Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Over-the-top or just in time? Super-hip “child-enrichment” programs like these are popping up everywhere.
Baby DJ School
You may think your babe is more likely to drop a paci than a hot beat, but parents in Brooklyn, New York, beg to differ. Kids who attend Baby DJ School mix beats using real DJ equipment and records. They even get to take their own record home because, well, drool happens.
$210 for seven classes; 3 months to 3 years; babydjschool.com
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Pint-size athletes learn a modified version of the popular CrossFit workout (sans weights for the 5-and-under set) in select cities nationwide. If your tot can master the program, it might be time to buy that “My kid can do more squats than your kid” shirt we know you’ve always wanted.
Cost varies by location; 3 years and up; crossfitkids.com
Sushi 101 for Kids
Chopstick maestros don chef’s hats, learn the history of sushi making, and assemble their very own creations at participating Whole Foods Markets with a Genji Sushi bar. Grab your kiddo’s bamboo mat—it’s time to roll out!
Up to $15 per class with all proceeds going to the Whole Planet Foundation; ages 5 to 15; genjiweb.com/locations.
Image: Baby wearing headphones via Vesna Andjic/Getty Images.
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