"Mommy and Me" Winter Classes in Marin

January 10, 2017

mommy and me class at pomegranatePomegranate 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.

Sausalito

  • Pre-Ballet: Mommy and Me
    City Hall Exercise Room, Sausalito
    Wednesdays, 9:30–10:15 am
    Starting January 11 & March 1

    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. For ages 2–3. Pre-registration required. For questions about the class contact Miss Matrisha at (415) 722-8281 or matrishadance@gmail.com.  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

  • Art + Play Toddler Time
    Studio 4 Art, Mill Valley
    January 30–March 27
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 9:30–10:15 am or 10:30–11:15 am
    A time to come explore and get a bit messy. This class will instill the love of art and creativity in your toddler. Four stations set up each class period. Child with assistant (Mom, Dad or a helper) a must for this class. Limited to 8 children. Once a week for 4 consecutive weeks. Series cost $186.00. Location: 254 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 596-5546 or visit their website.
  • Little Beats Music Program
    Mill Valley Community Center
    Monday, 10–10:45 am & 11–11:45 am
    Each Little Beats class is specifically designed to provide age appropriate music, games and activities that you and your child will share and enjoy and keep you coming back for more. Cost: $226. Location: 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 388-4033 or visit their website.
  • It's Yoga, Baby Yoga + Massage
    Mill Valley Community Center
    Friday, 11–11:30 am

    Introduce your baby to the many benefits of yoga from the beginning of life. 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 strengthincorporating baby as appropriate. For newborn to pre-crawling. Cost: $161. Location: 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 388-4033 or visit their website.
  • It's Yoga, Toddlers
    Mill Valley Community Center
    Friday, 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. Cost: $161. Location: 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 388-4033 or visit their website.
  • Parent Infant/Tot Swim Class
    Mill Valley Recreation Pool
    Starting September 10, Saturdays & Sundays, times vary depending on age

    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.
  • Stroller Strides Workout
    Hauke Park
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 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.

Corte Madera

  • Parent and Me Gymnastics
    The Cave, Corte Madera
    Ongoing, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:10 and 10:10 am, Tuesday-Friday, 10:10 a
    nd 11:10 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. Fee schedule here. 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
    Starting January 25 & March 29, 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. Cost: $105 for 7 sessions. Location: 498 Tamalpais Drive in the Main Hall of the Community Center. For more info, call (415) 927-5050 or visit their website.

Greenbrae

  • Stroller Strides Workout
    Hal Brown Park
    Sundays, 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: Hal Brown Park, Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. For more info, call (415) 734-8174 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, 11 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). Location: 25 Tamalpais Avenue, San Anselmo. For more info, call (415) 785-3173 or visit their website.
  • Mommy & Me Hablamos Espanol
    Isabel Cook Community Center, San Anselmo
    Mondays, 11–11:30 am

    Starting 1/23 & 3/27 (8 classes per session)
    Join Señora Geler for this fun-filled introduction to the Spanish language! Students will focus on basic concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes, body parts, and days of the week. They will learn vocabulary using games, music, and didactic material. No previous knowledge required. For ages 3–5. For more info, call (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.
  • Mommy & Me My First Art Class
    Isabel Cook Community Center, San Anselmo
    Fridays, 10:15–11 am
    Starting 1/20 & 3/31 (9 classes per session)
    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. For ages 1.5–3 years. For more info, call (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.

Fairfax

  • New Moms and Babies Group
    Fairfax Community Center
    Starting September 13, Tuesdays, 11 am–12:30 pm

    New Moms and Babies Group for anyone with a baby 0–12 months old. Join us for an ongoing drop-in group with an accepting and friendly tone. Our 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. It is a time to get out, meet other moms and talk about whatever is on your mind. This is a participant led group; please suggest speakers and/or topics of interest. First visit free, $35 annual membership fee to Fairfax Moms. Location: Fairfax Community Center, 16 Park Road, Fairfax. For more info, visit their website.

San Rafael

  • Jumping Jacks
    San Rafael Community Center
    Fridays, 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.
  • Mommy & Me Fun with Fused Glass
    I Made it! Glass Creations, San Rafael
    Friday, 11–11:45 am
    Starting 1/20, 3/10 & 4/28 (6 classes per session)
    Looking for something different to do with your toddler? I Made It! Glass Creations is a warm and welcoming glass art studio where we have created a safe environment for the wee ones to discoverthe wonders of fused glass. You and your toddler will do a different project every week, and you will be amazed at the beauty of your glass art. Your beautiful art glass will make forever keepsakes and for years into the future your child will say with pride “I Made IT!” No class 2/24 or 4/14. For ages 3–5. Cost: $149 for 6 classes. For more info, call (415) 258-4640 or visit their website.
  • Tots or Toddlers Gymnastics
    Mega Elite Gymnastics Academy, San Rafael
    Tots:
    Wednesdays, 8:30–9:15 am
    Toddlers: 
    Mondays–Thursdays, 9:30–10:15 am

    These preschool programs are designed to develop basic strength and coordination, as well as fundamental gymnastics skills. Tots: $15 drop-in. Toddlers: $20 drop-in. Location: 72 Woodland Ave, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 257-6342 or visit their website.
  • Pre-Ballet First Class
    Terra Linda Community Center
    Starting September 9, 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.
  • 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.
  • Tenacious Twos
    GymWorld
    Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:30 am, Saturdays, 10:30 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.

Novato

  • Art + Play Toddler Time
    Studio 4 Art, Novato
    Monday–Friday, 9:30–10:15 am & Friday, 2:30–3:15 pm
    A time to come explore and get a bit messy. This class will instill the love of art and creativity in your toddler. Four stations set up each class period. Child with assistant (Mom, Dad or a helper) a must for this class. Limited to 8 children. Once a week for 4 consecutive weeks. Series cost $186.62. Location: 1133 Grant Avenue, Novato. For more info, call (415) 596-5546 or visit their website.
  • Kindermusik Babies and Kids
    Kindermusik with Melissa, Novato
    Babies (0–24 months): Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:30 am, Thursdays & Fridays (mixed ages), 9:30 am
    Kids (18 months–4 years): Tuesdays, 10 am, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 am, Fridays (mixed ages), 9:30 am

    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.
  • Big & Little
    Novato Gymnastics Center
    Tuesdays, 10–10:45 am and 11–11:45 am, 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. Fee: $91 resident and $104 non-resident. Location: 950 Seventh Street, Novato.For more info, call (415) 899-8279 or visit their website.
  • Diaper Daredevils
    Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato
    Tuesdays, 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. Cost: 8 week session: once a week $125 or twice a week $218. Location: 70 Digital Drive, Suite 3, Novato.  For more info, call (415) 382-7827 or visit their website.
  • Tiny Toes "Dance With Me" Ballet (2-3 yrs)
    Splitz Dance Academy
    Starting on Sept. 9, Fridays, 10–10:40 am

    “Dance With Me” classes are specifically designed for toddlers who are ready to attend ballet class, but not quite ready to dance in the studio on their own yet. Music, creative movement, balance and basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive manner. This class uses props such as scarfs, ribbons, wands, beanbags and more to create a fun and imaginative environment to learn in. This class includes a parent, caregiver or another family member participating in the class along with their little dancer. Our teachers will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track. Location: Splitz Dance Academy, 64 Digital Drive, Novato. For more info, call (415) 598-7732 or visit their website.