Classes for Babies Around West Michigan

It’s Never too Early to Learn!

Babies are a curious bunch and are eager to learn all about their new surroundings outside the womb. Any new sound or sight is met with their intent interest. And while they could probably keep busy with all the interesting things at home to explore, it’s nice for us parents to get out of the house once in a while, isn’t it?

If you’re looking for some great social opportunities for you and your 0-12 month old, check out these local organizations that keep your littlest ones in mind!

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MUSIC

Academy of Music – Music Play N’Learn

  • Songs and chants, listen, explore, imitate, sing, move, dance, and play
  • Ages birth – 5 years
  • Free sample class
  • 6159 28th St SE, Ste 24, Grand Rapids, MI  49546 | 616.965.1655

Joyful Sounds Music- Music Together

  • Sing, dance, play instruments and have fun
  • Mixed-age Family Classes: For newborns- preschoolers up to age 5 with a caregiver.
  • Babies Classes: Babies 8 months and younger with a caregiver (great for first time moms!)
  • Free sample class
  • 959 Lake Dr., SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 | 616.916.0478

Gymboree Play & Music – Music I

  • Discover melody, pitch and rhythm while building a repertoire of joyful songs.
  • Free sample class
  • Ages 6-16 months
  • 5258 Plainfield Ave. NE Suite A, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616.365.0015

Allegro School of Music – Music and Movement class

  • Music and movement
  • Family Class for ages 0-5 years
  • 1934 52nd Street SE, Kentwood, MI 49508 | 616.301.3888

Kindermusik – Village

  • Music and movement
  • Ages 0-18 months
  • 2766 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428 | 616.457.7221
  • 11765 78th Ave, Allendale, MI, 49401 | 616.502.7715

 

MOVEMENT

GR Kroc Center Parent and Child Lessons

  • Adult participation, blowing bubbles, floating, kicking and learning to be safe in the water
  • Ages 6 months – 2 years
  • 2500 South Division Ave Grand Rapids, MI 49507 | 616.588.7200

Goldfish Swim School Infant Classes

  • Adult participation, gentle introduction to the water, basic swim and safety skills
  • Ages 4 months – 35 months
  • 2845 Thornhills Ave, Suite S, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616.259.0725

YMCA Swim Lessons – Parent and Child Lessons

  • Adult participation, gain comfort in and around water while bonding with parent
  • Ages 6 months – 23 months
  • Multiple locations. Find your nearest YMCA here | 616.855.9622

Forest Hills Community Services – Sea Ducks

  • Adult participation, learn to be comfortable in the water while learning basic aquatic skills
  • Ages 6 months – 3 years
  • 600 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616.493.8950

MVP Athletic Club – Tiny Tadpoles

  • Adult participation, learn to feel comfortable in the water and how to play safely
  • Ages 6 – 18 months
  • 515 E Division, Rockford, MI 49341 | 616.784.8760

ISR Self-Rescue Program

  • Lessons for your 6 – 12 month old are focused on teaching your child to roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and to be able to maintain this life-saving position until help arrives.
  • 4-6 week course, scheduled 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, for 10 minutes each day.
  • Ages 6 months – 6 years
  • 1350 Judson Rd, Spring Lake, MI, 49456 | 231.865.6911
  • 3425 Fairlane Ave, Grandville, MI, 49418 | 616.532.3222

Renew Mama Yoga – Mom and Baby Yoga

  • Baby Yoga invites babies and their caregivers to bond through loving touch, sight, sound, and movement.
  • Ages newborn – crawling
  • 5161 Northland Drive, Grand Rapids MI, 49525 | 616.443.3995

Renew Mama Yoga – Movers and Crawlers Yoga

  • Stimulates your little one along with introducing them to yoga
  • Ages 9 months – 2 years
  • 5161 Northland Drive, Grand Rapids MI, 49525 | 616.443.3995

Grand Rapids Gymnastics – GRG Babies

  • Tummy time, sensory exposure, and varying movements
  • Come PLAY for FREE at GRG and help your child grow. Every Tuesday at 11 AM
  • Ages 6 months – walking
  • 1601 Galbraith Ave. Suite 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616.975.2992

LIBRARY TIME

GR Public Library – Pre-Reading Classes for Babies

  • Music, movement, language, stories, songs, rhymes, playtime
  • Free and open to the public
  • Ages birth – 18 months
  • 2350 Eastern SE , Grand Rapids, MI 49507 | 616.988.5413

Kent District Library – Babytime

  • Songs, stories, and playtime
  • Free and open to the public
  • Ages 0-18 months, with a caregiver.
  • Multiple locations. Find your nearest KDL Library here.
  • 616.784.2007

Kent District Library – Toddler Time

  • Music, movement, and stories
  • Free and open to the public
  • Ages 0-3 years, with a caregiver.
  • Multiple locations. Find your nearest KDL Library here.
  • 616.784.2007

Kent District Library – Family Storytime

  • Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement as a family
  • Free and open to the public
  • Ages 0-6 years, with a caregiver.
  • Multiple locations. Find your nearest KDL Library here.
  • 616.784.2007

Kent District Library – Rhyme Time Music and Movement

  • Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities.
  • Free and open to the public
  • Ages 0-6 years, with a caregiver.
  • Multiple locations. Find your nearest KDL Library here.
  • 616.784.2007

Kent District Library – Sensory Playtime

  • Sensory play, art experiences, discovery and gross motor activities
  • Free and open to the public
  • For all ages
  • Multiple locations. Find your nearest KDL Library here.
  • 616.784.2007

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