Phone (517) 244-1267

Parent-Child Activities

Ongoing activities parent & child (0-5) attend 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 and Books (6-18 months), Toddler Storytime (18-36 months)
Haslett: Toddler Storytime (2-3 1/2 years)
Holt-Delhi: Movers & Readers (1-3 years)
Mason: 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)
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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 nonresidents (pay higher fee).
Parent and Child Aquatics (Ages 6 months +): An introduction to the water for children.

East Lansing Public Library
950 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 351-2420
Parent-Child activities: Baby Storytime (up to 2 yrs.). Check for current events and activities.
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Holt Community Education
5885 West Holt Rd., Holt, MI 48842
(517) 694-3411

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.
Summer Sprouts: Summer Sprouts is a science-based playgroup for children ages 2 to 4! Choose the day of the week that works best for your schedule and then enjoy 45 minutes (9:15-10:00 a.m.) of themed science play with your child in our First Impression Room.

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 4
For registration call: (517) 244-1267

Lansing Parks and Recreation
124 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 483-4277
Visit the Lansing Parks and Recreation’s Things to Do page and view their current activity guide for parent-child activities.
Eligibility: Classes are for both city residents and nonresidents (pay higher fee).

Mason Community Education
1001 S. Barnes St. Mason, MI 48854
(517) 244-6416
Mason Aquatic Center is pleased to offer swim lessons, which support the American Red Cross NEW Learn to Swim Program. Open Swim: Call for details and current schedule.

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: commusic [at] msu [dot] edu – (517) 355-7661 ext. 13

4972 Northwind Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 708-8746
East Lansing’s own eco-friendly indoor playspace full of activities for infants, toddlers and children up to six years old.
Cost: Membership required. Call for details.
Contact: info [at] playeastlansing [dot] com

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.
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Downtown YMCA Wellness Center
119 N. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48933; (517) 827-9640
Mom & Baby Yoga

Oak Park Branch
900 Long Blvd., Lansing, MI 48911; (517) 827-9700
Mom & Tot Gymnastics (1-4)
Pre-Pike: Parent/Child Swim (2-4)

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)

Westside Community Branch
3700 Old Lansing Rd., Lansing, MI 48917; (517) 827-9670
Pre-Pike: Parent/Child Swim (ages 2-4) Swim Lessions: Parent/Child (ages 0-2)

GSC Meeting Calendar

Dates and times of Ingham Great Start Collaborative meetings and work groups.

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Ingham Play & Learn Groups

Play and Learn Groups provide activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains. Check out the most recent Play and Learn Group Schedule Here

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