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This is the ideal way to get children moving in a safe indoor play space. We know how small New York City homes can be. Let your children have the run our gym space with other children their age. Indoor Playground provides families the chance get to know each other while running, jumping, climbing, balancing, and playing with balls. Program is offered at the McBurney and Ridgewood YMCAs.Find a Class
One of the most exciting classes a young dancer can take. Rhythmic, joyous and playful! A lyrical, free-flowing and musical form of modern dance. Program is offered at the McBurney YMCA.Find a Class
Our Little Picasso Class covers six basic art areas: collage, painting, clay, drawing, printmaking, and construction. The children experience the art materials at their own pace. Our instructors use materials that are satisfying to the eye and stimulating to the touch. The program often begins with two-dimensional work, such as painting and collage and then expands into three dimensional work, such as wood or clay. The instructor's philsophy is that it is the process, not the finished product that is important when tapping into the child's creative spirit. In this class, we have fun with art for 45 minutes and then finish up the hour with lively stories, singing or dancing! Program is offered at the McBurney and Ridgewood YMCAs.Find a Class
Let your child explore the natural world through science experiments and nature based learning projects. This class will get your child excited about learning while developing their social skills in a classroom setting. It's never too early to raise consciousness about environmental issues.Find a Class
Enhance your child's development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments. Children will explore movement, melody and rhythm, while learning a wide variety of child friendly songs and dances. These concepts will also nurture their physical and social development. Children sing, listen to stories, play rhythm instruments and more in this movement and music class for young childrenFind a Class
Preschool Prep gives us the opportunity to set the stage for a child's success in school and in life. Preschool Prep is a content-rich program that supports active learning and promotes children's progress in all developmental areas. Preschool Prep believes that children learn best when they are actively involved in learning projects. Learning projects include creating a classroom garden and their own story books. Program is available at the McBurney YMCA.Find a Class
Sports Samples/ Sports Bugs is an introduction to sports movement. The purpose of the class is to help build your child's motor skills, hand eye coordination by having them play various sports and fitness activities that will help them become more physically coordinated all the while introducing the to sports movement and sports culture. Sports include Tee ball, Soccer, Basketball and other age appropriate sports. Games will be modified to suit children's age as well as athletic and physical ability. Program is available at the Bronx, Chinatown, McBurney and Park Slope Armory YMCA.Find a Class