The Grand Valley is full of activities and classes for toddlers to help them run out their energy and learn new skills. The mommy and me classes are also a great way to bond with your child and meet other women who understand your struggles as a parent. The classes are geared towards the interaction between toddlers under 2 years old and their parent, guardian, or caretaker. The classes are subject to change & most require registration, so please call to confirm the details.
Mommy & Me Classes (Under 2 Years Old)
Kindermusik with Susan Rowland
The Foundations class is geared towards babies 6 months to 18 months and the level 2 class is for toddlers 18 months to 3 years old. Each Kindermusik class in Grand Junction creates a nurturing environment where the children will experience a variety of instruments, music styles, and sounds. Susan Rowland is an excellent teacher who engages the children in movement, rhythm, and vocal activities. The children will learn to interact with others, listen to commands, and have an enjoyable time learning new songs.
Classes are typically broken up into 3 semesters: Fall, Spring, & Summer. Each semester runs for several weeks and payment is required in advance for the semester. Class sizes average 10 children plus their accompanying guardian. For more information about the mommy & me music class visit https://www.kindermusik.com/studio/51789.
Colorado West Gymnastics
Gymnastics is a great way to run out some energy and learn how to properly jump, flip, and roll. The Mommy and Me class is geared for children 2-3 years old, although they will allow kids as young as 18 months. The class starts with a time of stretching and reviewing the rules. Then the toddlers will listen to instruction and try out several activities that the teachers setup for that day. The class requires quite a bit of listening and following directions so it is best for older toddlers. The tots will learn balance, coordination, and body awareness with the help of their mommy or guardian. Typically sessions run 4 weeks at a time and require payment during the first week of class. For more information about toddler gymnastics visit https://coloradowestgymnastics.com/classes-events.
Mommy and Me Karate Fitness at the Academy of Self Defense
This class is designed for the moms out there that want an opportunity to get in shape, make some new friends, and give their little ones a chance to socialize and move around. Healthy moms make for happy moms! Designed for moms with children from birth through age 2. You’ll get your heart rate up, gain some flexibility, strengthen your core, and learn a little self-defense along the way. You will incorporate your little ones into the activities as well.
Moms of all ages: Children from birth through age 2. Call for schedule or visit http://www.academyofselfdefensegj.com/id4.html
Stroller Strides at the Fruita Community Center
“Fitness for Mom, Fun for Baby™”! Stroller Strides is a wonderful Mommy-and-Me activity that is held in Fruita, Colorado. It is a total fitness program that moms can do with their toddlers. During the class you can expect to power walk or jog and do strength training using exercise tubing, your stroller, and the environment. The class is taught by certified fitness instructors with specialty training in the pre and post-natal woman. All of the instructors abide by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ recommendations for exercises and it is geared towards moms of all fitness levels.
Dress appropriately for exercise. In addition, bring a water bottle, yoga mat, and small toy or snack for your child. Check out their schedule to see when you can join: https://fruita.fit4mom.com/classes/stroller-strides
Get Air Silo Toddler Time
Little Air jumpers (under 46″) and their parents are invited to Get Air Silo for Toddler Time. Only toddlers and their parents are allowed during this time. The little ones will have fun jumping on the trampolines, throwing balls, running into the foam pit, and exploring the jungle gym. Zilo the zebra usually makes an appearance and will join the toddlers for some jumping. Toddler time runs several mornings each week. Visit their website for more details. http://getairsilo.com/events
Aquatot 1 Swim Lessons
Swim lessons are offered year round at Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool and during the summer at Lincoln Park Moyer Pool for ages 6 months and up. Aquatot 1 is for babies 6 months to 2 years. The goal is to introduce babies to the water and get them comfortable in the water. Aquatot 1.5 is for babies 18 to 36 months. The goal with the class is for toddlers to gain their independence in the water and they will learn kicking and floating skills. Both classes require parents join their toddler in the water. https://www.gjcity.org/residents/parks-recreation/aquatics/
Dance with Me – Adagio Dance Academy
Little dancers will gain confidence and feel pride as they learn new themed steps and dances. Imagine the huge smile on your child’s face as he/she takes the stage in costume showing off the progress that has been made at the performance. Each month your child will have a new theme and steps to work on. The specially designed curriculum helps develop your child’s motor skills and prepares them for the Storybook dance program using fun bug songs and age appropriate movements. Dance with Me is a class with adult participation that is based in ballet, hip hop, and acrobatics for ages 1.5 to 3.5 years. Read more about this mommy and me class located in Grand Junction. http://adagiodancegj.com/classes/ballet-bugs-preschool-program.
Activities for Toddlers in the Grand Valley
Here are a few other activities in the Grand Junction area for toddlers to participate in with adult supervision.
- Wacky Wednesdays at Bookcliff Activity Center (Fall/Winter)
- Splash pad, slides & pool at Lincoln Park
- Dinosaur Museum in Fruita
- U-Pick Fruit in Palisade
- John McConnell Math & Science Center
- Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
- Moon Farm
- Free story time at the library
- Cross Orchards Train Rides & Museum Tours