Being a parent means that multitasking has become your main mode of operating. Hence, finding mother and baby classes does not only help you unwind and have fun while spending time with your child but it can also help you get acquainted with other parents who are in the same boat as you are.
Fun mother and baby classes in Malta to look into:
1. Gymstars – Mums & Tots
One of Malta’s leading gymnastics club offers a program for Mums & Tots under 3 years of age. During classes, parents can be part of their child’s development program tackling physical skills such as flexibility, body awareness and strength. Through the use of mini equipment such as mini bars, beams, tunnels and climbing walls, the child will learn to develop their gross motor skills while aiding the child’s normal development and movement. This program also acts as a pre-gymnastics experience should you want your child to practice gymnastics when reaching the starting age.
2. YUE Healthier Living
YUE Healthier Living offer Bounce n’ Giggle sessions, which provides engaging activities that promote exploring and development. What makes this club different from other mother and baby classes in Malta, is that the programme is led by qualified paediatric physiotherapists. These sessions encourage children in a safe and fun environment to develop movement, balance and coordination skills whilst empowering and boosting the parents’ confidence. Also available are specialised classes for children with special needs in order to help achieve milestone development.
YUE Healthier Living also provide Giggle n’ Splash sessions, which are baby and toddler swimming classes which combine a mixture of fun activities with gentle swim techniques. Acting both as a workout for the parent and fun quality time for the baby, these swimming sessions promote skin to skin contact, closeness and trust – all beneficial to a mother-baby relationship. Throughout the progression on the course, you will learn safety skills when you’re in the water with your child whilst boosting the child’s confidence and ability when it comes to learning how to swim.
3. Baby Sensory & Toddler Sense
Providing both baby and toddler classes, this Baby Sensory Club offers weekly sensory experience classes from newborns up to 5 years. Classes are well planned and extremely creative which provide to be an invaluable experience for babies and toddlers who need a place to have fun with their mums whilst meeting other children. Both baby and toddler classes offer structured session mirroring a child’s daytime routine of play-rest-play, however, activities are never the same whilst the equipment and arrangement used during play time is versatile, colourful and age appropriate, thus, offering a fun atmosphere while spending quality time with your baby/toddler, learning to interact and understand your child better.
4. Little Bugzzz
One of our favorite mother and baby classes. Little Bugzzz offer you and your children with a unique, exciting and educational experience in which together with your child you’ll be actively involved in various activities such as nursery rhymes, music, creative arts and crafts, sensory play, free play etc. Each month follows a specific theme with which the activities cohere. This club firmly believes that sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills and social interaction, hence messy play is encouraged.
Activities come in many shapes and sizes and as well as being a great way for your child to learn new skills, develop and interact with other children, it’s also the perfect excuse to get out of the house and meet new people. Therefore, if you have some time on your hands and want to explore some fun activities to do with your baby, we recommend checking out the mentioned mother and baby classes in Malta.