One of the best things about being a parent in NYC is the dizzying number of options of all things kid-related. This is never more true than when it comes to “Mommy & Me” classes. Even if the idea of sitting around in a circle and singing with other parents and kids makes you cringe (you’re not alone, by the way), there is a class out there you will actually enjoy. (Your kid?: They’ll love it.) We’ve rounded up more than a dozen classes to take with your tot, from tummy time to sign language to all kinds of music to get you and the kid movin’ and groovin’. (Daddies are of course welcome, too.) Click on through to find your perfect match!
For Global Grooves: Songs for Seeds
Apple seeds is an all-in-one play space for families with children from newborn to five years old, with locations in Chelsea and on the Upper West Side. Each facility features a state-of-the- art indoor playground, 100 different children’s classes per week, unique birthday parties and a summer camp. Apple seeds is a clean, safe and fun space where parents and caregivers can bring their little ones to play, learn and just hang out. A popular class is Songs for Seeds, a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to sing, play instruments (from drums and guitars to pianos and accordions) along with a live, three-piece band, as well as dance and move as much as possible. Kids travel around the world experiencing music and language from a new country every week.
Be in the Know: Classes are designed for children newborn to 5 and are open to both members and NON-members of apple seeds. Anyone can join in on the fun. Next Songs for Seeds session begins in September.
Ages: 0-5 years; all classes with parent/caregiver.
Location: Multiple locations in Manhattan.
Cost: Member and non-member prices available online; click here for info.
<em>photo: Courtesy apple seeds</em>
What’s your favorite baby or toddler class around town? Tell us in the comments below!
— Rachel Sokol