Sahida Apsara came to Lisbon a few years ago from down under, Australia.
She is a singer, arts educator, and community facilitator, and she brought her expertise all around the world before landing in Lisbon.
Since she arrived, a lot of friends talked to me about her work but because of the pandemic first and my daughter going to crèche later, I was never able to participate in any of her activities until recently.
I manage to go to one of the Jiggle Jam Sessions she organizes at Roots and Wings, a new kids and parents center in Estrela Lapa, to check her activities out with my younger daughter Elsa: Jiggle Jam is a fun and interactive English-language music and movement class for babies and toddlers from 3 months to 3 years of age
For one hour we spent time singing, playing, and interacting with Sahida and the other kids and mothers while Sahida was singing some nice and engaging songs: she also has a magic suitcase, from where she is able to slowly pull out lots of surprises and musical instruments like finger puppets, maracas, magic wands, and so forth, which Sahida used as a prop to engage the babies in the songs she was teaching us.
She is so good and calm at dealing with kids going through all kinds of emotions and feelings while keeping up with her class and activities: with her calmness, she was able to integrate everyone in that small timeframe while still having fun and helping our kids interact with toys and songs.
The class is beneficial for small children to learn different skills like socialization skills, turn-taking and sharing, fine and gross motor skills, and language skills but also to approach confidence and creativity or separation anxiety. You can get an idea about the class by checking this video of one in Jardim da Estrela
She currently runs her classes at Estrela Park and Campo Martires Da Patria and she is taking bookings for Wednesday at 16.30 at Roots and Wings in Lapa too. I would suggest signing up if you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your child.”
Sahida is also working on expanding her offering, and she is doing all sorts of collaborations regarding music and activity for kids: she is collaborating with Nature Play Collective, a holistic nature play group organized in Cascais by Ines.
Jiggle With Sahida
Location and days:
- Jardim Da Estrela | Tuesdays 10.30
- Roots and Wings (Lapa) | Wednesdays 16.30 (Indoor location)
- Jardim Da Estrela | Thursdays 10.30
- Campo dos Martires da Patria (Anjos) | Thursday 17.00
- 4-class pass 4 x14€ =56€
- 3-class pass 3 x 14€= 42€
- Single Drop In =16€
For more info on the session, please check www.jigglejamlisbon.com and email email@example.com to sign up.
In collaboration with Nature Play Collective, a holistic nature playgroup based in Cascais, Sahida and Inés will offer a music class together with an earth-inspired and seasonal sensory play session, with all the magic and wonder of early summer.
Location and Date
Jardim Da Estrela | 27th May 10 -11.30 am
Price and bookings
25€ per child (additional sibling 15€)
To save your spot, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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