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In the earliest stages of life, kids are constantly responding to stimuli and learning about their environments. Many “Mommy and Me” classes take advantage of this curiosity, offering activities to help your child learn about their new surroundings. These classes are also fun for moms because they allow for quality time and bonding. In the Denver area, there is a wide variety of “Mommy and Me” classes in which you and your child can participate. With everything from swimming to music appreciation, you and your child can try a new activity every day.
The Swim School Of Denver
557 Milwaukee St.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 399-2877

Swimming is an essential life skill, and getting your child started early is fun for both mom and baby. The Swim School of Denver offers a Baby and Me class for children aged six months to two years, accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other caregiver. Lessons are 30 minutes long and focus on breath control, familiarity with water and other essential skills. With a 1:6 parent to student ratio, you and your child benefit from more hands-on instruction. Classes are $52 per month and are held weekly.

The Mama ‘Hood
2902 Zuni St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 643-5662

The Mama ‘Hood provides a broad spectrum of classes, groups and workshops which are beneficial to brand new moms and others with new babies and toddlers. With training classes to help you adjust to life as a new mom to playgroups and even a “Mommy and Me” yoga class, The Mama ‘Hood is a great resource for all parents. The company was founded to offer support to new parents and creates a supportive environment for parents and children alike. Memberships and a la carte pricing options are available for classes and workshops and start at $14 for a drop in.

Swallow Hill Music
71 E. Yale Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-1003

Start your child’s lifelong love of music with the Little Swallows classes at Swallow Hill Music. Classes are available for children aged six months to four years and teach kids the fundamentals of music with sing-a-longs, introduction to simple instruments and other activities. If your child takes a liking to the music or wants to move on to a specific instrument, the school offers other specialized children’s classes for ages 3-6 and over. Music education is a fun way to build your child’s brain development, and these classes are fun for parents and children alike. Classes are $115 for an eight-week session, with discounted rates for members.

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Tales N Tunes
Children’s Music Academy
3426 E. 12th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206

Another option for early music education, Tales N Tunes combines music education with storytelling. Founded by music educator Tonya Lemmons, Tales N Tunes has a variety of classes for children at varying age levels from six months to five years. Classes are tuition-based and start at $175 for a full session for one child. Tales N Tunes teaches children music and stories from all over the world, so your child will be introduced to many different cultural traditions while building language and movement skills.

Belly Bliss
300 Josephine St., Suite 10
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 399-1191

Belly Bliss offers pre and post-natal yoga classes and many other resources for expectant and new mothers. Its BYOBaby class allows moms a chance to exercise with their baby in a safe environment. These classes offer a bonding experience not only for mom and baby but other new moms as well. The studio is supportive and understanding of the needs of new moms, and if your child needs some attention during class, you can step aside and care for them without worrying about being disruptive. Other services at Belly Bliss include chiropractic, lactation consulting and others. Belly Bliss offers tiered memberships or drop-in classes, which start at $20.

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