december member spotlight: Naouel Jabri Abbadi
This month, we’re featuring one of our newer members! About two months ago, Naouel Jabri Abbadi and her family became members at the Museum. They moved to San Diego from the UK and love soaking up the San Diego sun all year round. Naouel and her daughter, Ena, enjoy speaking French to anyone and everyone – even during their trips to the Museum!
Tell us about yourself.
N: My husband and I are originally from France. We lived in London for 7 years. We had our youngest and wildest years in the busy and trendy city of London before moving to San Diego and starting our family. Ena, our daughter, was born in February 2017 and she is the best combination of French cheekiness, English style and Californian vibes!
What brought you to the Museum?
N: Becoming a mom was a bit of a challenge, being so far from family and support. I am always looking for activities to do with my daughter – something fun yet educational – just to leave home and connect with other people, particularly other moms. I simply did my research and found [The New Children’s Museum] online. We tried it one day and loved it. A friend of mine recommended that I become a member so we could go to Toddler Time together. Since then I never stopped going to the Museum on Fridays. Ena loves it!
What has been your favorite experience at the Museum so far?
N: We love Toddler Time. Especially music activities. Ena loves music. She is always excited to try new things and places but when the music starts she will stay put and enjoy it from beginning to the end. I love to see her so happy but also focused.
Our Friday Toddler Time supports early development through music, movement and social play. Toddler Time takes place every Friday from 10-11am and is free with admission.