Drop-In Classes for Kids in Hoboken

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Wiggles don’t go away just because the weather isn’t ideal for fun at the park. Daylight may not last as long in the winter but it doesn’t shorten the time children are awake and active. Of course, there are ways to handle little ones stuck inside during the cold weather months {that don’t involve a park} — fun activity classes. Read on to discover local places that offer drop-in classes to entertain kids of all ages.

Little City Books {100 Bloomfield Street}

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Little City Books is more than an adorable book and toy shop. Bringing little ones to music and storytime at Little City Books is a great way to break up the day. The mixed-age music class gives siblings a chance to attend a class together and develop rhythm together. Once the class is over, take some time to peruse the colorful merchandise on display.

Little RocknRollers Mixed Age

Times: Monday 10:30AM

Cost: $24-$28

A series of classes that provide a fun, educational and rockin’ musical experience. This class includes elements from three age-specific classes to cover the wide age range.

Little RocknRollers Babies

Times: Monday 11:30AM

Cost: $15-$18

Designed specifically for the youngest musicians, this class will focus on introducing music, rhythm and a variety of sounds by getting each attendee to participate at their level.

Little City Books Story Time

Times: Friday 10:00AM, 11:00AM

Cost: $10

Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy this classic storytime. Each storytime features books, songs, and lots of fun.

Urban Jungle Play {1140 Maxwell Lane}

Offering a variety of classes, Urban Jungle is a great resource in Uptown Hoboken. Available for open play hours and parties, this indoor play space has something for all ages. Blossoming artists, dancers, and chefs can all find a class designed just for them. {Please note, Urban Jungle Play does request a 24-hour notice of booking a class, but walk-ins are welcome pending class space}.

Sensory + Movement Bush Babies

Times: Monday 9:15AM

Cost: $30

Play, learn and explore through the integration of senses and movement. Stimulating the senses helps children ages nine to 18 months develop cognitively, linguistically, socially, emotionally, physically, and creatively.

Sensory + Movement Bush Babies Joeys 

Times: Tuesday 9:15AM

Cost: $30

This Sensory + Movement class is designed for children ages five to nine months to explore the world through stimulating the senses.

Monkeying Around

Times: Thursday 9:15AM

Cost: $30

Little ones can enjoy a movement workshop that gets them to jump, hop, skip, and more through group play, obstacle courses, and games. This class is for children 18 months to three-years-old.

Paper, Glue + Giggles

Times: Wednesday 9:15AM

Cost: $30

For any budding artists, this is a great class. Children can participate in a workshop that gives them the chance to express their creativity through various art mediums. This class is for children 18 months to three-years-old.

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Symposia Bookstore {510 Washington Street}

symposia bookstore

Based on the crowd of strollers outside the shop each week, Symposia Bookstore hosts a must-see puppet show for little ones to enjoy. In addition to the popular puppets, crawling tots can enjoy a mommy-and-me style yoga class and older siblings ages three to five can engage their critical thinking skills in a STEM class on Wednesdays.

Puppetonia Puppet Show

Times: Monday 10:00AM, 11:00AM; Wednesday 10:00AM, 11:00AM; Thursday 10:00AM, 11:00AM ; Friday 10:00AM, 11:00AM

Cost: $13-$28

Have fun with upbeat music and friendly puppets. Children are encouraged to move to the rhythm, follow verbal instructions, practice sequential movements, and have a great time.

Spanish with Puppetonia

Times: Tuesday 10:00AM and 11:00AM

Cost: $18

Early childhood is an excellent time to start learning a second language. With this Spanish-language playtime, kids will learn simple Spanish words and phrases while having fun with puppet friends.

Puppetonia Baby Yoga {six weeks to crawling}

Times: Tuesday 1:30PM

Cost: $18

With support from a parent or caregiver, babies will enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies or while being held in loving arms. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to help babies sleep longer, digest better, and grow stronger.

Toddler Yoga {crawlers to 24 months}

Times: Thursdays at 12PM

Cost: $18

 

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Celebrate Life Studio {1200 Park Avenue}

A location for all things social, Celebrate Life Studio embraces life by offering classes in art, music, and fitness. Find something for each little one at this uptown location.

Baby Bandstand

Times: Tuesday 9:30AM and 10:30AM; Thursday 3:30PM and 4:30PM

Cost: $30

A class for hands-on, language enrichment based music instruction. Classes are led by a professional musical duo, and are filled with live music including guitar, ukulele, and more.

Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street}

Most children’s events are free at the Hoboken Historical Museum but do require a ticket to get in. Penny’s Storytime sells out on the regular so check the website 24 hours in advance to claim a spot.

Penny’s Storytime at the Museum

Times: Friday 10:00AM

Cost: Free

Named in honor of Penny Metsch, who created and hosted the program in 2005, this storytime presents stories and songs about city life. Books are read by museum staff and guest readers.

Guitar Bar {203 11th Street}

guitar bar hoboken

Calling all mini rockers. This series of classes offers an entertaining and educational music experience. Each class is highly interactive and gives kids the opportunity to explore music in a hands-on setting.

Kidville {1202 Shipyard Lane}

Known for their indoor classes, Kidville is a great place to take busy minds on a cold day. From art to music to storytime, kids will come away from the class with fewer wiggles stuck inside.

Kids Spot Inclusion Duplo 

Times: Wednesday 11:30AM

Cost: Please call to confirm.

Toddlers will engage in activities to strengthen social skills, enhance their creativity, and improve fine motor skills. Pizza is also available following class for an additional.

Fire Department Museum {213 Bloomfield Street}

With limited hours each week, this is a hidden gem in Hoboken. In addition to their regular hours in which junior firefighters can tour the station, they also host a storytime geared towards the smallest Hoboken volunteers.

Storytime at the Fire Department Museum

Time: Sunday 1:30PM

Cost: Free

Enjoy a traditional storytime inside the Fire Department Museum. Young firefighters will hear stories about living life in the city read by museum staff and guest readers.

Which class does your little one love? Let us know in the comments below!

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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl two years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.


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