Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Rebecca Oakley

"" Baby sign language classes, baby classes, BSL, nursery rhymes, PND ,sensory, tactile, books, reading, Music, Kent, Dartford, Gravesend, Meopham, Hartley, rochester, new mum, baby groups, social, toddler, talking, fun.

NO CLASS RUNNING W/C 2ND JULY

Hi, I’m Rebecca, Mum to two and TinyTalk teacher for North West Kent.

I chose to become a TinyTalk teacher after signing with my eldest daughter. We both enjoyed the classes and I loved learning a
new skill, even if she didn’t seem initially that keen on signing back to me! She must have been taking it all in, as a few months later, she was suddenly able to tell me, through signing, when she wanted a drink. Shortly after, she could tell me when she needed her nappy changed and we could actually have a conversation at the park as she pointed out the wildlife she could see. She continued to sign as her speech developed, dropping signs as she could say the word and now doesn’t stop talking! I’m recruiting her to help teach my younger daughter as I loved being able to communicate with her in this way and strengthen our bond.
TinyTalk classes are fun, relaxed and friendly. We spend the first half hour teaching 50 signs across the term, through singing and signing familiar nursery rhymes and songs; as well as engaging sensory activities, all chosen to help babies develop the key non-verbal skills for communication. The second half hour is time for the babies to explore new toys whilst you have a hot drink and a biscuit whilst having an actual adult conversation.
Terms are usually 12 weeks long, roughly following the school terms (with summer classes too!), building up 150 British Sign Language signs over a year.
TinyTalk Baby Signing classes are suitable for babies from birth up to, approximately, 18 months old.
All classes are pre-booked at a cost of £6.00 per week. If you join a class mid-way through the term, you only pay for the remaining weeks. 'First class PAYG' is offered for the first week only, if you have not attended a TinyTalk class before. If you need to miss a week, refunds are not able to be given and classes cannot be carried over. However, please feel free to send a friend, or other carer(s) for your baby, in your place.
Older, pre-school siblings are welcome to attend with their baby siblings at no extra charge. The price is per (immediate) family, per class. You do not pay extra for bringing twins, triplets or an older/younger sibling

Outgrown your baby class? Well then come along and try a TinyTalk Toddler Talking class! Aimed at children around 18m - 4 years.
• Encouraging toddlers’ speech and language development whilst having lot and lots of fun.
• Bringing songs, stories and games alive with signs, props, a parachute and more!
• Signs and words are both taught explicitly, reinforcing learning by engaging more senses.
• A wide range of interactive language activities
• Promoting skills such as turn taking, sharing, following instructions and teamwork.

Meet Rebecca ...

Favourite Sign:Turtle

Favourite Film:Stranger than Fiction

Pet Hate:Unnecessary apostrophe's!

Secret Passion:Cooking, knitting, cheese, puns, walking up things to see views

I love baby signing because:I love seeing how much more is going on in your baby's head than you imagine. Bea signed 'butterfly' in a cafe. I couldn't understand why until I saw a woman's butterfly print top a few tables away!

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Limited

Monday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Manor Fields Hartley Manor Field Pavilion, Church Road, Hartley, Kent Longfield DA3 8DT

£6.00 per family per class
Directions:The hall is on Church Road, which runs between Hartley and New Ash Green. If you are coming up Ash Road from Longfield, turn left onto Church Road at the row of shops where the off license/estate agents/newsagents is. Continue along Church Road past the thatched church and only for about 2/3 minutes. When the road changes from 30 to national speed limit, the road surface changes and very shortly after there is a green church noticeboard sign on the left. The hall is through the gate by this sign. There is a big free car park and the main entrance to the hall is actually on the side as you enter from the car park, rather than the French doors facing the fields.
Limited

Tuesday, 9:30am - 10:30am

Rochester United Reform Church The Vines United Reform Church The Terrace Off Victoria Street Rochester ME1 1XN

£6.00 per family per class
Directions:Right at the end of the road, turn right into the car park for the church.
Limited

Tuesday, 10:45am - 11:45am

Rochester United Reform Church The Vines United Reform Church The Terrace Off Victoria Street Rochester ME1 1XN

£6.00 per family per class
Directions:Right at the end of the road, turn right into the car park for the church.
Limited

Wednesday, 9:15am - 10:15am

Meopham Meopham Village Hall Wrotham Road Meopham DA13 0AT

£6.00 per family per class
Note:

Toddler Talking

Limited<>

Wednesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meopham Meopham Village Hall Wrotham Road Meopham DA13 0AT

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes start w/c 16th April.

Our term dates

  • Half-term 1:
    04 June - 18 July

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