TIGAR Gymnastics And Cheer (credit: TIGAR Gymnastics And Cheer)
The source of this quote is unknown, however it perfectly captures life with a toddler: “Silence is golden—unless you have a toddler. In that case, silence is very, very suspicious.” Between the ages of 1 to 3 years old, children have tons of energy that, if not properly guided and directed, could result in utter insanity. Additionally, the toddler stage in a child’s life is crucial for learning skills they will need the rest of their lives. Entertain and educate your young ones with these toddler-friendly activities in Denver.
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center
350 S. Dahlia St.
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 399-2660
www.jccdenver.org

For children 18 months to 3-years-old, the Jewish Community Center offers four different activities: Kinder Kixx (pre-soccer), Maxi-Tumbling, Artistics Tots, and Sticky Fingers Cooking. These programs run at various times throughout the year, and if you’re a member at the JCC, these classes are offered at a discounted rate. Additionally, there are mixed age music (newborn to 5 years old) and tumbling (newborn to toddler) classes available.

Children’s Museum Of Denver
2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-7444
www.mychildsmuseum.org

With numerous different areas on-site for children to play, interact, and learn, the Children’s Museum of Denver is a great place to take toddlers. Depending on their specific ages, portions of the museum that will work for your toddler range from the Meadow to Fire Station No. 1. In these various exhibits, your toddlers get hands-on education with colors, letters, shapes, sizes, basic arithmetic, and so much more. Older toddlers can dress up as fire fighters. Younger toddlers will enjoy the color and shape scavenger hunt in the Grove.

Tales N’ Tunes
3426 E. 12th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
talesntunes.org

An early childhood literacy, music, and movement organization in Congress Park, Tales N’ Tunes’ signature class is designed for children ranging from just-born to five years old. Using a variety of books, Tales N’ Tunes aims to teach your toddlers about the creation of music with their bodies and voices. While this class takes place in a multi-age environment, the organization ensures each child’s individual needs, talents, and skills are addressed and nurtured. Tales N’ Tunes also offers an evening pajama party class.

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TIGAR Gymnastics And Cheer
4860 Van Gordon St., Unit B
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(720) 898-4427
www.tigargymnastics.com

Offering three different classes for the toddler age range, TIGAR Gymnastic and Cheer’s mission is to help children develop self-knowledge and passion. For toddlers, TIGAR focuses on “fundamental principles of trying new skills in a safe, structured environment, improving a preschooler’s physical, cognitive, emotional / social and gross motor skills (things like making friends, turn-taking, following directions, etc.).” Younger toddlers can enjoy some tumbling time with mom and dad in the Parent & Tot class. Older toddlers can enroll in the hour-long TIGAR Cubs class.

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

Belly Bliss in Cherry Creek North offers art and yoga classes for parents and their toddlers. Art classes at Belly Bliss have toddlers playing and learning with paint, clay, glue, and paper. Their various yoga classes teach toddlers basic and fundamental poses of yoga through stories, songs and games.There’s also a storytime yoga class for children up to four years old.

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