DANCE AND JUMP
5985 Meijer Dr., Milford
513-576-1400 or dance-etc.com
Dance, Etc. offers parent-assisted classes for ages 1 – 2, included Diaper Daredevils that is full of exploration, somersaults, parachute play and more.
The Gymnastics Center
3660 Werk Road
513-922-3433 or thegymnasticscenter.com
Walking babies up to age 2 will enjoy a parent-assisted class in an open gym where they can explore equipment at their own pace.
The Little Gym of Mason
8201 Arbor Square Dr.
513-204-1400 or thelittlegym.com/masonoh/
Play is the name of the game here, where kids and their parents can enjoy activities designed to promote development and build a strong foundation for those first critical years.
1329 Ohio Pike, Amelia
513-843-6966 or midwestelitedance.com
A Parent and Me Tot Class is open to ages 1 – 3 years and their moms and dads.
679 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland
513-677-1240 or premiertumblinganddance.com
Premier’s Tot Class focuses on stretching activities and improving coordination, balance, strength and peer interaction.
Reflexions Dance Arts
10832 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash
513-954-8951 or reflexionsdancearts.com
Parent-Tot Tumble Time will improve your little one’s gross motor skills, listening skills and confidence.
Classes held in multiple locations
513-578-1280 or Tippitoesdance.com
Toddler and Me dance classes get Mom or Dad dancing along with little ones as they work on movement, balance and basic dance steps.
MUSIC AND SONG
Baldwin Music Education Center
3799 Hyde Park Ave. (inside Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church)
Musical Beginnings is open to ages 6 – 24 months and is focused on exposing children to music while facilitating interaction between the child and caregiver.
Moms and babes can get a fun intro to music. Visit the web site to find the program nearest you.
The Music Factory
Providing a musical foundation for ages 9 months through five years throughout Greater Cincinnati preschool programs.
This early childhood music and movement program is designed for ages 0 – 7 and their grownups. Head to the web site to find the class nearest you.
Early childhood music education for infants, toddlers and children, and their grown-ups. Visit the web site to find the program nearest you.
7900 E. Kemper Road (inside Kids First Sports Center)
513-510-0439 or songsforseeds.com/oh/cincinnati
Songs for Seeds is a rockin’ music program for newborns to 6 years that includes singing and dancing along with a live, three-piece band. Kids can explore instruments, learn new languages, make art and more.
Summit Country Day School
2161 Grandin Road
513-871-4700 or summitcds.org
The Summit IGKnight program is a music and movement course for parents and their children ages 0 – 30 months. The program is based on research demonstrating how music helps the brain develop.
Toedtman School of Music
3660 Hauck Road
513-772-7900 or toedtmanschoolofmusic.com
The Wee One class introduces infants to music through song, movement and listening, as well as gives little ones a chance to explore basic instruments.
West Chester Academy of Music and Dance
8107 Market Place Dr., West Chester
513-829-2345 or westchesteracademy.com
Music Pups is open to ages 0 – 4 where little ones sing and dance with instruments, bubbles, parachutes and more.
PLAY AND LEARN
Blue Cocoon Mom + Me Play Café
9361 Montgomery Road
513-791-1089 or bluecocoonbaby.com
So many ways to bond with Baby here, whether you want to take a class like Family Yoga or Tummy Time, or just relax in the play café while they explore.
Duke Energy Children’s Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Ave.
513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org/childrens/sprouts
Of course, the Children’s Museum is a cornucopia of fun for kids of all ages, but moms of newborns will appreciate The Infant Garden with a resource room, regular story times and a quiet spot to nurse.
The Jewish Discovery Center
7587 Central Parke Blvd., Mason
513-234-0777, ext. 110 or jdiscovery.com
Moms and tots ages 18 months and older will enjoy songs, crafts and quality time together, beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Call to RSVP.
Jump & Jack’s
7102 Office Park Dr., West Chester
513-779-JUMP (5867) or jumpandjacks.com
Crawlers up to age 2 will love the Toddler Room where they will find fun at every turn.
8485 Ridge Road
513-761-7500 or mayersonjcc.org
Whether you want to get in shape with Baby or enjoy some music and dance time together, the “J” has something for you. Check out Fun and Fit: Mommy and Me Workout, Mommy and Me Music classes, or Mommy and Me Dance for loads of ways to bond with Baby.
10870 Kenwood Road
513-432-5593 or gopogoplay.com
Kids can blow off steam while you bond with Baby and let them explore some fun play equipment in a room designed just for ages 2 and younger – big kids not allowed!
The Red Balloon Café + Play
6200 Montgomery Road
513-620-8328 or redballooncafe.com
Bring the babies to splash on the water table (or head there on Wednesdays, when the table is left dry), take a class on babywearing or breastfeeding and meet up with other new moms.
The Seven Hills School
5400 Red Bank Road, 513-728-2433
2726 Johnstone Place, 513-728-2336
The Beginnings Parent and Toddler Enrichment Program is designed to let babies 12 – 36 months explore, discover and create with their parents to help guide them.
4314 Boron Dr., Covington
859-491-1441 or tottersotterville.com
A plethora of play opportunities for kids through age 10, so bring Big Bro or Sis along while you let your newest addition enjoy structures like the peek-a-book infant tunnel maze.
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
The Library offers loads of story times for moms and babes of all ages, including Library Babies, Toddler Storytime and Movers and Shakers.
Boone County Public Library
Baby Time, Tiny Tots and Family Time are just some of the story times available to little ones.
Campbell County Public Library
Bring your wee ones for Bounce & Rhyme Story Time, along with other storytimes like Movers and Shakers and Lap Time.
Kenton County Public Library
Babes in Storyland is perfect for babies and their caregivers, and be sure to check out Bedtime Stories to help them fall asleep.
Midpointe Library System
Baby Storytime and Rock a Bye Readers are especially designed for babies ages 6 months and older.
Barnes & Noble
Storytimes at Fields Ertel, West Chester, Newport and Florence held on Sat at 11 a.m.
blue manatee children’s bookstore
3094 Madison Road
513-731-2665 or bluemanateebooks.com
ManaBabies is a fun intro to language for your youngest readers, and check out the new ManaBebes for an intro to Spanish.
2692 Madison Ave., 513-396-8960
2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills, 859-912-7860
Story times at the Cincinnati location are at 10:30 a.m. every Mon, Wed and Fri, with an 11 a.m. story time on Sat. Story times at the Northern Kentucky location are 10:30 a.m. every Tue, Thu and Sat.
513-683-6990 or asigningsafari.com
Learn to “talk” with your baby as early as 9 months by using sign language in a class led by a child sign language specialist!
SWIM TIME & FITNESS
Bear Paddle Swim School
9376 Mason Montgomery Road, 513-832-0805
3099 Disney St., 513-285-8855, ext. 2
4012 Seligman Dr., Florence, 513-285-8855, ext. 3
A warm water pool invites moms and their babes ages 6 – 36 months to get acclimated to water, learn to float with parental assistance and more.
Cincinnati Sports Club
3950 Red Bank Road
513-527-4000 or cincinnatisportsclub.com
Parent and child swim clinics are designed for children younger than 3 and will help infants get familiar with the water, swimming basics and to prepare for swim lessons.
Bring Baby to your workout with a Stroller Strides class that offers total body toning for mom and fun for Baby!
Goldfish Swim School
7058 Ridgetop Dr., West Chester
513-857-1700 or Westchester.goldfishswimschool.com
Swim lessons for Baby start with the Mini 1 group, open to ages 4 – 15 months. These 30-minute classes require adult participation and are limited to small groups of six for personal attention.
Lori’s H2O Skills
5610 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Milford
513-515-8468 or lorish2oskills.com
Classes start at 3 months, when “Rubber Duckies” will get used to the water, and learn some basic skills like floating and rolling in the water.
Parent/Child swim lessons are available for ages 6 months and older at the Anderson, Fairfield, Queen City, and the new West Clermont location.
3330 Erie Ave.
513-533-9642 or shineyoga.com
Offering a Baby & Me yoga class for moms and babies under one year of age.
TriHealth Fitness Pavilion
6200 Pfeiffer Road
Learn to Swim and Aquababies are on the roster here in classes or private lessons taught be instructors certified by the American Red Cross.
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
With a parent, infants and toddlers will learn to be comfortable in the water and develop skills that will get them ready to swim while parents focus on water safety and drowning prevention.