Connecting with Other Parents: Mommy-and-Me Classes and Activities

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Introduction

As new parents, it can be challenging to find time to socialize with other parents. However, mommy-and-me classes and activities offer valuable opportunities for bonding with your little one and meeting fellow parents who can provide support and camaraderie.

Free Classes

BABY BEES

This 30-minute program engages parents and babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months in physical bonding activities such as rocking, rolling, and tummy time. Registration is required.

CINCINNATI FOREST PLAY

Enjoy outdoor exploration at these weekly gatherings. Families participate in short hikes, creek adventures, storytelling, and snacks. No registration is necessary. Check Cincinnati Forest Play on Facebook for schedules.

CINCINNATI PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

All 41 branches of the library host regular storytimes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Library Babies fosters literacy and social skills in children aged birth to 18 months, while Movers and Shakers encourages movement and reading engagement in those aged 1 to 4.

KING ARTHUR’S COURT STORY TIME WITH ROB

Settle in for read-alouds and play at this casual meet-up held on the cozy couches of King Arthur’s Court. Grab complimentary coffee and popcorn.

Pre-Preschool Classes with Parents

BEGINNINGS AT THE SEVEN HILLS SCHOOL

Parents and children aged 12–24 months participate in this eight-session preschool simulation. Activities include art, drama, and sensory experiences, along with guided conversations on caregiving.

COUNTRYPLAY

This play-based program fosters cognitive, social, and emotional growth in children aged 10–24 months. Activities include nature walks, puppet play, and building.

NATURETOTS

Parents join toddlers aged 16 months to 3 years in nature-based activities. Children develop physical and social skills while engaging in hikes, games, and songs.

Gymnastics and Dance Classes

DANCE WITH ME AT PRESTIGE DANCE CENTER

This movement and music class strengthens coordination, balance, and social interaction in toddlers aged 18 months to 2 years.

DAYTIME PLAYTIME

Kids aged 2 to 5 years can burn off energy at this drop-in gym class. Obstacle courses and various apparatus provide opportunities for motor skill development.

PARENT/CHILD CLASSES AT THE LITTLE GYM

Explore gym equipment designed for children aged 4 months to 3 years. Age-appropriate classes are offered.

TUMBLE BEES

Parents join their toddlers in these 45-minute classes focused on gross motor skills and developmental milestones.

TIPPI TOES TODDLER & ME DANCE CLASSES

These 30-minute music and motion classes introduce children aged 18 months to 3 years to the world of dance.

TWINKLEBABIES

Movement, rhythm, coordination, and balance are developed in these 30-minute classes for children aged 18 months to 3 years.

Swim Classes

MINI SWIM LESSONS

Bond with your baby in the water. Mini 1 classes are for children aged 4–15 months, while Mini 2 classes are for children aged 16–35 months.

SWIM LESSONS AT KIDS FIRST SPORTS CENTER

Caregivers and toddlers develop water acclimation skills in these infant swim classes.

TEDDY PADDLE SWIM CLASSES

Infants aged 6 months and older can learn basic swim techniques alongside their parents.

Active Classes for Moms

BABY AND ME YOGA CLASSES

Unwind and practice mindfulness with your baby in these yoga classes.

FIT4MOM STROLLER STRIDES

These prenatal and postpartum workouts engage moms in cardio, core, and strength exercises while their little ones ride along in strollers.

LITTLE LEAPERS

High-energy activities, trampoline bounce time, and creative play combine in this program for parents and toddlers aged 5 years old and under.

ROCKIN’ TOTS

Boost your cardio with your toddler at these open-bounce sessions.

Art Classes

CREATIVE TOT MORNINGS

Toddlers aged 18 months and older are introduced to art through storytelling and themed art stations.

POP-POP PARENT-CHILD PROGRAM

Kids explore creative activities such as drawing, painting, and sculpture in a safe environment.

SUPER SPROUTS

Budding Picassos aged 5 years old and younger can express their creativity in this drop-in art-making class.

Music Classes

ACOUSTIC JAM

Children up to 6 years old are exposed to live music and learn about instruments.

BROWN MUSIC TOGETHER

Families experience music through instrument play, songs, and movement activities.

KINDERMINSIK

Music-based classes incorporate instrument play and movement, introducing children to diverse musical styles.

MUSICAL BEGINNINGS

Children aged 6–24 months are nurtured with musical experiences that foster connections with their caregivers.

Culture Classes

SPANISH LESSONS

Immersive Spanish classes taught by native speakers introduce beginner Spanish to children aged 2–6 years.

TOT TUESDAYS

Themed stories and crafts explore seasons and holidays. Registration is required.

Calling All Dads

The Cincinnati Dads Group provides support and opportunities for male caregivers to connect with other dads and participate in family-oriented activities.

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