The West End Mom
My Favorite Classes for Babies (0-1)
Updated: Jul 25, 2021
What do you try first with a baby in Richmond, Virginia?
I was a bit skeptical when my friend, who also had a four month old, wanted to try mommy and me classes. What activities can a baby who is not crawling really do? It turns out quite a lot! My baby was able to do tummy time, practice sitting up, and have sensory exploration. Besides spending quality time with my baby boy, I got dressed, got out of the house, and got to interact with other moms.
There are three classes in the Richmond area I would recommend trying first: (1) Miss Anne’s Music and Movement at All Saints Episcopal Church on River Road, (2) CORE Gymnastics by Regency Mall, and (3) Artsy Infants art class at the VMFA.
I think Miss Anne’s Music & Movement is the best class to start your mommy and me journey. No reservations and no commitment! You just have to show up. It costs $5 per child (siblings are an additional $2), and she accepts cash, check and Venmo. This is such an awesome class to try because you can see how your baby acts and reacts in the class. You can practice making it to classes and interacting with other babies and toddlers.
Miss Anne’s class is a 30 minute parent and me style music class for young children. Infants (3 mo+), toddlers and preschoolers sing, dance and play instruments to classic children’s songs, like the “Hokey Pokey,” and to current hits, like Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Her classes are on Tuesdays at 10 & 11, Wednesdays at 9:30, and Fridays at 10 & 11.
Check out my “Music Classes” highlights to see some of the fun!