City Guide 2014 - Page 7

Intellidance Intellidance classes are full of creative movement and interaction. It was a wonderful introduction to the world of dance for my son, who had never done anything like it before. Intellidance classes are the perfect balance of structure and freedom; the kids are taught dance choreography, but are encouraged to ultimately move as they please. Location: South Edmonton By Timmie Wanechko Wundersign Initially skeptical, I became intrigued with the idea of babies using sign language when I saw a friend communicate with her young baby using sign language. There was no fuss, no tears, and my friend knew exactly what her baby wanted!  Indeed, this is the goal of Mel Gibb, the founder and creator of Wundersign: “to bridge the communication gap that occurs within the first year of a child’s life”. Using songs, story, dance, and play, Wundersign classes teach parents basic sign language skills as well as how to understand their baby’s communication cues.  Gymboree Play & Music I’ve been taking my kids to Gymborree classes since they were born; they’re now three & four! As a mom and Chiropractor I love that they have a blast at Gymboree and develop neurological “skills” at the same time. I also love that the moms I meet during classes can get together for play dates during “open gym” time. ~ Dr. Josline H 4Cats Art My daughter has been taking classes at 4Cats since she was two and has learned early how to colour, paint and sculpt with play doh. The parented multi-media class allowed her to be creative in an educational and supportive environment.  My daughter’s social, physical and cognitive skills flourished, she craved the colours, the sculpting and the challenges, no project or class was the same. With a different theme each season you can enroll each session and experience something entirely new. - Kerri Cogghe Location: St. Albert and South Edmonton By Timmie Wanechko Mommy Kicks Butt Mommy Kicks Butt is a circuit-style group fitness class incorporating cardio drills, strength training exercises using a variety of equipment, core work, and flexibility. The classes were fun, challenging, and helped me lose weight and regain my strength and endurance. I stuck with the program for over three months and I never got bored! If you’re looking for a great way to get in shape while spending quality time with your baby, this program is for you.  Location: Servus Place in St. Albert By Timmie Wanechko www.modernmama.com | EDMONTON | A RESOURCE GUIDE | 2014 • 07