New mommy and me classes are popping up all over Long Island. These classes provide educational and social experiences for your baby. Sure to please both mom and child, these are not your typical mommy and me classes.
Gold Medal Gymnastics Center
Gold Medal Gymnastics Center is currently offering two amazing mommy and me classes.
Move with Me
Studies have shown that exercising a child at this age stimulates motor skill development. Give your child a head start on interacting with other children.
**45 minute class / Ages 12-18 months**
Parents assist their own children through various skills on our preschool gymnastics equipment. Students will develop listening skills, learn how to take turns with other students, and get comfortable with our instructors.
**45 minutes with the teachers and 10 minutes of open play time with just parent & tot/ Ages 18 mo-3 yrs**
Where: 683 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY
Contact info: (631) 821-2100
Kids Palace is sure to wow you and your child the moment you walk through the door. They are currently offering a mommy and me arts and craft class.
Mommy and Me
This mommy and me class is filled with arts and crafts. This is a great treat for toddler and Mommy.
**30 minute classes/ Ages 2-3 years**
Where: 2350 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook, NY
Contact info: (631) 675-9513
My Mommy and Me
Located inside a wonderful preschool, these classes give your little one a glimpse of preschool life. My Mommy and Me is currently offering two mommy and me classes.
Mommy and Me
This class focuses on listening, understanding, conversation skills, sharing with others, and making new friends. Children learn to use words to express needs. The class includes open play, music time with many different instruments, and arts and crafts. Mommies and children have fun with bubbles and story time with puppets. Classes include cooking, a Spanish word of the day and the sign for that word, as well as discussing hot topics.
**90 minute class/ Ages 5 months and up**
This is a great intimate class. Similar to the Mommy and Me, classes focus on listening, understanding, conversation skills, sharing with others, and making new friends. The activities here are like those taking place in the Mommy and Me class, but the skill level required is a a bit more challenging in order to keep it age appropriate.
**90 minute class/ Ages 18 to 24 months**
Where: 465 Route 25a, Miller Place, NY 11764
Contact info: (631) 331-3953
What could be more exciting than swimming with your baby? It is great fun for baby and fun exercise for mom.
Cuddles and Strokes
Moms and dads enjoy a unique bonding experience with their child. In this course, students learn correct swimming movements through a method called patterning. Muscle strength and coordination is developed making this class a great stepping stone to the individual instruction program.
**30 minute class/ Ages 2 months to 2 years old**
Where: 1850 Route 112, Coram, NY 11727
Contact info: (631) 736-6604
By Tara Arichabala