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Parent and Child Classes

Have any questions? Give us a call anytime at (708)478-1820 or register for a class below.

Classes are only $20 total for 4 sessions!

Explore our classes below!

Infant Massage
Ages: Newborn to Crawling

Infant massage is a great way to develop a lifelong bond between you and your baby. This class will focus on massage strokes, reading your baby's cues, and empowering parents through knowledge shared by therapists and providing parent support built within these classes.

The main benefits of infant massage include:

  • Improved development
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved mood
  • Stress relief

Class Schedule

Orland Park: Tuesdays 10:00 to 10:45am

Aurora: Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:45 am

Baby Sign
Ages: 6 months to 2 Years

The interactive baby sign class is designed to enhance communication and bonding with your child. Babies can usually learn to sign before they learn to talk...so why not start early?

Some of the benefits of sign are:

  • It reduces frustration
  • Enhances language and listening skills
  • Enriches relationships
  • Provides a window into your child's world
  • Helps promote fine motor coordination
  • you and your child will be taught 9-12 new signs per class in a fun and playful environment

Each session will leave you with new ideas to implement in your own home!

Class Schedule

Orland Park: TBD, please call to inquire

Aurora: Tuesdays 11:00 to 11:45 am

Talk and Groove
Ages: 1 to 3 Years

This movement and language group is designed to enhance development for the toddler and preschool aged child. Parents will learn practical strategies to help their child learn language naturally throughout the day. Examples of some techniques will include, but will not be limited to:

  • recognizing the child's stage / style of communication while identifying motivators
  • presentation of routines to help with turn-taking and assist interactions
  • following the child's lead for more confidence and to encourage communication
  • ways to add language to interactions by adjusting play and book reading tasks
  • ways to speak to the child for language understanding and use

Language will be facilitated while enhancing the child's sensorimotor development by using therapeutic equipment, songs, games and crafts.

Class Schedule

Orland Park: Wednesdays 10:00 to 10:45 am

Aurora: Thursdays 10:00 to 10:45 am

Tumbling Tots
Ages: 18 Months to 3 Years

Your tot will flip for the chance to tumble! Tumbling tots provides a confidence-boosting opportunity designed for maximum fun while learning to tumble! Tumbling challenges a child's coordination, balance, strength, gross motor and social skills while building a sensory system for a stronger body and mind.

Children will be introduced to progressive tumbling skills in a safe and motivating environment led by therapists trained to work with each child's individual learning pace and tolerance.

Class Schedule

Aurora: Tuesdays 10:15 to 11:00 am

Orland Park: Thursdays 10 to 10:45 am

Stay and Play
Ages: Walking to 5 Years

This "free-play" movement group is designed to enhance and supplement physical, occupational, and speech therapy for the toddler and preschool aged child with developmental delays or special needs.

This group is led by a licensed pediatric physical or occupational therapist, whose goal is to help parents gain confidence and have fun playing with their kids. Parents and caregivers will learn skills to progress and play in an environment that stimulates body and sensory awareness, coordination, strength, balance, agility and overall gross motor skills while promoting social / peer play skills!

Whether your child with delays or challenges is just taking his first steps or needs a place to safely run wild, this one hour long session will provide many opportunities to help progress movement and play skills.

Class Schedule

Orland Park: Thursdays 10:00 to 10:45 am

Aurora: Wednesdays 10:00 to 10:45 am

Lactation Education Classes
Learn How to Prepare your Family to
Support a Successful Breastfeeding Experience!

Great Feedback from Great Families

I took my daughter to BDI for their parent and child classes - Talk and Grove and Tumbling Tots. As a first time mom, I found these classes super informative! We learned so many things on teaching our child verbal, nonverbal communication, and small and large motor exercises that I would not have known otherwise. My daughter always had a blast there as well. And wow you cannot beat the price anywhere! The teachers are so knowledgeable, helpful and friendly! Highly recommended!"

Interested in a class?

Parent & Child Classes are $20 for 4 sessions. 

See what others have to say...

    review rating 5  I highly recommend BDI playhouse. My son had speech and physical therapy there. The therapists are awesome, they explain everything and my son has improved in his skills. For example, he can now be understood by others when he speaks most of the time...when he isn’t he has learned strategies to use to make sure everyone can understand him. It’s so great! The therapists genuinely care about helping the kids and try to make therapy fun. I love how flexible they are with the schedule when possible. The front desk staff are pleasant to talk to and are very clear about payments and insurance coverage. My experience overall has been amazing. I am so grateful to my son’s therapists Andrea and Kristen!

    thumb Sara Nunez
    2/11/2020

    review rating 5  My son has attended BDI for the past 7 years and we have had the most wonderful therapists. They genuinely care about the kiddos they work with and the families. Each therapist takes time to understand the needs of the child and provide a good road map for the family to follow to ensure future success. The entire staff is friendly and helpful and I wouldn't be happier with the services my son receives.

    thumb Krysti Barksdale-Noble
    1/17/2020

    review rating 5  My experience with BDI in both the Aurora and Orland location has been incredible. I am a Chicago area Orthotist specializing in pediatrics. I work with many out patient facilities and BDI is always my top recommendation to families looking for services. The therapists are hand chosen for their specific skills, and they are continuously building on their knowledge and equipment. BDI offers children and their families so much, it is truly the full package. Things like aqua therapy, serial casting, and gait clinic are not available at most pediatric facilities. I am speaking not only as a medical professional who works with the therapists and office staff at BDI, but also as a mother who has had their child treated there. From insurance authorization help to complete satisfaction on therapeutic treatment of my child. Thank you BDI for all that you do!

    thumb Gwen Ansier
    12/28/2019