Find the best local Mommy and Me Classes in Queens right here with our mommy and me class guide.
If you are going crazy inside and need some time out with your tot, here are the Queens Mamas picks for great Mommy and Me in Queens. Classes listed by type.
Mommy and Me Yoga Classes
A post-natal or mommy and me yoga class can be one of the best ways to connect with your tot and lose the baby weight as well. Many of these studios are local favorites where mothers can also get to know one another and socialize outside of home. Here are some great mommy and me yoga classes in Queens:
Mommy and Me Swimming Classes in Queens
Cross Island Y – Bellerose
The Cross Island YMCA offers mommy and me swimming classes in Eastern Queens.
Forest Hills Community House
Forest Hills CH has a Pampers Paddlers class for babies up to 48 months. This class is held on the weekends which is great for working moms.
Long Island City YMCA
The Long Island City YMCA offers swimming classes for children as young as nine months old. The classes are held usually on Saturdays, and some Sundays.
USA Pools at Flushing Meadow Aquatic Center has a Tiny Tots class for ages 6 months to 4 years for little ones and their parents.
Take Me to the Water – Forest Hills
If you’re looking for a swimming class for a child younger than four, be sure to check out Take Me to the Water Swim School, where they have a class for children as young as six months old.
Open Play and Gym Classes
For an older baby or toddler, these open play sessions and active classes can save your life on a rainy day! they are also a great way to keep your tot on the move.
My Gym - Fresh Meadows
Kids Fun House - Ridgewood
Art, Story Time and Baby and Toddler Music Classes
Mommy Music and Me- Various Locations in Queens
Experience Music Together® classes with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers offered by Mommy, Music, & Me. They have 10 locations in Queens including Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Howard Beach, Little Neck and Whitestone. You can sign up and take a free trial class at any time. We totally love that! For locations and more information call 718.229.0033
Music For Aardvarks – Astoria
This super popular class also has many locations in Queens including Astoria, Bayside, Sunnyside, and Forest Hills. Free trials are also offered here. Check em out at their website.
The Forest Hills Branch has Baby Crawl a program designed around babies ages 4 – 17 months. The Queens Library has regular Toddler Time as well as Picture Book Time at most of their local branches. Check out the QM Guide to Library classes for more details.
Moon Soup – Astoria
This Manhattan staple has come to this side of the river with its very popular music and art program. Moms and their kids can sing songs and messy art in Astoria with special group rates and a convenient location.
Art for Tots at the Noguchi Museum – Long Island City
Families with children ages 2-4 are invited to explore art materials and methods, participate in movement activities and experience the Museum’s galleries together. Space is limited. Reservations for Art for Tots are accepted by mail. To receive a brochure with schedule and registration form, please email your name, mailing address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.204.7088, extension 205. For families with children ages 2-4 Select Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 – 11:45 am
p[ART]y Art Studio – Bellerose Village
Make Marks with Me is a mommy and me class for parents and kids ages 18 months – 3 years old where children can explore their creative side.
Architots - Middle Village
Architots hosts a Tiny Tot Time class that is designed for newborns to 18 month olds. It is only an hour long, casual, offers color and music stimulation, and is mainly for interaction with other kids. Since it only meets once a week, the little ones won’t be inundated with too many different things at once.
Samuel Field Y – College Point
Samuel Field Y offers not only fun, but support for mothers as well. They have a Drop-In Center for mothers of toddlers and a Mom & Baby group for mothers with babies under 1. The Drop-In Center provides resources for mothers and gives them a place to meet other moms to discuss issues they might be having and to share ideas. While they talk, a trained teacher leads kids through a variety of activities. The Mom & Baby Group is more of a support group with a facilitator who leads relevant discussions. It is another great place for new mothers to make friends and get advice for problems they might be having. Both of these groups meet weekly, and pre-registration is not required. If you are interested in day care and pre-school, the Y has many great options ranging from partial to full-time separation.
Thinkertots - Bayside
Thinkertots has a variety of mommy and me classes that start with a song and moves into projects and story time.
Raising Astoria – Astoria
All classes, playgroups, and children’s events at Raising Astoria are based upon the early childhood educational approach called Reggio Emilia. This approach emphasizes a learner-centered environment, in which the aim is to remain attentive to the objects and activities children are focused on in the moment. Raising Astoria offers art, music and support groups for new mothers.
Baby and Toddler Language Classes
Chinese – Sunnyside
Run by an American woman named Merrianne Moore, Fun with Chinese Characters is aimed at teaching the Chinese language in an oral and performance based way to young children. With a background in Theatre Studies, Merrianne spent 7 years in Beijing where she studied at the Beijing Opera. “I was studying next to 11 year olds. It was embarrassing at times” she recalls, but this gave her a unique perspective on how children learn when exposed to the arts. Using a real live Chinese actor to play out her stories, Merrianne chooses a story to tell during her course.
Baby Sign – Astoria
Taking My Smart Hands™ classes is a great way to interact with other families learning to sign. It is also a fun way to learn new strategies on how to incorporate signing into your daily life.
Nuts for Signs – Flushing
Nuts for Signs provides signing education and support to families. They offer Mommy & Me Sign Language Classes to parents with infants & toddlers. Their Sing, Sign & Play classes are based on the award winning Signing Time® educational videos featured on Public Television and Nick Jr™. These classes are a unique blend of signing education, music & play.
Eco Friendly Mommy and Me Classes
Alley Pond Environmental Center – Bayside
The Alley Pond class lineup changes every season with new offerings for kids. They are usually Alley Pond Environmental Center One structured around nature, animals, and crafting (with natural items of course) and toddler classes begin at 18 months with a Parent and Me “Wee Sprouts” and “Toddler Time” class offered during the week. As the kids get a bit older (3-4 years) there is a drop off program offered where the kids can have the same amount of fun but without your hands on involvement.