Are you itching to get out of the house with your baby or is your toddler ready for a bit of fun and interaction? We have some fabulous ideas for fun filled activities for you and bub to enjoy together.
One of the best known activity classes for young children, Gymbaroo sessions promote physical and mental developent through games and play designed for children and parents to do together. You may discover insights about early childhood development, and have lots of fun with this structured program that lays solid foundations for school years.
There are classes from 6 weeks to toddlers to 5 year olds all around Australia.
For more information or to find your local Gymbaroo centre, visit www.gymbaroo.com.au/.
Mums & bubs yoga
Bond with your baby, tone and strengthen your post-partum body and nurture your mind, body and soul. Consider joining other mums and bubs for playful, bonding yoga.
Sydney mums: Being a new mum is exhilarating, you give of yourself so completely and unconditionally that it's important to remember to take care of yourself so that you can keep giving! For more information, visit www.thelifepod.com.au.
For more information on Melbourne Yoga Mums and Bubs classes, download MUMS_bubs.pdf.
For more information on Brisbane, visit Mummy & me yoga.
Mums & Bubs movie sessions
Get the prams out and strap in the bub because going to the movies is easier than ever!
Most movie cinemas and complexes now offer mum and bub sessions so check out session times, stock up popcorn and enjoy seeing a new release movie!
Hoyts session times, visit www.hoyts.com.au/Movies/Offers/Mums_n_Bubs.aspx
Village session times, visit: villagecinemas.com.au/Offers/Baby-Movie-Sessions.htm
Talk to other mums about mums and bubs movie sessions in our forums.
At Rhythm Factory your children are introduced to the joy of dancing. They welcome children from 15 months through to 8 years, boys and girls with a focus on fun.
For more information, visit www.rhythmfactory.com.au/.
Playgroups can help provide the support and social interaction once provided by extended family.
There are two main types of Playgroups: Community Playgroups and Supported Playgroups. Comunity playgroups can be found in many places including churches, schools, community houses and playcentres.
Supported Playgroups are those that are facilitated by a qualified playgroup consultant and can be a “soft entry” for isolated groups to come together in a supportive environment for playgroup sessions for a period of time.
Playgroups are for parents and children, and available all over Australia. Click here to find out more.
Swimming lessons for baby, toddler & children are widely available at swim schools and your local pool or aquatic centre. It is great for safety, it is fun and can be something you do all year round.
If you have a pool and want to get active in the summer – how about you teach your children to swim with uswim. To find out more, visit www.uswim.com/.