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  Find out more about child-centered events and fun activities that are taking place in your community.

Ongoing activities in which parents of young children (0-5 years) can participate in together.

Capital Area District Library
401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48901
(517) 367-6300
The library operates thirteen libraries in Ingham County. Check; for the closest branch and to see what specific parent-child activities are available.
Dansville: Movers & Readers Storytime (1-3 years); Downtown: Toddler Storytime (1-3 years); Foster: Babies & Books (6-18 months), Toddler Storytime (18-36 months); Haslett: Toddler Storytime (2-3 1/2 ears); Holt-Delhi: Movers & Readers Storytime (6 months-2 1/2 years); Okemos: Baby Storytime (0-2 years), Toddler Storytime (2-3 years); South Lansing: Movers & Readers (1 1/2 - 3 years)

East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts
410 Abbot Rd. Room 211, East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 319-6809
Eligibility: Classes are for both city residents and non-residents (pay higher fee).
Tiny Tumblers for Terrific Twos: Students will move to improve motor skills and enhance social awareness.
Parent and Child Aquatics (Ages 6 months +): An introduction to the water for young children.

East Lansing Public Library
950 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 351-2420
Parent-Child activities: Baby Storytime (up to 2 years). Check for current events and activities.

Haslett Community Education
1590 Franklin St. Haslett, MI 48840
(517) 339-2665
Parent-Tot Water Exploration: For tots ages 6-36 months and their parent.
Pint Size Picassos: For ages 2-5 (and a parent/guardian). Kids get to creat with paints, playdough, homemade musical instruments and outdoor art.

Holt Community Education
5885 West Holt Rd., Holt, MI 48842
(517) 694-3411
Parent/Tot Swim: For ages 6 months to 3 years.
Gymnastics Preschool: A fun way to develop strength, flexibility and coordination. Parents must participate in classes for ages 2 - 3 1/2.

Impression 5 Science Center
200 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 485-8116
First Impressions Room: A room designed to offer safe, inspirational space where infants, toddlers and their parents can play and explore.
Little Learners Parent-Child Lab: Designed especially for 1 to 4 year olds, each series is five weeks long and introduces learners to science topics through exploratory play, songs, books and activities. Series is $35 for members and $50 for non-members. Parents are free but required!

Ingham Play and Learn Groups
Ingham Intermediate School District
2630 W. Howell Rd., Mason, MI 48854
(517) 244-1384
Playgroups: Provides activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains including sensory experiences, motor skills, and language skills. Information on topics related to young children and parenting is shared, as well as connections to community resources. Groups are offered in a variety of locations across the Ingham service area.
Eligibility: Parents with children ages birth to 5
Contact: LaVera Fish at (517) 244-1267 or .
To view and download the Play & Learn Groups Schedule follow this link:, or to learn more about Great Parents, Great Start visit the Ingham ISD website listed below:

Lansing Parks and Recreation
124 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 483-4277
Aquatics: Bobbin Babes (6 months - 2 years), Tiny Tots (2-5 years), Babes & Tots (1-5 years) - Classes geared towards a parent and child with emphasis on fun, safety and gaining confidence in the water.
Fenner Nature Center: Nature Trek for Toddlers (Ages 2-3 with adult)
Sports & Fitness: Tot Time (Ages 5 and under) - Open time for parents to bring preschool age children to our gym to play. Adults must accompany and supervise their children; Tiny Tumblers for 2's - Parent participation is required as your child will be introduced to a tumbling mat and the basics of tumbling, including rolling, jumping and form.
Eligibility: Classes are for both city residents and non-residents (pay higher fee).

Mason Community Education
1001 S. Barnes St. Mason, MI 48854
(517) 244-6416
Water Babies (6 months-2 years): A safe fun introduction to swimming. Parent must be in the water with their child.
Fin Buddies (3-4 years): This class is designed for children who have no previous water experience or have not reached the 42" height requirement for level classes. Children not potty trained must wear a swim diaper. Parent must be in the water with their child.
Perfectly Petrified Tykes (3-5 years): Intended for the child or parent who is new and/or fearful of the water. Will help prepare the child for a class without parents.
Youth Art Class (2-5 years): A fun art class where children create art with their parents.

MSU Community Music School
841 Timberlane St., Suite B, East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 355-7661
Early Childhood Music Classes: An infant/toddler class is offered for children ages 3 and younger. Children attend music class with a parent or caregiver. Learn more at:
Contact: Katie Pletka - - (517) 355-7661 ext. 13

Okemos Community Education
4000 Okemos Rd. Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 706-5020
Parent/Tot Swim: Ages 3 months and up. Parent must accompany child in pool. Children who are not toilet trained must wear waterproof diaper and plastic diaper cover.

Phenomenal Flips
737 Filley Ave. Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 371-1800
Terrific Toddlers: An introductory gymnastics class for children (18 months to 2 years) to attend with a parent/caregiver. Children will use various apparatus including vault, low balance beam, obstacle course and lots of fun shape mats.

YMCA of Lansing
Eligibility: Activities are for members. Non-members pay higher fee.
Parent-Child Activities: Activities vary by branch and time of the year. Contact your nearest branch for specific program details.
Downtown YMCA Wellness Center: 119 N. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48933; (517) 827-9640
Mom & Baby Yoga
YMCA Downtown Branch website
Oak Park Branch
900 Long Blvd., Lansing, MI 48911; (517) 827-9700
Mom & Tot Gymnastics (1-4), Pre-Pike: Parent/Child Swim (2-4)
Oak Park Branch website
Parkwood Branch
2306 Haslett Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823; (517) 827-9680
Family Time: Kids Gym (Parents/Kids ages 0-3)
Parent Tot Swim: (ages 0-3)
Parkwood YMCA Website
Westside Community Branch 3700 Old Lansing Rd., Lansing, MI 48917; (517) 827-9670
Pre-Pike: Parent/Child Swim (ages 2-4), Swim Lessons: Parent/Child (ages 0-2)
Westside YMCA Website


Field Trip Guide
Contact information for over 50 greater Lansing area places to visit with young children.

MSU Spartan Youth Activities
Searchable database of all the programs and activities for preschool age through 12th Graders available on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing. Listings include a variety of topics; summer and school year programs, free and fee-for-service programs.

Summer Camps Listings (LSJ)
The Lansing State Journal has put their summer camp database on-line. The camps are all in the the Mid-Michigan area; and the listings include day camps, sports camps and overnight camps. They offer two ways to help you find the summer camps. You can search the database by camp name, type of camp, city or starting date. Or, you can use the interactive map to search for camps by type or location.

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