Happy Saturday! It’s the weekend at last, which also means some good ol’ family fun with Rockshic Baby.
Today, we ventured uptown to attend a baby music class offered by TLB Music (located on 266 East 78th street). The great thing about living in Manhattan is the accessibility to music and the arts, and this is no less true for little kiddos. Case in point, my son is still six months old and already he’s jamming to Bizet’s “Carmen!” Which – by the way, is one of mommy’s favorite operas of all time (I’m partial to the Plácido Domingo version but I loved our college production just the same!).
… who said that boring nursery rhymes are the only way to go?
What I loved most about our TLB Music session was the intimacy and personalized style of the class – your child gets direct attention due to the small size, and also get customized tunes & face time! How cool is that!! I was equally impressed with the fastidiously well-kept nature of the classrooms. This is the kind of environment where I don’t mind little Nukie picking up something and putting it in his mouth because I know that it’s been properly sanitized, which is certainly not something one takes for granted in this city!
If you have time, I also highly recommend checking out the downstairs TLB playroom, which is MASSIVE (at least via the lens of this city gal). Hubs and I thought that we’d only swing by for 15 minutes tops and wound up playing for an hour! It was well stocked with goodies and toys, and had the added benefit of being extremely chill and relaxed (a major plus in my book!). They even had the Decemberists playing in the background, which is definitely not something one observes everyday for a playdate.
One thing is for sure – we’ll definitely be back. This go around, both mommy and daddy worked out quite the appetite, which was subsequently sated at the Mark on nearby 78th street and Madison after class. Next time, we’ll definitely have to squeeze in some additional cultural time at the Whitney Museum just down the road! It just goes to show – it’s never too early to introduce your little bon-bons to the arts!