Our lovely contributor Julie and her sweet daughter, Emerson check out a fun Kindermusik Music and Movement class held at Baumhaus. Spoiler alert: they quickly become huge fans of the class as the teachers are highly engaging making learning music, singing and dancing fun for all ages!
Let’s be honest, sometimes Hong Kong is bit tricky to navigate with little ones. It’s those days where pollution levels are sky high, or the weather is either tremendously balmy or awfully gloomy; and our Hong Kong flats start to feel really small, really quickly. The good news is Hong Kong has loads of indoor fun and class options galore where kids can sing, dance and meet new friends.
I was able to check out Baumhaus with my little girl, Emerson a few weeks ago to check out their play space, enjoy a coffee and attend one of the famed Kindermusik classes. I was excited to bring E as I had heard glowing reviews of the space and classes.
The location is perfectly situated right in the heart of Wan Chai with loads of public transport all around. They even have a lift for the pram! The Baumhaus philosophy is simple, yet effective. They say it best right on their website, “we aim to bring families together and equip children with the emotional and creative intelligence they need to live a happy and vibrant life in an international community.” I come from a creative background – a designer mama, an architecture degree and a passion for creating – so nurturing Baby E’s creative side is my jam.
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The class was excellent. The teacher engages each child individually and does so with intention, calling each child by name. As a newbie it took E about 15 to 20 minutes to settle into the new environment filled with unfamiliar faces, sounds and activities, but the music and movement quickly captivated her little spirit and off she went.
Music is an impeccable tool to stimulate childhood development, and as an added bonus the class provides a fun, yet guided environment for mamas, papas, aunties and caretakers to connect, listen and play with their little ones. It is fair to mention, the fame and success of Baumhaus brings about one downside, and that is larger class size (Ed note: most classes have 5 – 8 students, this particular popular time slot had 10 – 12), so perhaps try to pick a class on a slightly less popular day/time to ensure your little one gets the most out of their class experience.
I could go on, but suggest you come check out the space for yourself! It is super easy to get connected, and the staff is helpful and friendly. While you study the extensive schedule of classes, the kiddos can explore the padded play space featuring a birch-wood treehouse, lots of educational toys and a tremendously fun swing (hands down E’s favourite!). Invite a friend to come along and check out the space too, and the adults can enjoy conversation over a morning coffee while the kiddos play.