10 Benefits of Mommy & Me Classes
1. Enhances social awareness.
2. Mommy & me classes combat postpartum depression.
3. They teach children about healthy exercise.
4. Leaving the house can feel refreshing.
5. Provides sensory stimulation.
6. Increases confidence.
7. Fosters language development.
8. Allows mom to make connections.
9. Strengthens the parent/child bond.
10. Increases fine and gross motor development.
WELCOME TO CUDDLES & GIGGLES, LLC
COME PLAY WITH US!
I am a licensed, Mommy (or Daddy) & Me group specially designed for children ages 1 to 4 years old. I offer classes with fun, seasonal themes for each age group. You and your child will meet new friends within our community! Children can participate at their own comfort level.
The large play area is designed for parent and child to choose different activities for the last 45 minutes of the class. The first 15 minutes of the class is a structured circle time that includes early education readiness that involves songs, colors, letters, numbers, shapes and bubbles. Movement with musical instruments will end each class. Both parent and child will experience the joy of learning through play.
The kids will use the felt board, dance with our disco lights and craft or paint during certain themes. Our play area encourages fitness, motor skills, creativity, coordination, sharing, physical development, patience and socialization. You and your child will dance, sing, listen to stories, roll in our ball pit, hop on our pirate ship, jump on our trampoline, play with a variety of toys and enjoy our indoor treehouse with a slide. We meet weekly where friendships can be made for yourself and your little one as we all learn together.
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Fun, Games and Laughter! Picture a large room filled with bright colors, play equipment and music as you get to play right along side your little one. My goal is to provide a fun, clean and safe environment for you and your child. Come and join us and experience a whole new way to play today!
Daily Class Schedule
1. Circle time for the first 15 minutes of class.
2. Parachute play.
1st song: I’m a great big parachute rolled up tight. Come and unfold me left and right. When we get together, what a sight! We’ll sing, laugh and dance to our heart’s delight!
2nd song: Red and yellow and green and blue, green and blue, green and blue. Red and yellow and green and blue, these are the colors of the parachute. Blue and green and yellow and red, yellow and red, yellow and red. Blue and green and yellow and red, what pretty colors over my head.
4. Letter of the day using our letter soup can.
5. Number of the day with our number song.
6. “Add ins” that include books on theme or use of the the felt board or an activity/game. During circle time, we focus on the letter of the day and the number of the day.
7. Class craft on our theme of the week.
8. Free play for 45 minutes where your child can play whatever they would like from our ball pit to our indoor treehouse. Or, choose from many of our toys. This is where moms get to chat with one another while playing right along side of their little one. Your child will get individually called to the create area during this time to do their themed craft.
9. The lights go out and our disco ball and bubbles turn on. We play musical instruments to a fun upbeat song.
10. Time to pick a treasure from the treasure box.
Age Group Descriptions and Classes
AGES 1-4 YEARS OLD
Classes are held on the following days:
Monday: 10:00 to 11:00
Tuesday: 10:00 to 11:00
Wednesday: 10:00 to 11:00
This class is soft play only. It does not have a themed lesson but will have songs that discuss letters and colors. It is for crawlers to early walkers (15 months maximum.) Class is open for registration. Wednesday classes will begin in September of 2021.
SOFT PLAY CLASSES
Cuddles & Giggles is the first in the area to provide this service for your indoor soft play needs.
I provide a fun-filled and safe environment for babies and toddlers to play. They will have a blast bouncing, crawling and climbing. The first 15 minutes includes the following:
1. Ten Little Finger Puppets song.
2. The color song.
3. Free play for the remaining 45 minutes.
Soft play encourages motor development and jumping/rolling without fear of injury. Having a space with good sensory lighting will provide the sensory development they need to move and learn. It is great for improving coordination, motor skills and imagination. The equipment is 196 square feet.
Soft play is designed for energetic babies and toddlers. They will be encouraged to climb, explore and learn as they play on the soft play. It is perfect for crawlers and new walkers to climb and play.
Soft play includes:
- Soft play tunnel
- Sensory equipment
- Soft colored blocks
- Animal hoppers
- Jumbo soft blocks
- Ball pit
- Wooden climbing ladder and triangle climber
- Safety fence
- Safety colored mats
- Balance stepping stones
Soft Play Gallery
Our schedule of themes for the fall session. September to November 2021. Themes are not included in the soft play.
Please indicate you would like to try a class (indicate which day and time) by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
In House Birthday or Play Date Gatherings
Are you interested in doing a play date at a small space that is private? Do you need a spot for your child's birthday gathering with fun things to do? Cuddles & Giggles is the place for you! You can invite 8 children under the age of 8 which will include you occupying the play space for 2 hours. You can use all the equipment in the room as you please! You can bring one outside treat with you to serve to your guests. Ourside treats need to be eaten on a blanket or at the craft area. Rental dates and times vary and are only available Monday through Friday. Price is $125.00 for 2 hours.
Why is Circle Time So Important?
Children may not realize that a circle is an ancient, universal, and simple symbol of unity and wholeness, and that circle time, as an activity for groups of children, has been around for about a century. Since there is no beginning or end, every individual in a circle is equal and belongs to the whole group. Expanding on this idea, the most successful circle times include acceptance, openness, and non-judgmental expression of ideas.
What Children Gain from Circle Time
Since the opportunities for reading, discussion, and play in circle time are endless, so too is the opportunity for children to learn and grow. How to behave appropriately in a group is a learned skill, which prepares young children for more formal education, for other group activities, and for many experiences in adult life. Everything from social skills to language to empathy can be gained with practice in circle time. For example, when children:
are allowed to express feelings and ideas to a group without judgment, they gain confidence.
practice taking turns listening and speaking during circle time, they learn valuable skills in positive communication.
are introduced to a wide variety of concepts, people, and ideas in circle time, they learn acceptance.
All About Me
My name is Teresa Hogan and I am the owner of Cuddles & Giggles. I grew up in Northern Virginia where I was born and raised. During college, I developed a career as a Paralegal which kept me busy for 12 years until I decided to become a stay at home mom. I moved to Fauquier County in 2019 with my husband, four children, our cat, our dog and our fish. I am active and enjoy running, a variety of different sports (retired roller derby gal), photography, volunteering, going to concerts, spending time with my family and friends, reading and animal rescue. I love books, candles, wine tastings, interior design, Christmas, Halloween, pumpkins, facials, organizing and log cabins. I am thrilled to be able to be offer this opportunity in our community and I look forward to meeting you and your children!
I will return any call or e-mail within 24 hours.
- (703) 798-1015
- 10922 Southcoate Village Drive
Bealeton, Virginia 22712
Class Pricing and Registration
Register for a session by completing the registration section below or sending an e-mail to:
Please include the following:
Your name/child's (children's) name.
Which class are you interested in attending with day and time.
Classes are $10 per child. Additional participating siblings are $9 per child.
Siblings who are not participating can wait at our "Create" area while they do their homework, craft or play on their electronic. Pre-registration is required and a confirmation e-mail will be sent. All payments are due for the session on the first day of your class.
Please complete the below information and you receive an e-mail confirmation of class registration if space is available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a drop-in class? No, Cuddles & Giggles requires pre-registration. You must sign a Waiver prior to the beginning of your class. It is required with no exceptions.
What payments do you accept? I accept cash, PayPal, Venmo or a check.
Are parents requred to participate? Yes, this is a parent program. Everyone wil enjoy the benefit of our class and parents are required to supervise their child at all times.
Are you located in a private home? Yes, the space is in the lower level of my home. I do not allow pets in the space but please be aware that a dog and cat live on the upper levels if you suffer from allergies.
Should we wear a mask during class? No
What do I need to bring for class? Please bring socks for both the parent and the child.
What if I miss a class? You can make up a class on another day or receive a credit for the following session.
What if there is bad weather? I follow Fauquier County Schools for closures. If there is a 2 hour delay, I will close. The class can either be made up on another day of your choosing or you will receive a credit during the next session. In some cases, I will add an extra class to the current session at the end.
Our space is located at 10922 Southcoate Village Drive, Bealeton, Virginia. We have parking in the front and you may park any where you wish on the street. You walk to the side yard, go through the fence and go down to the basement entrance.
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