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Question of the Week - Mommy and Me Activities

I'll get to the second part of my Baby Sleep Boot Camp tomorrow. I don't have time to finish writing it now, and I didn't want to miss doing the Question of the Week this week!

So in my New Year's Resolutions, I put that I want to do a class or activity with each of my kids, ideally yoga with at least one of them. I've been looking into it, and so far it looks like there are no kids and mommy yoga classes for the Pumpkin and me close enough to me and the baby, and the Pookie will likely be too old for baby and mommy yoga classes by the time I'm ready to take them. I'll keep looking, but I might simply have to pick something else. And I will find something, because having an activity with my kids individually is very important to me.

Since my head is totally in this search for together activites, this week's Question of the Week is:

What activity/class have you done/do you currently do/do you want to do with your kids?

When the Pumpkin was little, I did a Water Babies class with her and a tumbling class. I hope to do at least one of those with the Pookie. For the Pumpkin now, I'm looking at tumbling classes again, and I'd love to put her in dance classes but those are just for the kids not the moms to do with them.

In the future, I think it would be fun to do art classes with them. And I really, really want to be a Swim Team Mom, so one of them better get as into swimming as I was as a kid!

How about you? What have done with your kids? What are you doing now? What do you hope to do? Or even what do you wish you had done?

Comments

hush said…
Have done parent-child swimming lessons at the Y (for ages 6 mos -3 yrs); a week-long Kindermusik class, a week-long art class, and a parent-child tumbling class (for ages 18 mos - 3yrs). My DS is 26 mos old now, and the classes with a lot of physical activity have been his favorites. Art & music not so much. ;)
Becoming Mommy said…
Sasha has done the waterbabies class, storytime at the library, and Toddler Tuesday at the town museum (they do history oriented crafts, activities, and stories). This summer I’m signing him up for a dance class since he’ll be 3 and I think better able to understand and follow directions. I also will look for a Home Depot kids class that is suitable.
Jac said…
With my DS (now 27 months) we have done music, art, swimming, and tumbling. They were all good except for art, which doesn't hold his interest for more than 3 seconds. Music is my favorite - because I get to sit, and sometimes he'll sit on my lap so I get to cuddle too.
Charisse said…
Our local museum has a parent/kid woodworking class. Mouse took it with her nanny during the brief period between daycare and preschool and really liked it. How about cooking? That's super fun and I bet there are classes...
Karen said…
I'm the slacker mom here - I've never done a mother/child class. There, I've said it.

I have done things at home with them though. Homeschooling was awesome that way. We were forever doing experiments and art projects and crafts and taking field trips. Does that count?
Maria said…
Baby swimming was fantastic for us. We started when my daughter was about 4 months old and kept going until the incredible teacher was no longer available when she was around 2. Super fun, great bonding, got her comfortable in water (we never had hair-washing tantrums!).

We also did story time at the local library once a week. You may have to search around a little to find one that is good – IME it all depends on the creativity and kid-friendliness of the librarian, and they're NOT all suited to the task!

Another great thing to do is Kindermusik, which includes a lot of movement and activity and also a story.

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