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[This article was first published on 6th January 2022 and has been updated as at 1st November 2023.]

Enrich your little ones with new skills and knowledge by enrolling them in an after-school or weekend activity! With our kids’ unique interests and the abundance of options out there, we decided to come to the rescue with some research for our busy mamas.

Here’s a list of various exciting enrichment classes and their relevant details for you to consider:

Top Pick

The Little Gym

Source: The Little Gym

It’s not just about cartwheels and fancy flips at The Little Gym (TLGM). It’s about holistic development, where classes develop locomotor, social and cognitive skills in a seriously fun way! The educational classes here revolve around active play to develop your child’s mind and body in a safe and supportive environment. Enjoy the integration of music, imagination and gymnastic skills for a balanced approach to development.

*TLGM camp sessions available throughout December 2023! A special “Buy 2 Camps & Get 30% Off for The 3rd” promo is available. Contact TLGM to find out more here.

Age: 4 months – 12 years old

Trial Availability: Free introductory class available 

Virtual Options: Not available 

Address: 6 branches at Sri Hartamas, KLCC Ampang, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Johor Bahru and Penang

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Content:

Cooking

1. Good Times DIY and Lifestyle Cafe

2. Bakebe

Coding

1.  Algorithmics

2. Create & Learn (Virtual only)

Dance

1. Asia Ballet Academy

2.Sole to Soul Dance Studio

Science

1. Kiddo Science

2. Science Bridge Academy

Art

1. Yellow Easel

2. Mum N Kids

3. ARTtherapy

Music

1. OUCH Music Academy

2.Opus Academy of Music

Gymnastics

1.Carolyn’s School of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Martial Arts

1.Monarchy MMA

2.Lil’ Ninjas Dojo

Drama

1.Hush The Theatre

2.The Actor’s Studio Academy @ Klpac


Cooking

For mama’s (and papa’s) little helpers around the kitchen. Get your budding Gordon Ramsays and Nigella Lawsons to try their hand at whipping something up, with no mess caused to your kitchen!

1. Good Times DIY and Lifestyle Cafe

Source: Good Times DIY Bakery

A versatile space where parents can bond with their kids over baking, or opt to sit on the sidelines with a cuppa. Choose from a comprehensive range of recipes categorised by levels, and simply follow the steps provided on a tablet.

Age: 3 years old and above, children below 12 require adult supervision 

Trial: Pay per session, with the option to join as a member for more benefits

Other Options: The Bake@Home Series or Decorate@Home Series courses are available for purchase. Ingredients and tools will be sent right to your doorstep.

Address: 3 branches at MyTown Shopping Centre, Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya and Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru

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2. Bakebe

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Originating from Hong Kong, Bakebe combines, science, art and technology to provide a co baking space that will revolutionise your baking experience. They have teamed up with talented pastry chefs who have worked in Michelin starred restaurants to design the recipes- so expect top notch, fool proof recipes!  The recipes are categorized into difficulty levels, with level 1 and 2 being suitable for children.

Age: 3 years old onwards. Children below 12 require parental supervision.

Trial Availability: Available with walk in price.

Virtual Options: Not available 

Address: Lot 5, 6 and 7, G3, Publika, 1, Jalan Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur

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Coding 

These classes will get your kids up to speed with the latest in technology! Coding classes are a great way to teach our kids to work with algorithms, think critically, and solve complex problems- all crucial skills for the future. 

1. Algorithmics

Source: Algorithmics

Join this international coding school that has a presence in over 40 countries to develop your kids’ digital literacy skills. Their project-based learning within a gamified practice is designed to also foster interest in other STEM concepts. 

Age: 7 to 17 years old

Trial Availability: Available –  fill out this form for more information

Virtual Options: Available 

Address: Unit C-3A-1, Sunway Giza Mall, No. 2, Jalan PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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2. Create & Learn (Virtual only)

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The fact that this program is designed by experts from Google, Apple, Harvard and Stanford says enough! Create and Learn’s fun classes teaches coding, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and more in virtual small groups led by live instructors.

Age: Grade K-12

Trial Availability: Available for free 

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Dance

Do you have a child who enjoys grooving to the beat? Get into the swing of things and sign them up for dance classes to enjoy a whole range of benefits

1. Asia Ballet Academy

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Through Vaganova teaching methods, this academy cultivates students’ technical capabilities in classical ballet, while nurturing their artistic growth as dancers. Beyond the pliés and the pirouettes, they aim to strengthen whole-person development through the education of moral standards and ethical values too. 

Age: 3 years old and above

Trial Availability: Available for free

Virtual Options: Not available

Address:  L2-12, 1 Mont Kiara, 1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

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2. Sole to Soul Dance Studio

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A dance studio that offers a comprehensive range of dance types for your child to choose from – ranging from syllabus based classes, to freestyle grooving. RAD Ballet, ISTD modern dance, hip hop, and even KPop dance!

Age: 3 years old and up 

Trial Availability: Available upon request

Virtual Options: Not available

Address: 19, Jalan SS 23/11, Taman Sea, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 

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Science

Get your kids hypothesising, exploring and evaluating with fun, hands-on science experiments. Which kid wouldn’t enjoy mixing liquids, burning things (safely, of course!) and learning how the world around them works? 

1. Kiddo Science

Source: Kiddo Science

Through hands-on science, problem solving, and creative design, this holistic science enrichment centre will empower the next generation of creative thinkers through their thematic approach to learning. 

Age: 5-12 years old

Trial Availability: Available and chargeable per class (pro-rated)

Virtual Options: Available

Address: 13 branches at Cheras, Sri Petaling, Kota Kemuning, Mahkota Cheras, Setia Alam, Bangi, Puchong, Seremban, Semenyih, Cyberjaya, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu

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2. Science Bridge Academy

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Get your kids excited with innovative and fun experiential science and STEM programmes at this academy. Science Bridge will inspire your child to enjoy this subject by exposing them to the real life impact that scientific applications have had on our world. All classes are conducted online, and arrangement can be made by contacting the number 018 – 6668797.

Age: 6-17 years old

Trial Availability: Available for free (parents need to prepare their own materials)

Address:  Level 1, Wonderland Explorers, Sunway Resort Hotel

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Art

Bring out the creative side of your kids by equipping them with the tools needed to create their very own colourful masterpieces.

1. Yellow Easel

Source: Yellow Easel

Yellow Easel offers a comprehensive visual art curriculum that builds on the artistic expression, art discussion, understanding and reflection on art making. Their customised learning approach exposes children to a wide range of mediums, from mixed media drawing, painting and textile art, to sculpting and printmaking.

Age: 3-17 years old

Trial Availability: Available 

Address: 28-2, Jalan 25/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas; 50480 Kuala Lumpur; LG1-1B, SENI, 2A, Changkat Duta Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

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2. Mum N Kids

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A cosy art studio (and creative preschool) for those interested to join an after-school art program. The facilitators here guide, nurture and support the development of a child’s full potential through art, helping to build confidence and hone problem solving and social skills. The perfect environment where adults and kids can gather together to create awesome projects in joy, creativity and relaxation! ​

Age: 18 months onwards 

Trial Availability: One session paid option available 

Virtual Options: Available for customised group classes

Address: LG5-02, Mum N Kids Art School, OOAK Suites, Kiara 163, Mont Kiara

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3. ARTtherapy

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Not your typical art class, ARTtherapy’s goal is to encourage more people to create art as a form of self-expression, gaining new personal insights and developing a positive mental well-being in the process.

Age: 7 years old onwards

Trial Availability: Available (RM100 per pax)

Virtual Options: Available

Address: Unit 7-8, The Boulevard MidValley, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City 59200 Kuala Lumpur

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Music 

Those of us who remember (or are experiencing) a never-ending playlist of nursery rhymes would agree: music is definitely the way to many kids’ hearts! Check out these music centres for a suitable programme, or to pick up an instrument of choice to sustain your mini Mozarts’ musical interest.

1. OUCH Music Academy

Source: Ouch Music Academy

Championed by industry professionals, OUCH is a music and creative school built with a vision to make music and arts fun to learn. Their children’s programme involves musical games and group performances to develop self-confidence, social skills, teamwork, self-discipline, a sense of accomplishment, co-operation and responsibility.

Age:  3-6 years old

Trial Availability: Not available

Virtual Options: Available

Address: 10-01 Vida Bukit Ceylon, 1d Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

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2. Opus Academy of Music

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An award-winning Early Childhood Music School that has been established for over 20 years, OPUS provides a wide range of musical programs and instruments (including the traditional Gu Zheng) for children across the ages.

Age: 18 months to 7 years old

Trial Availability: Available for Musical World Physical Class

Virtual Options: Available (for certain instruments)

Address: No. 8 & 10 Jln PJS 9/2, Bandar Sunway , 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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Gymnastics 

For the parents of cheeky little monkeys who would appreciate a  space (far away from the couch) to climb, jump and hang, whilst also building their confidence, agility, and motor skills. 

1. Carolyn’s School of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Source: CSRG

For those dreaming of their kid pursuing rhythmic gymnastics as a serious passion, CSRG is a training ground for both recreational and competitive gymnasts. The school was founded by Carolyn Au Yong, an award-winning former national gymnast, and is also affiliated with the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) and Selangor Amateur Gymnastics Association (SAGA).

Age: 4 years old and above

Trial Availability: Available

Virtual Options:  Not available

Address: ​Central Park Sports Center, Jalan PJU 5/3, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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Martial Arts 

Let your kids get physical in a safe environment, whilst also fostering characteristics such as discipline, self defence and respect.

1. Monarchy MMA

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Your little ones will be under the watchful eyes of world-class coaches, who are prepared to inspire, toughen up, teach, and instil vital moral values from the very first moment they step into the gym. Monarchy aims to transform every child into the best versions of themselves through mixed martial arts, so they feel like little champions, both physically and mentally.

Age: 4 years old and above

Trial Availability: Available upon reservation

Virtual Options: Not available

Address:branches– Bangsar, City Center, Mont Kiara, Kota Damansara

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2. Lil’ Ninjas Dojo

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How cool is it that your kids get to be real Ninjas and learn the secrets of this ancient martial art here! Besides the more popular Karate and Tae Kwon Do, this centre also teaches Ninjutso, a class that teaches self-defense and focuses on stealth and tricks (as opposed to taking on more aggressive stances).

Age: 1.5 years old and above

Trial Availability: Available for free (pre registration needed) 

Virtual Options: Not available

Address: Level 3, Atria Shopping Gallery, 3, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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Drama 

Do you have a little drama queen (or king) at home? Or perhaps you’re just keen on helping your child develop their confidence and public speaking skills? Check out the classes offered below to get your child involved in the performing arts – an excellent avenue for the nurturing of soft skills!

1. Hush The Theatre

Source: Hush The Theatre KL

This creative space that aims to redefine performance through diversity has unveiled its drama classes this year for kids as young as 2 years old! Courses include movement, miming, and acting, and students get to show what they’ve learnt in an end-of-term performance.

Age: 2 years and above 

Trial Availability: Available for free

Virtual Options: Not available

Address: A-1-9 Glomac Damansara, Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

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2. The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac 

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The go-to place for all things performance art related. The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac  offers a whole host of arts courses for children through to adults with its most popular course being its Speech and Drama programme for 3 to 18 year olds. The Academy provides the perfect avenue for fun, play and interaction- great for kids who would like to learn or relearn how to express themselves after being home for so long! The weekly programme spans 10 weeks per semester, with an option of either a Saturday or Sunday class. Fee is RM350-500 per semester (10 classes), with a one time RM50 registration fee for new students.  

Age: 3 years old and above

Trial Availability: Subject to situation, do enquire for details.

Virtual Options: Not available

Address: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51100, Kuala Lumpur

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And there you have it – a snippet of all the awesome enrichment classes we would love our kids to be a part of! We know it’s going to be tricky, trying to choose between all the options out there, so do remember to phase things out and not overload the little ones. They certainly will reap the benefits of quality over quantity! 

Here’s to quality learning and enriching experiences ahead, #makchicmumsquad!


This is a sponsored post by The Little Gym Malaysia, an award-winning children’s developmental centre for kids aged 4 months to 12 years old. Sign up here for their free introductory class, and experience big fun at The Little Gym Malaysia for your family! 

Elaine is a mummy of two who moved from the financial world to become an early childhood educator. She loves travelling, books and her cup of tea to unwind after a long day of diapers, school runs and pretend play.