Summer is almost over, and that means lots of baby, toddler and preschooler programs and classes in the HRM are open for registration now. Swimming, gymnastics, music, art classes – you name it, and there's probably a class for your child out there somewhere! Here's a few to get you started:
- Sharkey's in Bedford has teamed up with Andrea’s Music Studio to bring you music classes. Music Makers is for children aged 8 months to 5 years and includes musical interpretation, creative movement, singing songs and rhythm instruments. It'll be happening on Wednesdays from 10-10:30am starting September 9. $7 per child per class. Piano classes are available for kids aged 5 to 14 years old. The classes will be in age specific groups on Wednesdays starting September 9. Learn how to play a song within 3 lessons! Instruments will be provided during the lesson. (Guitar classes are also available for kids aged 7 to 16 years on Thursdays.) Classes are 50 minutes long and are $12.50 per class. Contact Sharkey's Cuts for Kids at 406-7074 for registration or if you have any further questions.
- Also at Sharkey's in Bedford, BE Massage Therapy is offering Infant Massage Classes. The class consists of four one-hour sessions designed to teach caregivers to massage their babies while paying attention to baby’s cues. Class is run with the understanding that babies need to sleep, eat and cry sometimes – including during class and therefore the caregiver will have time to attend to those needs while still having plenty of time to learn the massaging. Classes are at 11am on Fridays from September 18 to October 9. They cost $90 plus tax for four weeks. Contact Sharkey's Cuts for Kids at 406-7074 for registration or if you have any further questions.
- In Halifax, Lara Morris's Family Yoga classes are back starting in September, for children aged 3 to 5 years old and their caregiver. The classes take place at the Bloomfield Centre once a month on Sundays (Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22 and Dec 13) from 10am to 10:45am. Each class costs $12 for one child and caregiver. Lara will also be running Kids Yoga classes weekly on Thursdays from 10am to 10:45am, September 24 to November 12. The classes are also designed for children aged 3 to 5 years old. The cost is $75 per child for 8 classes. Located at Creative Crossing, 5781 Charles Street. To register for either class, contact Lara Morris, by email at email@example.com or by phoning 422-4096.
- Veith House is running a six-week parenting group starting on September 15 from 6pm to 7:30pm. These classes are informal and will include healthy snacks and creative play ideas for your child. Discussion topics include your child's health, positive parenting strategies and toilet training. The program is free of charge and child care will be provided. Registration is required. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.