Moms, now that the hard part is over, it is time to spend all the time you can with your little one! In the past, stroller walks have dominated in the available activities for you and your child, but Dayton has caught onto a trend that will rock your world. Mommy and Me classes Around Dayton have been popping up around the area because they are a fun way to for parents and kids to spend time together. Give it a shot with Dayton Parent’s list of reputable Mommy & Me classes so that you can find a perfect fit.
7644 Paragon Road, Centerville, OH 45459, (937) 435-7626
The Hopping Bunnies Class at Kids Are Tops is a tot and parent class designed to improve social interactions between children through gymnastics. The children will also gain confidence as they reach new milestones, such as somersaulting and walking the beam.
3899 Indian Ripple Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45440, (937) 499-4133
Although it most likely won’t be music to the ears, the Mixed Age class uses song, dance, and instruments in a casual setting to connect families and build confidence. Music learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the learning styles of young children. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers participating at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages. Parents and caregivers contributing to the enrichment of their child’s music environment- regardless of their own musical abilities. 45-60 minutes of pure fun with your child every week, which leads to a lifetime of music making memories!
235 W. Franklin St., Centerville, OH 45459, (937) 433-1120
Interactive rhymes, songs and activities in each 45 minute class gives toddlers and caregivers an unique opportunity to learn Spanish together. Class sizes are limited to 6 students. Ongoing based on interest Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
3979 Indian Ripple Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45440, (937) 620-7541
Find your zen alongside your family. Family Yoga classes are a great way for parents and children to share a healthy activity, bring a little peace into their busy schedules, and simply enjoy time together! Activities include age-appropriate poses (including partner poses between parent and child), breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and cooperative games. For kids ages 3 and up.
2600 Far Hills Ave. Suite 306, Oakwood, OH 45419, (937) 609-9642
Bring your little yogi and comfy blanket for this yoga class designed for Mama and Baby/Toddler. Door opens at 9:30 a.m. for play and connection with others; 45 minute class starts promptly at 9:45 a.m. (It is totally good to show up at 9:45!) The class will start slow then warm up. No need to get them out of their PJs, just wake up and come on in. For children 6 to 36 months.
671 Lyons Road, Dayton, OH 45459, (937) 972-0177
Make a splash and have a blast with your tyke at the Mini Swim Lessons. These are small classes, limited to six children, that invite parent participation to help give kids a gentle introduction to the water. There are four classes offered, with three not requiring any prior experience. Along with basic swim instruction, the class teaches water safety at a young age.
1900 S Alex Rd, West Carrollton, OH 45449, (937) 866-8356
Coined “Noah’s Ark” classes, the Parent and Tot classes at Twigs aim to prevent childhood obesity and create an educational experience to help prepare them for school physically, socially, and mentally. The goal is to make gymnastics fun to learn, for kids and adults!
716 N Main St, Springboro, OH 45066, (937) 886-4321
Dive in, or more likely wade, as your tykes are introduced to swimming. The Parent and Tot Classes are broken up into two levels: Tadpoles and Minnows. Tadpoles is for kids ages 4-12 months, and the primary focus is adjustment. Minnows is for kids ages 13-30 months, and the primary focus is boundaries.
941 E Franklin St #2, Dayton, OH 45459 (937) 654-1830
“Precious Ones” and “Cutie Twos” are stimulation and development classes at Smile Awhile. Both classes put an emphasis on emotional intelligence and infant mental health, which includes problem solving, memory, self-awareness, and relationships. Parent and child interaction, stimulation through sensory experiences, and other activities will help mental development.
1561 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432, (937) 431-4838
Nobody is too young to express creativity! Decoy Art offers two classes, Tiny Van Gogh and Parent/Child Art Class, to help children explore their artistic side through sensory play and take home crafts. The interaction between child and parent as well as the experiments with art help cognitive growth.
3126 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 340-3423
All aboard the Experimentation Station! Hands on cooperative art projects will change weekly as kids and their accompanying adults get creative, learn art fundamentals, and experiment with materials. Pre-registration is not required, so kids and parents can simply drop in for some fun.
456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405, (937) 223-4278
Join the Dayton Art Institute on Thursday mornings for the popular child and caregiver preschool program, Tiny Thursdays. Ages 2-5 and a caregiver (baby siblings welcome) are invited for storytime curated by The Dayton Metro Library, movement activities, a gallery visit and a make-and-take art project.