Studies have shown enrolling your preschool child in extracurricular activities at a young age leads to improved academic, psychological and behavioral function. Plus, finding your child’s interests early on aids towards their optimal success and growth. Although there are benefits to enrolling your child at an early age, finding activities for your child under the age of 5 is not easy. Here are some local options to expand your younger child’s mind and increase social interaction:
Little Mozart at Schwob School of Music
This class for preschool-aged kids (2-5) offers a fun environment that stimulates musical growth. Students explore rhythm, ear training, singing and expression through music with the use of movement exercises, circle games and playing on various percussion instruments.
Columbus Youth Soccer Club
Starting at age 3, CYSC offers a “tots” team. Once a week, your child will play games to gain familiarity with the sport and soccer ball, plus games to build listening skills, such as ‘Red Light, Green Light.’ Nearing the end of the season, a couple games of scrimmage will be played.
Swimming Lessons at YMCA
Our local YMCA offers swimming lessons starting at 6 months old. Parents accompany their child in the pool for guided training. Enjoy watching your child make new discoveries about himself in the water.
Hot Tots classes are offered for ages 18 mos to 2 years, with parental guidance. At 2 yrs of age, they offer “Little Gym,” focusing on physical fitness, self-esteem, personal skills and social skills.
Chattahoochee Valley Library
CVL has regularly scheduled, free programs to help your infant to preschool child socialize, learn and grow. Weekly story times for little and big tots, finger painting, music n’ motion and more!
Performance Dance Centre
Performance Dance offers Mommy & Me courses starting at 18 months. “Pre-Dance” classes are available for preschool children 2.5 years of age. Hip Hop and Tap courses are available for boys 3 years of age.
East West Martial Arts
East West Martial Arts offers a Little Ninja class for 3-5 year olds. They cover foundational techniques, focus, respect, self-discipline, confidence, coordination, and basic fitness. East West Martial Arts offers trial courses!