Mommy and me infant and toddler early sensory learning classes in Hoboken, New Jersey and Waldwick, New Jersey. We focus on sensory play, socialization and American Sign Language. Each session is based on a book. Each class is inspired by a page within the book. Each class is a unique experience for the caregiver and child.
Surprise!!! Surprises are so much fun so we change the class activities each week! The activities are inspired by a page within the book. Our curious kids love jumping into messy play with their friends. Some classes are more messy than others. We play with various materials such as colored rice, beans, sand, paint, shaving cream and so much more. We all learn through experience, so why not make new experiences for our children as much as possible?!
We focus on one book each session because we're all a bunch of book worms over here! Books open the door for so much creativity and inspiration. Reading the same book over and over again makes you see so much more each time you read it. Plus, it becomes soothing to know what's going to happen next and it's always fun anticipating a great moment. Each session we encourage parents to incorporate the book into your child's bedtime routine and discuss all the fun activities, sign language and vocabulary they learned that week as well as all the laughs and silly moments. So many wonderful things can happen in these kinds of conversations regardless of whether your child is verbal yet. It's just the beginning to a beautiful lifetime of getting to know your little bug and letting them know how cool it is talking with them about their day.
They are kept small so children can make true connections and begin to learn from each other. It's amazing what children will do when they feel comfortable and safe around their peers. Some children will try things they normally wouldn't because they see their friends having fun.
Please dress our little adventurers in clothes to get messy in and explore! Bring an extra set of clean clothing for little ones to change into after class. Parents and caregivers must wear socks to class.
Building friendships is very important at Hugs & Bugs Club. Children begin to recognize each other early on and they look forward to seeing their buddies. They try new messy activities as well as new foods when they form these lovely bonds with their friends in class. With that in mind, we only register those interested in attending for the entire semester. We only allow drop ins for our Belly Babies class (0-8mo). We welcome all to come and play with us at an Open House visit and see our space and activities we do in class. We also recommend you visit our photos page, Instagram and Facebook pages to see what we do in class and determine if this class would be a good fit for your child.
Our NEW Chrysalis Cove by Hugs & Bugs Club space at 537 Park Avenue would love for you to DROP IN! Please register online for a Tinker Play class or Open play pass.
We wholeheartedly believe quality education should be available to everyone. If you are in need of assistance, please email or call us. We are more than happy to help and make it so your little bug can join us.
Give the gift of a beautiful experience to a little bug in your life! Choose from a specific amount, a full session of Mommy & Me classes or Preschool Prep class :) After purchasing your certificate, a card will be sent to you via email for you to print and give to your love bug! Please contact us to purchase.
Currently, all Hugs & Bugs Club classes will be held in Hoboken at the 529 Willow Avenue in Hoboken, NJ.
We understand life happens, days get mixed up and sniffles occur. Our little bugs are permitted to makeup one make up class for 8-10 week sessions and two makeup classes for 12-16 week sessions. Makeups are only given if the student has cancelled by 6pm for morning classes and at least 6-hours prior for afternoon classes. No shows and cancellations that do not follow these guidelines will not be given a makeup class. Students permitted a makeup can reschedule for another class by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Make-ups will only be scheduled during the session and cannot be used towards any other service. If class is cancelled due to inclement weather, all students will receive a make-up class. All makeups will be during the session. There are no added weeks for makeups. Makeups must be attended during active enrollment and during current session.
We are more than happy to start a private group for you and your friends! Please contact us to schedule a class time.
Please understand this is a sensory play group class and each single class is different. All materials are purchased before the first day of classes with the number of registered children in mind.
Hugs & Bugs Club guarantees a full refund if notified within 24 hours of original purchase for all classes including "Mommy & Me class" and "Preschool Prep Drop off program". No refunds for missed classes. Two make-up classes are permitted per Fall and Winter sessions only with 24 hour notice via email. One makeup class for shorter spring and summer sessions with 24 hour notice via email. All makeups must be used within the original session enrolled. Make-up classes are permitted during active enrollment, contingent to availability and upon express and specific consent of Hugs & Bugs Club. Makeups cannot be added up or used to prorate another session. All make-ups must be used during active enrollment of a semester.
Sensory processing issues
Each child is different and mom knows best. We are more than happy to accommodate you by coming up with fun ways to ease your child into the activities, create a smaller class size or even set up private sessions. You are also always welcome to bring an occupational therapist with your child.
Yay for Siblings! We offer a 10% discount for siblings/twins.
If your child does not like to touch certain textures, no problem! We have fun techniques that help slowly ease reluctant children into the various sensory bins. Each child participates at various degrees. Our classes are for all children. Each child approaches messy play and new textures in various ways. This will invite them to dive into greater imaginative play thus creating a perfect platform to learn new vocabulary and grow socially with their peers.