For many parents in Indonesia, the idea of babies starting school at the age of 6 months is unthinkable. But they may change their mind once they step into the classroom of Aerokids Play School in Sunter, North Jakarta.
Accompanied by their mothers, babies aged between 6 and 11 months cheerfully play and sing along to songs.
“We introduce different sounds to them. The alphabet is taught through singing. We teach fine-and gross motor activities and sensory arts,” says Aerokids owner Malty Nandwani.
“For this age, [the class] is more of a mom and baby bonding time,” she explains, adding that nannies are allowed to take the place of mothers who are working.
Bubble time: Toddlers enjoy music and bubbles at the end of the class. (-/-)
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