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 around and put together a list of top playgroups just for you and the little ones. Time to your play on and savor the bonding time together!
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 newborn 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).
Baby Sensory Sri Hartamas, 68-1 and 70-1 Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 17 350 1388, Facebook
Families in Puchong can drop by the Children’s Library, a community library that conducts playgroups for children 4 years and below on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, with storytelling at 11.30am. For bigger kids, there’s always a new influx of books coming in so they’ll never get bored. To find out what’s on, keep tabs of their activities via their Facebook page here.
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, Facebook
Infants, toddlers and preschoolers up to 7 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.
This early learning center with several branches throughout the Klang Valley including Subang, Setia Alam, and Kepong offers sessions for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers from 8 weeks to 8 years. The fun sessions for little juniors includes a range of music, movement, sensory play, and art and craft sessions that are carried out in a relaxed class to promote bonding between parents and their children.
EPS Sports Academy not only offers a multitude of sports activities for juniors, but there's also playgroup activities for tiny tots. Parents or caregivers are welcomed during playgroup where babies and toddlers up to 4-year-olds will get involved in music and singing, imaginative play, outdoor and free play, art and craft and outings. Sessions are held at EPS in Desa ParkCity and Olympic Kids Club at The Mines Shopping Mall.
EPS Sports Academy, Desa ParkCity and The Mines Shopping Mall, +6012 617 6372, Facebook
Monsert Funland offers Messy Play sessions, a program that stimulates sensory and brain activity for young ones. The center located in Puchong provides is suitable for babies and toddlers from 6 months to 6 years old, and encourages learning through play.
Monster Funland Messy Play, 77, Jalan Metro 1/10, Bandar Metro Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia, Facebook
Members and non-members are welcomed to join the ibu playgroups organized by the ibu Family Resource Group KL. Daily playgroups are held at different locations with interesting themes such as balloon twisting, tiny tots social group, gymnastics, family swim and developmental playgroup. Other special sessions are also available where pre-registration is needed, such as nature playgroup, right brain development playgroup, musical playgroup, Manja Nest social playgroup and storytelling by Julia Gabriel Center KL. Playgroups are usually supported by ibu volunteer representatives, and sessions are suitable for little ones from ages 0 to 5 years. Weekly activities are listed on their ibu Calendar or follow them on Facebook here to find out what’s happening for the week.
Playgroup Nest KL organizes colorful, hands-on play programs for young ones. Messy Play Parties are currently held at Kids Nation in 163 Retail Park in Mont Kiara where tiny tots can enjoy one hour of messy play followed by one hour at the indoor playground.The sessions are suitable for little ones from 8 months to 6 years.
All nationalities are welcomed to join the Mini MANZA playgroup linked to the Malaysian Australian New Zealand Association. The playgroup, open to children from 0 to 5 years meets every Tuesday 10am-12pm at various locations in KL. Occasionally, the group also meets on weekends and some afternoons. Activities often take place at child-friendly cafes, indoor soft play areas and outdoor parks. To find out more, join their Facebook group ‘Mini MANZA Playgroup Kuala Lumpur’.
Mini MANZA Playgroup, Facebook
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 6 months to 3 years.
Julia Gabriel Center, various locations, Website