Activities for Babies and Toddlers this Summer on Long Island

TTD1Summer is here, and the kids are out of school. Parents can sign up older kids for camps, but what about little ones too young for these programs? There are plenty of activities for babies and toddlers this summer on Long Island. We’ve listed indoor and outdoor ideas for the age 2 and under set.

Check the website of the places you want to attend as many have multiple locations, and fees can vary by site and activity.

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Swim Classes

Taking a swim classes is a fantastic opportunity for babies and toddlers. It’s never too early to develop an appreciation for the water and learn swimming safety. “Mommy and Me” classes are offered at many times and locations so families can find one that will suit their schedule and budget. Here are some local places that offer swim classes for tiny ones.

Long Island Swimming, Garden City

Saf-T-Swim, Multiple LocationsRead our full review on Saf-T-Swim

YMCA, Multiple Locations

Read more in our article Swim Classes for Kids on Long Island

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Mommy and Me

Babies and toddlers possess superhuman amounts of energy. Give them a safe space to play and learn while spending time with mom! There are many varieties of “mommy and me” classes. Music, gym, and craft classes are typically the most popular varieties with the 0-2 year old crowd. In addition to the classes listed below, interested families should also check their local libraries for options, many which are free.

Gymboree, Multiple Locations

Little Gym, Multiple Locations

Long Island Aardvarks (Music), Multiple Locations

Midshore Mothers’ Center, FarmingdaleRead our full article Midshore Mothers’ Center – Run for Moms, By Moms

Music Together, Multiple Locations

My Gym, Multiple Locations

Thinkertots, New Hyde Park

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Museums

Long Island is fortunate enough to host two museums geared towards children. Both sites offer exhibits for older babies and toddlers will love!

Long Island Children’s MuseumRead our full review on LICM

Children’s Museum of the East EndRead our full review of CMEE

Also read our other related posts Family Guide to Long Island Museums Beyond Children’s Museums, Long Island Science Museums, and Museum Row in Garden City.

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Babies love animals, so why not visit a farm this summer? Let your little one pet a bunny and ride a pony. Hungry? Farm-fresh fruits and veggies make tasty treats for babies… and their parents! Or why not introduce baby to some new fish friends? At the Long Island Aquarium, they can “meet” the inspirations for Nemo, Dorie, and the tank gang. Don’t forget to check out the butterfly exhibit!

Garden of Eve Organic Farm, Riverhead

Golden Earthworm Organic Farm, Jamesport

Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck

Lewin Farms, Wading River

Long Island AquariumRead our full review of the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center

Long Island Game Farm, Wildlife Park and Children’s Zoo, Manorville

By Rachel Minkowsky

 

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