Being a new Mom or a Dad is the most amazing experience that you will ever have. It is incredibly rewarding and fun. At the same time, it can be stressful, isolating, and exhausting! As a new parent, it is critical to make connections with other parents to feel like part of the community again, and a great way to do that is through Mommy and Me (Parent & Me) classes.
Plus, Mommy and Me classes help increase your little one's mobility, awareness, confidence, language development, and strengthen the bond between you and your child.
From educational groups, music, and dance classes to yoga, gymnastics, and language development, we have gathered a list of the best parent and me classes in and around Los Angeles to help you bond with your child, and to make new friends.
SignShine is an upscale parenting center in Beverly Hills. SignShine’s Parent and Me classes are based on a unique method that will help you in your first steps as a parent. Established in 2005 in Los Angeles by Etel Leit, MS, a pediatric communication consultant and the author of “You are my SignShine” and “Where is Water?”, SignShine specializes in family communication and the promotion of healthy relationships between adults and children, baby sign language, sleep training, and aged based development.
SignShine was featured in the wide media such as on NBC, KTLA Morning Show, Fox 11 Morning News, WEtv, Style Channel and was voted as BEST mommy and me by RedTri and Parent LA numerous times.
8501 Wilshire Blvd. #336
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
From the moment we are born, we struggle to communicate our needs and understand the needs of others. In these classes, they utilize the expertise of their Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist and a Behavioral Specialist to create a unique and educational environment for your child to thrive, and for you to communicate with your kid. They give your kid a voice to communicate instead of crying!
Utilizing baby sign language, they give every child and their caregiver all the tools they need for a better, healthier, and smoother communication. In addition, they incorporate messy art and sensory play created by OTs to help fine/gross motor development, enhances neural pathway connections, cognitive growth, and much more.
LoveBug & Me Music is one of the most unique parent and child music programs you will find in the Los Angeles area. Voted “Best of Los Angeles” by the readers of Red Tricycle, Hulafrog, and Mommy Poppins, parents know that they will enjoy the classes as much as their little lovebugs.
These sweet music and movement classes offer quality programming with live instruments and special themes to keep things interesting. Babies and toddlers alike gain an early appreciation for music, while enhancing brain development, listening, communication, reasoning, social, and motor skills.
Locations: Los Angeles, Silverlake, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, Los Feliz, Topanga Canyon, Woodland Hills, Monrovia, San Marino, Atwater Village, and more.
11677 San Vicente Blvd #312
Brentwood, CA 90049
Get ready to move and play with your little ones! This 45 minute class is an introduction to the world of movement and music for your tiniest dancers building coordination and motor skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.
At Dance for Kids, the teachers encourage creativity, rhythm, balance and listening skills in a fun and easy environment. This class is “drop in” 6 days a week allowing ultimate flexibility to accommodate your child's needs, regardless reservations are suggested to ensure a spot in this fun class!
333 1/2 S. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Mindful Mommy LA is a community for new and expectant parents who wish to cultivate the growth of happy, healthy and joyful little ones. Their Mindful Mommy & Me classes are facilitated by a licensed psychologists and a licensed psychotherapist, who specialize in Mindfulness and early childhood development.
The focus at this Mommy & Me is on integrating mind, body and spirit into the journey of early parenthood. Mindful Mommy’s unique approach provides emotional support for parents while providing developmental guidelines for socializing infants, babies and toddlers. Parents will leave feeling equipped with tools to manage the many challenges and milestones of parenthood and with a new set of mommy and daddy friends for life.
8013 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90046
(323) 782 3331
Play 2 Progress Mommy & Me classes combine sensory play with parent education to support parents and optimize babies' growth. One-hour sessions are led by pediatric occupational therapists who specialize in sensory integration and child development, and birth & post-partum doulas. Classes cover topics such as infant gross & fine motor development, sleep routines, feeding, sensory play activities, coordination, sensory strategies to help calm baby, and toy recommendations.
Each week, your child will explore a different aspect of his/her sensory system through fun sensorimotor activities that promote cognition, visual motor skills, communication, and fine and gross motor development. The goal of the class is to provide a nurturing space where babies experience their first social group, and to help parents feel well-equipped during baby’s often-complicated first years, while forming lasting friendships.
2318 Huntington Drive
San Marino, Ca 91108
The Family Room offers an interactive Mommy & Me program with parent education and fun activities for your little one. Led by a marriage and family therapists with extensive backgrounds in infant and child development, there is a facilitated topic each week that is relevant to the age of your baby, to nurture attachment and learning, with useful handouts and lots of time for questions.
The Family Room provides research-based curriculum, but they want you to trust your gut. You will see the same moms every week. You share, bond, grow, connect and go out for coffee or lunch after class. Sometimes, they even become your life-long friends.
Voted one of the best Kids Music Class by RedTri, LA Magazine & Nickelodeon, this program inspires little ones to express themselves and discover their creativity using their bodies and voices, linking their joy and excitement for music with a connection to their parents and caregivers.
Ladybug’s original class music is a Parent’s Choice Winner and their class CD collections are recommended by the American Library Association. Since 2010, Ladybug Music has grown into an amazing community of warm, friendly families that love music! The awesome, musical teachers are trained to engage and teach your child but not to overwhelm you or your little one.
Locations: Los Angeles - Hollywood - Miracle Mile - Santa Clarita
Santa Monica - Sherman Oaks - Studio City - Tarzana
16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 230
Encino, CA. 91436
So much more than just a Mommy and Me class, these Mothers gathering groups provide education and support to moms who are looking for information, friendship, and tools to determine what fits best for their babies. The Mothers Gathering mommies are grouped together with other mothers whose babies birthdays are generally within several weeks of each other to make long lasting relationships possible.
At A Mother's Haven, the philosophy is there is not one “right way” to parent. What works for you, might not work for another mother. What might work one week, may not work the next. In the Mothers’ gathering class, you will be given tips and strategies for your parenting tool box, helping you to find confidence in your parenting skills and choices.
2810 1/2 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90039
Open since 1995, Silver Lake Yoga is the oldest Yoga studio in Silverlake and among the oldest studios in Los Angeles. Take your baby (Newborn-14 months) to a fun, supportive Yoga class where you can get back into your body and work out the kinks.
At Silver Lake Yoga, you will learn a blend of Hatha Yoga inspired by studies of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, and Mindfulness Meditation while you spend time with your baby and meet other Moms (Daddies are welcome too). The Instructor's goal is to provide excellent yoga instruction in a relaxed, friendly environment where you can be yourself.
2347 Pontius Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Dan the Man’s Superkids Gym offers a variety of Mommy & Me classes starting at 12 months with a wide range of fun and engaging programs. Jump Starters provides a unique opportunity for younger children to experience the thrill of a trampoline, the fun of throwing a ball, and the fundamentals of exercise and balance, all in a safe and dynamic environment under the supervision of qualified and nurturing instructors.
In 2012, Zooga Yoga® opened as the only yoga studio in the LA area dedicated to kids and families. Zooga Yoga has a playful and unique approach to yoga, coupling traditional yoga poses and elements with fun themes that include animal poses, partner poses, music, games and props to create a specialized brand of ‘YogaPlay®’.
Fun animal poses, an animal wall, custom mats and games, breathing techniques, partner poses and exciting music will have you and your child smiling from ear to ear. All skill and experience levels are welcome.
Locations: West Hollywood - Culver City - South Bay
12422 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90025
At My Gym, you and your Tiny Tyke are led through a variety of beginning stretches, exercises, infant songs and dances, baby-safe rides and adventures, balance and agility skills, and introductory tumbling during this motivating program.
A relationship to movement and physical activity begins to develop, as your little one discovers her/his natural abilities, and enhances her/his physical and cognitive development.
Baila Baila Mommy & Me introduces kids to Spanish using music and movement. During the 45 minutes class, you and your baby will spend quality time together while you dance, read books, play and sing in Spanish.
Taught by caring, loving teachers and musicians, Baila Baila Spanish classes are a great way to motivate children to speak Spanish while they are engaged in a total immersion educational experience!
Locations: Santa Monica, Woodland Hills, Culver City, Sherman Oaks
5814 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Play specializes in music and art, and all of their activities are designed for children to participate along with parents or caregivers. In the design of their space and of their programs, they strive to create an environment that encourages exploration. The Parent & Me Classes at Play are fun and exciting for both kids and their adults.
10800 W Pico Blvd. Ste 293
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Kids Artistic Sense Enrichment Program is dedicated to enriching the lives of young children by helping each child reach their full potential in emotional, social, physical, intellectual and cognitive domains through the delivery of services that provide educational and artistic enrichment. Close personal attention to each child is essential to providing a quality experience for all children at Kids Artistic Sense.
2923 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
This 30 minute class is geared toward the little one that wants to dance with mommy in class. This is a great way to let your child explore their creative side and get moving. In this class, students will learn ballet and tap movements through imaginative play and storytelling. Mommies, wear comfortable shoes and get ready to move with your little dancer!
Santa Monica (310) 998-1981
Hollywood (323) 469-5300
Led by credentialed therapists who specialize in early child development and maternal mental health, the Parent & Me groups are the best things that you can do for you and your baby. You will meet other parents with babies the same age as yours and gain the guidance, education and friendships that you as a new parent. The classes are 75 minutes that meet every week for 8 weeks.
3137 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
This is a once a week interactive, creative learning experience that is designed for toddlers and their parents. Watch your child’s creativity blossom before your eyes. There will be stories, songs and engaging art projects to do together. The sessions are usually four week sessions. All materials used are non-toxic and chosen specifically to nurture the developing child.
2880 Rowena Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039
These classes are for new and seasoned parents who strive to ease the transition to new parenthood with enriching classes, guidance, and shared experiences. There are different classes for different age groups for children from 2 months to 3 years old. The classes include music, art, sign language, fitness, and more.
20841 Ventura Boulevard Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 348-PLAY (7529)
These classes stimulate your baby's brain with visual tracking, audio tracking, gentle gross motor skills, music & movement, and vestibular activities. There is a lot of emphasis on attachment and bonding between you and your baby and communication. There are different classes for different age groups from 8 weeks old to 3 years old.
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