Mommy and Me and Daddy and Me classes are super popular with first time parents and even more seasoned parents that are able to participate with more than one child at a time or find someone to care for their other children. One of the best things about the first few years of a child’s life is that everything is new. Pinwheel? Awesome! Paint? Cool! Playgrounds? Fun!
And because everything is new, everything is an opportunity to learn. At some point, they’ll have to go off on their own and learn about Pythagoras, presidents, and photosynthesis. Until then, however, you get to spend time with them as they learn and have fun like all kids do. So here are some places you and your spunky squirt can take a class together.
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Art: Mommy and Me, Daddy and Me, Parent and Me
Cookies & Canvas (at Wine & Canvas – Castleton) is a family-friendly series of painting classes.
Indy Parks & Recreation (Indianapolis) has various parent & child classes like dancing, nature, and beginning swimming. The offerings change every few months based on demand. Check back often or request a class. IU Natatorium (Indianapolis) has infant/toddler learn-to-swim classes.
My Gym (Fishers) has many opportunities for kids to work on motor skills and basics like balance and tumbling.
Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy (Northwest Indy) features what they call “movement education” using stations and rotations to keep it fun.
Spectrum Sports (Carmel) has a class designed for developing motor skills using obstacle
courses and discovery stations.
Tiny Tots Rock! (at Girls Rock! Indianapolis – Indianapolis) offers semi-structured play and dance set to music the 1st Saturday of every month as part of their fundraising efforts.