Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Anna Drywood-Senior

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TinyTalk Baby Sign Language - baby signing, baby sign, baby sign classes



Welcome to TinyTalk, Mid Kent.
I am Anna and I was so thrilled when I found TinyTalk and started my daughter’s
signing journey 5 years ago. I had been hunting for a baby signing group to attend and as soon as we met Deb and attended TinyTalk in Whitstable; I just knew we had found the one. We both loved it and planned our week, and my work around ensuring that we could attend. My daughter was 11 months when we started and got her first certificate for signing milk within a month of starting. I was so proud of how quickly she picked things up. Fast forward nearly 2 years and she received her certificate for using 100 signs alongside her signing bestie. They were so proud. She has always been a great communicator and the signing definitely impacted on her ability to make herself understood; as a result her language and vocabulary have just exploded and we don’t get a word in edgeways! I am so proud of my super signer; she is able to communicate with and help other children her age and I absolutely love that about her. She is my signing mini teacher.
We loved the classes and love sharing them with you. Being able to communicate with your little ones, have fun, meet other parents and actually drink a hot cuppa is priceless. I hope you and your little one will join us for some singing, signing, playing and chatting; and most importantly making some fab friends to share your new communication skills with.

TinyTalk classes are fun and interactive. We spend the first half of the session learning signs linked to a topic or theme. This is done in a relaxed way through songs, rhymes and sensory activities; all chosen to support your babies’ non-verbal skills to aid their communication. The second half of the session is time for the babies to play, explore and build relationships while you grab a hot drink, a biscuit and have some adult conversations. Each term is 6 weeks and generally follows the school terms (with some holiday sessions too). TinyTalk Baby Signing classes are suitable for babies from birth up to approximately 18 months and Toddler classes then take your little ones up to school age.

All classes are pre-booked at a cost of £6.50 a week. If you join mid-term then you only pay for the remaining weeks. First class ‘PAYG’ is offered for the first week only if you have not attended classes before. Siblings are welcome to attend with their baby at no extra charge as the price is per family (immediate) so twins or triplets you only pay once.

Meet Anna...

Children:Isla (6)

Location:Mid Kent (Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Medway)

Favourite Sign:Home- we are family of home birds and I loved the fact that she could subtly tell me when she was ready to go home. Much less embarrassing than shouting ‘I want to go home’ at the top of her lungs 10 minutes after arriving.

Qualifications:Special Educational Needs Coordinator Award, Specialist teacher for Dyslexia (diploma) , British Sign Language Level 1.

Favourite Film:Children’s film- Moana. I am known for falling asleep during grown up films – I enjoy Harry Potter and the Hunger games.

Pet Hate:People being unkind- we don’t know what people are dealing with and therefore need to support not judge. People not saying thank you- It is basic manners.

Secret Passion:I am not sure it is a secret but I love cooking; creating yummy things to share with friends

I most admire:People that battle against the odds and fight for what they need.

I love baby signing because:It works! It enables little people to tell us what they are seeing, how they are feeling and generally join in with the world around them. It eases frustration and enables confidence to grow. What is not to love?

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Limited
In-person class

Monday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Beechen Hall 9 Wildfell Cl, Chatham ME5 9RU

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Term starts 6th September
Full
In-person class

Tuesday, 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Lakeview Village Hall Great Easthall Way Sittingbourne ME10 3TF

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Term starts 87th September
Limited
In-person class

Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Sandling Village Hall Sandling Lane Maidstone ME14 2DY

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Term starts 9th September
Limited
In-person class

Friday, 10:45am - 11:45am

Lakeview Village Hall Great Easthall Way Sittingbourne ME10 3TF

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Term starts 10th September

Toddler Talking

Limited<>
In-person class

Monday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Beechen Hall 9 Wildfell Cl, Chatham ME5 9RU

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Term Starts 6th September
Limited<>
In-person class

Tuesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Lakeview Village Hall Great Easthall Way Sittingbourne ME10 3TF

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Term Starts 7th September
Limited<>
In-person class

Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sandling Village Hall Sandling Lane Maidstone ME14 2DY

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Term Starts 9th September
Full<>
In-person class

Friday, 9:15am - 10:15am

Lakeview Village Hall Great Easthall Way Sittingbourne ME10 3TF

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Term Starts 10th September

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