These wonderful mommy and me classes, sing-alongs and drop in toddler times near Milwaukee are made for younger kids, so they can learn and explore with children their own age. Your child can practice yoga, enjoy parent child toddler classes, and explore indoor playgrounds without the big kids around. You'll find that kids are never too young to take part in something cool, with plenty of play groups and classes for 1 year olds - or even younger! Check to see if your local library offers a drop-in tot time, along with our list of favorite story times for even more Milwaukee toddler activities!
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
Shila: The Dinosaur Discovery Museum displays dinosaur skeletons as casts of actual dinosaur fossil bones. Families can find cool artifacts & learn interesting facts while exploring the museum. They offer a Museum Munchkins class for preschoolers to teach these little ones about the world around them through songs, stories and activities using items from the museum collection. They also currently offer virtual family dinosaur nights for the whole family to learn together.
Monkey Joe's Mini Monkey Zone
The tot area is always open during general business hours
Age: 3 and under
Shila: Monkey Joe's is an inflatable bounce house and amusement center for kids up to 12 years old. But to avoid having tweens possibly jump into the youngest tots, they have an adjacent toddler play area. Tots can experience the same thrills as the older kids nearby, but with smaller and safer structures. As an extra bonus, parents also appreciate the video monitoring and identity bracelets. Drop-ins welcome. And don't forget to wear socks!
Early Childhood Group Music Classes - Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Age: 0 - 7
WCM offers classes for infants as young as 4 months old. Kids will sing fun songs and experiment with age-appropriate instruments. Classes combine movement and dance, as well. Different age groups allow tots the freedom to act their age as they sway, shake and move! You'd be surprised, even at an early age, how babies recognize the rhythm to the beat!
Online classes are available.
Milwaukee Art Museum
Age: 0 - 5
Molly Weber: Play Date with Art is currently offering a virtual program. Your little artist can look at art, listen to music and make his or her own creations with the fun, interactive projects. It is a great opportunity for you to help encourage your children's love of art and creating as well as a chance to enjoy some singalong time together.
Little Sprouts Play Cafe
Age: 0 - 6
Lisa R: Little Sprouts Play Cafe hosts small social groups for little ones and their caregivers. They offer a small group activity each week and also allow for open-ended playtime. Each social group includes the same children, and meets for at least 6 weeks.
Mommyfit Milwaukee at Little Sprouts Play Cafe
Age: Stroller Age Babies
Mommyfit Milwaukee is a group of moms, united by their passion for working out with their little ones, who get together with their strollers, water bottles, and babies, to exercise. They regularly meet at Little Sprouts Play Cafe for events.
Flips 4 All
Age: 18 months and up
This unique gymnastics and physical development center is an ideal spot for indoor play. Flips 4 All offers both open play and personalized instruction, including parent and tot classes. Your kiddos will have a blast burning off their energy playing on all the fun gymnastics equipment! Flips 4 All also makes a great birthday party place!
Tuesdays in the Garden - Lynden Sculpture Garden
Age: 0 - 3
Shila: Tuesdays in the Garden is designed for parents and children under 4 years old. This program allows parents and their little ones to play outside and make fun arts and crafts! Dress for outdoor play; rain or shine, you will spend part of the time out in the garden. This naturist led program runs monthly throughout the year. Advanced registration required.
Age: 6 weeks - stroller age
FIT4MOM is one of the country's largest fitness program for moms, offering numerous options to help get moms back in shape and bring their babies along for the ride. Whether you want to try a class with a stroller, Barre, HIIT exercise, or a prenatal fitness class, FIT4MOM will have an option for you and your little one to try.
Parent and Tot Time - TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park
Shila: Hoyt Park is an award-winning outdoor community pool that features a water playground, water slide, concession stand, classes, events, and a zero-depth tot area. Start your summer mornings off with a swim with your little one. Parent/Tot time will be held in the zero-depth area. An advance reservation is required to enter the pool.
Age: 2 - 3
Infinite Gymnastics offers an academic-based fitness program. They introduce little gymnasts to stretching, music, games and basic gymnastics in a semi-structured class that also introduces colors, shapes, animals, and numbers. Little ones will love the 18,500 sq. ft., air-conditioned facility that has trampolines, foam pits, balance beams, a spring board and more to keep kiddos moving and entertained. Parent help is required for this class level.
Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy
Age: Walking - 3 years
Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy offers a parent and tot class called Diaper Dinosaurs. This is a structured class that offers songs, music, parachute fun and basic gymnastics skills, as well as special one-on-one time for parent and child! Their gym includes trampolines, a foam pit, along with mats and state-of-the-art gymnastics equipment.
North Shore Academy of Gymnastics
Age: 1 - 3
Shila: North Shore Academy of Gymnastics offers a class called Tumble Buddies, which is an interactive parent and child class that introduces little ones to movement, fun and learning through exploring gymnastics. They will enjoy using gymnastics equipment and music while being physically active. Little ones must be walking in order to participate.
Age: 6 months - 3 years
Wildcard Gymnastics offers parent-child gymnastics classes for children starting as young as six-months old. Their classes introduce little ones to age-appropriate physical fitness, locomotor skills, social interaction and fundamental gymnastics.
Riveredge Nature Center
Age: Any age is welcome but the average age range is 2-5 years old
Shila: Programs like Nature Tots and Little Explorers are intended to get children outside and interacting with nature through fun activities! Explore worms, birds, seeds, make mud pies and more. Sensory-based activities for babies and exploration tools will be available. It's also a great way for parents to meet one another. Riveredge families also love the Children's Natural Play Area with its pond and tree house, trails, gardens, library and more. Registration required for most programs.
Age: Walking - 4 years
Salto Gymnastics Center classes introduce little ones to gymnastics, ball handling, perceptual motor skills, body awareness, rhythm, locomotor skills and listening skills. They have three different levels of parent-child classes so that little ones can have fun learning and playing while also enjoying the comfort and support of their parent.
Sky Zone Little Leapers
Age: Walking - 7 years
Lisa R: Sky Zone is a spacious indoor trampoline park featuring freestyle bouncing, hoops, joust, parent fitness programs, a warrior course, a rock wall & more. Little ones and their parents can come during their designated Little Leapers hours. During this time, little ones can enjoy 120 minutes of jumping, crafts, temporary tattoos and more. Parents do not need to purchase tickets as only young children are permitted to jump during this time. SkySocks are required in order to participate.
Age: 1 - 3
WisconsinMommy: In their Parent & Tot class, the gymnastics coaches at LeFleur’s Gym introduce little ones to gymnastics and help them develop gross motor skills. In addition to classes and birthday parties, LeFleur’s also has multiple open gym times each week where kids can bounce on in-floor trampolines, jump into foam pits, swing on parallel bars and trapezes as well as run around on the mat area.
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