Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Therese Markham

"" Baby sign language classes, toddlers, sensory, books, reading, music, Warrington, Lymm, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Culcheth, baby class, baby groups, social, babies, fun.

Hello I'm Thérèse your local TinyTalk teacher. I'm also mum to ex-TinyTalkers Hannah (14) and Max (10)! I've been teaching TinyTalk classes for 13 years and still love each and every class!

I first read about baby signing when Hannah was 6 months old. I thought it sounded wonderful, too good to
be true in fact, that she'd be able to tell me what she wanted before she could speak.

At 15 months Hannah had a signing vocabulary of over 50 signs with favourites being milk, more, bird, rain, bath and daddy. Baby signing helped us avoid the frustration babies feel when they try to communicate and we adults are unable to understand them. She could tell me when she was thirsty or hungry or when she was tired. She could even say 'please' when she wanted something! Wonderful!!

I started signing to Max when he was just 6 days old, 'milk' and 'bed' were the first signs. He initially watched with great interest and finger wiggling! It was very exciting when he made his first sign 'bed' at 8 months. By the time he was 12 months old he had lots of signs under his belt, 'daddy', 'car', 'stop' and 'food' being his favourites.

TinyTalk classes are an hour long, starting with BSL based signing and singing to well known nursery rhymes and actions songs. Social time follows - playtime for the babies (toys provided) and chat time for the mums (refreshments provided). The classes are held in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The mums love the hot drink that's made for them, as well as the chocolate biscuits that are available! Social time is a great way to meet other mums and ask any questions you have on baby signing.

2014 saw the exciting introduction of some fabulous new sensory activities designed to encourage babies development and help promote early communication eg. scarves, bubbles, sensory shapes, mirrors and much much more.

The toddler classes (suitable for the more mobile toddler approx 18mths +) are great fun too with lots of action songs, books, games, even a parachute! We work on speech development as well as listening skills, sharing and turn taking.

Please contact me to find out how you can join in with all the TinyTalk fun.

07889 626553
theresem@tinytalk.co.uk
www.facebook.com/TinyTalkWarrington

Meet Therese...

Children:Hannah (14), Max (10)

Location:Warrington, Newton le Willows and Lymm

Favourite Sign:Please / Thank you! Your child will have manners before they can talk!!

Qualifications:BSL Level 1

Favourite Film:Finding Nemo - after having 2 children my memory is as good as Dory's!! Oh and the Blues Brothers!

Pet Hate:People parking in mother & baby spaces without children! Grrrrrr!

Secret Passion:Netball! Loving playing it again several decades after the school team. My body's not so sure!

I most admire:Mums with more than 2 children - how do you cope and stay sane?!

I love baby signing because:It gave me a window into my children's minds. I knew what they wanted, needed or could see. They were both happy, less frustrated babies and I was a happy, less frustrated Mummy!

Meet my Mini Teacher, Claire Hankinson

Hi I’m Claire, mum to 2 beautiful children including ex-TinyTalker Logan who is 5 years old.

I decided to use baby sign language with my son having seen the heard about the amazing results, I just couldn't believe how fantastic it would be that he could communicate with me. I was absolutely sold on the idea and started attending Thérèse's Stockton Heath class in March 2014. He did his first sign "milk" at 7 months, shortly after joining.

I have found signing invaluable, as it has really helped Logan through his frustration from not being able to tell me what he wants. Every day I find it amazing that he can communicate with me as well as with his big sister Laetitia rather than shouting to what he needs and they have a special bond because of it.

I feel very passionately that every parent should be given the opportunity to learn these fantastic skills which is why I decided to join Thérèse. I currently teach classes in Grappenhall, Culcheth and Leigh.

claireha@tinytalk.co.uk
07967 281583

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Monday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

St Wilfrid's Parish Centre Church Lane Grappenhall Warrington WA4 3EP

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 month age range.
Directions:Opposite the church.

Monday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Village Club Wigshaw Lane Culcheth WA3 4LY

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 months age range.

Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

St Thomas' Church Hall Ellesmere Road Stockton Heath Warrington WA4 6DS

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 months age range.
Directions:Church hall faces the Manchester Ship Canal.

Tuesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

St Thomas' Church Hall Ellesmere Road Stockton Heath Warrington WA4 6DS

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 months age range.
Directions:Church hall faces the Manchester Ship Canal.
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Wednesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

St Peter's Church Annexe Church Street Newton le Willows WA12 9SR

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 months age range.
Directions:The entrance to the annexe is on the left of the church when coming from the car park.

Wednesday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

St Peter's Church Annexe Church Street Newton le Willows WA12 9SR

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 months age range.
Directions:The entrance to the annexe is on the left of the church when coming from the car park.

Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

St Peter's Church Hall Stage Lane Oughtrington Lymm WA13 9JB

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This TinyTalk Toddlers class aimed at the 18 months - 3 years age range. This class is pre-book only, please email me for more information and availability.
Directions:Next to Oughtrington Community Centre.

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

St James Church Hall Canons Road Great Sankey Warrington WA5 1EU

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Please contact me for availability.
Directions:Opposite Hood Lane North.

Friday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Tesco Extra Leigh Derby Street Leigh WN7 4BA

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This TinyTalk baby class aimed at the newborn - 18 months age range. This class is pre-book only, please email me for more information and availability.
Directions:The class is held in the Community Room.

Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

St James Church Hall Canons Road Great Sankey Warrington WA5 1EU

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 month age range.
Directions:Opposite Hood Lane North.

Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Tesco Extra Leigh Derby Street Leigh WN7 4BA

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for Availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 month age range.
Directions:The class is held in the Community Room.

Toddler Talking

Monday, 9:45am - 10:45am

St Wilfrid's Parish Centre Church Lane Grappenhall Warrington WA4 3EP

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk toddler class aimed at the 18 month to 3 years age range.
Directions:Opposite the church.
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Tuesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

St Thomas' Church Hall Ellesmere Road Stockton Heath Warrington WA4 6DS

£5.00 per family per class
Note:TinyTalk Toddler classes are pre-book only classes aimed at the 18 months - 3 years age range. Please email me for more information and availability.
Directions:Church hall faces the Manchester Ship Canal.

Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

St Peter's Church Annexe Church Street Newton le Willows WA12 9SR

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 months age range.
Directions:The entrance to the annexe is on the left of the church when coming from the car park.

Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am

St Peter's Church Hall Stage Lane Oughtrington Lymm WA13 9JB

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 months age range. Please contact me for me for availability.
Directions:Next to Oughtrington Community Centre.

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tesco Extra Leigh Derby Street Leigh WN7 4BA

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk toddler class aimed at the 18 month to 3 years age range.
Directions:The class is held in the Community Room.
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Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

St James Church Hall Canons Road Great Sankey Warrington WA5 1EU

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This TinyTalk Toddlers class aimed at the 18 months - 3 years age range. This class is pre-book only, please email me for more information and availability.
Directions:Opposite Hood Lane North.

Special Offers

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