These Are The Best Mommy and Me Classes In NJ


Whether you’re a first-time mom or a fourth-time one, finding the best mommy and me classes in NJ can be a challenge, especially during a pandemic. Sure, you want to find one that’s not only a bonding experience but is age-appropriate, cultivates growth, and has plenty of social ops for your little and you. So you’ll be happy to hear we’ve done the groundwork for you— and the good news is there are lots of mommy and me classes in NJ that are back to being in-person. From strollercize fitness to developing a love of music to stretching and climbing, there’s a class for you and your little ones to indulge their interests and discover exciting new passions. Scroll down for some of the best mommy and me classes in NJ.

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Here are the best mommy and me classes in NJ:

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Music mommy and me classes in NJ are fun for the whole family. 

Miss Melissa’s Aardvarks
When Melissa Chill took a dare to get up on stage and sing with a New Jersey shore band decades ago, she had no idea that she’d hit mega-star status in the eyes of the 5 and under crowd. Miss Melissa’s Aardvarks music program with hits like “Runaround Kid,” Brush Teeth,” and “Bagel” is fun for the whole family. The kids love to groove to cool tunes taught by her and her rockin’ band of musicians.
Locations throughout NJ, including Brielle and Rumson
(732) 693-1147

Rockness Music
Everyone’s in the band at Rockness Music, a modern approach to music class featuring live music performed by actual rock’ n roll musicians. Your preschoolers and toddlers will be movin’ and groovin’ in no time, and you will be too. Classes—some of which are held outside—include musical instruments, drumming, dancing, foreign language, puppets, and dramatic play.
Locations throughout NJ, including Hoboken, Maplewood, and Metuchen
(732) 352-9461

Music Together
These immersive classes help to develop your child’s natural aptitude for music and set a foundation for any vocal or instrumental they may pursue in the future. The family setting allows for kids of different age groups to learn together, so you can bring older siblings. You will also receive an illustrated songbook and CD to keep, so feel free to break out the tunes whenever the mood strikes you.
Locations throughout NJ including Brick, Cream Ridge, and New Brunswick
(800) 728-2692

Little Rockers
Whether you’re looking for indoor classes, outdoor sessions, or a virtual experience, you can rock out with your kiddos at Mommy & Me Baby Band and Tot Rock. Fostering a love for music is one of the most incredible things you and your child can do together. Children can enjoy classes with instruments, music, and classic favorites.
166 Patterson Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
(732) 872-4354

Kids’ Music Round 
Kids MusicRound taps into all learning styles (visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic), making for a well-rounded learning experience to spark kids’ natural curiosity while enhancing auditory skills. Children also improve fine motor and visual skills by playing different instruments, dancing, and clapping their hands to the beat.
Branchburg, Bridgewater, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Cranford, Crosswicks (Chesterfield area), Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, Marlton-Mt. Laurel, Medford, Pennington, Robbinsville, Scotch Plains, and Westfield locations
(609) 333-0100

Kidville is your family’s happy place, with a wide variety of parent/child options ranging from gym classes in a state-of-the-art playspace, music classes with performances by the Rockin’ Railroad band, art classes that give kids the freedom to explore their creativity, and dance sessions that build confidence and keep your kids moving. Parent/child classes begin from newborns through 3 years old.
516 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07043
(973) 826-0350
30 Maple St., Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-2487

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Gym classes are a great way to increase coordination and cooperation with peers. Photo was taken at The Little Gym

The Little Gym
These parent and child classes for ages 4 months to 3 years old focus on three dimensions of learning—Get Moving, Brain Boost, and Citizen Kid—all of which foster growth of the whole child. Sessions will help little ones develop flexibility, strength, and coordination through physical activity, enhance their listening skills and decision-making and promote sharing, teamwork, and cooperation with their peers.
Locations throughout NJ, including Jersey City, Roxbury, Hamilton, and Sea Girt

Gymboree Play and Learn Mommy and Me classes begin with the 0-8 month age range, focusing on tummy time and other sensory-based activities. It then progresses through to age 5, where kids become more independent and socially aware. Gymboree also offers Parent/Child classes for music and art.
Locations around NJ including Jersey City, Westfield, Howell, Princeton, Red Bank, Ocean, Toms River, and Pine Brook

My Gym
Attending My Gym is a wonderful way to introduce your kids to fitness and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Mommy and Me classes at My Gym begin at age 6 weeks and continue to 3.25 years old. Children will have a blast strengthening muscles, developing language, and making friends, all while engaging in sensory exploration and discovery.
Locations around NJ, including Manalapan, Westfield, and Jersey City

The Language Workshop for Children
Are you looking for something unique and different? Then you have to check out The Language Workshop for Children with locations in Madison, Montclair, and Ridgewood. Children ages 6 months to 3 years old and their parents can enroll in language learning classes catered to little ones. Participants can learn French, Spanish or Chinese. Languages vary by location.
Locations in northern NJ and virtual options are available

Fit 4 Mom – Stroller Strides, Fit 4 Baby, Stroller Barre
We know that Mommy and Me classes are excellent for the parent and child, but let’s face it, some parents are looking for a great workout too. With the Fit4Mom program, certified instructors lead groups through classes indoors and outdoors, all with your babe in tow. Stroller Strides held outdoors is one of their most popular, but they also have Fit 4 Baby for moms-to-be, Stroller Barre for a strengthing barre workout, and Strides 360 to help you build endurance.
Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Marlton, Jersey City, Florham Park, Short Hills locations

The YMCA is the perfect place to find a wide variety of class options. Families can enjoy classes for swimming, dance, gymnastics, sports, art, and more. Check out your local YMCA for more detailed information. Locations in NJ including Bridgewater, Vineland, Hamilton, and more

RWJBarnabas Health: Cooking Classes for Kids
Dates and times vary depending on the program
Kids of all ages will love cooking up healthy treats in these virtual hands-on cooking classes (adult supervision required during class): Try Healthy Kids in Hannah’s Kitchen for kids 8-12, where they’ll learn to use a recipe, cook with nutritious ingredients, and utilize kitchen basics or try Taste Testers in Hannah’s Kitchen, a Mommy and Me style class for 2-4-year-olds.
RWJBarnabas, Virtual
(973) 926-7371

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Clapping, singing, and dancing in a mommy and me group are great ways to bond with your child. Photo Credit: iStock/DGLimages

Other mommy and me classes in NJ to consider

British Swim School
Toms River, Brick, and Howell locations
(609) 245-0951

Drawing Room Fine Art and Sculpture Studio
27 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor, Midland Park, NJ 07432
(201) 232-8855

Elite Gymnastics
80 Fifth Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506
(973) 423-4040

Epic Gymnastics
2351 NJ-34, Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 223-5020

Five Star Swim
Cherry Hill, East Hanover, Eatontown, Edison, Galloway, and Princeton locations

Goldfish Swim School
Manalapan, Middletown, Mount Laurel, Springfield, Livingston, Denville, Closter, and Wyckoff locations

JC Barre
419 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(917) 882-9044

JC Bump and Baby
Jersey City, Hoboken, and Montclair locations

Lily Montessori Parent-Child Center
801 Main Street, Belmar, NJ 07719
(732) 556-6304

Little Dolphins Swim Academy
424 Vosseller Ave., Bound Brook, NJ 08805
(732) 560-8000

Little Dreamer’s Play Cafe
Good Sports USA- 2903 Route 138 Wall, NJ
(732) 556-6727

Luna de Papal
321 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304
(201) 946-9400

Magic Sky Play
165 Amboy Road, Suite 706 Morganville, NJ 07751
(732) 970-6644

Mima Create and Play
881 Main Street, Suite 14 & 15, Sayreville, NJ 08872
(732) 952-8444

Holmdel, Middletown, Red Bank, Lawrenceville, Princeton, Skillman, Morristown, and Parsippany locations

Montclair BABY.
113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 370-0765

Musical Munchkins of NJ
Trinity Episcopal Church- 55 George Street, Allendale, NJ 07401
(551) 500-4887

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Swimming is not only crucial for safety, but it’s a great way to bond. Photo Taken at NJSwim Manasquan

NJ Swim
Brick, Florham Park, Lakeside-Roxbury, Manasquan, Sparta, Turnersville, and Warren locations

Oh! Canary Studio
165 B Valley Street, South Orange, NJ 07079
(973) 343-5452

Princeton Playspace
745 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 919-9600

Take Me To The Water Swim School
Englewood, Montclair, and Ridgewood locations
(201) 530-7200

Those Runner Kids Toddler Exercise Class
Medford Freedom Park- 86 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055

United Soccer Academy
4 Somerset Street, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
(732) 563-2525

Urban Jungle Play 
1140 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 653-4212

Wompy’s World of Musical Play
Camp Riverbend- 116 Hillcrest Road, Warren, NJ 07059
(908) 279-3030

Mommy and Me classes in NJ at your local library

Want to stick to your town? Libraries offer multiple opportunities for you to take a class and meet other local moms. And the best part—many only require a library card or nominal fee. Check out your local library’s event page for upcoming programs, activities, and story times the entire family will enjoy.

Which are your favorite Mommy and Me classes in NJ?

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About Author

Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.