Looking for something fun and unique to do with your little one? In the past, stroller walks have dominated the available activities for you and your child, but Indianapolis has caught on to a trend that will rock your world – Mommy and Me classes.
These entertaining and enriching classes have been popping up all around the Indianapolis area – and they aren’t just for mommies anymore. Dads, guardians and grandparents can get in on the fun, too.
Where to find Mommy and Me Classes near Indianapolis:
Location: 4825 E 96th St, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 800-2318
Ages: 4 – 30 months
This Parent & Tot class is designed as a child’s first introduction to swim lessons and gives a caregiver the opportunity to bond with their little one in the pool and help them adapt to the water.
Address: 9032 Technology Dr, Fishers
Ages: Crawling to 2 1/2 Years
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.
Carmel Location: 271 Merchants Square Dr A-110, Carmel
Fishers Location: 11581 Geist Pavilion Dr #114, Fishers
Greenwood Location: 1675 West Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood
Ages: 4-35 months
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.
Carmel Location: 12524 Gray Rd, Carmel
Ages: 0-5 years old
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 ages 6 months and older and Art is suitable for children 18 months and older.
Address: 460 Rawles Ave, Indianapolis
Ages: 18 months – 3 years old
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.
Ages: 18 mos – kindergarten
These classes are offered all throughout Indianapolis and surrounding areas for children ages 18 months through kindergarten with parents attending to help support their child. These playful classes have developmentally appropriate activities that will help each child to reach their full potential in singing, vocabulary and music skills.
Indianapolis Public Libraries offer tons of drop-in events for parents and their little ones. Some of the 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? These classes are almost always free.
Locations: Carmel, Fishers and Indianapolis South Side
With their mission being, “Not one more child drowns” – this class is well worth the money spent. The class is a 10-minute, private one-on-one lesson that takes place five days a week. In this class, your child will eventually learn the self-rescue skills while fully clothed.
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 will offer single classes. They offer a myriad of different activities from regular park adventures to dance lessons and more.
Address: 3966 Westfield Rd, Westfield
Ages: Family Fun Program – ages up to 6 years
These classes for children ages birth to 6 years will expose your child to music and movement in a fun, age-appropriate manner. They celebrate each child’s unique individual learning style and believe there is no “right” way to explore and create. These joyful classes will leave both you and your child wanting more.
Address: 10290 East 96th St, Fishers
One of Indy’s only fitness centers designed solely for kids! They offer classes for kids of all ages, which target particular skills in the specific age group. Their goal is to teach the importance of fitness to children at a young age so that they can continue a healthy lifestyle.
Address: 5855 East 211th St #15, Noblesville
Ages: 18 months – 2 years
The adorably named Fairy Footsteps class invites you and your child ages 18 month to 2 years to explore creative movement with the help of music, imagination and lots of props. The sessions run for roughly a month each.
Address: 271 Merchants Square Drive A106, Carmel, IN 46032
Ages: 4 months – 3 years old
It’s never too early for your little one to start learning and have some Serious Fun. From infant to toddler, our Parent and Child classes in Carmel promote early development and provide a strong foundation for your childʼs critical first three years. Parent/Child classes start at just 4 months old at The Little Gym.
At The Music Playhouse, they understand the importance of introducing music to a child during these developmental years. They also know it is important for parents to be involved so that the learning can continue at home. The Music Playhouse offers fun, engaging 10-week music classes for children from birth through age 6. Music Bunnies is for children ages birth to 6 months. Music Pups is for birth to 5 years and Music Cats is for children ages 4 to 6. In each of the classes, parents attend with the child. Missed the start time for the current session? No worries! You may join at any time during the 10 weeks.
Location: Multiple locations around Indy
Phone: (317) 888-4805
Enjoy an opportunity to be active with your little gymnast! In Wright’s Wee Pea classes, our coaches will guide you and your gymnast through creative, intentional circuits designed with social and physical development in mind.
With multiple locations around the city, the YMCA offers numerous classes for parents and their little one to enjoy together. Interested in swimming? Check out their Swim Starters classes. Have a toddler who loves to tumble? The Gymnastics Together class maybe just what you’re looking for. These are just a couple of the classes offered through the YMCA. Be sure to check out their website for a more expansive list of the Mommy and Me classes offered at each location.
As you can see, Indianapolis and the surrounding areas have plenty to offer in the Mommy & Me department. Whether you enjoy exercise, art, music or just want to get out there and socialize with other parents who are in the same walk of life as you – there is definitely plenty to choose from.
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