Best Mommy-and-Me Classes in Atlanta for Babies and Toddlers

Caregivers and kids dance and sing at Music Together. Photo courtesy of Music Together
Caregivers and kids dance and sing at Music Together. Photo courtesy of Music Together
9/10/23 - By Elsa Simcik

Bond with your little one during Mommy and Me—or really, Parent and Me—classes that help caretakers spend quality time with their babies and toddlers. Moms and dads have so many options in Atlanta for parent-child classes. From dance and gymnastics to art and music, Atlanta parents can try out fun, cute ways to connect with their young kids. 

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Atlanta Mommy and Me classes Dunwoody Nature Center's Mommy and Me Nature Class
Explore the natural world during a parent-child class at Dunwoody Nature Center. Photo courtesy of the center

Outdoors & Nature Parent-Child Classes in Atlanta

1. Dunwoody Nature Center (DNC) - Dunwoody

Parents and toddlers (18 months-3.5 years old) explore the outdoors and participate in themed activities. Sign up for a six-week session on one of the four days the DNC offers the class. Groups meet from 10-11am and 11:15am-12:15pm on their scheduled day.

2. Atlanta Botanical Garden - Midtown 

Parents dive into nature with their kids (ages 2-5) every Tuesday under shade trees on the Great Lawn during Garden Playtime. Garden staff lead the group in artistic activities. Seasonal: March-October.

3. Zoo Atlanta Adventure Cubs - Grant Park

Each month kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers explore a new theme—a different animal and region. The hour-long program includes an activity, a story, and a take-away memory. Program leaders send the kids with a to-go activity to do at the zoo. Zoo admission is included with the cost of the class.

atlanta mommy and me classes High Museum of Art's Toddler Thursdays
Designed for children ages 15 months-3 years and their caregivers, High Museum Toddler Thursdays engage children's creativity. Photo courtesy of the High

Music & Art Classes for Babies and Kids in Atlanta

4. The Music Class - Multiple Locations

From East Cobb to Suwanee, Buckhead to Johns Creek, families can always find The Music Class nearby. Founded in Atlanta, it is now all over the world. Parents attend infant classes with their babies or can choose a class with a mix of ages (babies-4) in the Music Pups program, ideal for siblings. The young children learn original music, dance and play instruments during the 45-minute class.

5. Vinings School of Art - Smyrna

Parents choose to paint with their child in a private session or join a group class of other parents and children. Classes are one hour and are designed for children ages 4 and up.

6. Music Together - Vinings and East Cobb

Caregivers and their little ones sing, dance, and play in these 45-minute sessions. Music Together offers classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and children with special needs.

7. High Museum Toddler Thursdays - Midtown 

Caregivers and toddlers (15 months to 3 years) visit the High Museum of Art to engage in art-making activities based on a weekly theme. Entry to galleries is included. Parents register for one of two time slots each week but do not have to commit to attending every week.

Mommy and Me Movement and Dance Classes in Atlanta

8. Gymboree - Multiple Locations 

Parents find lots of options at Gymboree, which has parent-child classes for newborns through age five. Babies experience tummy time, sensory play, and music while toddlers play on monkey bars, crawl through tunnels, and dance.

9. Atlanta Ballet - Multiple Locations 

Adults and their 2-year-old tiny dancers bond by learning locomotive movement in these 45-minute Tiny Dance and Me classes. Parents can choose from three Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education sites—two in Buckhead and one in Virginia Highland.

10. Buckhead Gymnastics: Moms, Pops, and Tots - Buckhead

Toddlers and their caregivers learn basic movements and gymnastic skills from the gym's trained instructors in a fun environment.

11. The Peach Pit - West Midtown and Sandy Springs

Bring babies ages 10-18 months to the Peach Fuzz classes for parent-assisted fun. These 30-minute classes help your child's growth and development through music and movement. There's also a toddler class for kids ready to venture new moves on their own.

12. Ready Set Go - Sandy Springs

Enroll in the various Mommy and Me classes at Ready Set Go, focusing on music and dance; movement; and even yoga. Sessions include four classes per month.

 

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