Mommy and Me Classes to Enjoy with Your Little Ones

Connect with your little one while participating in activities that are ideal for both parent and child.

It’s no secret that welcoming a new child into your life can change your entire world. From new routines and responsibilities to schedule changes and all the emotions that come with adding a new member to the family, it may feel like your life will never return to the way it once was. However, all these changes don’t mean that your old hobbies and interests need to grind to a halt.

These Mommy & Me classes around Chicagoland are the perfect way to bond with your little one while pursuing your own interests and hobbies. Don’t let the name fool you — parents of all genders are welcome to join in the fun! Your child will love getting to participate in an activity with their favorite role model (you!) 

Ready to find the best class for you and your kiddo? Check out these Mommy & Me classes offered around the city and suburbs.

If your little one isn’t ready for a structured class, consider these options in our roundup of fun things to do with babies in Chicagoland

Chicago

Baby Swim Lessons 

The instructors at Goldfish Swim Schools say it’s never too early to introduce your child to the water. Swim students ages 4-35 months and their caregivers will learn about water safety while they bond and build trust with each other. The 30-minute class will also help your child develop balance and coordination. 

Family Music + Movement

  • Address: Bubbles Academy, locations in downtown Chicago and Bucktown

Join your child as they learn to sing, dance, play with instruments and move their body through obstacle courses. Bubbles Academy offers so many variations of music, art, movement and skill development classes for early learners; check their calendar to find the best fit for you and your kiddo. 

Kindermusik Classes

Connect with your child through music as they explore and react to new sounds. Parents and caregivers will learn bonding techniques they can use to heighten their connection with their child. 

Little Fitness Adventures

  • Address: Locations around Lincoln Park and Lakeview

Explore movement, fitness, gymnastics and sports, all with your little one by your side. These classes allow crawlers to 6 year olds to build confidence in their movements, learn to lean on their parent for support and begin learning to work as a team with other children and parents. 

Mommy and Me Yoga, Pilates and Aerobics

If you love to exercise, whether it’s cardio, strength training or yoga, why not share that love with your child? The Mommy and Me classes at Prenatal Fit are designed for parents to enjoy a fun and challenging exercise class while working out with their baby. 

Parent/Child Gymnastics

What better way to bond than by having some serious fun? From infant to toddler, the parent/child classes at The Little Gym will help them develop early motor skills. You’ll love being there to smile, laugh and cheer them on. 

Sensory Art

  • Address: Bubbles Academy, locations in downtown Chicago and Bucktown

Nurture your child’s inner artist as you bond and explore together through guided sensory art stations. Parents of babies and toddlers are welcome. Bubbles Academy offers so many variations of music, art, movement and skill development classes for early learners; check their calendar to find the best fit for you and your kiddo. 

Wiggleworms Music Classes

Classes for families at the Old Town School of Folk Music allow caregivers and their children to bond over music. Little ones will develop their motor skills through music-focused play and exploration. It’s fun for the entire family! 

North Suburbs

Baby Swim Lessons 

The instructors at Goldfish Swim Schools say it’s never too early to introduce your child to the water. Swim students ages 4-35 months and their caregivers will learn about water safety while they bond and build trust with each other. The 30-minute class will also help your child develop balance and coordination. 

Family Music + Movement

Join your child as they learn to sing, dance, play with instruments and move their body through obstacle courses. Bubbles Academy offers so many variations of music, art, movement and skill development classes for early learners; check their calendar to find the best fit for you and your kiddo. 

Parent/Child Gymnastics

What better way to bond than by having some serious fun? From infant to toddler, the parent/child classes at The Little Gym will help them develop early motor skills. You’ll love being there to smile, laugh and cheer them on. 

Sensory Art

Nurture your child’s inner artist as you bond and explore together through guided sensory art stations. Parents of babies and toddlers are welcome. 

South Suburbs

Music Together Class

  • Address: Locations throughout the south suburbs

Southwest Music Together knows that the power of music is strongest when we share it with loved ones. Join Ms. Lori for a parent/child sing-along as you laugh, sing and dance with your child. Drop-in classes and seasonal sessions are available. 

Miss Phallon’s Music Exploration Program

  • Address: Locations throughout the south suburbs

Miss Phallon teaches movement and music classes for kiddos 0-6. Parents can join in on the fun and learn alongside their littles at programs like Baby Bounce, Babble & Shake and Rug Time Remix.

West Suburbs 

Baby Swim Lessons 

Swim students ages 4-35 months and their caregivers will learn about water safety while they bond and build trust with each other. The 30-minute class will also help your child develop balance and coordination. 

Kindermusik Classes

Connect with your child through music as they explore and react to new sounds. Parents and caregivers will learn bonding techniques they can use to heighten their connection with their child. 

Mommy & Me Dance & Tumble

Dance with your baby and connect through music and movement. Ideal for parents of children ages 12-17 months, this class is both a fun workout and a great way to meet other parents that share your interests. 

Music Together Class


Tiny Toes Music teaches families to play together through music. Strengthen your bond with your little ones as you help them grow into confident music-makers. Classes are available to children from birth to kindergarten.


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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Chicago Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for Chicagoland families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.

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