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"Mommy and Me" Winter Classes in Marin

Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga & Parent Center, San Anselmo; photo by Fluid Frame

Looking for a local "mommy and me" class for you and your little one? Here is our list of classes throughout Marin County for children and their moms, dads, or caregivers to participate in together. The classes are either drop-in or you need to RSVP. Check with their website or call to find out before you attend with your little one. 

Sausalito

  • Pre-Ballet: Mommy and Me
    City Hall Exercise Room, Sausalito
    Fridays, 10–10:45 am (ages 2–3) or 11–11:45 am (ages 3–4)

    This playful class with Miss Matrisha improves motor skills as children perform finger plays, dance to nursery rhymes, and move with balls or scarves to music. Wear comfortable clothing, such as leggings and a stretch top or leotards and tights. Come barefoot or wear ballet shoes. Pre-registration required. Location: 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. For more info, call (415) 289-4100 or visit their website.
  • Family Classes at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
    Fort Baker, Sausalito
    Various times throughout week

    Explore art, music, dance, sign language, culture and more in the Discovery Museum's Family Classes. Each series offers multiple sessions for deep engagement with the topics, and includes museum admission for one adult and one child. Location: 557 McReynolds Road, Ft. Baker in Sausalito. For more info, call (415) 339-3900 or visit their website.

Mill Valley

  • Playdate Mondays
    Studio 4 Art, Novato
    Mondays, 10 am–noon

    Come and play at Studio 4 Art. Exploration, sensory experiences, social interactions for mom and toddler. Come in anytime between 10 am and noon and let your little one play in experiences that you wouldn't want to have to clean up at home. This is not a teacher-led experience, but a child-led experience. No instruction and not a structured class. Drop in available; every attendee must register. Fee is donation based; pay what you can. Location: 1133 Grant Avenue, Novato. For more info and to register, visit their website.
  • Intro to Music & Performing Arts: Parent & Child
    Strawberry Recreation, Mill Valley
    Wednesdays, 11:15 am–noon

    Introduction to rhythm, music, song and dance through this creative and imaginative performing arts program. Music circle includes instruments, children?s songs and group activities. Performing arts introduces children to movement, dance and principles of gross motor learning readiness. Location: 118 E Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley. To register, call (415) 383-6494 or visit their website.
  • It’s Yoga, Baby Yoga + Massage
    Mill Valley Community Center, Mountain View Room
    Fridays, 10:45–11:35 am

    This sweet program includes yoga movement, songs and infant massage for babies that enrich their development and deepen the parent/caregiver and child bond. Connecting mind, body and breath, parents and caregivers open the upper body and build core strength incorporating baby as appropriate. This class is for newborn to pre-crawling. Register here.
  • It's Yoga, Toddlers
    Mill Valley Community Center, Mountain View Room
    Fridays, 10–10:30 am
    Playful and fun, young children with a parent or caregiver, lay the foundation for yoga with animal yoga poses, songs, stories and games that help develop positive life skills. Register here.
  • Parent Infant/Tot Swim Class
    Mill Valley Recreation Pool
    Saturdays & Sundays, times vary depedning on age

    Parent/Tot (6–36 Months) This course is structured to introduce very young children to basic swimming skills while still in the security and comfort of their parents arms. Skills taught include: bubble blowing, going under water, floating, safe water entry and exit, arm and leg actions on front and back and water safety. The course is designed to promote learning through a positive experience by teaching through songs and games. Location: 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. For more info, call  (415) 383-1370 or visit their website.
  • Playnastics
    Mill Valley Recreation
    Thursdays, 10:15 am, 10:45 am and 11:15 am

    Children enjoy 30 minutes of jumping, romping and rolling with their adult companion and other children in their age group. The focus is on developing coordination through motor skills with a strong emphasis on socialization and group involvement. Katie uses balance beams, mats, bar, parachutes and more to help challenge your child’s natural desire to explore movement. Register by calling (415) 383-1370 or online here.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    Hauke Park
    Mondays, 9:30–10:30 am

    Join Fit4Mom Marin for Stroller Strides workout with your baby. The class consists of a warm up, a power walk/optional running and "stations" where we do a variety of body toning exercises. We use exercise tubing (which we provide you with), the stroller and the environment to create our gym. If your baby is fussy, instructors will gladly help rocking your stroller or show you exercises that you can do with your baby. Location: Hauke Park, 1 Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley.  For more info, call (415) 734-8174 or visit their website.
  • Supernovas: Parent & Me (Ages 18 months–2 years)
    Tumble Spot Marin
    Various days and times

    These fun classes explore the fundamentals of gymnastics movement and strengthening through basic tumbling skills, games and music.  Parents (or caretakers) learn how to properly hold, spot and assist their child in a variety of exciting tumbling, balance and agility skills on the bars, balance beam, floor, trampoline and vault. Location: 750 Redwood Highway, Suite 1212, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 380-0887 or visit their website.

Corte Madera

  • Parent and Me Gymnastics
    The Cave, Corte Madera
    Tuesday–Friday, 10:10,
    Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:10 am & 9:10 am
    Come to the Cave with your infant or toddler and play in the giant padded playground. Instructors will teach you ways of playing with your children that will encourage the development of movement patterns that will benefit them throughout life. Suitable for ages 18–36 months, and will help prepare children to move into the Cave's preschool gymnastics program. Location: 412 Tamal Plaza, Corte Madera. For more info, call (415) 927-1630 or visit their website.
  • Mom and Me Gymnastics
    Corte Madera Community Center
    Wednesdays at 10:45-11:15 am

    Teach parents to help their children to use gymnastics equipment safely and effectively. For ages 1-2. Organized activities to help motor skills for toddlers. Children socialize with other children the same age, learning to share and follow simple directions. Location: 498 Tamalpais Drive in the Main Hall of the Community Center. For more info, call (415) 927-5050 or visit their website.

San Anselmo

  • Mom and Baby Yoga and Pilates
    Pomegranate, San Anselmo
    Yoga: Mondays, 12:30 pm, Wednesdays, 2:30 pm, Fridays, 11 am

    Pilates: Tuesdays, 10 am
    Enjoy your baby, reconnect with your body, and meet other new moms in Pomegranate's postnatal mom and baby yoga or pilates class (non-crawling babies only). Cost: $22 drop-in. Location: 25 Tamalpais Avenue, San Anselmo. For more info, call (415) 785-3173 or visit their website.
  • Mommy & Me-My First Art Class
    Isabel Cook Community Center, San Anselmo
    Fridays, 10:15–11 am

    In the class, you and your child will explore different textures, scents, and colors together through a wide range of exciting (and safe!) mediums. We will learn about clay, paper–ripping, glue, different kinds of paint, pompoms, buttons and beads, fabric and yarn, and so much more. Parents will be encouraged to explore and observe how their child interactswith the materials and how their child responds to the materials. Location: doodlebug Art Studio, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. For more info, call (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.
  • Toddler Tumbling
    Isabel Cook Community Center, San Anselmo

    Starting September 11, Various days & times
    Our toddler tumbling classes combine instructor initiated activities with children’s freedom of exploration. There is circle time with songs and rhymes and plenty of time for free play, which helps the young child to develop large motor skills through age appropriate activities. Parent participation is required for all Toddler Tumbling classes. To register, call (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.

Fairfax

  • Community Music Class
    Fairfax Women's Club
    Starting September 11, Mondays 10–10:45 am

    Come join us for 45 minutes of music and play, including rhythmic rhymes, songs and instrument play.  During this lively session, young ones learn traditional folk songs and hands on music and circle games.  The class is informal, non-performance-oriented and developmentally appropriate for children and parents/caregivers.  Music selection will primarily be based on requests, so be ready to sing your favorites, and learn a few more! *No prior musical experience necessary. Cost: $15 drop-in per child (up to 2 children). Location: 46 Park Road, Fairfax. For more info, visit their website.

  • New Parents and Babies Group
    Fairfax Community Center
    Starting in September, Tuesdays, 11 am–12:30 pm

    New Moms and Babies Group for anyone with a baby 0–12 months old. This group offers a safe and supportive environment conducive to sharing about topics such as emotional and physical recovery after birth, expectations surrounding being a mother, changes in lifestyle and in relationships, finding support, trusting caregivers, life balance and sleep, navigating medical care, child development, play and temperament, among other topics and issues. First visit free, $35 annual membership fee to Fairfax Moms. Location: Fairfax Community Center, 16 Park Road, Fairfax. For more info, visit their website.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    San Anselmo Memorial Park
    Tuesdays, 9:30–10:30 am

    Join Fit4Mom Marin for Stroller Strides workout. The class consists of a warm up, a power walk/optional running and "stations" where we do a variety of body toning exercises. We use exercise tubing (which we provide you with), the stroller and the environment to create our gym. If your baby is fussy, instructors will gladly help rocking your stroller or show you exercises that you can do with your baby. Location: 000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. Meet in front of the parking lot on the grassy area. For more info, call (415) 734-8174 or visit their website.

San Rafael

  • Jumping Jacks
    San Rafael Community Center
    Ongoing: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30–10:30 am (0–26 months) or 10:30–11:30 am (26 months–4 years)

    Jumping Jacks is an hour-long class that consists of activities that encourage creative movement, balance and hand-eye coordination. These activities are done in a high-energy, fun-filled atmosphere. The first half of each class is free play—parents/caretakers are expected to have fun interacting with their child! The last half hour of class is group time; have fun dancing with scarves, playing with the parachute and of course popping bubbles! Location: 618 B Street, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
  • JymBABIES
    Osher Marin JCC

    Tuesdays, 9:30–11 am
    JymBABIES offers little ones (ages birth – 2 years old) with parent or caregiver a soft indoor playground for climbing, crawling, sliding, bouncing in a bounce house, building, dancing, scooting and more. On-site cafe and kid-friendly food and snacks. Drop-in $10 per visit or 10 visits for $90. For more info, call (415) 444-8000 or visit their website.
  • Parent & Child Movement Education (18 months to 4 years old)
    San Rafael Gymnastics
    Call for days/times

    During these years of development children will begin to explore different ways that their bodies moves through space. These classes will expose children to activities that will heighten their body awareness and increase their strength and coordination. These classes will also challenge children's minds and bodies and help build self-confidence. Students experience climbing, jumping, hopping, rolling, balancing and swinging in a fun and success oriented environment. (Parent participation is required). Location: 129 Carlos Drive, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 491-1290 or visit their website.
  • Tenacious Twos
    GymWorld
    Tuesdays–Saturdays, 9:30 am

    Parent and child participate together in this 45-minute movement exploration class. It is a wonderful way to introduce hand-eye coordination, motor skills and listening skills. Parents follow along with their child through age appropriate apparatus circuits training. For 20 months up to 3 years. Location: 3040 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 482-8580 or visit their website.
  • Pre-Ballet First Class
    Terra Linda Community Center
    Starting September 12, Tuesdays, 9:45–10:30 am

    For ages for ages 2–3 years. Moms, dads, and nannies are encouraged to participate in this fun introduction to creative movement and dance. Location: 670 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
  • Toddlers Gymnastics
    Mega Elite Gymnastics Academy, San Rafael
    Starting August 28, Monday–Friday, 9:30 am

    This is an adult participation class. Through this structured class, children strengthen their motor skills and social skills, and build body awareness and coordination. This class is designed to create a safe and fun environment for children to learn gymnastics skills and movements through obstacle courses, music, and spotted stations. Location: 72 Woodland Ave, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 257-6342 or visit their website.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    Civic Center Lagoon Park, San Rafael
    Thursdays, 9:30–10:30 am

    Join Fit4Mom Marin for Stroller Strides workout. The class consists of a warm up, a power walk/optional running and "stations" where we do a variety of body toning exercises. We use exercise tubing (which we provide you with), the stroller and the environment to create our gym. If your baby is fussy, instructors will gladly help rocking your stroller or show you exercises that you can do with your baby. Location: Civic Center Drive/Armory Road. Meet on grassy area by playground. For more info, call (415) 734-8174 or visit their website.

Novato

  • Big & Little
    Novato Gymnastics Center
    Tuesdays, 10–10:45 am and 11–11:45 am, Wednesday, 9–9:45 am and Thursday–Saturday, 9–9:45 am

    Big & Little is a parent participation class for 1 year olds. This class focuses on movement exploration and privides opportunities for students to socialize with other children of the same ages. Location: 950 Seventh Street, Novato.For more info, call (415) 899-8279 or visit their website.
  • Diaper Daredevils
    Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato
    Fridays, 10–10:45 am

    A 45 minute parent participation class for 2-3½. This class gives parent & child a chance to bond but also gives the child a chance to start experiencing some independence in a physical activity class. Location: 70 Digital Drive, Suite 3, Novato.  For more info, call (415) 382-7827 or visit their website.
  • Kindermusik Babies and Kids
    Kindermusik with Melissa, Novato
    Babies (0–24 months): Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:30 am and Thursdays, 9:30 am
    Kids (18 months–4 years): Various times (see website for schedule)

    Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Each child attends with an active adult participant. $85 per month includes tuition, CD every month, and digital subscription; siblings $50 per month. Location: 1530 Center Road #12 (in the Body Kinetics Gym building), Novato. For more info, call (415) 721-1929 or visit their website.
  • Mom & Toddler Art Playdate
    Studio 4 Art, Novato
    Mondays, 10 am–noon

    Come and play at Studio 4 Art. Exploration, sensory experiences, social interactions for mom and toddler. Come in anytime between 10:00 and 12:00 and let your little one play in experiences that you wouldn't want to have to clean up at home. This is not a teacher lead experience, but a child led experience. No instruction and not a structured class. Drop-in available. Location: 1133 Grant Avenue, Novato. For more info, call (415) 596-5546 or visit their website.
  • Mom & Me Toddler: Music & Movement (ages 2–3)
    Rhythms Performing Arts
    2 class options: Wednesdays, 1:15–1:55 pm or Fridays, 8:20–9 am

    This class is a great way to explore the world of music with your child!  Kids will discover how to use their voices for singing and their bodies for dancing.  We will sing traditional songs parent’s can sing along to and learn some new ones as well!  We will play with shakers and rhythm sticks to explore rhythm and scarves and bean bags for dancing and creative movement. Activities will help your child work on coordination, balance, flexibility and develop fine and gross motor skills  Location: 1114 First Street, Novato. For more info, call (415) 898-9717 or visit their website.
  • Mom & Me Toddler: Tap and Ballet Classes (ages 2–3)
    Rhythms Performing Arts
    Saturdays, 9–9:45 am

    A fun and engaging creative movement class that includes Mom, Dad or another caregiver with their littlest dancer!  We will explore the sounds of tap and the grace of the ballerina through musical storytelling, movement and creative expression.  The class builds on gross motor skill development and supports the littlest dancers in their first dance class experience!  Tap and Ballet shoes are optional for both parent and child. Location: 1114 First Street, Novato. For more info, call (415) 898-9717 or visit their website.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Cal Star Gymnastics
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9:30 am
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