eGundo.com’s mission is to explore the good in Gundo. And when you talk about good things, you have to talk about moms. Few words are as powerful and poignant as the word “motherhood”. Motherhood is beautiful, awe-inspiring, joyful…and really hard. Moms are selfless, often giving to their children even when it means setting their own wants and needs aside. Mother’s Day was months ago, but supporting mothers as they raise the next generation is a year round job.
In El Segundo, we are up to the task. The South Bay does a first-rate job of providing moms with the support and encouragement they need. From kids club at The Point to Happy Baby Yoga, our community provides a network for moms to connect, help their children thrive, and build a stronger, happier future.
The following are a few of the best classes for parents to share with their little ones in El Segundo and the surrounding area.
On the third Thursday of every month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, moms and dads can take a break from entertaining their tots at Kid’s Club. Hosted by The Point from May-December, Kid’s Club includes arts and crafts, face painting, live entertainment, treats, and more.
Visit the registration table for exclusive discounts and an activity schedule.
This Thursday’s Kid’s Club: Baby Boogie
Get groovy on the 16th with a disco themed event. Families are welcome to come dressed up in your favorite disco outfits to enjoy live music and outdoor fun.
710 S Allied Way A, El Segundo, CA 90245
Wondertree Kids is a mommy and me class with several age-appropriate options. Choose from Music and sign language, school readiness, music and movement, and messy art classes. All activities are designed by early childhood development experts to help build character and improve the physical, cognitive, and social development of the child. For details, checkout the El Segundo Class Schedule.
353 Main Street, El Segundo, CA, 90245
Happy Baby began in 2015 when two like-minded moms came together. Their vision was to create a business that brings yoga practice into a wholesome, supportive space that nurtures families.
In particular, they wanted to support moms and their children. Their vision is now a success, offering multiple classes each week. Options include a prenatal yoga class, mommy and me yoga, and dance. View the full Happy Baby schedule to pick your favorite!
A message from Happy Baby- “Our hope is that you come, stay awhile and leave feeling full of love and support.”
1701 Marine Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
South Bay Music Together is a well-known early music education program for young children and their caregivers. The class has been around since 1987, applying research-based information to create a developmentally appropriate music
Music Together classes support the idea that babies are born with an innate love of music. These classes build the foundation of rhythm and pitch with a great deal of parent support. For class schedules, pricing, and registration, please click here.
Contact South Bay Music Together for more info:
Super Tots Class is a developmental program for kids geared towards building fitness and exposing them to a wide range of sports. This program is one of Adventureplex’s own, and works to improve strength, confidence, and muscle coordination.
The aim of this class is to teach the basics of common sports and inspire a love of athletics.
Mother Nurture Class is the third and final parent participation class hosted at Adventureplex. This course has a different, more parent focused approach. Led by an Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, the class focuses on attachment styles, developmental milestones and experiences, and other common parenting questions. The class environment is nurturing and aimed to support moms as they find their unique parenting style. The topics covered include development, tantrums, conflict resolution, supporting independence, sleep and naps, mealtimes, toilet training, importance of play and more.
Call (310) 546-7708 for more information.
1836 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 796-1300
My Gym is a worldwide program for kids that encourages play, self-esteem, and confidence through a fun and physically engaging environment.
The program has been around for over 35 years, providing a safe, supportive place for children to be active, try new experiences, and flourish.
Classes are available for ages 6 months and up.
2417 N. Sepulveda
Manhattan Beach, 90266
A common frustration for parents of aspiring young dancers is that many classes are not flexible enough to cater to the unique needs of toddlers. The Manhattan School of Dance and Music offers a 30 minute class for little ones want to give dance a try with mommy alongside.
This allows kids to become familiar and comfortable with the class environment before moving on to an independent class. These classes are primarily ballet based with a little tap at the end.
Simple poses and basic routines are taught with help from parents. Manhattan Beach class sizes are limited to 7 students so little ones don’t get overwhelmed…a fun way to try out dance without the pressure of a more rigid class structure!
2521 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Tinkergarten is an outdoor class that helps families connect with nature and learn through play. Each 5-part class includes an educator-designed play scenario, encouraging children to interact, explore, problem solve, and create together. Parents also walkaway with valuable
insight into their child’s development.
Ethel Brown will be leading classes at Hermosa Valley Park every Wednesday and Saturday this fall. The focus skill for the fall season will be problem solving. Registration available here.
Stroller Strides by Fit4Mom
Live Oak Park
1901 N Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Stroller Strides is a popular fitness program for moms to do alongside their babies. It incorporates power walking with intervals of strength and body toning exercises. The program is taught by certified fitness instructors, and is suitable for moms of all levels of fitness.
Stroller Strides teachers include songs and activities to help keep babies entertained so moms can get the most of their workout. Stroller Strides has several locations across the South Bay, the closest of which is at Live Oak Park. Schedule and enrollment available here.