If your baby or toddler is not old enough for preschool, and they (and you!) need some stimulation, playgroups are a good idea. Here’s our roundup of the more active baby groups and playgroups in Singapore:
The focus of Mosaic Play Academy is for children to learn through hands-on exploration and play, which in the process fosters in children a love for learning. The curriculum is planned to be explorative in nature, for children to discover, be independent and engage in social interaction. There’s also an emphasis on the love of the environment through spending time outdoors and topics on understanding how the world works.
Parent-accompanied playgroups are available for ages six months to two years. These 75-minute sessions are at 9am or 10.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages six to 15 months, while 120-minute sessions are at 8.30am or 9.15am daily for ages 16 to 24 months.
Drop-off playgroups for ages two to six years are from 9am to 12 noon on Mondays to Fridays. There are different themes – Creative Mondays (focusing on creative and language arts), Sport Wednesdays and Scientific Fridays – with sessions conducted in Mandarin on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children will be placed in age-appropriate classes.
If you would like your child to engage in some afternoon activities, the Kids Club is a daily session from 3pm to 5pm for two-to-six-year-olds. Your child will be occupied with creative art, music and movement, play storytelling, nature play and fun activities. Each session ends with free play, where kids enjoy supervised fun in indoor and outdoor play spaces at MPA.
A Facebook group for new mums on the East Coast to connect with each other and discuss issues around babies, business, products, services and more.
For East Coast babies and toddlers, from newborn to three years, and their parents.
For newborns to four-year-old toddlers that love indoor and outdoor play, head over to St George’s Church – it’s one of the longstanding playgroups in Singapore.
For children between six months and 2.5 years, White Lodge offers fun activities including circle time, music and dancing, art, and outdoor adventures at their playgroups.
This spot for kids aged 18 months to three years is perfect for developing motor skills and encouraging physical learning; they’re fully equipped with ropes, ladders, and tunnels.
This Facebook support group for mothers differs slightly from the playgroups in this list, but if any mother in Singapore needs help with anything from speech therapy and lactation to medical advice for their child, this is the group to join.
The New Mothers Support Group is a voluntary circle for expectant mothers, new parents or parents new to Singapore with children up to age 5. They have been supporting and advising for over 20 years.
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