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School is now in full swing around the Houston area. Now that things are returning to a more normal routine, it’s the perfect time to sign up for one of our amazing Fall children’s classes to both entertain and teach your younger children who are not yet in school.

The Motherhood Center is truly your home away from home. The Center offers a wide range of children’s classes, such as Prelude music, Montessori Art and dance. The classes are created and led by experts in their fields and cater to a wide range of age groups, from birth to 6 years, with an emphasis on the toddler years. This Fall, we’ve added two additional classes,  Toddler Montessori Art and Kid’s Yoga!

Here’s a look at TMC’s children’s class offerings this Fall. Most of them begin next week. If you see a class that has already started, don’t worry, we may still be able to get you in the class, just give us a call at 713-963-8880.

Alphabooks: Alphabooks is an early literacy program created specifically for toddlers between the ages of 20 months and 3 years. This book-based class uses phonics, sign language, songs, art and physical movement to introduce the alphabet to young learners and strengthen letter recognition. The instructor, Susie Morales, put together a great video that gives more details on the class … you can find it on YouTube

Mondays , Fridays or Saturdays for 10 weeks

M: 3 – 3:45 or 4-4:45 pm – begins Sept. 10

Fri: 1 – 1:45, 2 – 2:45 or 3 – 3:45 pm – begins Sept. 14

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Sat: 11 – 11:45 am – begins Sept. 15

Tiny Tutus: Tiny Tutus is TMC’s baby ballet program for our youngest dancers ages 18 months – 2.5 years. Tiny Tutus introduces creative movement to toddlers, who dance together with a parent. The class focuses on fine and gross motor skills, along with musicality, creativity and fun. Over the course of the class, toddlers begin to form strong listening skills and independence as they slowly learn to follow teacher instruction instead of relying on their parent.

Mondays or Tuesdays from 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm for 8 weeks

Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:15 pm for 8 weeks

Begins week of Aug. 27

Pre-Ballet: Pre-Ballet is for ages 2.5 to 3.5. Young dancers are taught basic warm-up and stretch exercises to instill the idea of getting the body ready to dance through fun routines and very simple ballet movements. Parents can relax in TMC’s sitting area while children learn the basics of ballet.

Mondays or Tuesdays from 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm for 8 weeks

Begins week of Aug. 27

Ballet: Ballet expands on skills learned in pre-ballet, incorporating more advanced dance routines and ballet movements. Ballet vocabulary will also be expanded upon and discipline will be encouraged as a fundamental learning block. Pre-ballet is not required to take this class. Like pre-ballet, parents can relax in TMC’s sitting area. A recital at the end of the program will demonstrate skills learned during the session.

Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm for 8 weeks

Begins week of Aug. 27

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Kid’s Yoga: Kid’s Yoga is a fun and age-appropriate yoga class that will promote a positive attitude toward physical activity, physical development and self esteem, while improving strength, flexibility, body awareness and neuromuscular coordination. Classes offered for 2-3 year olds and 3-7 year olds.

Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays for 6 weeks

2-3 year olds – M, W or F from 3 – 3:45 pm

3-7 year old – M, W or F from 4 – 4:45 pm

Begins week of Sept. 17

Prelude Music: Emphasizing that all children are musical, Prelude Music helps children develop basic music competence through songs and movement. The class uses the Music Together (need symbol) curriculum, a research based music and movement program that encourages interactive music experiences. Children are also introduced to a number of musical instruments.

Multiple dates and times are available. 10 week session begins week of Sept. 10. Demo classes also available through Sept. 5 for parents who would like to try out the class.

Toddler Montessori Art: Enhance language, sensory exploration, fine motor skills and creative expression for toddlers ages 12 months – 3 years through the use of art techniques and tools, such as paint, clay, chalk and crafts.

Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:15 pm for 4 weeks

Begins Sept. 19

Toddler Montessori Cooking: Join us for Toddler Montessori Cooking, where we explore independent preparation of snacks and community dining. The children gain the following experiences:

*Tactitle and Sensorial, *Aids development of Language, *Independence, *Build Concentration

Parents gain ideas in how to bring cooking with toddlers home.

Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:15 pm for 4 weeks

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Begins Sept. 19

Baby Sign Language: Communicate with your toddler before he or she can talk! Words by the Handful teaches American Sign Language to babies and their families. These classes draw on baby’s natural language learning abilities to teach the right signs at the right time. This class is for hearing babies ages 6 months – 3 years.

Tuesdays for 8 weeks beginning Sept. 11

Baby Signs I: 11:30 am – 12 pm

Baby Signs II (for babies who have completed Baby Signs I) : 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Watch Me Grow: Infants grow and change so quickly in their first year and hit many milestones. Watch Me Grow is an expert-led 6-week class that teaches parents developmentally appropriate activities for their growing infant and offers them a support network of other parents.

Watch Me Grow I (3-6 months) – Mondays 10 am – 10:45 am – begins Sept. 10

Watch Me Grow II (7-12 months) – Mondays 11 am – 11:45 am – begins Sept. 10

Additional details and registration options are available online. Feel free to call The Motherhood Center with any questions at 713-963-8880.

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