Best Classes for Babies and Toddlers in Orlando
New moms often look for opportunities to get their babies and toddlers out of the house and around other kids their age. Mommy and me classes are a fantastic way to spend quality time with your children while meeting other moms and children in Orlando. And these baby and toddler classes aren't just for moms -- dads, grandparents, aunts, nannies, and other caregivers can join in on the fun, too! We’ve rounded up some of the best parent-child classes in Orlando and central Florida.
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Creative Jane Art Studio provides the materials for toddlers to get messy.
Music and Art Classes for Babies and Toddlers in Orlando
Bushel & Peck Studio – Winter Park
Bushel & Peck Studio offers a variety of weekly Musikgarten music classes for newborns through age 6. Parents and their children will sing, dance, chant, and play simple instruments. Classes are 45 minutes long.
Creative Jane Art Studio – Winter Park
Toddler Art Play classes at Creative Jane allow toddlers to explore sensory bins and creative art stations with their parent or guardian. No formal instruction is provided, and art classes are focused toward walking toddlers and preschoolers. Pre-registration is required.
Grow & Sing Studios – Multiple Locations
Grow & Sing Studios offers Kindermusik and a variety of parent-participation music classes starting from newborns up to age 7. Babies will be introduced to a variety of music, instruments, dance, and quality together time. Toddlers learn vocal play, exploration time, story time, and movement activities. Classes are held once per week and last 45 minutes.
Princesses & Princes – Ocoee
Princesses & Princes indoor playground hosts several classes weekly for parents and children to join. Music Mondays is a multicultural music class complete with exercise and guided movements. On Tuesdays, enjoy a 30-minute, arts-and-crafts time with a fun new activity each week.
Seminole County Music Together – Multiple Locations
With locations throughout Seminole and Orange counties, kids ages birth through 5 years (with their adults) enjoy a research-based curriculum and music classes with songs, instruments, and movement activities. Classes are 45 minutes long.
Songs for Seeds – Apopka
Songs for Seeds prides itself on being more than a music class -- it helps lay the foundation of early childhood education through musical activities. Kids will be exposed to music from all over the world, learn animal recognition through sounds and movement, recognize of shapes and colors, and more. Weekly classes are 45 minutes long and designed for newborns to age 6.
Brown’s Gym Orbit Sports Academy offers parent-child classes to get kids moving.
Orlando Mommy & Me Dance and Gymnastics Classes
A Kids Gym – Oviedo
This Oviedo gymnastics facility offers a Muscle Minds parent-child program for ages 4 months through 3.5 years. This movement class is designed to help build motor functions, coordination, and social skills. Classes are 45 minutes long and run during the school year.
All Star Dance Company – Avalon Park and St. Cloud
All Star Dance Company offers a Dance With Me class for ages 18 months to 3 years. The weekly dance class for toddlers lasts for 55 minutes. Toddlers learn the basics of ballet class, jazz class, and tap dance class with parent assistance.
Bella Ballerina – Winter Park
Bella Boppers is a parent-child class for ages 18 months to 2.5 years. Tots learn the basic beginnings of dance class and rhythmic awareness while developing motor skills. Classes for this age group include ballet, jazz, and tap. This type of mommy-and-me class meets once a week for 45 minutes.
Brown’s Gym Orbit Sports Academy – Altamonte Springs
The parent-child class at Brown’s Gym is geared toward ages 18 months through 3 years, and focuses on balance, strength, coordination, and motor skills. The classes are weekly and are 35 minutes long.
Emotions Dance Studio – Longwood
Little dancers and their parents or guardians learn the basics of ballet class, tap class, and jazz class. Parent-participation classes are for kids ages 1.5 to 3 years. The studio is certified in the Leap ‘N Learn program and use a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Footworks Dance Studio – Winter Garden
Dance With Me is an introductory dance class for little ones, ages 2 to 2.5, with the participation of a parent or guardian. Kids will learn new skills through movement, songs, and games.
Legacy Gymnastics – Maitland
Giggling Guppies at Legacy Gymnastics is a parent-child gymnastics class for walking toddlers up to age 2. This structured toddler class helps tots build motor skills and learn basic gymnastics.
The Little Gym – Ocoee and Lake Nona
The Little Gym offers parent and child classes for ages 4 months to 3 years old. Parents can sign up for a free trial class.
My Gym – Multiple Locations
With several locations around Central Florida, My Gym provides parent-participation classes for babies and toddlers from 6 months to 3.5 years. Youngsters in these baby and toddler classes begin to learn skills such as balancing, tumbling, agility, and more.
Outdoor Parent-Child Classes in Orlando
Fables on the Farm - Orlando
Parents and little ones can attend this weekly outdoor storytime event to enjoy a book and visit with farm animals. Fables on the Farm takes place each Wednesday and Saturday, and admission is $12.50 per person (babies 12 months and under are free).
Hike It Baby – Multiple Locations
Parents of babies and young children in Orlando can join other families in the community on local kid-friendly hikes. Branch members can both attend and host hikes.
Howell Branch Academy Songs & Stories – Winter Park
This free event is hosted by Howell Branch Academy and includes singing, dancing, and storytime while remaining socially distanced outdoors. Event is geared toward ages 18 months through 4 years, and their caregivers. Reservations are required.
Nemours Family Zone – Lake Nona
Adults and kids (ages 3-4) are introduced to basic tennis skills in this family class at the USTA National Campus. This interactive class teaches tennis skills needed for advanced level classes, including basic racquet handling, sending and receiving skills, and fundamental athletic skills.
Orlando REP Story Stroll – Orlando
Toddlers ages 2-3 and their caregivers take a journey of creative play through Loch Haven Park with the monthly Story Stroll. Classes are held on Saturdays once a month. Adults can enjoy free coffee and tea after class at the nearby Florida Blue store. In cases of inclement weather, the class will move indoors at Orlando REP.
Storytime at the Zoo – Sanford
The Central Florida Zoo offers a monthly storytime event, located in the Discovery Courtyard outside the zoo entrance. After storytime, kids can meet one of the zoo’s animal ambassadors. This free program is presented by Orange County Library System, and is designed for preschool ages and younger. Zoo admission is not included or required to attend this event.
Tinkergarten – Ocoee and Winter Park
With Tinkergarten, kids and their guardians play and learn together (once or twice per week) in an outdoor setting. Classes are for mixed ages from 18 months through 8 years old. Ocoee classes take place in Freedom Park, while Winter Park classes are at Mead Gardens.
Unless noted, photos by the author
Places featured in this article:
All Star Dance Company - St. Cloud
All Star Dance Company - Avalon
Footworks Dance Studio
The Little Gym of Lake Nona
My Gym Winter Garden
Loch Haven Park
Mead Botanical Garden