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Play Matters Dubai

PlayMatters Dubai presents: PEKiP-based playgroups for babies and their parents

We are back in business! Now enrolling families with babies born in January-August 2020! (see more info below)

PlayMatters Playgroups promise:

  • Course of ten 90-minute weekly meetings️

  • Movement games, playfully encouraging baby’s natural development

  • Parenting support

  • ️4-6 families in a group

  • ️Babies very close in age (2 months of difference in a group max)

  • Stable group (participants don’t change within a course)

  • ️Combination of established programs: “Prager Eltern Kind Programm / PEKiP” (Germany) and "Parents And Children: The First Year" (Moscow)

  • Certified group leader

PlayMatters Playgroups in details:

  • The meeting lasts 90 MINUTES which include time for settling in, undressing babies, playing, changing or feeding babies (if necessary), asking questions, getting the instructor’s feedback (if needed), discussing current parenting topics, exchanging news.

  • Babies can join a playgroup anytime between 6 WEEKS old (if they have regained their birth weight) and 12 MONTHS old.

  • Playgroups are led by a CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR who proposes games, provides materials, shares useful information, and facilitates discussions.

  • BABIES are being gently encouraged to move actively, to learn and practice new skills, to socialize with other babies of the same age, and to explore in a safe environment. They are active participants in each game, free to explore, to follow their interests and to show their personalities.

  • PARENTS are encouraged to play creatively with their babies, to mindfully observe them, to respond to their needs, and to help them in a gentle stimulating way. Parents get to meet other families with babies of the same age, to discuss what’s on their minds, and to ask for the group leader’s input, if needed.

  • The group’s SETTING creates slow, calm, safe atmosphere that is very good for babies, helps parents to practice their mindfulness, and is perfect for strengthening the parent-baby attachment. Room temperature is kept warm because babies stay without clothes to ensure freedom of movement, to support body awareness, and to stimulate bonding with the parent.

  • All GAMES encourage babies to move in different ways, plus can be focused on parent-baby bonding or baby-baby interaction.

We are back to work!

New playgroups started in September 2020, and more are about to open:

  • For babies born in January-August 2020 (they will be grouped close in age)

  • Venue in Dubai Marina (free parking included)

  • Free introduction meeting on Zoom

  • 10 weekly meetings of 90 minutes

  • 1200 AED for the 10-weeks course

  • Missed meetings can be substituted with free Zoom consultations

  • Flexible timings: please specify your preferences when enrolling

  • Option of playgroups in Russian (depending on demand)

Email to for enrolling request. Please include your names, baby's date of birth, and preferred timings.


Более полную информацию о нашей программе на русском языке можно получить на сайте "Родители и дети: Первый год" и в инстаграме Roditeli_deti.