Mom and Toddler Activities

The activities in this article are not drop-off facilities for your child.  These are facilities that offer fun activities for mothers and children to do together, helping them bond.  These activities are great for helping toddlers become socialized and providing moms with additional support and the opportunity to create new friendships with others.

If you know additional Mommy and Me groups, please let us know by leaving a comment below, as we would like to expand this list.

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Baby Sensory:
A UK based program where you can bring your baby to their magical world of sensory learning, wonder, exploration,and extraordinary delights.
Ages:  Birth-13 months
Location:  Near Tahlia Street. Click here for a map.
Phone:  0505673577
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Web:  www.babysensory.com

Enchanted Garden:
Mommy and Me Classes include art, sensory and bonding activities, stories and more.
Location:  Tahlia (a few blocks behind Saab bank)
Phone:  054-691-6812

Little Caterpillars Club:
Mommy and Me Classes
Location:  Rawdah
Phone:  054-099-7755

Little Teddies and Messy Monkey’s Playgroup:
Mommy and me classes, includes sensory corner, crafts table, sing along and loads of toys and puzzles.
Snacks are provided.
Age: 1 to 4 years
Location: Andalus village at Ariabian Home
Contact: 0541636013 (Kyru)

Jeddah for Kids Cooperative Playgroup:
J4K Cooperative Playgroup is a Facebook based group where the members of the page arrange weekly playdates and invite others to their home or to a specific venue.  It is cooperative because mothers are to share the work.  If one mothers hosts in her home and plans the event, other members are asked to bring healthy snacks for the children to eat and help clean up the toys at the end of the playdate.
Ages:  Infant -3 yrs only.
Facebook link to page here.

Motion Boutique:
Another Mom and Toddler activity is being introduced at Motion Boutique! This one is rather exciting as it is a Mommy exercise class where children 2-4 yrs are welcome to come. Children under 2 must be with a nanny. The Mommy class is called Barre. It will be a toning, Pilates, basic ballet, and meditation class where no experience is necessary and you will learn at your own pace. The kids will be entertained with some crafts and other activities just a room away. The fee per month is 500Sar. It is a flat fee, so you can attend as many classes in a month as you like.  The first class is free and if you sign up you will receive a free gift. The 90-minute classes are on Tuesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 11am.  You must reserve your space at 059 484 6200. This facility is located in Naeem, close to Jeddah Prep and Grammar.
Location:  Naeem
Phone: 059-484-6200

My Library:
Daily Story Time offered
Location:  Rawdah
Phone:  055 056 5110, 012 263 1709
Click HERE to view the Jeddah for Kids blog post on My Library.


Village Tots:
Weekly Play group
Location:  Shatee
To join the group send a request to the Village Tots Facebook page here
Click HERE to view the Jeddah for Kids blog post on Village Tots.

 

Expresions Fitness Club

10404871_1513122678917628_8897323493202386329_nExpressions Fitness Club offers a wide range of activities for our children.  They also have some evening mommy classes and have two locations in Jeddah.  One Expressions is located in Rawdah near the walking street and the other is in Nahdah District near Red Sea Mall.  They offer ballet, gymnastics, hiphop/breakdancing, Zumba, kickboxing and Taekwondo for children and for the mommy’s there is Oriental Dance (belly dancing) and Zumba.

I visited the facility in the Nahdah District (close to Red Sea Mall and Sheraton).  It is located in the Saraia Compound.  The classes are either upstairs on the 2nd floor or on the main floor when you enter.  Most of the dance classes are located on the main floor while the gymnastics is upstairs.

I found the equipment offered for the gymnastic program to be top notch. They had all the proper equipment for beginning children.  They have a full size balance beam, spring boards, a trampoline, proper mats, the vaulting horse, and a beginners set of uneven bars.

The facility was clean and and I found the staff knowledgeable and friendly plus they were able to speak English fluently.  While mother’s/helpers are waiting for the classes to finish they offer a tea and coffee station and when the children leave they also have a huge candy bowl out for the kids to pick up a “good job” sweet.

Every spring there is a performance for ballet and gymnastics.  Mothers and Fathers are welcome to attend these performances with the exception of the intermediate and advanced ballet and gymnastics .  Fathers are also welcome to drop of children for class, but must leave the facility during the class.

Below their schedule and fees:

Saraia Compound (Nahdah District)

12006632_1679196208976940_3664055134759063724_o-2Ballet Beginners:
Sundays:  Ages 4-6 yrs, 430-530pm, fee:  350/4 sessions

Ballet Advanced:
Monday/Wednesday:  Ages based on skill level, 430-530pm, fee:  650Sar/month (twice a week)

Gymnastics Beginner:
Monday/Wednesday:  Ages 4-7 yrs, 430-530pm, fee: 1000Sar/month (twice a week) Note:  this class is taught by a man and is co-ed–also limited English.

Gymnastics Beginner Lvl 1:
Sunday:  Ages 4-6 yrs, 530-630pm, fee:  1250Sar/10 sessions

11928755_1675914925971735_2481478191379020793_oGymnastics Intermediate A:
Sunday:  ages 7-10yrs, 630-730pm,
Tuesday:  ages based on skill, 430-530pm, fee:  1250 Sar

 

 

Gymnastics Intermediate B:
Tuesday:  ages based on skill, 530-630pm, fee:  1250 Sar
Thursday:  ages based on skill, 430-530pm, fee:  1250 Sar

Gymnastics Advanced Level I:
Tuesday:  ages based on skill, 630-730pm, fee:  1250 Sar
Thursday:  ages based on skill, 530-630pm, fee:  1250 Sar

Gymnastics Advanced Level II:
Thursday:  ages based on skill, 630-730pm, fee: 1250 Sar

3 in 1 Class:  Kickboxing, Gymnastics, and Body Reshaping
Sunday/Tuesday:  Ages 5-10yr, 5-6pm, fee 500Sar/month (twice a week) Note:  this class is taught by a man and is co-ed.

Hip Hop / Breakdancing:
Monday/Wednesday:  Ages 5-12yrs, 530-630pm, 500Sar/month (twice a week)  Note:  This is a co-ed class and is taught by a man.

Women’s Classes:
Sunday/Tuesday:  Belly Dancing, 730-830pm
Monday/Wednesday:  Zumba, 730-830pm

Rawdah Branch:

Ballet Beginner:
Monday:  Ages 4-7 yrs, 600-700pm

Hip Hop:
Monday/Wednesday:  Ages: 6-13, 530-630pm

Women’s Classes:
Monday/Wednesday:  630-730pm

General Information:
Phone:  0551930502 or 0505660039
Instagram:  @expressionsclub/ @expressions_fitness
Facebook:  Expressions Fitness Center- Najlaa Matbouli (Expressions Club)