We know we can’t go along to our favourite baby or toddler classes in person at the moment but thankfully many of them have moved online! Here are ten terrific online classes for babies and toddlers to try over the coming weeks, plus some additional resources and ideas which we hope you’ll find handy too! With a 1, 5 and 8 year old at home, my littlest one can sometimes be left to her own devices while I focus my attention on her (often rowdy) brothers and I really miss the classes and playgroups we normally go to.
However we love sitting down together each day and trying out a class at the moment and I hope this blog post might be useful for you if you have little ones at home too. I would love to know if you have any favourites? Either the ones mentioned below or anything else? Please do get in touch on Instagram or Facebook to let me know! Plus check back here for more additions – this is an evolving post!
♥ babyballet® – Offering online ‘babyballet at home’ classes for all existing and new customers. Children will still receive the magic of a babyballet® class, the interaction with the amazing class teachers and the exercise and entertainment they still need whilst they are at home. All online members will receive exclusive access to BRAND NEW, interactive content from the babyballet characters, including dance and sing-a-long videos, stories, activities and more. Bookings can be made HERE.
♥ Baby Explorers – Join Baby Explorers for a 30 minute free taster video class and have great fun at the Teddy Bears Picnic! I tried this out with my little lady and she loved it! We will be downloading a new class each week and it’s just 99p per session. It’s great fun for all the family, there’s no joining fee or monthly sign up and a you can take the class at a time that suits you! Sessions include Baby Boogie Disco, Swinging Safari, Beach Party, Easter Party and more. Sign up HERE!
♥ Busy Lizzy – Fitness Fun for Mums and Little Ones. Busy Lizzy Family Club is bringing your favourite classes direct to your home. Enjoy fabulous pre and postnatal workouts along with fun and engaging baby and toddler classes with their Virtual Unlimited Membership, for £20/month. The membership includes at least 3 live streamed classes per day, 7 days a week via the closed Facebook members’ group as well as lots of support boredom busters and more! Find out more HERE. I’m really looking forward to trying this…
♥ Boogie Tots Tunbridge Wells – Chloe from Boogie Tots Tunbridge Wells is hosting free midmorning boogies each weekday at 11am on her Facebook page. Pop over and like the page now so you don’t miss out!
♥ Captain Fantastic Kids Entertainment– offering a packed timetable of free online interactive entertainment live via their Facebook page or catch up on YouTube! Toddler sessions are on weekday mornings at 10am and there are plenty of options for older kids too including fitness, maths, science, cooking and dance!
♥ Chantelle Poole School of Dance – Online ballet classes will be starting on Saturday at 10am via Zoom and are suitable for children from 18 months to take part in (with their parents). Check out Chantelle’s Facebook page for more info about booking a trial. The first class is free with a small charge thereafter.
♥ Children Inspired by Yoga have launched their Tatty Bumpkin children’s yoga classes online, running on Saturday mornings at 10.00am. They are fun sessions combining storytelling with music and yoga postures and even have relaxation at the end! The classes are suitable for children aged 2-7 years and each session is accompanied by an information sheet detailing the pose of the week with its benefits and a colouring sheet. The first class is offered free of charge. The class can be booked HERE.
♥ The Dadsnet Classroom – The Dadsnet is providing daily phonics for 3 to 6 year olds and daily KS2 literacy through Facebook Live. Starting at 09:30 in the morning and hosted by Katie Higham from Katie’s Classroom. Following on from the daily phonics sessions, you’ll find 30 minutes of Key Stage 2 Literacy and 30 minutes of Key Stage 2 Maths – both delivered from a qualified teacher. Check out the timetable HERE and watch the sessions on Facebook HERE.
♥ Gymboree Play & Music – Gymbo@Home – Is here! Current Gymboree Play & Music members as well as new members can join Gymbo @ home activities and videos via their Facebook Group. Email Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
♥ Glow Yoga – Join the lovely Aimee from Glow Yoga for a free online kids yoga session on Monday mornings at 9.30am. All you and your little one need is space to move, a mat or blanket, your body and water! There’s no mess and it’s great for our little people’s bodies, hearts and minds. Hopefully they’ll find a sense of calm. Just like Glow Yoga on Facebook, opt for notifications and Aimee should pop up on your screen when she goes live!
♥ Hartbeeps – Hartbeeps@Home are running weekly content for all age ranges (6 weeks to 4 years). New sessions are uploaded daily and it costs £6 for a whole week’s content – so under £1 a day! Bookings can be made HERE via the EVENTS tab. Once payment is received, subscribers can join the private facebook group to access the videos which will be available straight away.
♥ Mammafit Classes (normally taking place at Sweaty Betty Studio in Tunbridge Wells) have moved online. All classes are £5 or you can join the membership for £35 a month which gives you access to all classes. The timetable can be viewed here. Sessions taking place throughout the week include HIIT, Mum & Baby, Pregnancy & Postnatal is Monday 8.30am-9am HIIT (advanced) / Tuesday 9am Mum and Baby and Freestyle Friday HIIT. Classes are delivered via zoom and can be booked HERE!
♥ Monkey Music – The marvellous Monkey Music teachers are bringing Monkey, Mo and their songs into your living rooms! Check out the Monkey Music Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks website for more information on how to book your MonkeyMusic@Home sessions.
♥ Unity Yoga – Unity Yoga are LIVE STREAMING Pregnancy Yoga (with Active Birth and Hypnobirth) classes via Zoom from Flow at Home on Mondays at 7.30pm and Wednesdays at 9.30am! Visit Flow Tunbridge Wells to find out more!
Additional Online Class Ideas:
Andy’s Wild Workouts – my five year old has been really enjoying these. They came recommended as an alternative to PE with Joe Wickes – more suited to littler people.
Tumble Tots on YouTube for kids from 6 months to 7 years old. Check it out!
The Wiggles on You Tube – Not a class as such but worth checking out this crazy crew from New Zealand. They’re a bit marmite. Let me know what you think?
Playcation Time – a Facebook group created by local Mum Hester Mackay, featuring daily play challenges for you to do with your kids. Share your results at the end of the day and see what everyone else has been up to!
Jump Start Jonny – I hadn’t heard of this guy but he was recommended by a reader and after having a quick look, we are definitely going to try out his sessions! His fun workouts and chill-out videos are loved by over 250,000 Jumpsters in schools and homes worldwide! He has plenty of free videos on his YouTube channel and lots of options on his website.
Reading Eggs – an online program that helps children learn to read. Hundreds of online reading lessons, phonics games and books for ages 2–13. They are currently offering 30 days’ free access – we are currently trying it and I’m impressed so far!
Teach Your Little Monster to Read – we have been really enjoying this app (well at least my five your old has) and It is free to play on the website or currently 99p to download on iPhone.