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Channel your inner child and let loose with your kids as they learn to walk, talk and even swim with you by their side. We’ve put together our favorite ways to spend time with your littles, meet other mommies and enjoy some incredible developmental activities together!
Whether you’re looking for prenatal yoga or a class with your little at every age and stage, Born Yoga is the place to be. The Birmingham studio has classes for mom, mommy + mini and the entire family. Check it out on us and enter to win 5 class passes to Born Yoga!
Born Yoga (Birmingham)
Yoga is a life long practice that will stay with your child as they grow. Our classes are designed to encourage self discovery by building your child’s self-esteem and confidence, enhancing flexibility, and improving balance and coordination. Through mindful breathing techniques, they will learn how to relax and self-regulate their bodies. These skills are achieved through developmentally appropriate yoga games, creative poses and simple to challenging yoga flows.
- Baby-Wearing Yoga – Ages vary on child’s ability to stay in carrier
- Family Yoga – Ages 1-6
- Mommy and Buddha Baby – Ages 2 months to new crawlers
- Parent & Toddler Yoga – Strong walkers to age 3
- Prenatal Yoga
- Yoga for Movers & Crawlers – Ages 9 to 20 months
Address: 2121 Cole St, Birmingham, MI 48009
DownPup Yoga (Northville)
DownPup Yoga offers various yoga classes to kids ages 2-12 and their families, at various locations in and around Plymouth, MI. Classes include Parent & Me, Kids Yoga, Family Yoga, Art/Storytime Yoga, and more. DownPup Yoga was born from a passion for kids intersecting with a passion for yoga! We aim to take the best parts of yoga and share them with Yogi “Pups” in a fun and approachable way.
Address: Multiple locations
Earthside Prenatal Yoga (Shelby Township)
Earthside Prenatal Yoga classes are safe and accessible for women of all ages and stages of pregnancy as well as all fitness levels. Absolutely no prior yoga experience is necessary and each class is appropriate for the beginner or seasoned practitioner.
Address: 46755 Hayes Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48315
Live Cycle Delight (Detroit)
Live Cycle Delight is not just a fitness studio—we’re a community, a fan club, and an oasis. By creating a stimulating environment that promotes wellness and peace of mind through focused body work, all level-fitness practitioners can come together to build intensity and share their energy with the group. Whether on the streets or in the studio, you’re never alone and you’re always supported.
Address: 8019 Agnes Street, Detroit, MI 48214
Namaste Yoga (Royal Oak)
At Namaste Yoga you are doing yoga by simply being in the space with other practicing mothers and being present with your baby. There are no expectations. Often times during the class you will find yourself laughing and having fun! Yoga is fun, it can be relaxing and it will definitely help nurture yourself and the relationship with your baby..
Address: 309 South Troy Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Nature’s Playhouse (Ferndale)
Nature’s Playhouse is an all-natural play & wellness center for children & families. The space offers a return to the play experiences of yesteryear, Nature’s Playhouse provides valuable resources designed to support and enrich parents, parents-to-be, caregivers and families.
- Dancing for Birth
- Mommy & Me Workouts
- Little Movers Yoga & Movement
- Baby & Me Yoga – Six week to early walkers
Address: 703 Livernois St Ferndale, MI 48220
Paint Creek Center for the Arts (Rochester)
Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is a nonprofit art center located in downtown Rochester dedicated to promoting the arts and artistic excellence through a full range of cultural programs including mommy and me classes. Young children learn through play and creative activity. In art class, you will be encouraged to play and get messy with your preschooler as you work together on projects you will both be proud of.
Address: 407 Pine St, Rochester, MI 48301
Arts & Scraps (Detroit)
Arts & Scraps reimagines recycled industrial materials, inspiring people of all ages to think, create and learn. One hour parent-child workshop for all ages–EVERYONE plays. Adults and children work side by side in a classroom-type setting with each creating a project; choose from our 11 themes. Great for parent training, special evenings in elementary schools and libraries. We can serve large or small groups
- Parents alone can get a quick session about creativity and positive reinforcement
- The ScrapMobile or Ten Buck truck can bring shopping
- Individual kits can be purchased in advance for take-home or for parent shopping
Address: 16135 Harper, Detroit, MI 48224
Phone: 313.640.4411 x 3
A storefront art studio and gallery offers classes to new and advanced artists in a variety of media.
Address: 3833 12 Mile Rd, Berkley MI 48072
Lango Metro Detroit (Dearborn)
Children in this class don’t sit still for long! Accompanied by parents or caregivers, these young “students” (ages 1½ to 3 years) start learning a new language through a variety of activities designed to engage their minds and bodies. Music and movement form the foundation for the classes, as the children sing simple, rhythmic songs and dance, run, spin and jump around the room! Meanwhile, our teachers work with the accompanying adults, teaching them age-appropriate games and activities so that they can reinforce learning at home. These “playclasses” are great for parents and caregivers who want to learn Spanish alongside their children!
Address: 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn MI 48126
Phone: 248. 716.1957
Momcats Signing Academy (Grosse Pointe Park)
Momcats Signing Academy offers sign and play classes, storytimes, enrichment programs and workshops for all ages and abilities, based on the award-winning Signing Time Program.
Address: 240 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Nature’s Playhouse (Ferndale)
Baby Sign and Story Time mini series at Nature’s Playhouse host a different topic including colors, food, bedtime and more every month. Sign and Story time will include learning new signs, singing, stories and interactive play.
Address: 703 Livernois St Ferndale, MI 48220
Tiny Town Play Lounge (Northville)
Tiny Town is a community inspired play lounge designed specifically to unite parents and children. Tiny Academy offers a variety of classes for parent and child at a monthly and drop-in rate.
Address: 15444 Haggerty Road, Northville, MI 48170
Goldfish Swim School (multiple locations)
At Goldfish Swim School, we don’t just give swimming lessons. We build character and instill self-confidence in every child we teach. Small class sizes and caring instructors ensure that every child has a fin-tastic time in our pool. If you want your child to learn not only to swim, but also potentially life-saving safety skills (and have some fun, too) let us treat you to a GOLDEN Experience at Goldfish Swim School.
- Mini One – Ages – 4 to 15 months
- Mini Two – Ages 16 to 35 months
- Family Swim
Aqua Tots (multiple locations)
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is designed to help prevent drownings by working with the community to provide a standard of excellence in teaching children and adults water safety. With years of experience, a comprehensive curriculum, quality swim instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and convenient locations.
- Level 1 Tadpoles – 4 to 12 months
- Level 2 Minnows – 13 to 30 months
Kindermusik (multiple locations)
We live to spread the power and joy of music-making as a vital learning experience for young children and families.We believe the earlier a child is introduced to singing, instrument play, and joyful movement the further they will go. We should know. We’ve been transforming the lives of children around the world for the last three generations. And we’re just getting started.
- Foundations – Birth – 2 years
- Level 1 – Ages 1 to 2 years
- Level 2 – Ages 2-3 years
- Level 3 – Ages 3-5 years
Motor City Music Together (Royal Oak/Detroit)
Hello, everybody!Welcome to Motor City Music Together, offering Music Together in Detroit and Madison Heights! Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners and the adults who love them. Come join our community, share quality family time, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Together, we can make the world a better place. By making it more musical.
Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music: 30701 Barrington Street, Suite 125, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Detroit Symphony Orchestra: 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Cathedral Church of St. Paul: 4800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Zumbini With Sophia Shamoon
Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!
- Allegro Dance (Boomfield Hills)
- Franklin Athletic Club (Southfield)
- Fuse45 (West Bloomfield)
Detroit Waldorf School
The Detroit Waldorf School helps introduce children to a learning environment with their parent in a unique weekly class that encourages exploration and imaginative play, music and dance.
Address: 2555 Burns Detroit, MI 48214
Detroit Mama Hub
Detroit Mama Hub is a maternal wellness center that offers support, education, and empowerment for new and expectant mothers. We connect women to classes, groups, events, and wellness services for every step in the journey to and through motherhood.
- Prenatal Yoga
- Baby and Me Yoga
- MomBod Mama & Me Workout
- Family Yoga
- Bilingual Storytime
- Rhythm & Movement
- Baby Sign & Play
Address: 18032 James Couzens Fwy, Detroit, MI 48235
The Little Gym (multiple locations)
The Little Gym is the world’s premier enrichment and physical development center for children ages 4 months through 12 years. Programs offer children a Springboard to Life’s Adventures by using movement-based learning and imaginative play to help build the confidence and skills needed at each stage of childhood.
- Parent + Tot: Ages 4 months – 3 years
- Kindermusik: Ages Birth – 5
Address: 44717 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
Address: 4301 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Honey for Moms (Ferndale)
Honey provides services for the physical, emotional, and lifestyle needs of moms + moms-to-be and their families. We offer a full schedule of mom-centric and child inclusive yoga classes, moms groups, support groups, childbirth education, baby showers, lactation and feeding support, a workspace + lounge, childcare room, and special events catered to moms.
- Little Honeys Sign Language
- Little Honeys Music + Movement
- Prenatal Yoga
- MamaBaby Yoga
- HONEYMAMA Mom Groups
Address: 3136 Hilton Road Ferndale, MI 48220
The Bubble Club (Farmington Hills)
At the Bubble Club your child will learn new skills and develop first friendships in a safe, nurturing and educational environment.
- Mommy-Tiny Time – birth to 7 months
- Baby Bubbles – Ages 7 to 14 months
- Tot Time – Ages 14 to 24 months
- Mess Makers – Ages 1-3
- Toddler Art Academy – Ages 3-5
- Family Music Time – All Ages
Address: 30445 Northwestern Highway, Suite 114, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Troy Recreation (Troy)
Parents and their older toddlers will engage in songs, stories, shape and color recognition, creative projects, and gross motor opportunities. Parents and children will explore, share, and learn within a group setting.
Address: 3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..