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Best Mommy & Me Classes in LA

February 4, 2015 4:00 AM

(Credit: Wondertree Kids)

(Credit: Wondertree Kids)


One of the best experiences as a new parent (or a seasoned parent), is getting out and socializing with your little one and making new friends and the most convenient way to do so is by taking parent and me classes. From playgroups to yoga, we have gathered up a list of the best parent and me classes in and around Los Angeles to meet and make new friends.

(credit: Babyspace)

(credit: Babyspace)


BabySpace
9170 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 853-3374
www.babyspacela.com

Founders and child development specialists Caren Gitlin and Jessica Battaini strive to ease the transition to new parenthood with enriching classes, guidance and shared experiences. Weekly Parent and Me groups provide a supportive community for parents to learn about child development and parenting topics while bonding with their baby through age appropriate songs, toys and movement activities. Groups are offered for first-time and seasoned parents. Groups are 1hr and 15min, and are available for baby’s ages 3-18 months old.

(credit: Wondertree Kids)

(credit: Wondertree Kids)


Wondertree Kids
The Edge @ Plaza El Segundo
710 S Allied Way
(310) 535-0001
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 535-0001
www.wondertreekids.com

Early childhood, from birth to age 6 is the focus of Wondertree Kids enrichment programs. Wondertree Kids enrichment programs and approach to interactive play helps parents take advantage of their child’s natural curiosity and need for exploration to propel their development of important educational and life skills. In addition to offering popular Music & Sign Language classes, Wondertree Kids also offers Music & Movement classes and more.

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(credit: Silverlake Yoga)


Silverlake Yoga
2810 1/2 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 953-0496
www.silverlakeyoga.com

The competitively priced yoga classes offered by Silverlake Yoga offers the opportunity to stay in shape, relieve stress, address chronic aches and pains, and to connect to a deeper part of yourself. Baby & Me Classes with Juliette also offers parents the opportunity to bring their children to a fun, supportive class where parents can get back into their body and work out the kinks. Baby & Me classes are offered for children that are 6 weeks to 13 months whereas Toddler & Me classes are for walkers up to 3 years. Parent & Me classes are offered for toddlers and babies combined.


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(credit: luckyraccoon/shutterstock)


PlayCreations Kids
Various Locations
(310) 571-8028
www.playcreationskids.com

PlayCreations Kids is different than other Mommy and Me classes in that classes are held at a host family’s home all around the city, either in a building rec-room, backyard or living space. Each host family who decides to take on the event is responsible for finding 8-10 families that are interested in joining the class. Whoever hosts the event doesn’t have to pay for the class either, giving them incentive to host these fun events. A variety of classes are held as well, including one of the most popular classes that has mixed media, art, and music for 5 months – 3 year olds. As the most popular class, this one is a fun mix of all different kinds of activities. They spend the first half of class engaging in music and movement, playing with instruments such as drums, xylaphones, and shakers as well as other props like a parachute, scarves and more. They then move on to working with art. All in all, it great for toddlers! There are other programs for kids aged 24-36 months, 18-36 months and more.

(credit: The Pump Station)

(credit: The Pump Station)


The Pump Station
Various Locations
(323) 469-5300
www.pumpstation.com

The Pump Station is a one-stop-shop resource for new and seasoned parents which offers knowledge, guidance, classes, breast feeding resources, products and more. In addition, they also offer a plethora of classes including pregnancy and child birth preparation, baby care, breastfeeding classes, mom fitness & health, musical play groups, popular lectures and parent and me classes and playgroups. Visit the websitefor class details and locations.

Desiree Eaglin has been taking her kids to Mommy & Me classes for what seems like forever, she thinks the child/parent bond never gets old. She blogs at The Funny Mom Blog. You can find Desiree on Twitter too.

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