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Parent/Child

FamilyThe Y recognizes the importance of the bond between parent and child. We provide an environment where children can have positive experiences with their parent while learning, growing and thriving. In the end, the bond is strengthened and enriched.

Parent/Child Programs

Cookin' With Threes
3-YEARS OLD / with guardian Seize the opportunity to enjoy one on one bonding time with your child as you experience class together. Fruit, muffins, scones, pancakes, yogurt concoctions, and smoothies will all be on the menu as you create your breakfast. Using simple recipes, children will mix and measure ingredients to create a healthy and nutritious simple meal. Awaken your senses with cooking aromas! Children’s aprons are provided.

Intro to Spanish Language & Culture
Learn a new language through songs, themes, crafts and other fun activities. Parents will be given tips on how to apply Spanish language skills at home.

Kids & Parents On Bikes
10+ YEARS OLD WITH PARENTS This class is similar to our Adults on Bike but targets our younger riders. This course is designed to develop safe cycling practices that can last a life-time and give parents the tools to continue teaching safe biking skills to their children. Skills include safe braking, stopping, turning, and straight line riding. This class includes a ride to practice skills. Bring bikes and helmets!

Messy Bees
2-3 YEARS OLD / with guardian Experience the joy of art! Create and explore art activities using a variety of mediums; paint, clay, paper, shapes, dough, etc. It is wonderful to be messy, especially when you are a kid, so dress for mess.

Music Moves Me
2-4 YEARS OLD / with guardian Come explore with friends as you learn laugh and play your way through a musical experience. Children love to make noise and what a better way to do that than by marching, singing and dancing. Add in a variety of musical instruments; learn beats and rhythms then watch the fun begin.

Music Moves Me
2-4 YEARS OLD / with guardian Come explore with friends as you learn laugh and play your way through a musical experience. Children love to make noise and what a better way to do that than by marching, singing and dancing. Add in a variety of musical instruments; learn beats and rhythms then watch the fun begin.

Parent and Baby Fitness (4-week class)
2-16 month old baby accompanied by at least 1 parent Join us for this parent & baby class that provides a great opportunity to bond with your baby while exercising! A focus of this class will be to build strength, endurance, and flexibility while incorporating baby in the process. This class will also provide the opportunity to build relationships with other new parents. *Mother must be cleared by a physician and/or at least 6 weeks post-partum. Registration is required prior to the first class. For more information, contact Kylie Formanek, Dahl YMCA - Fitness Director at kformanek@laxymca.org.

Preschool Family Fun & Games
Experience the joy of play with your young child. Have fun with group play, games, songs and activities while children learn the important skill of socializing. Wear your tennis shoes as we can all be a kid again in this class.

Preschool Gym Play
Walking-7 Years Old / With Guardian Meet other families while you and your child enjoy special bonding time together. You will have the opportunity to free play with your child using the Y’s equipment. Our staff will monitor and set up a variety of things for you to enjoy.

Sporties For Shorties
2-4 YEARS OLD / with guardian Help your child to develop a healthy attitude towards “team” work while learning to make activity an important part of their lives. Class is packed full of energy and skill work as a variety of sports such as soccer, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, track, hockey and more are introduced. Bring your young sport enthusiast and have fun together.

Tiny Tot Gym
This class provides the opportunity for you and your child to interact and play in a safe environment. With staff guided discoveries, you will enjoy parent-child activities including warm-ups, song, parachute play, games, balls etc., along with other spacial play time experiences.

Tumble Bugs
2-3 YEARS old / with Guardian Give your child a positive introduction to group play while they develop self-confidence. Children will improve balance, upper body, and core strength while mastering pre gymnastic skills using mats, balance beams, and the low bar. Obstacle courses, games, music and all around fun are included in every class.


 
 
 
 
 
 

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