Question: We are thinking of moving to Williamsburg VA. We have two toddlers and are looking for Mommy and Me opportunities in the area. Or events, arts , physical/ learning activities for Toddlers/ young children. Can you recommend any ?
Answer : Here are a few activities for toddlers/ young children in the Williamsburg Virginia area. I will try to post new ones as they are announced. Here is just a partial list of opportunities and events in Williamsburg.
Children’s Day—Williamsburg Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 18 at Merchants Square. Child ID and kids
activities provided by Providence Classical School. Corny Sue provides face-painting. Colonial Williamsburg
Chef Brookfield Fitchett from the Williamsburg Inn presents fun for kids cooking demonstrations at 9:30 and
10:30. Me & Jo play tunes popular with young and old 9-11.
Free classes at WISC—1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex will hold free introductory
gymnastics, dance and soccer classes for ages 2-10. Children can try one class or a little of all three.
Register at 253-1947.
Abrakadoodle art classes—Offered in Williamsburg: Mini Doodlers, ages 3-5; Doodlers, ages 6-12; Twoosy
Doodlers for ages 20-36 months. Fees and session information available at www.abrakadoodle.com or 224-2089
Children’s dance—Ages 3-4 without parent also enrolling on Monday, 9:30- 10:15 a.m. $8 per class.
New Town United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, Virginia 258-1072.
Early Childhood Music School— Of Williamsburg United Methodist Church is registering new students for
the fall session. In addition to a new keyboard class for 7- and 8-year-olds, weekly classes in music and movement
are offered for ages birth through 5 years. Limited openings in morning, afternoon and evening classes.
Cindy Freeman, 229-1771, ext. 108, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colonial Williamsburg—Offers younger museum goers the following family programs: Wee Folk, ages 3-7,
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 12, Abby Aldrich; Magical Creatures, 8 and up, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and
15 Abby Aldrich; Stitch Detectives 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and 16 Abby Aldrich; Toymaker’s Workshop 4:15
p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 Hennage Auditorium, DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Sailors’ Games 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 18
DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Yikes, Snakes! 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 1 DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Adopt a Toy Dog 2:30-4 p.m.
Nov. 15 DeWitt Wallace at Colonial Williamsburg. 220-7724.
Mommy & Me Dance—At Virginia Regional Ballet accepting registrations for classes, which will be held at
9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 9, and 9 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 13.
Mommy & Me is designed to promote gross motor skills through simple dances and exercises and also to work together with parents to teach good classroom behavior and discipline.
Adelle Carpenter instructor. www.danceVRB.com or 229-2553.
Mother’s Day Out—At Williamsburg United Methodist Church has space available for the 2008-09 school year for ages 12 months to 4 years by Sept. 1. Register with Lee Munden at 757 229-1771. Includes learning centers, circle time, playground, music and art. Adult-to-child ratio: 1:3.
Mother’s Morning Out—New Town United Methodist Church, Williamsburg 9:30-11:45 a.m. Monday and Thursday. 757 258-1072.
Music Together—Music and Movement program for young children and their parents, ages 0-5. 757- 784-0080.
Intro to dance—Ballet/tap combo class for ages 3-5 offered at Virginia Regional Ballet Academy.
Morning and afternoon classes available. 757-229-2553 or visit www.danceVRB.com.
Itsy Bitsy yoga classes—Taught at Virginia Regional Ballet beginning Oct. 23. Tots (ages 8 months-24
months) meet 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday. Tykes (ages 21 months-24 months) 10-10:45 a.m. Friday. Babies (aged 3 weeks-8 months)
offered 1:30-2:15 p.m. Fridays at Body Balance Studio. Six-week sessions, $55 per child/caregiver pair. Register at www.happylittleyogi.com or with Amy Rains, 757-345-0522.
New Town United Methodist Church—Sponsors preschool music and movement classes for children
and their parents, 6-17 months, 18-34 months and 3-5 years. 258-1072.
MusiQuest Jr.—A unique, high-quality music education for ages 3 through
third grade. Register for fall classes or receive information at www.musiquestjr.com or 757-253-1152.
Mothers of Preschoolers—9:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays. King of Glory Lutheran
Church. Teaching by mentors and other speakers, discussion and opportunities
to strengthen faith and develop creativity while children are cared for in a parallel
child-care program called MOPPETS. 757-229-7712.
Stay-at-Home Mothers— 10 a.m. Fridays. Olive Branch Christian Church. 757-566-3862.
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