What to expect from Sing & Sign?
“Sing and Sign” is an award-winning programme of songs and rhymes teaching gestures or baby signs (derived from sign language) which parents can use to enhance communication with their babies. It is suitable for babies from 6 months old. Between 9-18 months babies naturally go through a gestural stage. Sing and Sign will show you some extra and more specific gestures to make this natural form of communication even more rewarding and beneficial for your child. Baby signing really is very easy. You only need to learn a few signs to make a significant difference in your child’s ability to communicate. You can lessen frustration, enrich language learning, encourage speech development and have a lot of fun with it too.
What will happen at class?
Your teacher will use many signs in action songs and rhymes using pictures, puppets and props to inspire your baby’s attention and illustrate the signs. You will also sing songs relating to such daily routines as bath time, bedtime and mealtimes. Either before or after there will be some playtime and discussion time, an opportunity to ask your teacher any questions. You will be emailed handouts for each class. The course will cover over 100 signs relating to your baby’s world. You won’t be expected to instantly remember all the signs shown when you start, or to use them straightaway with your baby! You will receive plenty of advice from your teacher in class, but the number of signs you chose to use at home is up to you. Some parents decide on just a handful of signs, some adopt a wide range of gestures they feel will be useful. Consistency is the key to your baby learning the signs! Each week your teacher will highlight a group of signs, which she will recommend using at home. The course is designed to comfortably and gradually increase your gestural vocabulary so your baby can learn naturally by your example and begin using some signs when he or she is ready.
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AGE RANGE 6 months +