Children's Activities - Meadowlands Area YMCA

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PreSchool Programs

MOVERS & SHAKERS                   Ages 1–2½

Here is an opportunity for children to express themselves through music and the movement of dance. They will learn how to socialize with their friends and practice following basic directions. We’ll practice walking, jumping, wiggling, and dancing as we enjoy songs, rhymes, finger plays, and toys with a little time left over for free-play.

PRESCHOOL PREP                      Ages 3-5

The best way to learn is to do it in a fun way. What better way to do that than with some exciting games, educational books, wonderful art projects, and songs about our favorite things. We’ll keep busy with circle time exercises, flash cards, make-believe, finger plays and rhymes and toys. The children will also improve their social skills by sharing, taking turns and respecting our friends. 

TINY TUTUS          Ages 1-3

Beautiful music and graceful movements make this class for little ballerinas a great way to play with friends. Stretching and basic beginners steps will be introduced with some other playful dances.

LITTLE PICASSOS                          Ages 2–4

Discover art hands on through coloring, gluing, painting, stories and more. We’ll learn that books, games, songs, and holidays are all great inspirations for artwork. Each week we will use some traditional art supplies as well as some surprises! Some weeks you will take home a “refrigerator masterpiece”, other weeks it’s all about exploring the medium.

BALLET/TAP 1                               Ages 2-4

Your child will learn the very basic movements and exercises to start their dancing career!  They will enjoy the music and dancing while making new friends.

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS               Ages 2-4

We’ll explore music by  listening to the sounds that different instruments make. We will sing lots of songs and interpret music through dance or art!

STORY TIME ART                          Ages 3-5

Story Time Art is a new class where each week students will read a story and then create an art project based on the book.

BALLET/TAP 2                               Ages 3-5

In this advanced class your child will learn new steps and some dance vocabulary.  We will also learn an entire dance by the end of the session that we will share with our families!  Prerequisite:  (ballet/Tap 1 or Preschool Ballet.).

YUMMY TUMMIES                       Ages 3-5

 We will read recipes, measure ingredients and follow instructions to create snacks and treats!  We will eat our snacks and take home our recipes to share with our families! - See more at: