Mondays @ St Michaels EN2
Baby class at:
10.30am (suitable for babies from newborn up to approx 18 months)
Tuesdays @ The Raglan Schools, EN1
Toddler class at 10am (from approx 18 months to preschool)
Baby class at 11.15am (from birth to approx 18 months)
TinyTalk Baby Signing classes are 1 hour long, with the same structure every week to help your little TinyTalker feel secure. With your baby, you’ll get to
-sing favourite nursery rhymes
-march around to our walkabout songs (Bear Hunt is my favourite!)
-take part in sensory activities, using sensory shapes, flashing balls and reading books
-learn around 5 core signs every week
In the second half of the session, the babies have a chance to play with a wide range of toys, and the grown ups can get a hot drink – this was my only opportunity to drink a whole cup of coffee with a small baby! Many parents say that this is their favourite part of the week – and there are chocolate biscuits too.
You’ll be able to take home a small handout to remind you of the core signs, as we all know what a lack of sleep does to the memory!
Our Toddler Classes
Our Toddler classes follow the same basic structure that your little ones are used to, as familiarity is so comforting!
During class time we:
– Encourage toddlers’ speech and language development
– Bring songs, stories and games alive with signs, props, and more!
– Promote skills such as turn taking, sharing, following instructions and teamwork.
– Cover different themes such as zoo animals, colours, opposites and lots more, to give them the vocabulary to tell you about their world.
Of course our toddlers know none of this, they’re too busy having fun!
Sarah is an absolutely amazing teacher! Zelda has so much fun in her TinyTalk sessions and is never treated differently because of her hearing impairment. She loves Sarah!
Although we have missed a term Zelda and I are very much looking forward to starting toddlers in September. Zelda’s signing around 30 signs now and that extra communication tool wouldn’t have been possible without Sarah and TinyTalk. I recommend it to all my friends! Sarah puts her heart, soul, and a whole load of hard work into every class.