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Mummy Hokkienmee: Greetings to all :-)

Postby hokkienmee » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:04 am

Hi,

I am new here and I have a 5 weeks old daughter.
I am a full time working mum and will be going back to work in 2 week time.

I am glad a friend told me about this website. My husband was saying that I super kiasu while I was busy researching for my baby's enrichment course, which I found lots of information here. So much information that I do not know which enrichment course to send my daugther to. :-)

When she is 6 months old, I am planning to send her to a right brain training class and a music or gym class. :-)

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Re: Mummy Hokkienmee: Greetings to all :-)

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:04 am

hokkienmee wrote:Hi,

I am new here and I have a 5 weeks old daughter.
I am a full time working mum and will be going back to work in 2 week time.

I am glad a friend told me about this website. My husband was saying that I super kiasu while I was busy researching for my baby's enrichment course, which I found lots of information here. So much information that I do not know which enrichment course to send my daugther to. :-)

When she is 6 months old, I am planning to send her to a right brain training class and a music or gym class. :-)


Welcome hokkienmee... I guess your hubs is right... you fit right in here with us :) But he won't complain when your kid turn out to be the well-balanced individual that we all aspire our children to become :)

PS. Isn't 6mths a bit too young for gym class? Why not try swimming instead?

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Postby sunflower » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:25 pm

Wah...baby 6 mths already considering enrichment classes! For music and movement, you may try kindermusik, and yes, can try swimming too, as I believe babies love water (but must be really careful and find a qualified instructor for infant swimming lessons). You can find loads of information right here in KiasuParents.com! :D

:welcome:

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Postby hokkienmee » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:19 pm

Thanks for your welcome.

Yes, I think swimming is a good idea since my baby loves taking bath. :-)She is normally very happy during bath time.

I am thinking of either Kindermusik or Seimpi MiM programme, not sure which one is more fun?

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Postby sunflower » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:38 pm

You're welcome, hokkienmee. :D Hmm...if you're looking at the fun element, I wld think Kindermusik fits the bill, esp for babies as young as 6 mths.

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Postby hokkienmee » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:15 pm

Hi Sunflower,

Thanks. :-)

Do you happen to know what is the difference in the class content between Kindermusik class and Seimpi class??

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Postby sunflower » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:25 pm

Hi, I'm not exactly clear, but in short, I think Kindermusik is more for general music appreciation (esp for young tots) and Seimpi classes sort of work towards being able to play the keyboard ultimately.

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Postby hokkienmee » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:03 pm

Hi Sunflower,

Found these info on their website. It seems that Seimpi has a program for very young babies like Kindermusik too. But I think you are right, Kindermusik class sounds more fun :-)

Music
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1. Kindermusik
=> Village (newborn to 18 months)
=> Tanglin Mall
=> 6467 1789
=> $271.74/ 8 sessions/ 45 minutes
=> One time registration fee: $53.50
=> Activities: vocal play, instrument exploration, reading literature book
http://www.kindermusik.com.sg/curricula_village.htm

2. Seimpi
=> MIM @ FIRST (4 months to 11 months)
=> Funan, Marine Parade Central
=> 67376731 / 63465781
=> Activities: awareness of sound, speech reflex, stimulate inter-neuron connections
http://www.seimpi-music.com.sg/musicmind.html

3. GraceKids
=> Rhythm in me Mini Movers I (6 months to 12 months)
=> Great World City
=> 7334140
=> $365/10 sessions/ 45 minutes
=> Onetime membership fee: $40

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Helloo from buds!

Postby buds » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:18 pm

Heyya hokkienmee,

GYMBABES is a great programme for 6 month old babies!

Gives parent and bb time to bond constructively with the expertise of
the play leaders within a clean & safe environment, and also gives bb
a chance to work with various equipments, exercises like crawling and
all which helps keep bb active.

Another i have tried with my elder girl back when she was a baby was Wee Care.
They're real professionals, i tell ya. And the spoken language... very
Queens! Good exposure for babies! Hehee... I remember a baby
crawling race during the session and i tell ya, it was the parents who
were more geared and pumped up! Not the babies! Wuahahahhaa!

Got time and $$$ to spare, why not baby enrichment, aye?
You go girl! And yes, welcome to KiasuParents, hokkienmee!

:welcome:

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Postby hokkienmee » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:25 pm

Hi Buds,

Thanks.

Yes, this is my first kid mah, sure "ganjiong" a bit lah.

Have looked at different baby gym classes like Gymbabes (Tumble Tots), Gymboree, The Little gym, MyGym and JWT Kids gym. But not sure which one is the best?? But I think most important thing is my girl must like the class, so most likely I will sign up for trial class and let my girl choose for herself :-)

WeeCare sounds interesting. Can the babies interact while they are so young?? Must be really cute seeing them interacting with each other. :wink:

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