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Sicily

Activities for babies & toddlers

  • La Casa della Musica, Palermo

    Recommended by Sue Mines

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    La Casa della Musica Is a music and art school geared to entertain and stimulate babies and children from birth to five years old. The school offers the following courses: musica in culla for babies from 0-3 years old, musigiokiamo for children from 4-5 years old, voice and percussion classes for children from 6-7 years old, musica d’insieme is an opportunity to make music for older children with real instruments. The school also offers an art course known as arte terapia so children may have a chance to experiment with a variety of art materials. They also organize summer camps.
    Viale Croce Rosso, 8, Palermo
    tel. 0916701226
    www.centrocasadellamusica.it

  • Piscine Poseidon, Catania

    Recommended by Sue Mines

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    Throughout the week, the pool conducts swimming classes for newborns and for toddlers from 3 to 6 years of age. You will need a medical certification in order to participate in the classes. They also offer classes for women during their pregnancy and for adults from beginners to those looking to perfect their strokes. It is also a gym for those of us looking to get into shape before or after the kids.
    Via Grazia Deledda, 15, Catania
    tel. 095552883
    e-mail: asposeidon@libero.it
    www.piscineposeidon.com

  • Centro Sprint, Palermo

    Recommended by Sue Mines

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    In Palermo, there are three sport facilities that offer a list of activities for the smallest of athletes. Two activities that may interest mothers are their baby swim classes and artistic gymnastics. These are perfect for those active babies. Parents must participate in all courses. They also can arrange for neonatal massage courses. There is also a babysitting service in their playroom so that Mom can get some gym time in as well. 
    For older children, they offer activities such as ballet, basket, swimming, cooking classes, gymnastics and variety of physical education courses. 
    Besides the long creative list of aerobics and fitness courses, mothers can take advantage of both the water aerobics for expectant mothers as well as a course for new moms!
    The facilities have tree locations throughout Palermo:
    Sprint Calatafimi on Corso Calatafimi 326, tel 091 422179
    Sprint Laurana in Via Laurana, 14,  tel 091.6258263
    Sprint Marine in Via Messina Marine 301, tel. 091.391473
    www.centrosprint.it

  • Infant Massages at Home in Palermo area

    Recommended by Sue Mines

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    Rosaria Vuggica is an expert in infant massages and is available to come to your house for individual lessons or for group lessons. Her contact information is mobile 347 8437575 tel 091332277 or email rosariavuggica@libero.it

  • Baby massage - Il Laboratorio del Benessere

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    Tui na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance. Such massages are offered at the Laboratorio del Benessere for adults and little ones. They are intended to help with sleep problems, agitation, having problems concentrating, infantile gas and constipation, frequent fevers and head colds, loss of apeitite, fatigue and weak immune system. These massages are not painful, have no collateral effects, give rapid results, do not substitute conventional medicine and can easily be performed by parents. 
    laboratoriodelbenessere@hotmail.it
    www.laboratoriodelbenessere.jimdo.com