Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Try Out Free Trial Classes

Most summer camps require kids to be at least three years old to attend, but here are some other organized activities that you might want to consider signing your baby or toddler up for. These indoor activities are especially good during the heat of summer and the friendships you and your child make will probably last beyond the summer sessions.

Most of these offer a FREE trial class and who doesn't like free things? Sign up for a few different free trials, so you can test them out and see what's the best fit for you and your child. You'll also have a lot of fun participating in and potentially meeting new people in the free classes in the meantime.

Here are some to consider:

  1. Gymboree Play and Music - 0-5 years of age; fitness, yoga, arts and music in seven program levels.

  2. My Gym Children's Fitness Center - helps children six weeks to thirteen years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally.

  3. Kindermusik - the world's leading publisher of music and movement curricula for parents and their children, ages newborn to 7 years old.

  4. Gymnastics Center - check your local gymnastics centers for mommy and me type classes. If your toddler likes gymnastics enough, they may graduate to classes on their own.

  5. Fitness Centers - If you have a family fitness center in your area, they may offer various mommy and me classes which are great way for your child to burn off energy indoors and for you to meet other parents. Many offer free trial classes too.

  6. Churches - Some churches offer mommy and me programs. If your own church doesn't, look at other churches in the area for this type of program. Many of them don't require you to be a member of their church.

Let us know about any other national or local classes in the comments section here. You may be able to introduce other BBA readers to a free trial class that might turn into their favorite activity too!


Honeycutt Family said...

Great post!
I am a big fan of MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers). I started going when I was still pregnant with my first baby. MOPS meets in churches twice/month. The first meeting is free and then there is a semester fee. I love the community of moms I have met, the different speakers, and the useable crafts (not to mention the yummy food!). It is 2-3 hours of "me" time and my daughter enjoys her little MOPS class too!

The Little Window Shoppe said...

Great blog. It's nice to learn a little about you. I am just stopping by from Mommyfest to say hi. Have a wonderful day.

NIKKI said...

First of all if you have mutliples..the local mom's of multiples or Mom's of twins is a MUST! They are such an awesome way to have support and our group does amazing fun stuff with all the kids.

We are taking proncess ballet and soccer classes this summer!

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