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playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby superkim » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:28 am

I have:

#1) One two and a half year old boy
#2) Lots of toys - (trains etc)

I'm looking for a playmate for him. We go to the park everyday but it would be fun to have someone coming over. We live right next to Shanghai Library (French Concession). My son speaks Chinese and some Swedish (mainly train related vocabulary).

If you have a kid who's obsessed with trains or something else, please feel free to PM me. Maybe we can meet up.
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby anter » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:10 pm

That is a nice idea SK but you do know that 2.5 yr olds do not play together.
At best they parallel play, play side by side but separately, at worse they fight over the toys, throw stuff at and bite each other.
There might be playgroups around your area. These are organized by a kindy or preschool. Usually they require parents to stay because the children are so young and do not play nicely together but it is a chance for the parents (usually mums) to chat over coffee while they supervise their child at the group.
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby superkim » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:21 pm

He actually does play with other kids.

Good idea with the playgroups.

And you're right about many kids not playing nice together. The playground can be a real battlefield sometimes.
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby Klick » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:52 pm

Most of the playgroups are currently on a break. Some will resume in January, but some will stay 'down' until after CNY. I've just had a quick look at our calendar over on ShMamas and most stuff right now is off. Jitterbugs is a really popular one that has classes all over town, they will be back in busines on Jan 10 - here is their Puxi info:
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Aerobics room, 2nd Floor 9 Joy Tower, Zhenning Lu (above Costa Coffee)

(镇宁路9号2楼, 近华山路)

Tuesday Mornings 9.45 - 10.30am - Ladybug class (up to 1 year)

Tuesday Mornings 10.45 - 11.30am - Caterpillar class (9 months - 3 years)

Tuesday Afternons 3.45 - 4.30pm - Butterfly class (2 years + )

Wednesday Mornings 9.45 - 10.30am - Caterpillar class (9 months – 3 Years)

Wednesday Mornings 10.45 - 11.30am - Caterpillar class (9 months – 3 Years)

Friday Mornings 9.45 - 10.30am - Ladybugs class (up to 1 year)

Friday Mornings 10.45 - 11.30am - Caterpillar class (9 months – 3 Years)

Saturday Mornings 9.45 - 10.30am - Caterpillar & Butterfly (All ages)

http://www.jitterbugsinshanghai.com/Jitterbugs/About_Us.html.

Also there is Singing Speckled Frogs, again many locations around town but they are in the FC on Mondays:
Singing Speckled Frogs is a baby and toddler singing group. Most of the children's ages range between six months and three years old (but all children and caregivers are welcome). These classes are informal. We sing familiar children's songs, play instruments, ditty-bop around a bit and enjoy one another's company. No reservations are required. Come whenever you are free. The cost is 80 rmb per family per session or 5 classes for 300 rmb to be taken at any time.
NEW LOCATION Ambassy Court which is located at 1500 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu. This class will be held in the basement aerobics room for Ambassy Club members. If you'd like to attend and you are not a member, please contact me before you come. The easiest way to enter the club with strollers is through the parking garage underneath the children's playground. Come in and continue to your left until you see/hear us:) 淮海中路1500号,近乌鲁木齐路.


Peas and Pods is also popular but I think they are only in Hongqiao (Fridays) and Lujiazui (Wednesdays).
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby Klick » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:58 pm

Also, you might want to check out Colorbox Arts on Xiangyang Na Lu if you are not already aware of them - they have some great exploratory art classes for little ones, which is great because they can get really messy with paint and glue etc, but not make a mess of the house, hurrah! http://www.colorboxarts.com/en/about.php

(They have some pretty cool classes for adults too.)
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby Mr Gilbert » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:37 pm

When we're back, my 4.5 year would be more than happy to play with him.
Chinese, a bit of English and Danish.

Trains, cars, farm stuff etc are the big hits here.

Only good for weekends though
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby superkim » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:45 am

Mr Gilbert wrote:When we're back, my 4.5 year would be more than happy to play with him.
Chinese, a bit of English and Danish.

Trains, cars, farm stuff etc are the big hits here.

Only good for weekends though

That's a great idea.
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby monalisalee » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:06 pm

s/k: Seems you have had success getting your boy back.
Well done!
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby Kief » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:54 pm

Snuden is into toy trains and looks like a overgrown child. He would be perfect.
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby superkim » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:05 pm

monalisalee wrote:s/k: Seems you have had success getting your boy back.
Well done!

Thanks!
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby superkim » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:11 pm

Kief wrote:Snuden is into toy trains and looks like a overgrown child. He would be perfect.

I'd love to see Snuden on the floor next to my son - lollipop in mouth, eyes transfixed on the huffing trains - but I'm pretty sure he plays with Märklin only.
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Re: playmate for two and a half year old wanted

Postby jenniferjoelle » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:14 pm

We have just arrived in Shanghai and our son (just turned 4) would love to play too! We don't start work until February 6th so any day of the week would be fine. He really only speaks English, and some Spanish reluctantly, but he's pretty fluent in trains and cars ;-) As I'm new to the forum I'm not sure if you can send private messages or something of the like, but if not please contact us by email: jenniferjoelle@gmail.com
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