Taking mommy and me classes is a great way to enjoy time with your young children. These classes typically cater to mothers and their babies and toddlers, and they often cover a range of interests. Even better, while you’re having fun together, your child may experience developmental benefits like improved social and language skills. Keep reading for details about classes and activities for young children and their parents in and around Westerville, Ohio.

Create a Work of Art

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Unleash your creative side and encourage your toddler’s imagination with art classes at Art With Anna. Anna Sokol, a professional artist, offers lessons for adults and children at her Columbus backyard art studio. Sign your kiddo up for private or semi-private art lessons, which come complete with all the supplies your little one needs. If you’d rather partake than watch, you can sign up for Anna’s adult and child private lessons. They also include all the painting supplies, and you can decide on one of many approaches, such as collaborative art pieces.

You can sign up online and head over to Art With Anna at 420 N. Cassady Ave. for your art lessons.

Learn Another Language

It’s never too early or late to start learning another language, and you and your child can do it together at Cultured Kids Club. CKC offers parent and tot classes for toddlers from 18 months to age 3 and their caregivers. Attendees explore new language topics every two weeks, such as colors, food, pets, and family. Class instructors encourage parents and their kids to play and interact to practice new words and phrases, which can help you both retain and build on what you’ve learned. Immersive language activities include songs, games, and crafts. 

Contact Cultured Kids Club on their website to learn more about their classes or visit the facility at 663 Park Meadow Road in Westerville.

Take Virtual Baby Classes

Have you ever wondered about the benefits of yoga for your baby? Have you had a baby recently and want to reach your fitness goals without missing out on time with your new little one? Baby’s Best Beginning in Columbus has the mommy and me classes to help you and your baby grow and thrive together. The organization offers virtual classes that make it easy to bond with your baby and learn important skills without leaving home. Explore classes like infant CPR, tummy time, baby massage, and nutrition and fitness. You can purchase classes individually or as a bundle. 

Head over to the Baby’s Best Beginning website to learn more about their virtual baby classes.

Check Out the Conservatory

The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers several fun ways for parents and their children to learn and explore together. Visit the conservatory together to discover its museum exhibits, gardens, and greenhouse, and stay for lunch with the family. While you’re there, learn about the conservatory’s educational programs. With offerings for all ages, you’re sure to find something to enjoy with your child. Sign up for all-ages classes to take together or check out the nature school and summer camp programs. 

Find more information about these programs on their website or visit the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1777 E. Broad St. in Columbus.

Go for a Swim

Whether you’re ready to enjoy some summer sun or getting ready for a trip to an indoor water park, swimming lessons can help your family stay safe in the water. You can get your kids ready for the pool with swim lessons at Aqua-Tots in Westerville. The swim school offers lessons for all ages, and the youngest kiddos get to learn with mom or dad at the facility’s parent and tot classes. Work together on basics like learning to hold your baby in the water confidently, introducing your baby to back floating, and teaching your baby to reach for the pool’s edge. 

Call Aqua-Tots at (614) 984-3732 for more information on the facility’s offerings or fill out the online contact form to sign up for early swim lessons for your child.

Make Music Together

Introduce your baby or toddler to music and art at The Art of Music in Lewis Center. This studio offers a wide range of classes that help kids develop artistic and musical skills through movement and self-expression, and all classes for children ages 1 through 6 require adult accompaniment. Enjoy one-hour classes on topics like visual art, mixed media, and integrating music and art, all designed with the developmental needs of young kids in mind. You can also sign your toddler up for children’s yoga and check out the canvas club art program for older kids in the family.

Explore classes online and head over to 129 Orangewick Drive North to experience The Art of Music.

Read Some Stories

Libraries are treasures for families, and the Westerville Public Library is no exception. Enjoy reading to your children in the kid’s section, or grab a stack to check out and bring home. The library also offers events for young kids, including Baby Storytime for babies through age 2. This free, online event takes place every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., and you can sign up weekly on the library website. If you have an older child, you can also check out fun summer programs like the Read & Make a Splash! where kids can earn prizes for reading during break.

Browse the library’s programs online or stop in at 126 S. State St. for more information.

What do you think of our choices? Is there anything we missed? We’re always looking for suggestions to keep families who attend our early learning center entertained, and Creme de la Creme of Westerville would love to hear your recommendations. If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained while you’re at work, check out our programs. From infant and toddler to after-school and summer camp options, we give kids of all ages fun, safe learning experiences. Contact us today so we can add your favorite activities to our list or tell you more about our offerings.