Help a Mom: Activities for babies, but skip music, movement
Posted November 12, 2013
Here's a question that I got from a mom on Twitter last week (you can follow us, by the way, at @GoAskMom):
Know of any events this month for babies/moms under 1 year old that isn't music or Gymboree?
Music and movement programs are pretty much where it's at for the youngest kids. But there are other options.
I recommended all of the many library storytimes, which often are geared toward babies, specifically. You'll find mommy and me swim lessons at local public pools that typically start for kids ages 6 months and up (but sometimes younger). Another options are the lessons at the new Aqua-Tots pool in Cary.
Flip 4 Kids, which I've written about before, offers foreign languages classes for kids and their caregivers starting at age six months. And, in Chapel Hill, My SweetArts does include music, but there's an arts and crafts component too.
Marbles Kids Museum also has a very popular Baby Time program for caregivers and their kids that focuses on play. Emphasis on "very popular." Sessions are full until February.
Local parks departments also are worth a look. Some offer mommy and me sports and arts classes, though many of these start at age 1 and up.
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