Finding the perfect parented activity for your toddler is no easy feat. Unparented activities for children 3 and up seem to be in huge supply, but parented classes for children under 2 are a bit tougher to find. So, I’ve compiled a list of the best activities and classes for children 2 and under in Edmonton and St. Albert.
Art and Pottery
4Cats Art Studios are a great place for birthday parties, family workshops, and their Kittens classes for children 2 – 4 years, accompanied by an adult. Locations: Fort Road and Summerside
This locally-owned art studio is located on Whyte Avenue in the Roots on Whyte building. This is the perfect place to get messy, explore, and create. Creation Space offers parented “Art Play” classes for children 16 months – 5 years. They also offer collaborate family workshops and Open Play on Thursday mornings.
Glazing Pot Studio
Glazing Pot Studio in St. Albert offers a variety of weekly and monthly themed pottery workshops for babies, tots, and preschoolers.
Preschool Painter with Glazing Pot Studio
Dance Theme, located in Northeast Edmonton, offers programs for your tiny dancer, including Tiny Stars for babies 3 – 10 months and Baby Stars for 11 – 18 months and 18 months to 3 years.
Griesbach Dance Company
Griesbach Dance Company is located in North Edmonton and offers their Little Performers Ballet or Hip Hop Class for children as young as 2 years.
Intellidance was created right here in Edmonton and is now offered globally. They offer classes for several different age groupings including Intellidance Babies for 3 – 11 months, Intellidance Tykes for 12 – 23 months, and Intellidance Tots for 2 – 4 years. Find a class nearest you.
Capital City Gymnastics
Capital City Gymnastics is located in South Edmonton and offers Tumblebugs, a parented class for children 12 – 24 months, and Parent & Tot for children 2 – 3 years.
Dynamyx Gymnastics is located in St. Albert and offers an Inchworms class for chidlren 12 – 24 months and Caterpillars class for children 2 – 3 years. We love Dynamyx!
Caterpillars with Dynamyx Gymnastics
Gymboree Play and Music
Gymboree is located in Southwest Edmonton and offers play and music classes for a variety of age groupings including 0 – 6 months, 6 – 10 months, 10 – 16 months, and 16 – 22 months, and 12 – 28 months.
Little Gym is located in Southwest Edmonton and offers a Perfect Start, a parented class for children 4 months – 3 years.
MyGym is located in South Edmonton and offers a variety of classes for children as young as 6 months. The neat thing about MyGym is that they keep the age range of each class quite small, so your children will truly be with others their own age.
St. Albert Gymnastics Club
St. Albert Gymnastics club offers Caterpillars for children 18 months – 2 years and Butterflies for children 2 – 3 years.
Hayabusa Training Centre
Hayabusa Training Centre in St. Albert offers a parented Little Ninjas class for children 2-4 years.
Tien Lung Taekwon-do
Tien Lung Taekwon-do on 124 Street offers Mini Dragons, a fun parented taekwon-do class for children 2 – 3 years, accompanied by an adult.
Mini Dragons with Tien Lung Taekwon-do
Baby Steps Giant Leaps
Owned by one of favourite ladies, Angela Flatekval, Baby Steps Giant Leaps is located in North Edmonton and offers Kindermusik Music and Movement classes for all ages.
Dominelli School of Music
This locally-owned music studio offers Rock Your Socks Off, a music class for 1 – 2-year-olds focused on Rock N’ Roll! The program is offered at both their North Edmonton and St. Albert location.
Music Together of the Northern Lights
With classes in St. Albert and all over Edmonton, Music Together’s Mixed Age classes are fun for the whole family, especially when you have a toddler and a baby. We’ve personally attended three Music Together sessions over the years.
Visionary Centre for Performing Arts
With two locations, one in South Edmonton and one in St. Albert, Visionary Centre for Performing Arts offers both Kindermusik for babies and toddlers and Music Funtime for children 2 – 3 years.
Zumbini is a relatively new program to Edmonton, with several local instructors offering the program in Edmonton and area. The program is for 0 – 4 years and combines music, dance, and education.
Kindermusik with Baby Steps Giant Leaps
Little Kickers is a soccer program for young children, but and is quite new to Edmonton and area. Their Little Kicks class is for children 1. 5 – 2.5 years and is offered in many parts of Edmonton and St. Albert.
We love Sportball! Sportball Edmonton (and area) offers their Multisport class for children 16 months to 2 years that explores eight different sports.
Sensory Play and Open Play
Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre
Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre is a Parent Link Centre with multiple sites in Edmonton that offer free registered and drop-in programs, including their popular Stay & Play Program and Art & Sensory Play Program (and much more)!
St. Albert Family Resource Centre
St. Albert Family Resource Centre offers affordable programs and workshops for all ages, everything from cooking and sensory play to art and music.
Little Lotus is located just south of Whyte Avenue and offers a variety of yoga classes for the whole family, including Family Yoga, Baby Yoga, Toddler Yoga, and Preschool Yoga.
Mommy Connections North Edmonton & St. Albert
Of course, we also offer awesome parented classes for children 2 and under. So, if you’re looking for a class for your busy, on-the-move baby or toddler that offers a variety of activities, like gymnastics, music, dance, and martial arts, and helps connect you to other moms, check out our Mini Movers Program for mobile babies 9 – 18 months (younger is okay too) and our Travelling Tots Program for toddlers 1.5 – 3 years. Learn more.
All photos above are from our past Mini Movers and Travelling Tots Programs! Ask us about them.