Short on Time? Try these Drop-In and Single Session Classes
Looking for a Mommy and Me style course, but don’t want to commit to a recurring class? Maybe you have a varied work schedule or a just want to attend whenever convenient. Whatever the reason, all of these options are either drop-in style or single, registered sessions to fit a more flexible schedule.
Santosha Wellness| Offers Toddler & Me Yoga weekly classes that include simple yoga poses, puppets, songs and stories. | 2 years – 5 years
Bernatche School of Dance | Story time with a twist: this dance studio offers Story Time Swirl on Thursday mornings. | 18 months – 5 years
Just Move Fitness | Just Move Playdates allow little ones to tackle an obstacle course or dance in the disco lights with caregivers at Just Move Fitness. They also host free story times at the Portage library- kids love the parachute at the end! | Infant – 5 years
Kalamazoo Candle Company | Kids’ Day Out allows children to make their own custom, hand-poured candles with a parent. | 3 years – 12 years
Kalamazoo Nature Center | KNC offers two classes for caregivers with children under five years old (check their calendar for weekly topics):
- Animal Encounters includes a visit with one of KNC’s animal ambassadors and related activities/games.
- Preschool Explorers encourages kids to get outside! Dress for a trip outside to learn about nature.
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery | The fish hatchery hosts two classes for children and caregivers:
- Hooked on Nature features a different animal or nature theme with activities outdoors and crafts inside. | 2 years – 6 years
- Hook, Line and Sinker teaches kids to fish at no cost; all gear is provided. | 3 years – 16 years
Single Session Classes
Air Zoo | Preschool STEAM Days is offered the first Wednesday of every month at the Air Zoo. This program includes 10 minutes of storytime and 30 minutes of station-based activities for preschoolers and parents to complete together. | 2 years – 5 years
Binder Park Zoo | FAWN, the First Adventures with Nature program at Binder Park Zoo, is a 90 minute playgroup with animal encounters and imaginative play. | 2 years – 5 years
Down Dog Yoga Center | Mom and Baby Yoga Workshops spend equal time on mom and baby: the first half focuses on stretches and strengthening for mom, while the second half is dedicated to baby stretches and massage. Check their calendar for times. | Infant – 12 months
Health is Wealth Yoga | Mommy & Me Yoga is held every Friday, where caregivers are invited into a positive, playful space for yoga with young children. | Infant – 4 years