Tots | Classes and Programs

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About Our Tot Programs

The Recreation Department offers several different Tots programs for age newborn to 5 years. These programs are intended to have toddlers learn through play and socialization. Find the perfect class or program for your toddler in our current City Guide.


Class Spotlight

Kindermusik® Classes

Kindermusik LogoBased on a German model, Kindermusik was developed in the United States over 30 years ago. It is  It is taught worldwide and incorporates the early childhood musical foundations of Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff, and more. Becky Linafelt received her Kindermusik teaching license in 2003 and is proud to be part of the Takoma Park community as a mom and educator. She is a member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Maryland Music Teachers Association (MMTA).

Busy and curious toddlers also love Kindermusik® classes that are offered through the Takoma Park Recreation Department. To register for all Kindermusik® classes, please visit: external link icon

Picture of Kindermusik instructor with two tot aged children.

Other Great Tots Classes Offered by the Recreation Department

For a complete list of classes and offerings visit Activenet.


Community Playtime

Takoma Park Community Playtime is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to enjoy open playtime, read stories, sing songs, work on craft projects, enjoy a wonderful outdoor playground, and socialize. Community Playtime is a free activity sponsored by the Takoma Park Recreation Department. Visit external link icon for more details.

While MCPS is in session (returning in September)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Newborn - 5 yrs



Zumbini is a music and movement class for children, 0 to 3 years, to attend with their music-loving caregiver. We combine original Zumba-style music with dancing, singing, instruments, and scarves to create a fun and engaging 45-minute class. Each will receive a "Bini Bundle" which includes two copies of our class music and a beautifully illustrated story book! Instructor Amanda Holiday

Saturdays, September 12 - December 5
Session 1: 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Session 2:  10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Newborn - 3 yrs



Spanish for Tots

This class is composed of a mix of high-energy games, projects, music & movement, treasure hunts and other fun activities. Children will learn the Spanish vocabulary needed to express themselves and their needs through complete language immersion. There will be a $10 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of the class. Instructor: Maria Rhoe

Session 1: September 22 - October 27
Session 2: November 13 - December 8
10-11 a.m.

3 - 5 yrs


Tennis Skills for Tots - Parent and Me

This 1/2 hour class is designed for the youngest of players, using red foam and felt balls, small racquets and nets. Emphasis will be placed on basic motor skills, body movement and eye racquet ball coordination, utilizing fun drills and games. Parent participation required. (No
experience needed). Instructor: Coach SJ.

Sundays, September 13 - November 8
Session 1: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Session 2:  12:30 - 1:00 p.m.


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