Where to Find Parent/Child and “Mommy and Me” Classes

Parent/child and “mommy and me” classes are the perfect way to get out and get active with your little one! Not only will you enjoy singing, dancing, jumping and getting creative together, but you’ll also both have fun socializing with your peers. Making connections with others is just as important for parents as it is for babies, and you may even find that you’ll meet up with families outside of class time.

This article is sponsored by Flying High and the featured listings.

Flying High Sports & Rec Center

Flying High Sports & Rec Center
5400 East Avenue
Countryside IL 60525
(708) 352-3099
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The Flying High Parent & Tot Gymnastics Classes gives your little one a chance to have fun while discovering new skills like: balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, speed, socialization, and discipline. Gymnastics, even at the most elementary level, lays a foundation that can benefit a child’s overall development. 

Class incorporate moms, dads, grandparents, or other guardians and are held in their NEW upstairs gym designed specifically for our toddler gymnastics programming! Every class is full of gymnastics skills intermixed with gross motor, fine motor, and cognitive thinking activities! Classes are designed to enhance bonding in a safe and fun learning environment. Classes start at age walking! Classes run on a Monthly Schedule with open enrollment. See you around the gym soon!

Tot Music Classes

Kindermusik
Locations in Aurora, Bartlett, Forest Park, Glen Ellyn, La Grange, Oak Park and River Forest
Ages newborn–7 years old.

Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians
Locations in Brookfield and Oak Park
(708) 704-1716
Ages 4 months–5 years.

Musikgarten
Glen Ellyn Family Music School
780 Pleasant Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 632-3347
Ages 0–5 years old.

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Tiny Toes
Locations in Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, La Grange, and Downers Grove
(630) 474-5459
Music Together Classes include singing, dancing, playing instruments, take home activities and music.

Tunes for Tiny Tots
Classes in Lombard and Oakbrook Mall
E-mail amandafawellmusic@gmail.com for information, as classes were on break in anticipation of a new arrival.

Zumbini
Locations in Naperville and north Chicagoland; search classes for all locations.
Child development and learning program that teaches through play and music.

Wee Heart Music
Locations in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Geneva, North Aurora, and St. Charles
Director: Rhonda Sisson
(630) 347-6525
Music Together Classes include singing, dancing, playing instruments, take home activities and music.

Mattix Music Studio
Christian Reformed Church
5140 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 638-3027
Music Together Classes for ages 0-5.

Wiggleworms
5250 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(773) 728-6000
Music classes grouped by ages ranging from newborn–4 years old.

Rhythm and Rhyme Storytime
766 Burr Oak Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 468-2380
Storytime, music and movement starting at 6 months.

Miss Liz Music
Various drop-in locations and times throughout the western suburbs
lizklassenmusic@gmail.com

Parent-Child Dance Classes

Mohler Dance Academy
160 S. Bloomingdale Road, Suite M
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 893-1444
Boogie Babies starts at 18 months.

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

Various dance and music classes beginning at 18 months.

Aspirations Dance Company
350 S. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 889-5299
Starts at 12 months.

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Xtreme Dance Center
1911 Glacier Park Ave. Ste. 135
Naperville, IL 60540
(630)922-5678
Starts at 2 years old.

Lights Camera Dancin’
688 E. Irving Park Road
Roselle IL 60172
(630) 295-5599
Classes begin at 12 months old.

Dance Images Studio
18475 Thompson Court #B
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 614-7123
“Dance with Me” classes begin at 18 months.

Southwest Synergy Dance
7909 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-0427
Wiggles and Giggles classes begin at 15 months.

Dynamic Perception Dance Company
766 Burr Oak Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 468-2380
Beginning preschool dance classes.

Expression Dance Studio
21 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-5678
Starts at 12 months.

Hinsdale Dance Academy
645 Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 484-3241
Ages 0–2.

Parent-Child Swimming Classes

Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School
7055 High Grove Blvd. Ste. 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 485-7300
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The parent participation class at Goldfish Swim School is called Mini. It starts at 4 months and goes through 35 months old with a limit of six children per class. Their small class size and highly trained instructors make this a great class for your little ones to get comfortable in the water. At Goldfish, the pool water is kept at 90 degrees while the air is 92, so you and your kids will be comfortable both in and out of the water!

Bear Paddle Swim School
Locations in Aurora, Bloomingdale, Orland Park, and Woodridge
Ages 6–36 months for parent inclusion.

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Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1705
Parkie’s Starfish Swim School begins for babies as young as 3 months old.

British Swim School
Locations in Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Hillside, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Tinley Park
Ages 3 months–36 months for parent inclusion

Fitness Classes with Kids

FIT4MOM
Full body stroller workout classes with proceeding playgroups. Various locations in the Chicagoland areas below:

Universal Spirit Yoga
408 W 5th Street
Naperville, IL
(630) 416-7526
Baby and Me classes from 3 months – 1 year olds, and Family Yoga with children ages 1-6 years old.

Stroller Strong Moms
Northside Park
1300 N West Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Full-body fitness classes for mom with a playgroup after.

Gymnastics Classes for Parents and Kids

Flying High Sports & Rec Center

Flying High Sports & Rec Center
5400 East Avenue
Countryside IL 60525
(708) 352-3099
Website | Facebook | Instagram

The Flying High Parent & Tot Gymnastics Classes gives your little one a chance to have fun while discovering new skills like: balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, speed, socialization, and discipline. Gymnastics, even at the most elementary level, lays a foundation that can benefit a child’s overall development. 

Class incorporate moms, dads, grandparents, or other guardians and are held in their NEW upstairs gym designed specifically for our toddler gymnastics programming! Every class is full of gymnastics skills intermixed with gross motor, fine motor, and cognitive thinking activities! Classes are designed to enhance bonding in a safe and fun learning environment. Classes start at age walking! Classes run on a Monthly Schedule with open enrollment. See you around the gym soon!

Palmers Gymnastics
266 Glen Ellyn Rd,Unit 101
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 351-8330
Parent and child classes for ages 12–36 months.

Elite Gymnastics
6360 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 968-2699
You and Me classes begin at 12 months.

GymNasti
110 Della Court
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 681-8400
Mommy & Me ages walking–36 months.

My Gym
43 Danada Square E
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 221-0555

7625 Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 209-1600

4008 Fox Valley Center Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 499-1299

Parent and child classes for ages 1–39 months old.

Premier Gymnastics Academy
2435 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 969-0900
Parent/tot classes available for ages 18 months – 3 years.

Gemini Gymnastics Academy
330 Washington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-2977
Mommy & Me ages walking–3 years old.

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

Meal Prep with Kids

Entree Kitchen
26W276 Geneva Road Unit A
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 668-4450
Check out Annie’s full review of Entree Kitchen here.

Adult and Child Art Classes

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630)834-0202
Make with Me class for ages 2–3 years old.

Mucci World
7913 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 6047
(708) 247-2100
Register for a class, or just walk in.

Other Great Options to Consider

Spend time outdoors with Tinkergarten. Classes begin for your baby as young as 6 months old.

Soccer can be a great way to introduce teamwork and following directions. Lil’ Kickers has many locations throughout the Chicago suburbs.

Learn about Montessori principles at Cornerstone Montessori in North Riverside. Babies 3 months and older are welcome to participate.

Monica and Andy currently has a pop-up store in Oak Brook with various classes for little ones.

Check your local library. Lapsit storytime are a fun (and free!) way to play with your child. Consider stopping in to one of the best libraries for kids in a neighboring town.

Don’t forget your park district! Nature, music, dance, art and fitness parent/tot programs may be available.

Want more? Our Classes and Teams for Kids guide is an awesome resource for children’s classes in Chicago’s west suburbs.

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of two girls and a baby boy (ages 5 1/2, 4, and 6 months), and has lived in the Chicagoland for her entire life. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. The girls keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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