If you are a mama, then you know there is so much truth to the saying, “the years are short, but the days are long”. And if you are a mama to one of those pint size littles, you know how important it can be to get them (and you!) out of the house when those days are feeling extra long.
The answer, for many, is enrichment classes. Whether it be music, gymnastics, art, or more – it is nice to give those toddlers some social interaction with other kids their age and for mama to have interaction with other adults and a fun break in the daily routine.
There is something for every little one on this list!
And if you have bigger kids… check out of Kids Activity Guide for more options.
IGKnight Music and Movement
Ignite your baby’s body and mind while experiencing music and movement together! You and your child will strengthen your everlasting bond while exploring age-appropriate instruments, songs, stories, movement, and dance. Activities are designed to stimulate children from birth to 24 months and can be replicated at home.
The 45-minute class meets weekly on Monday or Wednesday mornings over three sessions (fall, winter, & spring) and are ideal for grandparents and caregivers.
Check out this video to see the fun in action!
Miss Nancy's Musikgarten
Miss Nancy’s Musikgarten specializes in music education for young children and their families.
You and your children will sing, dance, and play instruments in an informal setting, nurturing each child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Classes feature Musikgarten, a comprehensive music curriculum which purposefully leads children toward musical literacy and a lifetime of musical enjoyment.
Classes are available for children, newborn through age 6.
Tuition covers fourteen classes:
30 minutes for Babies and Toddlers
45 minutes for Cycle of Seasons and Music Makers
There is an additional fee for take-home family materials.
Gymnastics and dance are ideal sports to promote physical, emotional, and social growth in kids… and we know the perfect place!
Perfection Gymnastics School teaches more than handstands, back handsprings, and pirouettes. They focus on the whole child and inspire strong character and excellence through their relationships and knowledge of the sport. Perfection offers recreational gymnastics classes for children ages 18 months-18 years, and well as tumbling, ninja, adaptive gymnastics, and dance. In addition, they provide many special events like open gyms, parents night out, birthday parties, clinics and day camps.
If you have a little one who just can’t sit still and loves to climb, flip, and hang, we recommend a free trial class or Open Gym at Perfection Gymnastics. Perfection classes run on a monthly schedule, not sessions, which allows for more flexibility. One month of tuition includes:
Four classes on the day and time of your choosing
A small annual registration fee covers the whole family for a full year of fun, from classes to special events
Baldwin Music Education Center
Baldwin Music Education Center has been here for over 60 years, with the belief that “Every Life Needs Music”! We love that history and dedication to the impact of music that makes them a trusted source for our children’s musical education! When you enroll your child in a class at Baldwin Music Education Center, you can expect an outstanding curriculum taught by gifted teachers that combines the cognitive, social, emotional and musical concepts every young life needs!
Engaging group classes (forming year round for ages 6 months on up!) offer educational and pedagogically comprehensive activities and one-of-a-kind piano classes take the very best of group synergy and turns it into an incredible experience for young pianists.
Lots of class options, affordable pricing, and a convenient location make this a #momwin for sure! Plus, Music Education classes at Baldwin Music make them an “arts magnet” preschool option!
Learning Through Play Cafe
Learning Through Play Cafe offers different activities each month geared towards families with little ones. All activities are included in the price of play, so come for the enrichment and stay for the coffee, conversation, and open play time. The best way to stay in the know about planned activities is to follow the Learning Through Play Facebook
Mom Tip – The coffee & drink menu is the stuff mom dreams are made of and they even offer curbside pick up on days you can’t stop by to play. Sign us up!
Learning Through Play Cafe – Play admission includes a “craft of the day”.
The Red Balloon Cafe – Variety of creative classes to choose from on a regular basis.
The Cincinnati Museum Center – Check out Story Tree Time on Wednesdays at 11am and the Super Sprouts program.
Mayerson JCC – A variety of classes and events offered throughout the year.
Cincinnati Art Museum – Offers several family programs for the little ones. From Baby Tours to Wee Wednesdays, Mad Cap Productions & more!
Behringer-Crawford Museum – Tot Tuesdays every third Tuesday of the month from 10:30-11:30am.
The Art Spark – Creative Tot Mornings hosted every Monday-Thursday between 10-10:45am; Fridays offer Creative Play and Snack from 9-11am.
The Cincinnati Zoo – Offers Zoo Troop for toddlers. The series runs weekly for 4 weeks.
The Highfield Discovery Garden – Part of Glenwood Gardens and offers a weekly educational program for all ages, included with admission.
The Cincinnati Nature Center – Variety of sessions offered, pre-registration is required.
Soccer Shots – Offers a mini session specifically designed for 2-3 year olds.
Kids First Sports Center – Ofers gymnastics programs for infants and up!
The Little Gym – Parent child gymnastics and music classes for infants – 36 months.
Go 2 Grow Gymnastics – Offering activities for the preschool child 1 to 6 six years of age, focused on Body Basics for the preschool child in gymnastics, movement, and sports skills.