Parent/Child and “Mommy and Me” Classes in the Southwest Suburbs

Parent/tot (also known as “Mommy and Me”) classes are a wonderful way to introduce your little one to the structure of a class. The environment is generally light, and filled with other parents walking the same journey. When my daughter was born, it was a great way to meet-up with mom-friends, and have our little ones experience some different activities. There are many different options out there – from music classes to gymnastics, swimming to story times. This article is sponsored by Southwest Synergy Dance.

Southwest Synergy Dance
7909 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-0427

Join Southwest Synergy Dance’s weekly Wiggles and Giggles class! We offer a safe, nurturing environment for children as young as 15 months to discover new things! A parent/guardian is required to accompany their child in the class, making the transition into a new space more comfortable. Get ready to shake, wiggle, and move with our trained adult teachers — we can’t wait for you to join! Click here to visit our Facebook page or call us at (708) 444-0427.

Parent/Child and Mommy and Me Classes in the Southwest Suburbs

Mommy and Me Fitness

Fit4Mom
Palos/Orland Park
708-480-2307
mandydunne@fit4mom.com

Fit4Mom
Frankfort/New Lenox/Lemont
312-804-0040
michellemarinello@fit4mom.com

These locations offer multiple options for fitness for Moms, but more notably, the Stroller Strides classes. These fitness classes are perfect for Moms with kids in tow.

Parent/Child Art Classes

Mucci World
7913 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 6047
(708) 247-2100
This studio offers a variety of different walk-in and sign-up classes. They offer painting of canvases and ceramics — which you can take home that day!

Creative Wings Art Shoppe
1011 S. State Street
Lockport, IL 60441
The studio offers mixed media classes for kids and adults, and frequently offers parent/child classes.

Board & Brush
2401 E. Joliet Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 206-9202
This make-and-take studio specializes in painted wood design. They offer family workshops for parent and child.

Parent/Tot Music Classes

Gymboree Play and Music
9289 W. 159th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60487
(708) 364-0309
Offering classes for children from birth to 5 years old.

Parent/Child Gymnastics

Flying High Sports and Rec Center
7711 W. 99th Street
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
(708) 352-3099
Classes for children 18 months and older.

3D Gymnastics and Cheer
5012 W. 123rd Street
Alsip, IL 60803
(708) 396-2642
Parent/tot classes and older.

United Gymnastics Academy
722 Center Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-8282
Classes for walkers and older.

Gym-Kinetics
19220 Ridge Drive
Mokena, IL 60448
(872) 240- 1104
Recreational classes for walker and older.

Flipstar Gymnastics Academy
1906 Ferro Drive
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 723- 6279
Recreational classes for children 2 years and older.

Gym Quest
14511 S. Van Dyke Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 609- 6360
Classes for walkers and older.

Dynamos II
302 Gregory Court
Shorewood, IL 60404
(815) 955-0102
Classes for children 2 years and older.

United Gymnastics Academy
6805 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 864-7171
Classes for walkers and older.

Parent and Child Classes at Dance Studios

Southwest Synergy Dance
7909 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-0427
They offer a safe, nurturing environment for children as young as 15 months to discover new things in their Wiggles and Giggles class! A parent/guardian is required to accompany their child in the class, making the transition into a new space more comfortable. Get ready to shake, wiggle, and move with their trained adult teachers! Click here to visit our Facebook page or call them at (708) 444-0427.
Wiggles and Giggles (age 15 months–2 years), Dancing in Diapers (age 2).

Allegro Music & Dance Academy
1014 S. Hamilton Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(877) ULEARN3

315 Canal Street
Lemont, IL 60439
(877) ULEARN3

1175 Lily Cache Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(877) ULEARN3

Three locations for music, dance, and musical theater classes. Dance classes include Sing and Stomp (ages 18 month–3 years).

Turning Pointe Dance Company
934 E. 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 836-3970

2351 E. Joliet Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 320-6201

Two locations. Classes include Baby discovery (6 months–14 months) and Tiny Tots (15 months–2 years).

Vaughan Dance Academy
24116 W. Lockport Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
(630) 750-3238
Mommy and Me (age 2).

Dance Images Studio
18475 Thompson Court #B
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 614-7123
Dance with me classes (ages 18 months–3 years).

Parent/Child Swim Classes

Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1705
Hosts Parkie’s Starfish Swim School with many different class options from tots and up.

Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center
5331 W. 135th Street
Crestwood, IL 60445
(708) 371-4810
Swim classes for ages 6 months and up.

Lincoln-Way East
201 Colorado Avenue
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 464- 4175
Parent-tot classes.

H-F Racquet and Fitness Club
2920 W. 183rd Street
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 799-1323
Swim classes for ages 6 months and up.

Inwood Athletic Club
3000 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 741- 7275
Offers swim classes through the American Red Cross for ages 6 months and up.

Smith Family YMCA
1350 S. Briggs Street
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 726- 3939
Swim classes for ages 6 months and up.

Galowich Family YMCA
749 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 744- 3939
Swim classes ages 6 months and up.

Matteson Community Center
20642 Matteson Avenue
Matteson, IL 60443
(708) 441- 4500
CELTS swim lessons from tots and up.

Lincoln-Way Central
1801 East Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 462- 2328
Parent-tot classes.

Moraine Valley Fitness Recreation
9000 W. College Parkway
Building H
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 608- 4029
Offering parent-tot classes for ages 24 month–48 months.

C.W. Avery Family YMCA
15120 Wallin Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 267- 8600
Swim lessons for ages 6 months and up.

Other ideas for Mommy and Me Classes

Library Classes

Library classes are a great way to meet other local parents and introduce your little one to new books and music. Most libraries offer classes to children as young as 6 months; and, the best part is that they are FREE! Check out your local library website for class descriptions and schedule.

Park District Classes

Check out your local park district for upcoming classes. Registration for many will be starting soon for the Fall/Winter. Classes may include arts and crafts, music classes, and even a variety of sports classes you can do with your little ones.

Tinkergarten also provides mommy and me classes across the west and southwest suburbs.

Know of a class you would recommend? Please leave your comments below. Don’t forget to check out our mommy and me classes in the west suburbs, too, as well as all the great classes for kids in our area!

About the Author

Kristen Sheehan
Kristen is a Burbank native who settled with her family in New Lenox in 2016. She loves her new neighborhood and could not be happier with her new home. Kristen and her husband have three amazing children – two daughters, ages five years and four months, and a two year-old son. She also has a furry shih-tzu baby, who is 10 years old. The kids are active and energetic, but Kristen enjoys providing a mix of structured play/activities and downtime at home. She is passionate about keeping her family healthy and happy. During the winter, Kristen likes to go sledding and skating – as well as experiencing indoor play spaces. During the summer, she loves getting outside with her family – playgrounds, festivals, fairs, picnicking, bike riding, and trips to the zoo. Her kids love helping in the kitchen, and Kristen enjoys cooking and baking with them!

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