Family fun in HK

As we head into the final month of summer, attention turns to school preparations. Since the most of the kids aren’t back in class yet, we decided to share some ideas for family-friendly fun along with activities for little ones, support for moms, shops for children and conscious schools in Hong Kong … naturally. The listings are dated so you can see how fresh the details are — get in touch if you would like a little help.

Activities

Ark Eden – Jenny Quinton, Inspirational Educator; Educational and eco-tourism opportunities for children, adults, residents and visitors

Catherine Banson – Facilitator; Parent Effectiveness Training offers healthy communication and conflict resolution skills that foster a close and happy relationship with your children

Child & Family Development Practice – Programs promoting balanced social, emotional, physical, cognitive and communication skills development for infants, toddlers, children and adolescents of all abilities

Happy Kids – Child development and parenting courses for parents and caretakers and individual counselling for children

Hong Kong Jockey Club Riding Schools – Courses and activities for people of all ages to learn about horse riding, horse care and equestrian sports

Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation – Charity providing non-competitive arts experiences for young people aged 5 to 25, encouraging self-expression and building self-esteem

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots – Education program founded by Dr Jane Goodall empowering young people to care for the environment, community and animals through action

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden – Conservation and education centre with a focus on sustainability in Hong Kong to increase the awareness of our relationship with the environment

Kids’ Gallery – Programs for children of all ages to create awareness of and arouse interest in the arts and to develop their natural abilities to their full potential

Sensational Baby – Play sessions involving all the senses for babies to socialize and stimulate sensory development

HK Single Parents – Social support and resources for single parents in Hong Kong

Treasure Island – Outdoor programs for children, youth and corporates, balancing outdoor skills, adventure sport,

Lake Egret Nature Park – Educational leisure activities in 23 acres of undeveloped diverse natural habitats with abundant wildlife

Treasure Island – Outdoor programs for children, youth and corporates, balancing outdoor skills, adventure sport, team building and environmental awareness

Waldorf School Foundation – Educational renewal: child consultancy, extra-curricula courses, parenting, personal enhancement, art of Eurythmy, teacher training

YMCA King’s Park – Continuing and pre-school education programs, inline skating ring and climbing wall, tennis and basketball courts, meeting facilities, social services and leisure programs

The Salisbury YMCA of Hong Kong – Continuing and pre-school education programs, indoor swimming pool and climbing wall, restaurants and meeting facilities, social services and leisure programs

Maternity & Child Care

A Mother’s Touch – Midwives, maternity and early childhood professionals; courses, personal consultations and specialized services for mothers, families and helpers

Annerley Midwives – Midwives, maternity and early childhood professionals; courses, personal consultations and specialized services for mothers, families and helpers

Baby & Me Massage – Jenna Bell, Instructor / Therapist; Classes and workshops for mothers and babies

Jeanne Hauguel – Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding counsellor; Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator offering prenatal, birth and postpartum support as well as antenatal classes in Hong Kong

International Association of Infant Massage – Become a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, incorporating Swedish and reflexology methods and yoga postures and poses adapted for babies.

La Leche League Hong Kong – Providing support, encouragement and information to women who want to breastfeed; monthly meetings

Baby Bloom – Baby planning, greenproofing, domestic help and eco-party planning

Schools

Highgate House School – International Steiner Waldorf pre-school with a holistic approach using head, heart and hands

Island Children’s Montessori School – Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized with Montessori trained teachers meeting cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs to reach individual potential

Wembley Kindergarten – English speaking international kindergarten with children’s yoga incorporated into the curriculum for a nurturing, well-integrated caring environment.

Woodland Preschools – International schools throughout Hong Kong offering traditional and Montessori teaching

Shops for Babies & Children

Bloom & Grow – Nursery and maternity products featuring natural, organic and materials

Breganwood Organics – Organic cotton children’s accessories available online and at local retailers

Green Cosmo – Local online shop for organic cotton fair trade clothes, accessories and gifts for babies and children

Natural Concepts Ltd – Online organic shop with skincare products for babies

Mother Organic – Organic shop for mothers and babies selling organic and natural bedding, skincare products, clothing and food products

Tiny Footprints – Non-toxic food, toys, clothes, furniture and gifts for baby and moms

Tree Children’s Lodge – Natural, safe and durable toys and crafts inspired by Waldorf education and Steiner philosophy emphasizing creative play and artistic expression

Listings are maintained and updated on the website directory …  enjoy!

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