Toddler minds are like little sponges, soaking up everything they are exposed to. So, there are a lot of benefits to enrolling your little one in a toddler class or two. This gives him the opportunity to experience new things and encourages learning. If you live in the Richmond, Virginia, area you have several toddler programs to choose from.
Let’s Make Music Together
Expose your toddler to the world of music by enrolling the two of you in a Music Together class at Let’s Make Music Together (musictogetherwithcarol.com). Your toddler will learn to keep a beat, sing in tune and experience the joy of making her own music. Young children learn more about music when they see their parent actively making music, so you will work right alongside your little one in class. This class is open to children under the age of 7.
Rompn’roll (rompnroll.com) has classes for you and your toddler to explore music, art and more in a laid-back, comfortable environment. Classes for 1 year olds include Gym, where your toddler plays with you and the rest of the class in a gym that has a safe padded floor and soft play equipment. At Circle Time you can sing songs and take part in activities like a bubble dance party. Art Explorers is another 1-year-old class where your toddler can use his imagination to create a craft to take home, listen to a story and sing a song. Your 2-year-old toddler can take a Superheroes class, in which he will make a superhero mask in the art room and then leap from tall buildings in the gym. He will think he is Superman! The Princess Class is perfect for the 2-year-old little princess in your family, with art activities, stories, songs and a magical tea party.
Sports Center of Richmond
At the Sports Center of Richmond (scor-richmond.com) you can sign your toddler up for Lil’ Kickers Kids Classes. Starting at 18 months old, your toddler can participate in a soccer program designed just for little ones. Coaches introduce toddlers to the world of soccer with fun, age-appropriate soccer activities. Bunnies is a parent-and-child class for your 18- to 24-month-old toddler. This program includes parachute activities, goal scoring and bubbles. Thumpers is for you and your 25 to 30 month old. You can play soccer games together and work on learning important listening skills, ball skills, balance and foot-eye coordination. Your little soccer star will love having you there by her side during all of these exciting soccer activities.
The Little Gym
You can sign your toddler up for one of the parent/child programs offered at The Little Gym (thelittlegym.com). All of the programs promote early development during your toddler’s first years of life. You’ll be so proud watching your toddler reach new milestones and learn new things. Toddler classes work on increasing physical strength, coordination and balance, boosting knowledge of numbers, letters and colors and developing important social skills. The Birds class is for 10 to 19 month olds, Beasts is for 19 month to 2 1/2 year olds and your 2 1/2 to 3 year old can enroll in the Super Beasts class.