In Detroit, Mommy & Me classes are popping up all over the city and the outlying suburbs as the population in the area begins to grow. Part of that growth is the fact that many young Detroiters are having children, perhaps their first. A great way to connect with your new child is to join a Mommy & Me class to become active in your child’s development. Here are some of the best groups and classes available in Detroit.
Kindermusik Of Clinton Township And Macomb Township
21888 23 Mile Road
Macomb Township, MI 48042
(586) 719-7153
www.kindermusik.com

Held within the Raedene’s Dancin’ Stars Studio in Macomb, this Mommy & Me class is taught by a licensed kindermusik educator, which is an interesting form of class that has grown immensely in popularity over the last few years. The reviews on their website prove that plenty of new moms appreciate the attention to detail and bonding experience felt during one of these kindermusik classes. If you haven’t yet heard of it, give them a call to setup your new Mommy & Me class today.

Michigan Montessori Children’s Academy
13341 22 Mile Road
​Shelby Township, MI 48315
(586) 254-2020
www.michiganmontessori.org

Following the educational method of Dr. Maria Montessori, this wonderful children’s academy is situated on 1.4 acres of land with a beautiful main building and plenty of grounds for your children to play on. They offer Mommy & Me classes, available for children starting at 18 months and going through 6 years old. The Montessori method uses different materials and activities to allow the children to become active participants in their learning, which many mothers agree is a great thing to behold.

Signing Grace Classes
Private Classes
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
(734) 673-5874
www.facebook.com/Signing3Grace

Many new parents are opting to teach their children (and themselves) new techniques and skills that will help provide them with a more worldly approach to their development. One popular option in Mommy & Me classes in Detroit is that of teaching children about the benefits of learning signing, or sign language. Signing Grace in Farmington Hills offers children from birth to 3 years old the art of signing. Sara Ghioto is an Advanced Sign Language certified instructor that can teach you and your child a wonderful new skill and help you bond in the process.

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Aqua Tots In Sterling Heights
44891 Hayes Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
(586) 884-3633
www.aquatots-detroit.com

Perhaps one of the most valuable lessons you can teach your new child, especially here in Detroit and the Great Lakes region, is the lesson of swimming. For new moms looking to take a Mommy & Me class with their child that will teach them a great new skill, there is the Aqua Tots classes in Sterling Heights. Children ages 4 months and older can learning with their parents the safest and best ways to swim from an early age, and Aqua Tots offers a number of different options for classes ranging in price and skill level.

The Little Gym Of West Bloomfield
4301 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
(248) 851-1500
www.thelittlegym.com

For those new moms who may be looking to stay in shape after a long pregnancy and who want to incorporate their children into the workout as well, there’s the Little Gym of West Bloomfield. This gym specializes in Mommy & Me classes that want to focus on fitness for both the child and the parent who are interested in incorporating healthy behaviors into their learning activities. Classes are focused around safety for child fitness and are also a great place to learn about new techniques and habits for both mom and baby. Check out their website for more information on what classes are available.

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Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at Examiner.com.