What is Sign Time? While babies have a desire to communicate their needs and wishes they lack the ability to do so because they do not have sufficient control of their vocal cords to form recognisable words. As babies are able to control their hands, often in a complex and intricate way, they are able to form an array of signs and in doing so are able to bridge the gap between their desire to communicate and their ability to do so. This effective form of pre-verbal communication reduces the infants frustration and enable the baby to grow in confidence. Its been proven that if you accompany the word with the sign it encourages early speech.
Baby Sign Baby Sign Time is a fun 10 week course which I have designed to teach baby signing to babies aged between 3 to 12 months. My lesson plans cover all the core baby signs which related to home environment as well as first speech sounds and words spoken. Our classes are limited to 12 carers and their baby so book early to avoid disappointment! The cost of the 10 week course is £90 which includes refreshments and course materials. Each week your baby will spend time signing favourite nursery rhymes, actions songs games. By the end of the 10 week course the carer and baby will feel confident using over 100 key signs. At the end of each class the baby will have the opportunity to play with a variety of toys whilst their carer has time to relax with coffee and chocolate biscuits. Baby Sign Time is also a fantastic opportunity to make new friends. Carer and baby will also learn the basis of a new language as I use British Sign Language.
Toddler Sign Toddler Sign Time is a fun course aimed at toddlers between 1 - 3 years. I have designed the course to encompass all of the well loved nursery songs, action songs, story books, games however as the children are older and often mobile the classes are more physical, with greater interaction between the child and carer. The class are also aimed at developing numerousy and literacy in conjunction with teaching baby sign language. There is no requirement to have undertaken baby Sign Time classes to enrol in toddler Sign Time. As with baby sign age appropriate toys are available to the child at the conlusion of the class and refreshments are provided to the carer. Each child will be provided with a resource pack.