Classes For Parents & Kids

Our Vision

The home will be a place for parents and children to grow where we will provide different activities for parents and children together such as the ever popular Messy Play Amsterdam and much much more…

At Matka parents & children will get to experience meaningful moments in the relationship between them, and to create mutual deep memories that will accompany them for many years.

It’s Not Just Music

(ages 1.5-4)

The Interdisciplinary class includes a variety of musical activities, among them playing, singing, conducting, building musical instruments and more alongside other interdisciplinary and creative activities such as movement games, dance, theater and visual-arts.

The club is facilitated by Maya Felixbrodt, a musician – Violist and composer, artist, performer and educator.

This class will take place every Wednesday at 9:30-10:15

World Dance For Parents & Kids

This dance course is specially for toddlers (1,5 – 4 years old) to discover their body, surrounding, different music and cooperation by parent and child trough dancing.

In this way the child can develop his own dance expression.

Research indicates that movement and exercising new movement patterns stimulates the overall development of a child.

In each lesson fun always comes first!

So come dance with us, play and travel together!

What does your child learn?:

The World dance for Parents and Kids helps to stimulate:

  • the contact between parents and kids
  • own expression of the kid
  • self-confidence
  • trust and feeling comfortable in your own body
  • the pleasure in dance and movement
  • getting to know your child in another and creative way
  • working together and making contact with other kids

More about Simone Heijloo the teacher of the class.

www.simoneheijloo.nl

World dance for parents and kids- will take place every Wednesday 10:30-11:15

Yoga Together

Practising yoga in a playful way with your toddler is a great way to connect and unwind.

This class aims to teach the joys of yoga through storytelling and offers a combination of active and relaxing yoga exercises, music, sensory activities and massage.

After the class, we’ll get creative with some fun craft activities based on the theme of the lesson, which can be anything from ‘the seasons’ to ‘dreams and imagination’.

Not only is children’s yoga lots of fun- it’s beneficial too! It helps children improve their:

  • Balance and coordination
  • Creativity and self-confidence
  • Focus and concentration
  • Body awareness

Classes will take place every Thursday from 10:30 – 11:30

 

Explore The World Of Sounds

Want to try different musical instruments?  Sing a well known song and a new one as well?

Then join our music classes. It has been shown that moving and making music together is not only fun but also beneficial for a child’s overall development.

We hope to inspire parents to make music and sing with their children at home.

Explore the world of sounds- will take place:

Mondays 09:30-10:15 ages 6m-2 years

Mondays 10:30- 11:15 ages 2-4 years

Thursday 09:30-10:15 ages 1.5-4 years

Messy Play Amsterdam

Messy play Amsterdam sessions provide a safe environment to play with various kinds of foods and tastes.

Messy play is designed for children from 6 months old. During this activity children exploring both edible as well as non-edible materials for stimulation of all the senses.

All messy play sessions are a free exploratory sessions giving children an opportunity to explore at their own pace. There is no “right” way for children to do messy play. No limitations, just pure play and fun!

 

Story Time

It’s a lot more than just a story.

Books have great value for us parents and for our children. A time of story is a time for a shared experience in the world of imagination and creativity through familiar stories and loved ones.

Each session will be devoted to another book, which will be read together in a group of parents and children with a unique guide by a professional and experienced storyteller.

For children it will be fun and play time and the parents will learn how to make the most of reading a story and enrich the child’s world in a variety of areas of knowledge, language and emotions.

Storytime takes place every Wednesday at 11:15-11:45

 

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What Our Families are Saying

 

I really loved the messy play experience!! It’s the perfect opportunity for little ones to interact with other little ones and get messy in a safe environment while parents can take a small break.

My little boy had messy play for his 1st birthday and it was great! The kids ranged from 1 – 3 years and all had such a fun time playing in the gooey gunky stuff plus Leanne was super quick and efficient at cleaning up all the mess after. Highly recommend for any kids birthday.

This is a great setup for kids and parents. There’s just enough chaos for kids to love it, but little enough that we parents can still have a good chat with our tea/coffee. My 16-month-old has a great time, and our cleanup is just a splash on his hands and a quick change of his clothes. Highly recommended.

I highly recommend Messy play!!! My daughter had her birthday party there and her and her 13 friends loved everything about it!! Brilliant activities all hand made by the organiser and something totally different. Brilliant work messy play