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 Little Jazz Lovers: WeBop at Lincoln Center
And all that Jazz! Could there be a more amazing location for a music class than the world-famous Lincoln Center? At WeBop, your "Hipsters" and "Syncopators" will strut and swing along to the exciting sounds of jazz as they learn about rhythm, instruments and famous jazz performers. Through different modes such as storytelling, movement and song, your little scatter will develop an appreciation for the creativity and improvisational feel of jazz music.
Be in the Know: Each session, WeBop holds a Family Jazz Party. Bring the whole family band to scat along to the great music!
Ages: 8 months - 5 years
Location: Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center, 60th St. and Broadway
Cost: An 8-week term is $350. Register for more than 1 child and you receive a 10% discount.
photo: courtesy of WeBop
What’s your favorite baby or toddler class around town? Tell us in the comments below!
— Rachel Sokol