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.
Based 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: www.kmwithbecky.kindermusik.net
Other Great Tots Classes Offered by the Recreation Department
For a complete list of classes and offerings visit Activenet.
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 takomaplaytime.org 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
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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