come later if you wish. We will end just before 4.30pm.

Party開催時間中は2.30pm以降なら何時に入場されても構いません。 最終入場は4.00pmまでにお願いします。「ちょっとだけ寄ってみようかな…」という方もお気軽にどうぞ!
参加費:親子1組1000円 (前売りのみ) お1人追加につきplus 500円
場所:弦巻区民集会所 (世田谷区弦巻5-1-18)

EASTER PICNIC 2009

Place: Baji Koen
Date: Sunday April 12th (Easter Sunday)
Time: 10.30am.
Cost: FREE
Please bring
* a mat to sit on for your family
* your own picnic food and drink
* a basket for each of your children who will be collecting eggs/candy.
PLUS!
For each child participating we ask you to contribute:
10 Easter eggs: you can dye and decorate your own boiled eggs, or buy chocolate ones!
OR
10 wrapped candies for the hunt. Every year, everyone goes home with lots more than that!!!


Click here for more details of the picnic.
For information about how to get to Baji Koen (in Japanese only) click here. It's about a 10 minute walk from Blue Sky.

イースターエッグハント & ピクニック 


毎年、楽しいイースター(復活祭)の卵探しとピクニックを行っています。参加して下さい!

2009 年4月12日(日)  
JRA馬事公苑、さくらひろば
AM10:30 - 14:30
参加費:無料
持ち物: お弁当、ビニールシート、子供用エッグハンティングバスケット、 卵探しのためにお子様一人10個のイースターエッグもしくはお菓子を持たせて下さい。

詳しくはここをクリックして下さい。

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* Past Events 2008

Christmas concert, party & cookie exchange!

Date: Wednesday December 3rd, 2008
Time: 2:30pm till 4:30pm.
Price: 1000 yen per family.
Place: Tsurumaki Kumin Shukaijo (Same place as Halloween...scroll down for the google map)

Special performances:
1. Andante, the choir of Matsugaoka Elementary school PTA.
2. Christmas carols and songs by Rebecca Sato, soprano.

We will also be doing a Christmas cookie exchange. Please bring a Tupperware container with 15 or more of your favorite home-made cookies, and swap them for a variety of cookies made by the other mothers.

To bring: Yourself, your baby or child, cookies/tupperware
(Optional) a small present (value under 1,000 yen) for your own child, wrapped and labelled which we will put under the Christmas tree and hand out at the end.

▼△▼△▼△▼△ Blue Sky クリスマス☆パーティー △▼△▼△▼△▼

日時:12月3日(水)
2:30pm-4:30pm
場所:弦巻区民集会所 (世田谷区弦巻5-1-18)
パーティーの内容:
松丘小学校のPTAコーラス「Andante」の楽しい歌、「南島歌遊び」など
佐藤レベッカさん(オペラシンガー)の英語のクリスマスの歌
クッキー交換会など行います。※

参加費: 大人 1000円 お子様は無料! 

   持参していただくもの:
◇15個程度のクッキーを容器に積めたもの。
持参していただいたクッキーは、参加者同士で交換し合います。
(会場内では飲食することができません。ご了承下さい。)

◇ご希望の方は、あなたからお子様へのプレゼント(上限1000円程度のもの)をご準備ください。
  持参していただいたプレゼントはクリスマスツリーの下に置いておき、 パーティーの最後にお子さんが受け取ります。プレゼントはラッピングして、誰のものかわかるよう、お子様のお名前を はっきり書いておいて下さい。

※1 「クッキー交換会」は、クリスマスに行われるアメリカの風習です。 パーティーの前に各家庭では、お客様用にクッキーを焼きます。 これを互いに交換することで、様々なクッキーを楽しめるのです。 Blue Skyでは、会場にクリスマス・ディスプレイしたテーブルを準備し、 持参していただいたクッキーをお皿に並べます。それを再びみなさん お好きなクッキーを選んで、 持参していただいた容器に詰めて、 お持ち帰り頂きます。

※2 松丘小学校のPTAコーラス「Andante」は、毎週の水曜日に練習しています。
5月の全日本お母さんコーラス大会 2年連続東京支部大会賞を受賞。11月の世田谷PTAコーラスフェスタにも毎年出場しています。 アイオナ先生もAndanteのメンバーですよ!

参加ご希望の方は メール で申込み下さい。
締め切り:12月1日

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キッズハロウィーンパーティー10月31日(金)
Halloween Party OCTOBER 31st 2008 2.30pm.


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BIG DAY OUT Family Picnic
Place: Yoyogi Park
Date: Sunday May 18th
Time: 10.00am - 2:30pm
Cost: FREE but 1000 yen donations appreciated
Details: Click here


<La Leche League 50周年記念 ファミリーピクニック in 代々木 >

日時:2008年5月18日 (日) 10:00am-14:30pm
場所:代々木公園
食べ物・飲み物・レジャーシートは各自ご準備ください。


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Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic
Place: Baji Koen
Date: Sunday March 23rd (Easter Sunday)
Time: 10.30am.
Cost: FREE
イースターエッグハント & ピクニック 


毎年、楽しいイースター(復活祭)の卵探しとピクニックを行っています。参加して下さい!

2008 年3月23日(日)  
JRA馬事公苑、さくらひろば
AM10:30 - 14:30
参加費:FREE
持ち物: お弁当、ビニールシート、子供用エッグハンティングバスケット、 卵探しのためにお子様一人10個のイースターエッグもしくはお菓子を持たせて下さい。

詳しくはここをクリックして下さい。

* PAST EVENTS for 2007

Christmas party and Cookie exchange!
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* Past Events 2007

Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic
Place: Baji Koen
Date: Sunday April 8th (Easter Sunday)
Time: 10.30am.
Cost: FREE
Please bring
* a mat to sit on for your family
* your own picnic food and drink
* a basket for each of your children who will be collecting eggs/candy.
PLUS!
For each child participating we ask you to contribute:
10 Easter eggs: you can dye and decorate your own boiled eggs, or buy chocolate ones!
OR
10 wrapped candies for the hunt. Every year, everyone goes home with lots more than that!!!

**We will be dyeing eggs here at Blue Sky on Saturday April 7th from 2pm - 4pm if anyone wants to drop in and dye their own hard boiled eggs with us!!**
Click here for more details of the picnic.
For information about how to get to Baji Koen (in Japanese only) click here. It's about a 10 minute walk from Blue Sky.

For pictures from last year's egg hunt, see here.

イースターエッグハント & ピクニック 


毎年、楽しいイースター(復活祭)の卵探しとピクニックを行っています。参加して下さい!

2007 年4月8日(日)  
JRA馬事公苑、さくらひろば
AM10:30 - 14:30
参加費:FREE
持ち物: お弁当、ビニールシート、子供用エッグハンティングバスケット、 卵探しのためにお子様一人10個のイースターエッグもしくはお菓子を持たせて下さい。

詳しくはここをクリックして下さい。

We had a wonderful and relaxed Christmas party at the shukaijo in December, and everyone enjoyed the games, presents and our first ever Christmas cookie exchange. Photos are at the link below.

Our big Halloween party on Sunday Oct 29th was a great success with over 200 people attending. Spyderman came, we had magic, trick or treats, game corners and professional photos!Way too much fun! Other photos can be seen here


Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic Despite the drizzle, a good egg hunt was had by all, and everyone went home happy!

イースターエッグハント & ピクニック 


毎年、楽しいイースター(復活祭)の卵探しとピクニックを行っています。参加して下さい!

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*Past events 2005

Christmas Parties
クリスマスパーティー 

2005年12月19日 弦巻区民集会所 
Monday December 19th, Tsurumaki Shukaijo Community room
All parties 80 minutes. Christmas songs, crafts, parachute games, presents!



Halloween Party: Monday October 31st 2005
キッズハロウィーンパーティー10月31日(月)
This year's Halloween party was even better than last year's!! 201 kids and their mums! We had Halloween pumpkin carving, Halloween Crafts, Magic, games, songs, a baby/toddler photo corner and Halloween trick or treat!
See the photos here. Be sure to scroll down!

Place: Tsurumaki Shukaijo Community room (5 minutes walk from Blue Sky)
場所:弦巻区民集会所 (弦巻5-1-18)

Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic
Place: Baji Koen
Date: Sunday March 27th (Easter Sunday)
Time: 10.30am.
This year we wanted to do something for the victims of the Asian tsunamis, so we combined with Michael Gover from Kids Paradise and others to make this years's event really special. Clowns, magic, face painting, songs and games. 285 people attended, and all money was donated to UNICEF.

View the photos and report of the fantastic day here.

*Past events 2004

Halloween Party

Over 165 children and their parents attended the second biggest ever Blue Sky Halloween party. Photos can be seen here. Be sure to scroll down!

Christmas Party

Little Angels: On Friday December 3rd,we had a Pot luck Christmas lunch party and farewell to some regular members who were returning to the UK and the US.

Go Baby Go! classes had a big joint Christmas party on December 6th at the nearby community room. We sang songs, danced, made crafts, played games and everyone received a Christmas present too! Photos can be seen here.