The English playgroup of St George’s International School in Luxembourg has been around for a while. I always thought it’s just for parents with older kiddo’s.
However, I went to check it out with my little angel Amelie (then 10 months) and found it to be an oasis for parents with babies 0-3 years!
Except for school holidays, it is held every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:30. €5 gets you in and it includes a little snack and water. 2017 update: Unfortunately – the Tuesday playgroup has been discontinued.
It’s just one of those activities provided by the School that really gives back something to the community as you won’t easily find similar elsewhere.
2017 update: Unfortunately – the Tuesday playgroup has been discontinued.
These are held in the Hamilius hall. For younger babies there is a spacious padded closed off play area, perfect for rollers, sitters, crawlers or even younger stationary babies with mama by their side.
The hall is spacious and comfortably accommodates mamas and babies with various play area options on offer.
It’s a great place to meet other mamas while their offspring blows off some steam.
Older “babies” can take part in the craft activity for the day, be it card making, finger painting or clay squashing. Needless to say, I kept Amelie away from the clay as she will stuff it down her throat in no time!
Instead we hopped on to the next play area where we found lots of walkers, puzzles (to munch on), books (to dribble over) until of course it was snack time and she settled for a piece of bread (she’s a “carboholic”).
The session is topped off with a friendly singalong greeting each baby by their name, led by the very talented teacher.
The Friday playgroups are held in the magical music room. The cost again is only €5 and many mamas & babies are coming to join in this fun-filled music and singing class where a snack & water is also provided.
Not as much free play is offered as in the Tuesday group because the class is more structured, though there is no denying that with singing and movement there are numerous benefits to baby.
Golden oldies are sung by eager participants and babies get to play with heaps of different instruments.
The boisterous singing extravaganza is followed by a trip upstairs to the library where the teacher mesmerises all with her story reading talent.
To top it all off each baby gets a chance to borrow a book or two before we all go home looking forward to the next session.
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As mother of two darling babies, Certified IMPI Holistic Sleep Coach, Baby Planner and Happiest Baby Educator, Marise Hyman provides worldwide maternity coaching for expecting/future/new parents through Marise Hyman Maternity Coaching – setting them up for success, so they can sail into their new lives with confidence!
She is also the founder of the Luxmama Club & ParentPrep, an edgy non-profit organisation raising awareness for green, natural & holistic parenting alternatives, birth rights and postnatal mood disorders by offering a variety of inspiring social and educational events in Luxembourg