Every moment you get to spend with your child, especially in their developing years, creates lasting memories. Taking a mommy and me class is a wonderful way to share an activity with your child and helps you bond with them in a special way. Our team at Crème de la Crème of Cedar Park understands that it’s often a challenge to find the best mommy and me class in the Cedar Park, Texas, area. That’s why we put together this list of the six best classes you and your youngster can attend.
Art in Cahoots
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Throughout the year, the Dougherty Arts School in Austin hosts pop-up art expression classes called Art in Cahoots. These parent and child classes are designed for pre-kindergarten-age youngsters and their parents. Each free one-hour class provides participants with sensory, multi-disciplinary art-based activities. These classes help children learn what it’s like to be in a classroom setting and build social-emotional skills while feeling comfortable being with their parents. To help ensure a spot in these pop-up classes, register with Eventbrite and you’ll receive notifications for the class schedule, time, and location.
Location: Dougherty Arts School at 1110 Barton Springs Road and other locations throughout Austin.
Velocity Music Academy
Kids love playing music, singing, and dancing, and they’ll get a chance to do these activities when you enroll them in Velocity Music Academy. Children ages 3 to 5 (with parents watching) get to participate in group classes based on the music curriculum developed by the National Music Standards for children in this age group, including learning musical concepts such as steady beat, tone matching, listening skills, and musical vocabulary. Enrolling your child in the Music Explorers class helps them to hone their musical skills to help them continue on their music education journey in a fun and supportive way.
After your and your child’s music lessons, enjoy a meal at one of these family-friendly restaurants in the Cedar Park area.
Location: 2301 S. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park.
Cedar Park Dance Company
If you and your child enjoy listening to music and dancing together, you’ll appreciate the 45-minute movement classes at Cedar Park Dance Company. This mommy and me class incorporates singalongs, tumbling, and creative movement that helps young kids develop their fine and gross motor skills, self-awareness, and self-confidence. Mommy and me classes at Cedar Park Dance Company classes are held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Location: 200 Buttercup Creek Blvd. Suite 104 in Cedar Park.
Emler Swim School
It’s important for young children to learn how to swim if you plan on having them around water, whether it’s your backyard pool, community pool, or local lake or river. Enrolling your youngster in Emler Swim School in Cedar Park is one of the best ways to ensure your child learns water safety, swim strokes, and how to become a safe swimmer. The innovative swim curriculum offers classes for specific age groups, and each group has levels that build on each other.
Bring your 2- to 5-month-old baby with you to the Bathtime Babies class, where you’ll learn skills that allow you to introduce your baby to an aquatic environment in your bathtub at home. The instructors for this once-a-week 30-minute class will teach you how to familiarize your baby with the joys of water.
You and your child between 6 and 35 months can also enroll in the Waterbabies class, which has six levels to progress through. Older kids can take swimming lessons in groups with instructors to help them learn underwater breath control, kicking techniques, and, eventually, competitive swim strokes.
Location: 1310 E. Whitestone Blvd., Suite 590, Cedar Park.
Oak + Lotus
Yoga is a great form of exercise that helps develop your strength, flexibility, and mind/body awareness. Kids benefit from yoga, as it helps them to become aware of their bodies and emotions. At Oak + Lotus in Austin, you can take a baby and me class that helps you bond with your baby while moving your body in a structured and healthy way, especially post-partum.
During this class, the professional instructors teach you how to move and breathe while interacting with your baby. This flexible class allows you to take breaks during the session to feed your baby, change their diaper, or let them take a nap as needed. On busy days when you and your baby can’t attend an in-person class, you can continue your routine and exercise with your baby at home with Oak + Lotus’s online class.
Location: 1415 W. William Cannon Drive, Suite 104, Austin.
The Little Gym
Kids get a kick out of climbing and tumbling, and you can share their joy and enthusiasm for gymnastics when you take the mommy and me classes at The Little Gym in Austin. The instructors at The Little Gym use a three-dimensional learning style that includes movement to support strength, flexibility, and coordination; boosts brain power by nurturing listening skills, concentration, and decision-making skills; and promotes teamwork, sharing, and cooperation with your kid’s peers in Little Gym’s Citizen Kid philosophy.
The Little Gym offers parent/child classes based on age groups. In the Bugs class, you and your 4- to 10-month-old child will learn the basics of gymnastic floor work for functional development. If you have an older child 10-19 months old, you can take the Birds class with your youngster.
This class builds on the skills kids learn in the Bugs program as they gain the necessary strength, coordination, and confidence to tackle more advanced moves. Youngsters 19 to 36 months can take the Beasts/Super Beasts class with you to enhance and build on the gymnastics skills they learned in the Bugs and Birds classes.
Location: 2716 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin.
Don’t these mommy and me classes sound divine? Do you have a recommendation for other classes that you and your child can take together? If you have a suggestion, let our team at Crème de la Crème of Cedar Park know, and we’ll share the information with the rest of our local community.