One of the best things about being a parent in NYC is the dizzying number of options of all things kid-related. This is never more true than when it comes to “Mommy & Me” classes. Even if the idea of sitting around in a circle and singing with other parents and kids makes you cringe (you’re not alone, by the way), there is a class out there you will actually enjoy. (Your kid?: They’ll love it.) We’ve rounded up more than a dozen classes to take with your tot, from tummy time to sign language to all kinds of music to get you and the kid movin’ and groovin’. (Daddies are of course welcome, too.) Click on through to find your perfect match!
For the Ulitmate in Flexibility: Lavender Blues
Moms all know that having their babies on a perfect schedule can feel like the impossible dream. Lavender Blues Music is a perfect choice if committing to an entire session of classes feels daunting. All Lavender Blues music classes are drop-ins, so no need to stress over getting your little one to the same place at the same time each week. During these classes, kiddos learn about music, rhythm and body control through movement, songs and instruments, hand games, marching and dancing.
Be in the Know: Babies-only classes also available in addition to the usual mixed crowd for those who want a calmer atmosphere for their littlest one.
Ages: 0 - 3 years old
Location: Throughout Brooklyn; check site for details
Cost: Drop-in classes range from $10-12 depending on time and location.depending on time and location.
photo: courtesy Lavender Blues
What’s your favorite baby or toddler class around town? Tell us in the comments below!
— Rachel Sokol