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Activities for expats children in Singapore

Post by Ramona » Sat, 10 Mar 2007 7:30 pm

Hi, Just a mum with two kids, one 21 month old boy Michael and a 6 month old girl Chelsea relocating to Singapore from Melbourne Australia due to my husband's work. I would love to get some ideas on activities I can take my children to for example Gymbaroo etc. I currently take my 21 month old to Gymbaroo at Doncaster in Melbourne.
We also go to a play centre called Playdays in Melbourne, is there something similar in Singapore?
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Post by GKalra » Sun, 11 Mar 2007 9:51 pm

Hi,
Lots in Singapore for Kids.
Gymboree at Tanglin Mall, JWT Gym, East Coast park, Atlantis at Delta Sports Complex, West coast park adventure park, Playgroups aroung the city.
u will have enough to do with the kids.
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Post by chixchix » Sun, 11 Mar 2007 10:47 pm

Hey Neeti , have you placed your child in any of this ? I want to put my younger one in a kids gyum ..but dunno where to put him ...
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Post by micknlea » Mon, 12 Mar 2007 12:15 am

Hi
There are lots of things to do here with kids in Singapore, but a little bit different to those in Melbourne. Gymbaree is different to gymbaroo back home, a bit more organised and timed etc but a variety of them exist.

There are only two (maybe three but I haven't found it) "drop in" indoor playgrounds here as well, (strange I know I expected a lot more considering everything, but I imagine rental of space etc for such is very expensive here). These are nowhere near as common as back in Melbourne.

There are many other types of activities around the place though, and depending where you live (condo?) there will be more activities as well, I am sure if you search the forums etc you will find other mums in the same situation close by.
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Post by hopesingapore » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 9:35 am

Hi There,

I am from Sydney and have an 18 mth old son. We have just signed our lease in Singapore and arrive April 20th 2007 for a 2 year period. We will be living near Sentosa Island.

Our relocation agent gave me some great stuff on Singapore for kids to do.

She told me that Gymboree is a good option as is Tumble Tots these are at Tanglin Mall. So to is Kindermusik an early childhood music and movement programme for children between the ages of newborn to 7 years old.

Also ANZA the Australian and New Zealand organisation in Singapore run a playgroup not sure where or how often check out this link www.anza.org.sg they also seem to run some other good social things for expats from Oz and NZ.

In addition there are some good parks like East Coast and the Botanic Gardens.

There is also JWT Kids Gym which is for kids from 4 months to 9 years of age. Helps physical, social and emotional skills.

Playhouse Music School For Kids Children move and listen to music in an informal setting. Newborns - 3.5 years.

Kids' Loft Parent-toddler programme that's cosy, friendly and nurturing. Kids have fun and learn at the same time.

There is also a new mothers support group check out the website at http://www.nmsg-singapore.com they run playgroups and have information sessions on baby massage and other topics....

A good site to check is Anglo Info a singapore expat website do a search on google and you should find it.

There is also a book I believe is only found at Borders book store in Singapore called something like fun things 4 kids to do in singapore - it has a green cover and is around $15 - if you ask the sales people they will know what book you are talking about. This is a good book I bought it.

I haven't personally tried any of these things yet as I haven't arrived but plan to check all out when we arrive. We have a pretty active 'toddler social life' in Australia and hope to build the same over time in Singapore.

If you feel like getting in touch for a chat/coffee feel free my email is hopebmdy00@hotmail.com

Good luck and all the best.

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Post by Loops » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 6:33 pm

There's a new place opening soon which I think will be very welcome - it is called GoGoBambini. Indoors, airconditioned................bliss :D :

http://www.gogobambini.com/index.php

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FREE INLINE SKATING TRIAL CLASS

Post by Sandreine » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 9:43 am

Hi there...

Yea welcome to singapore!

How about inline skating? I send my kids to www.skate-with-us.com for inline skating classes and they really enjoy it. I like the coaches cos they are patient & really professional. They do private classes and events too. Like Birthday parties for children, they can organise skating thematic birthday bash from activities to cake etc...

You can start by visiting their website for a free inline skating trial session

Cheers
Sandy

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Post by iis » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 1:09 pm

You can also check singapore for kids website for ideas http://www.singaporeforkids.com/singapo ... dshome.htm

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kindyroo

Post by ger_mum » Fri, 21 Sep 2007 10:52 am

There's a similar program to Gymbaroo in Australia, the franchise is called Kindyroo in singapore, located at turf city, bukit timah. i send my boy there, it's great!

can try website www.kindyroo.com.sg

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