Parent/tot classes expose your child to a variety of experiences while you connect with other parents. Here are a few places that offer programs; you might also check with your closest library and city recreation facility.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix
602-716-2000 • azscience.org
Monthly preschool STEM classes including Icy Investigators and 3-2-1 Blastoff! $20 ($15 members). Add a $3 Take-Out Science Kit for at-home learning.
Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center
602-992-5790 • arizonasunrays.com
Free baby gym classes for ages 6 to 18 months features 30 minutes of guided exploration through slides, tunnels, balance beams, mini mountains and more. Tumble tots class includes 45 minutes of basic gymnastic skills. One weekly tumble tot class for $86/month or two for $163.40/month.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
215 N. 7th St., Phoenix
602-253-0501 • childrensmuseumofphoenix.org
Classes include Brain Time for Babies, Toddlers or Preschoolers (birth to 5 years), Toddler & Parent Yoga (18 months to 3 years), Mess Makers (birth to 5 years) and weekly art projects in the Art Studio. Seasonal classes include Gingerbread House making and Spooktacular Finger Puppets. Prices vary.
21501 N. 75th Ave. #105, Peoria
623-362-1000 • deserttumbling.com
Ages 1-5. Help your child discover balance, movement, jumping and tumbling. Parent participation required. Each two-hour class costs $126 per month and takes place on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Flip Dunk Sports
1515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix
602-277-0067 • flipdunksports.com
Ages 2 and younger. Weekly introduction to movement with an emphasis on gymnastics, socialization and listening skills. $198 for 11 weeks of instruction.
Gymboree Play & Music
2160 W. Chandler Blvd. #18, Chandler • 480-963-1756
19420 N. 59th Ave., #A103, Glendale • 623-939-1777
7077 E. Bell Road #205, Scottsdale • 480-656-0801
Infants-age 5. Programs in music, arts and sports are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. Weekly classes for $72 to $79 per month.
Hubbard Family Swim Schools
1061 N. Dobson Road #101, Mesa
8402 W. Thunderbird Road #B103, Peoria
13832 N. 32nd St., #100, Phoenix
602-971-4044 • hubbardswim.com
Ages 8 weeks to 35 months. Introduction to water-safety skills, acclimation and balance in the water, introduction to back floating and more. Weekly classes for $81 per month.
150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa
480-644-4332 • ideamuseum.org
Ages 6 months to 5 years. Themed arts and crafts classes. $3 for members, $11 for non-members.
Inner Vision Yoga
1949 W. Ray Road #8, Chandler
6448 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe
480-632-7899 • innervisionyoga.com
Baby & Me yoga workshops are designed to encourage bonding time with baby while getting a workout. Moves are tailored to help moms tone and heal bodies that have recently given birth and to release tension in shoulders, neck and back. New-student price packages start at $49 for unlimited yoga for 30 days.
480-994-KIDS (5437) • kidtastics.com
Movin’ & Groovin’ with Mommy and Daddy classes are for children ages 13-24 months and a parent. Singing, dancing and age-appropriate gymnastics enhance gross- and fine-motor skills, cognitive development, coordination, social skills and spatial awareness. Various locations.
Le Tutor Language School
1550 S. Alma School Road #101, Mesa
480-626-5180 • letutor.com
Ages 2½ to 6 years. Spanish-language fluency classes taught through interactive games and songs. Children and parents learn pronunciation and vocabulary so that learning can continue at home. Once-weekly classes last 45 minutes and the program runs for one year. $75 per month; includes language-skill materials like flashcards, a CD and a workbook.
Let’s Grow Studio
4100 S. Lindsay Road, Gilbert
480-699-1004 • letsgrowstudio.com
Ages 6 and younger. Classes incorporate games, songs and finger plays with partner yoga, meditation, breath awareness and more. Baby classes include built-in chat time with other new moms. Classes for older children use props and stories with yoga movements. Unlimited parent/tot classes for $139 per month or $39 for four monthly classes; $69 for eight monthly classes.
Classes offered at venues across the Valley
From babyhood through early elementary years, Music Together nurtures each child’s natural musicality. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the grownups who love them come together in weekly music classes to sing, dance, play and learn. Bond through music and join a community of music-makers. Families can continue the fun at home with the help of beautiful recordings and new songbooks. This unique family activity is just what young children need to develop a life-long love of music!
My Gym Ahwatukee
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
480-940-4967 • mygym.com/ahwatukee
Ages 6 weeks-3¼ years (five age groupings). Developmentally appropriate music and movement activities that work on fine- and gross-motor skills. Activities and athletics designed to help babies and toddlers discover their natural abilities and self-reliance. $70 for each four-class cycle.
Rhythm & Motion Dance Center
3035 S. Ellsworth Road #117, Mesa
480-325-8418 • rhythmandmotiondance.com
Offers Mommy & Me dance classes for ages 3 and younger (with a parent or guardian) at 9 a.m. each Saturday. Classes are 45 minutes long and combine tap, ballet, creative movement and tumbling. Pricing is based on usage and ranges from 30 minutes to unlimited use per month.
The Little Gym
4 Valley locations • thelittlegym.com
Ages 4 months to 3 years. Parent/tot classes that introduce the basics of physical independence through climbing, roaming and environment exploration. Introduction to dance and sports classes through movement and gymnastics training. $50 annual fee plus class prices.
The Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
480-478-6000 • mim.org
Ages 5 & younger. Explore music from around the world through developmentally and age-appropriate activities. Kids and babies discover new musical cultures by dancing, singing and playing instruments. Classes are divided by age and last from 30 to 45 minutes. $12 per class or $40 for four classes.
Toys and Playtime Oasis
13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 152, Scottsdale
480-948-4630 • azdollhouse.com
Ages 5 & younger. During Activity Time, 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday, enjoy 30 minutes of unstructured playtime, then 30 minutes learning songs, playing with puppets, hearing stories or nursery rhymes, and dancing with Storybook Entertainment — a professional children’s entertainment company. Free for adults; $7.50 per child; $10 per child for the one-hour class plus unlimited playtime. Socks required. Toys and Playtime Oasis also offers kids crafting sessions Thursday mornings and welcomes grandparents with their grandchildren Monday mornings.
USA Youth Fitness Center
1530 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert • 480-926-1480
18610 E. Rittenhouse Road, Building B, Queen Creek • 480-783-2546
Parents help tots develop basic motor skills through supervised play, obstacle courses and trampoline time. Guided instruction from trained coaches help children reach goals set by parents and organizers. One or both parents can attend each class. Classes are available Monday through Saturday and last 55 minutes each. Prices start at $75 per month.
Valleywide • valleyymca.org
Ages 6 months and older. Mommy & Me Dance, Toddler Time, Yoga for Kids/Family and more. Programs vary by location.
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