The Bond Between Mom and Her Little One
If you’ve never been to a Mommy and Me dance class for toddlers, you may not realize their potential for increasing the bond between mom and her little one. This is just one of the many reasons we’re excited to offer this class. Really, these classes offers so many benefits but some of them might not occur to you until you try it for yourself. Still, we’ll do our best to paint a picture for you of what it could be like for you and your child.
In our Mommy and Me classes, both mother and child are full participants. Both of them follow the instructions of the teacher, walking around the circle together, jumping up and down, bending down to reach the floor, lifting their arms over their heads or standing on their toes. Sitting, standing, waving hands and following the dance steps – we keep it interesting, light and fun.
The emphasis is on everyone being engaged and moving together. But it’s gently structured because we know that everyone is not up to following all the directions at the age of these young dancers.
Time Out From Mom’s Hectic Schedule
We also know that day-to-day life can get hectic. There are so many demands on moms and dads. It can be hard for moms to really focus on the motor skills of their little ones. This dance class is kind of like a big “time out” for moms and their little ones to just have some guided play time together. At the same time, they are both learning the same skills at the same time. They move together, jump together and follow other moms and kids as they run, walk or crawl in a big circle or sway in time to the music.
We find that there is a greater understanding that seems to develop between a mother and child after they attend a number of these classes. It seems like they are more “on the same page,” operating in greater harmony after a few hours of moving in unison to the music. Mothers can develop more patience and children can become more focused. You could say they are more “in sync.”
Moms Need to Move
The enhancement of a mother-child bond is totally aside from the physical benefits to both dancers. Mothers get so busy that they often neglect their own fitness when they have one or more small children and this class gets them moving. And children develop greater coordination and strength in their growing bodies.
If you’ve never been to a Mommy and Me class, you should try one and see the benefits for yourself. For the schedule of classes. call the DK Dance Productions studio at 314-921-5800. We’ve got multiple time slots for you to choose from, so chances are very good you can find a convenient time. We’re looking forward to making better dancers out of you and your little one and offering some low-stress, guided bonding time! Classes are offered to children between 18 months and three years and their moms.