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December 01, 2022

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NEW! Baby & Me Outings with Mom or Dad

Getting out with Baby is good for both of you! From fitness to music and local story times, go ahead and enjoy outings together.

You both need opportunities to bond out there in the world — and you want Baby to love being out and about. There are lots of ways you can spend time together in our area from fitness to art and music-and-movement programs to local story times. Enjoy!

Baby & Me Outings: Fitness

Nurture Nashville Yoga 615-797-8064 • nurturenashville.com Pregnancy and postpartum classes with your baby; BYOB (bring your own baby) yoga classes; Kids, Music & Movement for ages 5 and younger and their grownup.

Let It Shine (Franklin) 615-369-3547 • letitshinegym.com Parent-and-child gymnastics (ages 12 – 36 months);  preschool gymnastics; preschool trampoline & tumbling.

 

My Gym in Brentwood includes fitness fun and sometimes — crafts!

My Gym (Brentwood) 615-371-5437 • mygym.com/brentwood Assorted programs for little ones include Pay to Play for ages 4 mon – 9 years; Tiny Tykes for ages 6 – 13 months; Siblings & Friends for ages 6 mon – 5 years, 11 months; Waddlers and Gymsters. Preschool classes, too.

Nashville Gymnastics Training Center (Nashville) 615-298-2264 • nashvillegtc.com Little Peepers for children ages 18 – 36 months with their grownup.

Fit4Mom Franklin franklin.fitformom.com Offers Stroller Strides for moms with kids in tow. Currently strolling in Pinkerton and Jim Warren parks.

Baby & Me Outings: Art, Movement, Music

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

Histown (Franklin) 615-790-5719 Mommy & Me dance class on Mondays for ages 18 mos – 3 years old and a grownup. Creative movement ballet for ages 2 – 3.

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Kindermusik:

Act Too Players Kindermusik, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, STE 119, Franklin; 615-294-0667. Music, movement and early socialization classes for newborns and older. Cuddle and Bounce is specific to babies ages 0 – 12 months.  Instructor is Corrie Maxwell.

Vanderbilt Kindermusik, Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville; 615-293-4181.  Music, movement and early socialization classes for newborns and older. Cuddle and Bounce is specific to babies ages 0 – 12 months. Instructor is Amy Alley.

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Little Art House 2106B Acklen Ave., Nashville + 338 46th Ave. North, Nashville, 615-933-9644. Mini Makers classes and Creative Play for little ones ages 1 and older and a parent.

Music City Music Together (Nashville & Franklin) A music programs for children ages birth to age 5 with their grownup that meets weekly.

MusicLab Nashville, 500 Wilson Pike Circle #014, Brentwood, 615-371-8086. Music for Mommy & Me Wednesdays and Saturday mornings at 11 a.m for ages infant – 16 months. Tunes for Toddlers on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. for ages 16 months – 3 years (parent participation required). Music Makers on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for ages 3 and 4 (parent participation required). Contact Ms. Kristi at 615-390-5685 or ms.kristismusic@gmail.com.

Music with Mary Drop-in music classes for ages 9 mos through 5 years in the Nashville and Williamson County areas.

 

In warmer months, Sound Start Nashville holds music classes for little ones outdoors!

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

Tenn Little Birds , Two East Nashville locations (check website for information); 615-358-8544. Music classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownup. Register now for programs beginning in January including a Musical Parenting Group with infants 0 – 9 months. Drop-in and holiday classes, too.

Nashville Ballet, the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville; (615) 297-2966. The Dance with Me program is for little ones age 2 and older with a grownup.

Baby & Me Outings: Story Times

And keep the reading going by reading to your baby at home throughout the day!

Davidson County 

Bellevue Public Library 720 Baugh Road, Nashville, 615-862-5854. Babies & Books every Monday and Friday at 10:15 a.m.; Preschool Story Time every Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Donelson Library, 2315 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, 615-862-5859. Music & Movement every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 – 6.

Edmonson Pike, 5501 Edmonson Pike, Nashville, 615-880-3957. Babies & Books for ages 0 – 3 years Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Music & Movement Thursdays at 10:30 ages 2 – 5, but all are welcome; Family Story Time, Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. for ages birth – 12. “Starry Night” Story Time every Monday evening in November for ages birth – 8 at 6 p.m.

Green Hills Public Library 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville, 615-862-5863.  Toddler Tales (ages 1 & 2) every Monday at 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time (ages 3 – 5) every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.; “Wee Wigglers” Infant Story Time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Hadley Park, 1039 28th Ave. N, Nashville, 615-862-5865. Family Story Time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for ages 0 – 5.

Hermitage Library 3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, 615-880-3951. Babies & Books, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Inglewood Branch Library 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, 615-862-5866. Babies & Books, Mondays at 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Madison Library, 610 Gallatin Pike S., Madison, 615-862-5868. Lapsit Baby Story Time, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.; Family Story Time, every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 – 5 but all are welcome.

Main Library, 615 Church St., Nashville, 615-862-5800. Music and Movement at Church Street Park, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Richland Park Library 4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 615-862-5870. Babies & Books every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. for ages birth – 24 months.

Southeast, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Nashville, 615-862-5871. Babies and Books, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Thompson Lane, 380 Thompson Lane, Nashville, 615-862-5873. Family Story Time every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for ages birth through 5.

Rutherford County

La Vergne Public Library 5063 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne 615-793-7303. Babies and Books (birth – 24 months) Story Time, every Thursday at 10 a.m.; Jammies and Stories every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Once Upon a Story Time every Wednesday for ages 2 and older;

Linebaugh Public Library 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro, 615-893-4131. Baby Time Tuesdays, every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for ages 0 – 24 months; Family Story Time every Wednesday at 10 a.m.; Itty Bitty Story Time every Thursday at 10 a.m. for ages 0 – 23 months.

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 Story Time for babies and toddlers every Tuesday at 10 and 11 a.m.

Goodlettsville Public Library 205 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville, 615-862-5862. Babies & Books every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Hendersonville Public Library 116 Dunn St., Hendersonville, 615-824-0656. Toddler Tales every Tuesday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.; Pre-K Story Time Wednesdays at 10:30 amd 11:15 a.m.

 

Story time for little ones and a parent at Brentwood library is always a sweet event.

Williamson County

Bethesda Branch, 4905 Bethesda Road, Thompson’s Station, 615-790-1887.  Story Time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Brentwood Public Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood, 615-371-0090.  Pre-School Story Time every Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m.; Saturday Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Fairview Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd., Fairview, 615-224-6087. Story Time every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for ages 3 – 5.

Leiper’s Fork Library, 5333 Old Highway 96, Franklin, 615-794-7019. Preschool Story Time every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Nolensville Library, 915 Oldham Drive, Nolensville, 615-776-5490. Baby & Me Play Time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 0 – 18 mos (siblings welcome); Toddler Story Time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Story Time every Friday at 10:30 a.m.; Preschool Rocking Rhythms every Saturday at 10 a.m. (please sign up!)

Williamson County Public Library 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin 615-595-1244. Toddler Time every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. for ages 18 months – 3 years ; Miss Liz’s Preschool Story Time every Thursday for ages 3 – 5 at 10 a.m.

 

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Susan Swindell Day

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