Being a mommy is a full-time job. Why not have some fun while you’re at it? There are plenty of ways you can make time with your little one entertaining and educational. Check out this list of the best mommy-and-me classes in the DC area and see just how much fun being a mommy really can be.

Lil Omm
4708 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 248-6304

It’s no secret, being a newly minted mommy can be both joyful and stressful all at the same time. Relieve some of that stress and increase your core strength with baby-and-me yoga classes. The Lil Omm Baby and Me Yoga Fit class blends cardio and resistance training with yoga moves that are guaranteed to help you get back to your pre-baby shape. The Baby and Me Yoga Circle incorporates exercises using your baby carrier. Other mommy-and-me classes offered at the studio include Family Yoga and PJ Party, Itsy Bitsy Yoga Babies, Movers and Preschoolers and Play Date Happy Hour.

Language Stars
318 Montgomery St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 970-2106

Numerous studies show that young children are uniquely wired to pick up a new foreign language much better and faster than adults. Language Stars offers a Parents and Tots language program that builds on foundational vocabulary for a variety of languages. Each lesson features key learning topics, like colors or food, and are taught using songs, interactive games and activity and an art project. Languages available at Language Stars include Mandarin, Spanish, French, Italian and German. Language programs are available for children as young as 12 months. Language Stars also offers a kids-only and summer program as well.

8020 Norfolk Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 215-7946

Whether it’s banging on a pile of pots and pans or tapping on the latest musical app, children love to make noise. At MusiKids, children will learn fundamental skills and concepts and apply it to making noise that’s music to your ears. Available classes include Broadway Babies, Family Adventurers and 3, 4 Out the Door, geared to help ease the transition from mommy-and-me classes to a drop-off class. Additional programs offered at MusiKids include nursery school programs, adventure days, summer camps, open house and play sessions and afternoon drop-off camps for preschoolers. Each class features a relaxed environment and consists of musical professionals who understand how to work with children.

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Small Talkers
Wholesome Campus
14101 Sullyfield Circle, Suite 100
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 657-2718

For a day full of fun, check out Small Talkers where you and your little one will engage in playful baby games, sing-a-longs, movement activities and other exciting activities. Each class includes interactive play sessions that encourage socializing, introduces your baby to a variety of music, toys and games and stimulates motor and communication skills. Each class also offers time for parents to ask questions (or commiserate) about common baby/little child conundrums like sleeping and feeding routines, introducing solid foods, separation anxiety, child-proofing and child independence/dependence. Classes are available for babies ages three to five months up to two years old.

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 961-6060

Who says you can’t learn anything from play time? At Imagination Stage, kids learn social, language, problem-solving, motor skills and more all while playing with toys, instruments and games. Sign up for single-session workshops, like the Saturday Song Circle, and listen to contemporary and classic children’s music while playing with instruments. Or enroll in the My Friends and Me class, geared for children ages three to five, and explore popular kids’ stories all while igniting your child’s imagination and developing new relationships with other children. The Imagination Stage also offers interactive performances at its Reeve Theatre. Check online for the latest schedule of upcoming performances

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