Bond with baby at a special mommy & me activity around Middle Tennessee. There are all sorts of options from storytimes and fitness to popular music-and-movement programs.

ART & THEATER

Little Art House (Nashville) 615-933-9644 • littlearthousenashville.com Mini Makers classes and Creative Play for little ones and parents starting at 10 months.

The Snuggery at Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT; Nashville) 615-252-4675 • nashvillect.org NCT's new theater offering for children birth to 5 years and their parents is high on interaction in a playful environment. Currently, there is one Snuggery show per season. Look for the next one in the 2019-20 lineup.

FITNESS

Blooma Yoga (West Nashville) 615-797-8064 • bloomanashville.com BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) class for birth - 8 months takes place Tue/Thu/Fri at 11:15 a.m. Little Movers & Crawlers Yoga for ages 8 - 18 months is every Saturday at 8:15 a.m.

Elite Energy Gymnastics (Murfreesboro) 615-890-6611 • eliteenergygymnastics.com Start your infant with a class like Cubs starting at 10 months or Baby Bears starting at 1 year.

KidFIT: Movers & Shakers (Murfreesboro) 615-893-7439 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks You and your little one (ages 1 - 3) can get moving Wednesdays and Fridays with a focus on playing with others and stimulating gross motor skills. Register in advance.

Let It Shine (Franklin) 615-369-3547 • letitshinegym.com Parent-and-child movement classes available for 6 months - walking and 12 - 23 months.

Mommy Fit Camp (Nashville & Franklin) 615-339-4225 • harrislifetraining.com/mommy-fit-camp This stroller fitness class meets at the Ellington Ag Center in Nashville in warm months and inside at Franklin Field House in rain or cold. First class is free.

My Gym (Brentwood) 615-371-5437 • mygym.com/brentwood The Tiny Tykes class for ages 4 - 22 months engages fine motor skills.

Nashville Gymnastics Training Center (Nashville) 615-298-2264 • nashvillegtc.com Little Peepers for ages 9 - 18 months works on building strength and coordination.

Strollercoasters (Murfreesboro) 615-893-2141 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks Walk the greenway at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro each Thursday with your baby from 9 - 10 a.m. in select fall and spring months. Meet at the Kids' Castle.

Stroller Strong Moms (Nashville) strollerstrongmoms.com/nashville Stroller fitness classes for moms with newborns - toddlers. Meets Mon/Wed/Fri at Shelby Park; Tue/Thu at the Gordon Jewish Community Center playground. First class is free.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT

Barfield School of Dance (Murfreesboro) 615-615-896-3118 • barfieldschoolofdance.com Kindermusik classes for newborns to toddlers.

Blooma Yoga (West Nashville) 615-797-8064 • bloomanashville.com Tots Music & Movement program for birth to 5 years is every Thursday at 9 a.m.

Dance Classics (Murfreesboro) 615-378-7152 • danceclassicstn.com Mommy & Me introductory movement class for ages 1 - 2 meets Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m.

Gymboree Play & Music (Nashville) 615-221-9004 • gymboreeclasses.com Several developmental programs available for babies. Baby Lab for ages 0 - 10 months includes tummy time, flashlight play, songs and more.

Mommy & Me Movement (Franklin) 615-790-5719 • wcparksandrec.com Thirty minutes of songs, dancing and bonding for ages 0 - 4 every Mon & Wed at 9:30 a.m.

Music Together (Brentwood, Franklin, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Nashville & Nolensville) musictogether.com International research-based early childhood music and movement program for newborns and older.

Sound Start Early Childhood Music (Brentwood, Nashville, Nolensville) 615-777-9314 • soundstartnashville.com Music Pups for ages birth - 4 years includes singing, dancing, movement and instrument play.

Vanderbilt Kindermusik (Nashville) blair.vanderbilt.edu/precollege-adult/kindermusik.php Music, movement and early socialization classes for newborns and older. Cuddle and Bounce is specific to babies ages 0 - 12 months.


SPOTLIGHT: NEW MUSIC CLASS COMING TO BRENTWOOD

The new year will bring a new music-and-movement offering to Jan Williams School of Music & Theatre in Brentwood. Starting January 2019, parents of little ones ages birth to 18 months can enroll in the 12-week Music for Mommy & Me class. During the weekly 30-minute sessions, you and your infant will experience rhythmic musical games, lullabies, bouncing songs, message songs and more. In addition, as Baby grows, the school will also offer Tunes for Toddlers (ages 19 months - 3 years). The school is located at 500 Wilson Pike Cir., Ste. 104, Brentwood. Call 615-371-8086 or visit janwilliamsmusic.com.


NATURE & PLAY

Brentwood Library (Brentwood) 615-371-0090 • brentwoodtn.gov/library It Looks Like Play for ages 9 months - 4 years provides hands-on sensory activities. Register in advance.

The Wilderness Station (Murfreesboro) 615-217-3017 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks Wild Things meets every Wednesday for ages 1 and older. Enjoy songs and animal discovery. Register in advance.

STORYTIMES

Davidson County

Bellevue Public Library 720 Baugh Road, Nashville 615-862-5854 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Mother Goose Moments for ages 0 - 24 months every Mon at 10:15 a.m. and Grow Babies for ages 0 - 24 months every Fri at 10:15 a.m.

Green Hills Public Library 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville 615-862-5863 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Wee Wigglers Baby Book Club for ages 0 - 12 months Thu at 10:30 a.m.

Hermitage Library 3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage 615-880-3951 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Baby & Me Storytime for ages 0 - 24 months Tue at 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Inglewood Branch Library 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville 615-862-5866 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Wonder Baby! for 0 - 24 months Mon at 10 & 11 a.m.

Richland Park Library 4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 615-862-5870 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Baby & Me Storytime Wed at 10:30 a.m. and Thu at 11:30 a.m. for ages birth - 24 months.

Southeast Branch Library 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Ste. 201, Antioch 615-862-5871 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Babies & Books for ages 0 - 3 years Thu at 10:30 a.m. (not available in December)

Rutherford County

La Vergne Public Library 5063 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne 615-793-7303 • lavergnetn.gov/192/La-Vergne-Public-Library Little Treasures for birth to 24 months every Thu at 10 a.m.

Linebaugh Public Library 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro 615-893-4131 • rclstn.org Itty Bitty Storytime for ages 0 - 23 months every Thu at 10 a.m.

Smyrna Public Library 400 Enon Springs Road W., Smyrna 615-459-4884 • rclstn.org Baby & Me for 0 - 24 months every Fri at 10 a.m.

Sumner County

Gallatin Public Library 123 E. Main St., Gallatin 615-452-1722 • gallatinlibrary.org Wigglers storytime for ages birth to 2-and-a-half years Wed at 9:45 a.m.

Goodlettsville Public Library 205 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville 615-862-5862 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Baby Ball Storytime every Wed at 10 a.m. for ages birth - 17 months.

Hendersonville Public Library 116 Dunn St., Hendersonville 615-824-0656 • hendersonvillelibrary.org Baby & Me for ages 0 - 3 years every Wed at 10:15 and 11 a.m., 2:15 p.m. Lapsit Storytime for ages 0 - 2 years is every Tue at 10:15 & 11 a.m.

Williamson County

Brentwood Public Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood 615-371-0090 • brentwoodtn.gov/library Sat at 10:30 a.m. — this all-ages storytime is popular with parents and babies.

Williamson County Public Library 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin 615-595-1244 • lib.williamson-tn.org Snuggle Bug Club for ages 0 - 18 months every Friday at 10 a.m.

Spring Hill Public Library 144 Kedron Pkwy., Spring Hill 931-486-2932 • springhilllibrary.org Baby Jam for 0 - 2 years every Monday at 9:15 a.m.

Wilson County

Lebanon-Wilson Branch Library 108 S. Hatton Ave., Lebanon 615-444-0632 • youseemore.com/lebanon-wilson Lapsit: Nursery Rhymes for ages birth to 2 years every Thu at 10 a.m.  

 

Featured photo courtesy of My Gym in Brentwood.