10 Fun places with your baby in Singapore (6-18months)

Time flies very fast and you will notice that your baby is fully engaged with the world now. Giggles, smiles, crawls, sit without your help, enjoys playing and has “babbling” conversations.

It is so much fun to see that your baby enjoys exploring new things and interact with you and people around and is getting more predictable and content. Your baby become an eager explorer and after a while the common environment in the house is no longer trills. Therefore, it is natural that your baby wants to explore different places and change the atmosphere.

Here are 10 incredible fun places you can bring your baby in Singapore.

Julia Gabriel Centre

Julia Gabriel centre offers a range of innovative and holistic communication programmes delivered in a safe, supportive and dynamic environment.

Every programme includes elements of drama, role play or imagery play and helps to build confidence, creativity, communication skills and cognitive development in each child.

You can join Adult-Accompanied Program PlayNest (6 months to 18 months) with your baby and play together!

Program highlights:

  • Develop social skills through meaningful interactions with teachers, puppets and parents.
  • Stimulate imagination, sounds, rhythms and spoken words by exposing children to age-appropriate language, stories and music through our specially-created Story Time and Music Time series for our little ones.
  • Build sensory abilities through fun art & craft and discovery activities.
  • Exercise gross motor coordination and develop sense of balance and spatial awareness through gross motor play activities.
  • Gain appreciation for foods & eating together: learn the social skills of eating with others while developing a taste for a variety of healthy organic food.

Find out more: www.juliagabriel.com

Blue House Infant & Toddler Atelier

Blue house provides a series of provocative and unique programmes for young children and gives them an opportunity to explore light, space, texture, sound and a vast range of sensory experiences. Families can choose to attend the same or a different class on each visit, as many times in a week as you and your child wish!

Location: Turf City and UE Square

Programs:

Reggionarra –includes music, storytelling, singing, drama;

Discover Wonder -science program that ignites a child’s curiosity and encourages a love of learning;

Fascinating Fridays -lots of fun through music,sound and movement;

Daddy & Me -the opportunity for fathers to spend one on one time with baby;

Family Connection -a popular mixed age class for families with one or more children under the age of 36 months.

Find out more: www.bluehouseatelier.com

Musical Monkeys

It has different programs for young kids under 5 years old together with their parents/ guardian. Your child will have a lot of fun, sing and dance and play different musical instruments from all over the world.

Programs:

Babies (0-12months/non-walkers)

  • Singing and playing musical instruments for and with your baby
  • Baby exercise, bouncing, wiggles and tickles
  • Learning how to stimulate your baby through music
  • Learning lullabies to comfort your baby

Babies, Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers (0-3 years old/3-5years old)

  • Singing, dancing and moving to the beat
  • Learning how to play a big variety of percussion instruments
  • Experimenting with different sounds and musical instruments from all over the world
  • Bubbles and parachute play

Other interesting programs; German music, Prenatal music

Find out more:http://www.musicalmonkeys.sg/

Gymboree Play & Music

Your child will develop fundamental motor skills that will enhance his or her ability to develop exceptional decision making skills, perception and awareness of their surroundings, and creativity in social interactions.

Programs for little ones:

Play & Learn Class (1-6 levels/up to 36 months)

It is a very popular class. A six-level program designed to support your child’s growth at his or her own individual pace. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games and story telling, these classes use play-based activities to stretch the body and mind.

Music class (from 6 months-up to 5 years old)

Enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments. With an array of musical styles, our classes help children explore the power of rhythm, melody, tonality and beat while nurturing key physical, social and intellectual skills.

Find out more: http://www.gymboree.com.sg

Royce Kids Gym

Royce Kids Gym is a sensory gym for baby 6 months to 7 years year old, and aims to enhance a child’s 5 senses. The sensory gym room has a variety of toys and effective equipment. Children can learn through play to improve fine and gross motor skills. The gym is all surrounded with padding, and all toys are clean everyday to providing a safe and supportive environment for baby and toddlers.

Find out more: http://www.liangcourt.com.sg/stores/royce-kids-gym

Power Kids Gym

It offers a unique range of programmes, encouraging young minds through active play. These fitness programmes encourage the development of fine and motor skills, coordination,balance,spatial awareness and flexibility.

Parent Participation (4-10 months)

Key Activities : Stretching, Climbing and Rolling

Crawlers (11-17 months)

Key Activities : Tumbling on Mats, Static Balancing Skills, Climbing Skills

Gliders (18months-2.5 years old)

Key Activities : Develop strength through rock climbing, handstands and more

Find out more: http://www.powerkidsgym.com/

Go Go Bambini

Programs for little ones:

Storytelling sessions

Bring your baby to listen to the magical world of stories, imagination and adventure every Wednesday afternoon! After each session, there is a post-story art & craft activity.

Parent-Child class (12-18 months)

In this one-hour session, moms and dads join in the exploratory and discovery process with their young ones as they partake in Montessori exercises and other fun-filled activities. Each class is headed by a Montessori – trained directress and children are given oodles of praise and encouragement.

Find out more: http://www.gogobambini.com/

Kindermusik

The centre has music-and-movement activities that are creatively designed to enhance children’s cognitive, language, physical, creative, and social-emotional development.

Classes (newborn-up to 7 years old)

Infants & Babies (up to 12 months)

In class, babies explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and environments. They begin to use developmentally appropriate instruments like shakers, rattles, drums, and tambourines in instrument-play activities that engage and develop both hemispheres of the brain.

Toddlers (12 months-3 years old)

Toddler classes encourage your child to be creative, to initiate her own ideas, and to respond in her own ways, while your presence and participation offer needed reassurance and support. Main activities are playing and exploring instruments together, singing and dancing, listening to simple stories and rhymes.

Find out more: www.kindermusik.com

Centre Stage School of the Arts

Baby Stage (6-18 months)

During this stage we seem to go through nearly our entire evolutionary process; from sitting up for the first time, to crawling on all fours, then walking upright and finally talking.

Play Stage (18 months-3,5 years old)

It is great fun for both children and adults – where children gain their first experience of a learning atmosphere. Children are introduced to the basic rules of interaction: sitting, standing, taking turns and sharing, in preparation for school.

Imaginative play – through drama, stories, puppets and music – helps develop confidence, whilst clarity of speech is worked on through basic speech sounds. Art and craft activities are also included to encourage both fine and gross motor skills.

Find out more: http://centre-stage.com

Our Music Studio

Musical Studio offers various programs for babies and toddlers, a venue for playdate and birthday parties. The selection of the songs of each term includes a big variety of Asian and worldwide songs, from children popular songs to classic ones.

Programs for little ones:

Musical Babes (new-born to 1.5 years old)

Rhythmic Tots (1.5 years old-3 years old)

Other programs: Melodic kids, Yong Musicians

Find out more: http://www.ourmusicstudio.com.sg/

Dreamkids Kindergarten

This kindergarten provides an integrated programmes where children learn through exploration and self-reflection. In every class, our teachers emphasize the strategies and processes involved in learning and self-growth, creating a unique opportunity to prepare our children to live thoughtful, and fulfilling lives in a rapidly changing society.

Parent-Child programme for toddlers 18-30 months supports and develops children’s social skills, independence, language and physical development through music and movement, story time, arts and craft, poetry, rhymes and more. There are 2 types of programme: Bilingual and Mandarin

Find out more: https://www.dreamkids.com.sg/

Sandy Dandy

Look, what we found in Singapore, an Indoor Sand Playground for little ones to be imaginative and creative while having fun!! There are 2 types of sand in Sandy Dandy – natural and kinetic sand.

The natural sand has been specially washed to smooth any rough edges so that it is gentle on kids’ delicate skin and will not irritate their eyes should they engaged in enthusiastic play. The sand is clean, non-toxic and produced in the UK. The kinetic sand has undergone various tests (EN-71/2/3) to certify it is safe and clean for the young ones to play.

Address: Forum the Shopping Mall #02-33, Orchard Road 583

Giggle Bubbs

Fun-packed sessions for babies (aged 6 months to 18 months) and preschoolers (aged 18 months to 3 years old . Explore and learn through music & movement, drama, storytelling, puppets, sensory play and arts & craft!

Find out more: http://www.gigglebubbs.com

Aqua Ducks (infant/toddler/adult)

Infant classes (6-48 months) are a great way to reintroduce your little one to an aquatic environment. This is a parent-accompanied programme that also fosters parent and child bonding.

Children have lots of fun building their water confidence through songs and games in this programme. Submersion and personal survival skills are also practiced when your child displays his/her readiness. The main aim of this programme is for infants to be happy, ‘free’ and safe in the water.

Find out more: http://www.aquaducks.com.sg/site/

 

Other swimming programs for infants and toddlers:

Marsden Swim School (from 6 months)

Swish swimming (from 4 months)

Aqua Bambinos Swim School (from 6 months)

Happy Fish Swim School (from 4 months)

Baby SPA (newborn+)

Main benefits of Baby Spa & Baby Massage:

Start from birth!

  • Promote excellent motor-reflexes
  • Improve joint development
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Promote better sleep
  • Relieve pain and elevate baby’s mood
  • Easy constipation
  • Improve cardio-vascular system

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