24 Best Mommy & Me Classes in Philly

Baby Wordplay classes introduce little ones to literacy.
Baby Wordplay classes introduce little ones to literacy.
8/6/23 - By Lindsay Li

Mommy and me classes in Philly provide an opportunity to learn new skills alongside your little one. Whether you are just starting out in parenting or looking to introduce your child to your love of books, dance or music, or even want to learn a new language together, we're sure you'll find a fun baby or toddler class in Philadelphia. 

Our list of great mommy and me classes in Philly features spots that let you experience great moments with your little one. Is your kiddo a little older? Check out our list of great Toddler and Preschool Classes. For additional information for kids of all ages, browse our Guide to Classes for Kids in Philadelphia.


Movement and Dance Classes for Mommy & Me in Philly

1. Flip Out Productions — Philadelphia

Learn to tumble with Me and You at FlipOut Productions. Children from 10 months to 3 years gain confidence through physical development as parents participate in guiding little ones through tumbling routines and songs. 

2. Philly InMovement — Bella Vista, Queen Village, Northern Liberties

A variety of parent-child participation classes are offered at these three Philly InMovement locations. Children as young as 15 months can join in the fun of tumbling, balancing, and hanging while developing motor skills, gaining muscle and brain stimulation, and growing in self-reliance. Incorporating music and props, classes are fun for you and your little one.

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Delight in mommy and & me movement classes at Philly InMovement. Photo courtesy of Philly InMovement 

3. PlayArts — Fishtown

Play Arts has teamed up with Amrita Yoga in Fishtown to offer Movement Lab classes and Playmusic Family classes geared towards toddlers and their parents. Both classes are offered at the Amrita Yoga studio. These student-centered classes feature movement activities with songs, stories, nursery rhymes, and games.

4. The Living Arts Dance Studios — Northern Liberties

A variety of mommy & me classes are offered at this studio. Parent and child can select from Creative Movement and Acro, Ballet and Tap Combo, and Hip-Hop and Acro. Classes are provided in five-week sessions, giving your little ones a break if needed.

5. Top Hat Dance Studio — Philadelphia

Offered in the fall, mommy-and-me classes allow kids 12-36 months the chance to learn creative movement alongside their favorite caregiver. Through stories, play, and song, kiddos not only develop motor skills but also learn socialization and cognitive skills.

6. Workshops in Dance — Yardley

For more than 30 years, Workshops in Dance provides even the youngest among us a place to learn and foster a love of dance. Parent-child classes include Dancin' Babies for ages 2-3 and Dancin' Mama and Infants for babies. 

Music Classes for Mommy & Me in Philly

7. Mister John's Music — Ardmore, Philadelphia

With locations from the city to the shore, Mister John's Music classes enable newborns through age 4 to learn about music, rhyme, and movement, helping with language development and motor skills. Classes are 45 minutes long and sessions last eight weeks.

8. Nest — Philadelphia

Located in Center City, this spot offers age-specific music classes for babies from 6 weeks to 6 years. Music classes at Nest are geared to get you and your little one moving, learning, and building skills.

9. Rhythm Babies — Philadelphia and the suburbs 

This spot has classes all across the city and suburbs, with a program designed for little ones ages 4 months through 5 years. This program enhances young children’s auditory senses, and cognitive and musical skills through singing, rhythm, and creative movement activities. 

Fitness and Sports Classes for Mommy & Me in Philly

10. Fit4Mom — Philadelphia

Fit4Mom offers classes specifically designed for moms looking to get stronger after baby arrives. Stroller striders classes are child-friendly, giving mom a total body workout and keeping baby entertained through song and activities in parallel.

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Stroller Striders classes are ideal for Philly moms and their kids. Photo courtesy of Fit4Mom

11. Mama's Wellness Joint — Philadelphia

Mama's Wellness Joint offers prenatal yoga classes before baby arrives. Once baby has been welcomed into the world, try a baby-and-me class on Sundays. Geared toward babies 6 weeks to pre-crawlers, these classes allow parents to spend time with their little one while enjoying gentle poses and relaxing the body and mind. 

12. Philly Dance Fitness — Midtown, Rittenhouse

Mommy-and-baby Yogalates is specifically designed to help new moms restore and heal their bodies through yoga and Pilates, while also bonding with their new baby. Babies join mom on the mat as you move through restorative poses.

13. Phield House — Philadelphia

Little Jawns at Phield House provides an opportunity for parent and child to play in a 25,000-square-foot facility. As much as this experience gives kids 5 and younger a chance to burn off energy, it is also a great place for adult conversation for grown-ups. Sibling discounts are available.

14. Romp N' Roll — Willow Grove

Designed specifically for children 3 months to 5 years old, Romp N' Roll's parent-and-child classes allow children to reach developmental milestones through play-based activities building physical and mental skills. Both parents and children get the opportunity for socialization as well.

15. YMCA — Philadelphia and the suburbs 

YMCA locations throughout the region provide parent-and-child swim classes. Children from 6 months to 3 years can participate as they explore an aquatic environment in the arms of their caregivers. Select locations offer parent-and-child introduction to sports classes for kids ages 1-3. This is a great way to expose kids to many different types of sports at a young age.

Language and Literary Classes in Philly for Mommy & Me

16. Free Library — Philadelphia

Parents can take their children to the library for free storytimes at locations throughout the region. Sessions incorporate interactive experiences through song, rhymes, and movement activities. 

17. Spanish Exploradores — Ardmore, Havertown

The baby-and-me preschool class teaches children Spanish through interactive, engaging, age-appropriate activities. Typical classes include storytime, music, singing, dancing, games, movement, and crafts. Outdoor classes are offered at Paddock Park Pavilion in Havertown. Virtual classes are available as well.

18. Spanish Workshop for Children — Blue Bell

Baby and parent can learn Spanish at the same time during these classes. Geared toward kids 15-36 months, classes engage young ones in a playgroup style.

Creative Play and Art Classes in Philly for Mommy & Me

19. ByMySide Parenting Group — Philadelphia

This spot offers playgroup classes that include free open play while parents find new friendships. Kids enjoy circle time and snack as part of the experience but the real joy is in getting to know other caregivers and building a community of friendship for you and your little one. Suggested donation is $5. Grown-ups receive complimentary coffee or tea.

20. Creative Parenting —​ Newtown, Yardley

Offering eight-week sessions of interactive creative play between parent and toddler, little ones develop skills and prepare for school. Children and parents participate in crafts, storytime, music, and build social skills. This is another great place to make new parent friends!

21. Philly Art Center — Queen Village, Cherry Hill, Mount Airy, Fairmount

The class called Art Start is especially for children ages 2-3 and a caregiver. Kids learn motor skills, socialization, and self-confidence while fostering a love for art. 

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Moms and dads can join in the fun at the Philly Art Center. Photo courtesy of the center

22. Sue's Art Class and Create Studio — Philadelphia

Little ones ages 3-5 can bring their favorite grown-up to Sue's Art Class and Create Studio for art fun. Participants use clay, paint, collage, and other media while using their imaginations in hands-on classes. Sessions are 12 weeks in duration.  

Parenting Classes in Philly for Mommy & Me

23. Minnow Lane — Philadelphia

Classes at Minnow Lane are ideal for new moms. Sessions address topics such as breastfeeding, postpartum care, and overall parenting support. 

24. The Nesting House — Mt. Airy

The Nesting House offers periodic new baby meet-ups at select locations. These are designed to help parents connect as they navigate their new role as mom or dad.

Updated for 2023 by Nicole O'Donnell. 

Places featured in this article:

Spanish Workshop for Children

Spanish Workshop for Children

Spanish Workshop for Children

Baby Wordplay - Fairmount

Free Library of Philadelphia

Philly Art Center - Cherry Hill

Philly Art Center- Fairmount

Philly Art Center- Queen Village

Mama's Wellness Joint Secret Garden

Sue's Art Class and Create Studio