According to pediatricians, babies can leave the house by the time they turn 6 weeks old. But when they are that tiny, there are very few activities that are catered specially for them.
Of course, you can bring the shopping or out to cafes, but if you're looking for activity with a bit more meat, here are some educational, entertaining and enriching activities around the Klang Valley you can check out with your little one:
Gymboree Play & Music has been the global leader in interactive and early childhood development programmes for children ages 0-5 for over 30 years. They are located in 33 countries with four outlets in Malaysia – Bangsar Village Shopping Centre, Tropicana City Mall, Publika Dutamas and Cheras Sentral!
The class curriculums at Gymboree Play & Music are developed by experienced child development program directors and are designed help children develop cognitive, physical and social skills as they play. Classes include Music, Art, Sports, School Skills and Play & Learn. Themed birthday parties can also be arranged.
A free trial class is available when you sign up at the website.
Baby Sensory is in Sri Hartamas and Subang Jaya and caters to babies from 6 months to toddlers of 3 years. Their programmes are specifically designed to stimulate the baby’s senses from birth to help babies develop.
There are various baby activities aimed at building a vocabulary of sensory experiences (e.g. visual, auditory and tactile), to enhance physical contact (massage, reflexology, touching, cuddling and rocking) between you and your baby, and to promote the development of speech through the use of sign language, music, song and puppets.
They offer themed parties with adventure tunnels, bouncy castle, disco and light shows, parachutes and action games.
KizSports & Gym have outlets at Great Eastern Mall, Bangsar Village II, Desa Park City, Main Place Mall in Subang and they are open to babies from the time they can crawl to toddlers. They are known as a one-stop child development center where children learn and play in a safe but fun environment.
They offer an impressive play land structure that boasts a multilevel maze filled with obstacle courses such as slides, scramble net, tunnels and a ball pool. There are also song and dance programmes to help develop motor skills, eye-hand and eye-foot coordination and hand-muscle control.
The admission fee to KizSports & Gym is RM28 on weekdays and RM38 on weekends, school holidays and public holidays.
The Curious Academy is located at Damansara Heights and is Malaysia’s first Glenn Doman Learning Centre that teaches physical, intellectual and social excellence for children aged from birth till seven years old. Here, the young, active and inquisitive child can get messy, artsy and sweaty in a safe and eclectic environment.
Parents of children under 3 years of age are required to accompany their children for their child’s safety and to encourage their child to take part in the physical activity and word card discussions.
There is a trial class for better understanding on what happens at The Curious Academy.
Little Spa Kingdom is a boutique for infants where you can really treat your little one like a prince or princess! Located at Publika, it offers baby swim, baby yoga, baby massage, haircut and hairstyling, as well as manicures and pedicures for infants up to 4 years of age.
The staff at Little Spa Kingdom are professionally trained and certified in pediatric nursing, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, health and behavioral sciences.
There is also a mummy/daddy neck rub after a day of pushing strollers and handling baby carriers!