Be Prepared to Participate
A good toddler class gets parents involved in the fun. "One of the most wonderful aspects of taking a class together is that it will strengthen the bond between you," Teitelman says.
Margie Lynch agrees. "It was so rewarding to watch Abbie try new things and interact with other kids," she says. As for Christiane and me, toddler classes have given us a new lease on play. Our weekly Gymboree session gives us something to look forward to -- and duplicating the class activities on our porch makes home a more interesting place.