Across the Klang Valley, new moms looking for a place for their little bubs to socialize as well as to find kindred spirits can join one of the many playgroups available in Kuala Lumpur. Little Steps has scouted the best playgroups just for you and the little ones. Time to get your play on and savor the bonding time together! Here are the best playgroups for babies, infants, toddlers too in Kuala Lumpur.
Starting school is an exciting time for parents and children as they begin their learning journey. The Alice Smith Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum follows the skills and directives set out in the English National Curriculum. Carefully crafted curriculum and learning environment ensure that your child can engage in exploratory and physical play, explore language-rich environments where children learn a love of books and reading, and engage in music and movement sessions.
Alice Smith School, No. 2, Jalan Bellamy, 50460, Kuala Lumpur, +603 2148 3674, email@example.com, https://welcome.alice-smith.edu.my/early-years-enquiry-2021
From textured activities, storytelling, baby signing to musical fun, Baby Sensory offers activities to encourage skill development and at the same time, encourage lots of fun playtime. The program is suitable for newborns up to five years old with classes divided according to age, from Baby Sensory (0-13 months) to Toddler Sense (13 months to 3.5 years) to Mini Professor (2-5 years).
Families in Puchong can drop by the Children’s Library, a community library that conducts playgroups and storytelling for children four years and below. For bigger kids, there’s always a new influx of books coming in so they’ll never get bored. They have been conducting online storytime during the recent Movement Control Order. Stay tuned to their Facebook page here to find out when they will be reopening again.
Children’s Library Playgroup, 1-13 Jln Merbah 1 (Nex to IOI Mall), Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 8075 0397 / +603 5621 2844, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook
Infants, toddlers and preschoolers up to seven years are welcomed at this child enrichment center located at Citta Mall in Ara Damansara. The center conducts messy play sessions regularly, great for teeny tinies who love exploring and practice their fine motor skills. Follow their Facebook page here to find out when they're hosting the next messy play session.
Redboot is a fun and cozy studio that conducts playgroups, speech and drama classes for children ages six months to nine years old. Their playgroup sessions include sensory play, music & movement, drama & storytelling, playground time, arts & crafts and more. Parents can sign up their little ones for trial Teensy Tots sessions.
Monster Funland offers Messy Play sessions, a program that stimulates sensory and brain activity for young ones. The playgroup is suitable for babies and toddlers from six months to six years old and encourages learning through play, games and hands-on activities. It allows parents to have quality time with their children.
Members and non-members are welcomed to join the ibu playgroups organized by the ibu Family Resource Group KL. Playgroups are held at different locations with interesting themes and usually supported by ibu volunteer representatives. Sessions are suitable for little ones from ages 0 to 5 years. As physical playgroups are currently on hold, visit their Facebook here to find out when the next one will be held.
Playgroup Nest KL organizes colorful, hands-on play programs called Messy Play Parties for tiny tots. These sessions are suitable for little ones from eight months to six years. More recently, they've started to offer home set up packages where they'll bring Private Sensory Play Stations for your children to set up at your home (outdoors only). Their crew will come wearing masks, and equipped with sanitizers and temperature checking for the set-up, and will ensure that all equipment is sanitized before and after play. And once you're done, they'll come back to clean up! Sure sounds like a win-win situation to us!
Julia Gabriel Centre is an enrichment center with an international presence in Singapore, Indonesia, and China. In Malaysia, adult accompanied programs such as PlayNest, PlayClub, and Bilingual PlayClub are available for little ones from six months to three years. Currently, the center is offering JGC@Home Online Programs, where sessions are conducted online along with offline activities. Sign up for the Speech & Drama or PlayClub e-camp are open to kids from 18 months to 9 years.
Smart Miranda Playschool/playgroup, www.smartminda.com/
Juggle Brain, www.jugglebrain.com/
Mum N Kids Club, www.mumnkidsclub.com
Brainy House, www.brainyhouse.com.my/
The Children's House, www.thechildrenshouse.com.my
Small Wonder, www.smallwonderpreschool.com/my