We hold a special musical Shabbat family service each month, sometimes on Friday evenings, sometimes on Shabbat mornings. The Friday Family service is preceded by a shared meal for those families with young children (under 6), and for the older children we have a shared meal after the service.
There is lots of singing and story telling. It is an ideal informal introduction to the key parts of the full Shabbat service for children up to Bat/Bar Mitzvah age. We also try to include some of the older children within the services, leading the prayers or blessings.
The services are always lively! Children are encouraged to join in along with their parents and older siblings. Following the service we all have Kiddush together.