These enrichment courses for children aged 0 to 18 months will help give your bub a step up.
Tapping on learning methods that optimise brain development, the Hegeru Method cultivates early learning through a fun, nurturing environment, with particular focus on creative and critical thinking. Best of all, the centre’s certified senior instructors are also veteran teachers familiar with the local school syllabus – allowing them to prepare little ones (from the age of 6 months onwards) for school in the years to come.
#03-09/10 HarbourFront Centre, 1 Maritime Sq, Singapore 099253
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This inclusive programme helps parents understand each stage of their child’s development. With levels to cater to different ages, babies get to build strength through play with ramps, slides and climbers, cultivate communication skills and learn to solve problems through games by uncovering patterns and sequences.
#03-21 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933
NEXT: Inspire Mum & Baby →
New mums will appreciate how this course restores core and upper body strength – which is especially important for allowing you to carry Baby without hurting your back. It also helps speed up healing and recovery from delivery, while reducing stress and the possibility of postnatal blues. Have fun exercising with your little one as baby enjoys lots of playtime, music and songs!
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This course encourages tots to to examine their surroundings more closely. Encouraging them to consciously make small discoveries provides little ones with a head start in developing a deeper understanding of the world.
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Its Village programme, Kindermusik, offers folksy activities such as dancing around a maypole or gentle swinging in a blanket and engages babies in a range of exercises that encourage movement, vocal play and instrument exploration.
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Develop a closer bond with your little ones as they learn simple exercises such as bouncing, wiggling and tickling through musical stimulation, which may trigger the release of oxytocin, the same “bonding” hormone produced during nursing. You’ll also get to network with other parents attending the programme, too.
NEXT: Smile Swimmers →
Turn little ones into water babies with a Smile Swimmers class, led by lead instructor Coach Kidd for infants between 3 and 12 months. Aimed at building up baby’s water confidence, the class also teaches water survival skills, body balancing and coordination, and stability in water manoeuvering and movement.
NEXT: My Gym →
Bond with your little one through a range of activities that let minimes discover their physical abilities while developing their cognitive functions. Created for tots from 7 to 13 months old, this hour-long class starts with gentle stretches and exercises before moving onto songs, dances and other fun active adventures.
NEXT: Bubbles Gymnastics →
Families that play together, stay together. At this introductory programme made for parents and kids between the ages of 1 and 3, you start with “free exploration” time conducted by professional coaches, followed by song and dance and basic gymnastics. Hand apparatuses are also used to improve handeye coordination and motor skills.
#02-04 Turf City, 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
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Build your child’s confidence through play-based phonics and fun activities designed to engage all five senses – such as playing bongos to African beats and hand-painting with ice cream! Created for children from 8 to 18 months old, the course also includes an introduction to Mandarin stories, puppetry and more.
#01-20/27 United Square Mall, 101 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307591
NEXT: aquaDucks →
Its Parent & Child programme prioritises teaching kids between 6 months and 4 years to be skilful and safe in and around the water through songs and games. It also focuses on submersion and personal survival skills under the guidance of a friendly and experienced instructor.
NEXT: Heuguru Method →
By Annabelle Fernandez, Charmaine Ho and Chia Sihan, The Finder Kids (Vol. 20), September 2017
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