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 Indy has caught on to a trend that will rock your world. Mommy & Me classes 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 Indy’s Child’s list of reputable Mommy & Me classes so that you can find a perfect fit.
1. Simply Yoga
This yoga center, located in Zionsville, offers Mommy and Me classes once or twice a week. The purpose is to focus on your postnatal body and mind through yoga, while experiencing it with your child. They acknowledge the needs of every mother, so feeding, by breast or bottle, is completely appropriate during any part of the class. Check out their schedule here.
All over Indy, parks are offering various Mommy and Me programs. Most programs offered are series, like Baby Gymnastics, and require advanced registration, but parks periodically offer single classes. They offer a myriad of different activities from regular park adventures to dance lessons and more.
In Babies Play Music, caregivers and babies will sing, play music, and move to new and familiar songs and nursery rhymes. Children will explore the guitar, piano, and percussion instruments. Prepare to revisit your favorite childhood songs, learn a few new ones, and experience lasting and loving memories with your baby through music.
This Parent and Tot class is perfect for busy parents because it is offered five times a week! All the G-U Indy “Little Learner” classes are for kids 18 months to 6 years and help them with gymnastics basics, motor skills, peer relationships, and more.
5. Hoosier Gym
Enjoy half an hour classes at the Hoosier Gym with your little one. Mom or dads are invited to help kids ages 18 months to 30 months develop social, mental, and physical skills. Instructors go through proper and safe techniques to maximize the potential and safety.
Kindermusik offers a wide variety of classes for different age groups that help kids connect with their creative side. Expect singing, dancing, bouncing, or cuddling at any of the Kindermusik classes. In addition to a trained instructor, you will help guide your child’s interest in the arts.
Parent and Me classes at DeVeau’s aim to improve your child’s physical and mental capacities. They use themes to teach important skills, such as comprehension. With all the fun themes, this class is guaranteed to not have a dull moment!
Indianapolis Public Libraries offer tons of drop in events for parents and their little ones. Some of their most popular programs are Mother Goose on the Loose, Baby Lapsit Storytime, and Babysteps Storytime. Depending on age, the programs usually include story time, dancing, and music. The best part is that these classes are almost always free.
9. My Gym
One of Indy’s only fitness center designed solely for kids! They offer classes for kids of all ages, which target particular skills the specific age group. Their goals is to teach the importance of fitness to children at a young age, so that they can continue a healthy lifestyle.
10. Baby Boot Camp
Moms, this one’s for you! Join other moms in a fitness group that will keep your child entertainment and you in shape. Whether your goal is to shed baby weight, or adjust to your postnatal body Baby Boot camp is for you!
Parents can learn and play music along with their children in our Harmony Road Classes. Our trained and certified teachers will guide you and your child through an exciting and comprehensive music program that is carefully constructed for students to learn the language of music, step by step. Studies have shown that children who learn music early are more likely to perform well in school and in life.
Bring the whole family along! Gymboree offers multiple classes for families, including art and music. Play and Learn is suitable for all mobile children, Music is suitable for children 6months and older, and Art is suitable for children 18months and older.
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.
Yoga Matters Indy aims are to heal and safely strengthen the core muscles that were stretched during pregnancy, increase upper body strength and tone the lower body. At the end of class, take baby through her own massage and yoga for a peaceful finish so you can both leave relaxed and refreshed.
The Little Big Art class invites you to Share in your toddler’s creative growth as you make, explore and play with art together! This class is the perfect introduction to art for the young child. Stimulating activities introduce pint-size artists to colors, textures and shapes.
The adorably named Fairy Footsteps class invites you and your 18mo-2yr old to explore creative movement with the help of music, imagination, and lots of props. The sessions run for roughly a month each.
Just You and Me Classes at GSA invite students to explore the environment through sight, sound, touch and movement. This class is centered on developmentally appropriate activities and tot-sized equipment. A strong emphasis is placed on socialization and parent involvement. For ages 18-30 months.