There are several Mother and Baby clubs available in Malta, the main ones being those operated by the Cana Movement. The aim of these clubs is to help parents find the support they need and feel self confident in being able to face all the difficulties throughout the childhood period.
Mother and Baby Club - Cana Movement
The Mother and Baby Club offers services such as Playgroups for children between the ages of one and a half years up to three years. These children must always be accompanied by an adult.
'Get togethers' are organized regularly to our members, their relaatives and friends. In these 'get togethers', professional guest speakers are invited to give educational talks.
A Christmas Party is organized annually for our young members.
We also organize Easter and Summer outings to various interesting places, where the whole family can relax and enjoy itself together.
Mother's Day is a special occasion for the Club. Mass is celebrated at the Addolorata Cemetary Chapel for the repose of departed mothers. Committee members visit new mothers in hospital.
More about the Playgroups
The main aim of these playgroups is to create an adequate environment, where parents find the much needed support to deal positively with difficulties encountered during the upbringing of children. At the same time, the children themselves have the opportunity to play and learn with other children.
A child has a natural desire to learn. He is eager to observe and discover the world around him. With a curious mind, he is excited to explore. With a growing body and mind, he runs with open arms to embrace each new adventure.
As he plays, he learns. Learning through play happens naturally. And the parents' involvement with their young children's learning process, provides the best setting in which the young mind thrives.
Therefore such playgroups, besides their social aspect, create a great opportunity where the physical, mental and emotional aspects are skilfully co-ordinated.
Child's age starting from 18months till 3 years old and has to be accompanied by an adult at all times during the session.
Ten sessions per term, two hours weekly. Activities are organised for the children such as crafts, painting and nursery rhymes. Educational toys and playground toys are also available. Other educational are organised by the club during the year for non-members.
Want to become a member?
Anyone willing to volunteer, may join as members and become committee members after six months of membership.
For further details about the playgroups kindly contact Tania Cortis on 21433673 or 79326034 or Mariella Busuttil on 99441719.