Boston area parents, chime in with your reviews for the best mommy and me classes near you! Baby and toddler classes are a fun way to be social alongside your little ones while keeping those growing brains and bodies active. Browse our list of parent-approved mommy and me classes around Boston, and share the love for your own favorite.
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Tracy Snyder Molina: Puddlestompers offers unique opportunities for nature exploration for adults and young children in various community parks. Their weekly adult/child classes are organized around a seasonally relevant concept, occurrence or natural element. Typical activities include hands-on nature exploration as well as games, songs and a craft.
Habitat Classes are a great introduction to the Puddlestompers program. These one-time classes focus on a different habitat and the animals that live in it.
Gymnastics Academy of Boston
Amanda Banta: Toddlers and preschoolers will be introduced to gymnastics through a variety of classes at the Gymnastics Academy of Boston. Through the classes, kids will further develop their balance, coordination, confidence and more, all while having fun, of course!
Little Groove Music & Art
Amanda Banta: Little Groove combines music and art into an interactive experience for the little ones. Kids will explore musical instruments, sing, dance and interact with each other in a fun learning environment.
Classes are available at various locations around Boston and in Newburyport. See the calendar for information on pricing and classes available at each location.
Children's Music Center of Jamaica Plain
Amanda Banta: The Children's Music Center of Jamaica Plain offers young children an introduction to music. Babies and toddlers, along with their accompanying adults, will participate in interactive musical fun!
Brookline Arts Center
Amanda Banta: The Brookline Arts Center believes that everyone can be creative and opens its classes to the smallest of artists. There are a variety of toddler classes that combine art, fun, music and more into an exciting learning opportunity. Class offerings include Sensory Play, Peewee Picassos, Clay Play, and more!
Muckykids Art Studio
Tracy Snyder Molina: Muckykids Art Studio is full of fun, creative and developmentally appropriate art activities. Open-ended projects allow for experimentation, imagination and individual expression. Classes in sensory fun, art & science and art exploration are all available for parent and child to participate in together. Drop-off art classes for older children and drop-in activities are also available.
South Shore Select - Tiny Tots
Amanda Banta: Little kickers and sluggers will have tons of fun with the Tiny Tots Program through South Shore Select. Kids will learn playing and team building skills in a variety of available sports like soccer, football, T-Ball and more. Sports offerings vary by session.
As an added bonus, this program is held indoors so classes are not tied to the weather and field conditions!
South Shore Conservatory
Amanda Banta: The South Shore Conservatory has several opportunities for toddlers to experience music and dance. Music Together exposes babies and toddlers to singing, dancing and instruments. Music Sprouts builds up preschoolers' musical skills, focus and attention span in a classroom setting. The Conservatory also offers Dance with Me, a fun and gentle approach to movement and developing simple dance skills. For children with developmental delays, Moving and Grooving is a music and dance therapy group led by board certified therapists.
Amanda Banta: For kids who spend their afternoons doing forward rolls on the front lawn or jumping into a pile of pillows pulled from every bed in the house, TumbleFun Gymnastics offers toddlers and preschoolers a place to fly and land safely. Kids will work on balance, flexibility, climbing, bouncing and more. Classes are split by age range.
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