TinyTalk North West Leicestershire, South Derbyshire & Tamworth baby and toddler signing classes teach you and your child how to communicate with each other before they can talk using British sign language (BSL). Babies often cry because they want, need or feel something and as their parent you are tasked with working out what that need are. This can sometimes be challenging, but if your child can sign what it is they need, want or how they feel to you by using a simple hand gesture, it can be a lot easier and so much less frustrating for everyone concerned.
Classes are half an hour of signing along to nursery rhymes and action songs, using props, instruments and books. Each week you will learn core signs for useful everyday words/phrases – allowing you to talk to your baby for the first time using sign language. With lots of hints and tips on how to sign at home and lots of repetition of both signs & songs to help you pick them up. This is followed by half an hour of social time with toys for the babies and lots of tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits for you. This is a great part of the class as it gives you the opportunity to chat to other mums you may know (the classes are great for post natal group meet ups) as well as to make new friends.