Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Charlotte Ling

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Baby sign language classes, toddlers, sensory, tactile, books, reading, music, singing, baby groups, communication, Suffolk, Norfolk, Waveney, Beccles, Harleston, Framlingham, Diss, Eye, Debenham, Stowmarket, Halesworth.

***ALL MY CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING AS E-CLASSES***
E-Classes are streamed LIVE directly to you in the comfort of your home via private Facebook groups, with *fantastic* feedback!

TinyTalk E-Classes are your usual, fun TinyTalk classes but with the lesson plans slightly adapted to be at home! By
participating in these E-Classes families do so at their own risk. There must be enough space to take part, without hot drinks or sharp corners of furniture nearby. Families must be empty handed and only have their own musical instruments, sensory shapes etc. at their own risk.

Hello, I am Charlotte, your local TinyTalk teacher. I am Mummy to three gorgeous girls, Alice, Emily and Jessica. Jessica is my ‘tiny talker’ as she used to come to the classes with me until she started Nursery.

I started taking Jessica along to TinyTalk classes when she was 6 months old after attending a taster session. The whole experience was wonderful and I was ‘hooked’. It did not take me long to realise that this was definitely a group that we needed to attend regularly, so we did! Jessica signed milk after only a few weeks of classes, soon followed by waving, clapping, duck and dog by the age of 9 months. She signed ‘duck’ during her bath one day after listening to her sisters and myself singing ‘5 little ducks went swimming one day’ and playing with a toy duck. As Jessica was learning to crawl, she became quite speedy due to following her grand parents dog, pausing at intervals to sign ‘dog’ with huge excitement. The pleasure she got when her family praised her was priceless!

Recently she has been saying the word and learning the sign in the same day which is lovely to see. Her ability to communicate is amazing for us as a family, it prevents so many frustrations and guess work.

The fun, relaxed but well planned classes last for 1hr with the first half consisting of learning new signs through singing familiar songs and action rhymes. Our sensory activities are designed to encourage communication through the use mirrors, sensory balls, bubbles and peek-a-boo scarves. All of which support the development of babies eyes, ears and hand-eye co-ordination as well as personal and social skills. We also include songs with instruments each week and share signed books every few weeks.
The second half is social time including toys and time for a chat over a drink and a biscuit (with the odd cake on occasions!). This is also a good time to ask any questions and share your signing stories.

Feeding, changing, and chasing after your baby are all permitted! Alongside signing, singing, bonding,

Meet Charlotte...

Children:Alice 13, Emily 11, Jessica 7

Location:Waveney, Mid-Suffolk, South Norfolk, Beccles, Harleston, Eye, Diss, Stradbroke

Favourite Sign:'turtle' and 'helicopter'

Qualifications:BA Hons Art for the Community with QTS

Favourite Film:Top Gun and Disney's Alice in Wonderland

Secret Passion:Cream Teas!

I most admire:Anybody who has done a 'good deed' today and is proud about it

I love baby signing because:It helps very young children express their needs and wishes earlier than they could otherwise. Through playful interaction, it is incredibly rewarding.

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

In-person class

Monday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Debenham Children's Centre Gracechurch Street, Debenham IP14 6BL

£5.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are £5.50 per family per week.
In-person class

Tuesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Mettingham Village Hall Rectory Lane Bungay NR35 1TJ

£5.50 per family per class
Note:£5.50 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week.
In-person class

Wednesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Roots Activities Stuston Place, Stuston Diss IP21 4AD

£5.50 per family per class
Note:£5.50 per family per in-person class. £4 per family per online class
Online class

Thursday, 9:30am - 10:30am

ONLINE E-Class N/A Your home! Your home!

£4.00 per family per class
Note:£5 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week.
In-person class

Friday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

King George's Hall Broad Street, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9AZ

£5.50 per family per class
Note:£5.50 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week.

Toddler Talking

In-person class

Monday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Debenham Children's Centre Gracechurch Street, Debenham IP14 6BL

£5.50 per family per class
Note:£5.50 per family per class each week
In-person class

Tuesday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Mettingham Village Hall Rectory Lane Bungay NR35 1TJ

£5.50 per family per class
Note:£5.50 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week
In-person class

Tuesday, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Alburgh with Denton Pre-school Nursery PRIVATE CLASS School Road Alburgh IP20 0BW

£0.00 per family per class
Note:PRIVATE CLASS. Classes alternate venues between Tuesdays and Fridays each week.
In-person class

Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Roots Activities Stuston Place, Stuston Diss IP21 4AD

£5.50 per family per class
Note:£5.50 per family per in-person class. £4 per family per online class
In-person class

Friday, 10:15am - 11:15am

King George's Hall Broad Street, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9AZ

£5.50 per family per class
Note:£5.50 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week.
In-person class

Friday, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Harleston Pre School Nursery PRIVATE CLASS School Lane, Harleston IP20 9HG

£0.00 per family per class
Note:PRIVATE CLASS. Classes alternate between venues Tuesdays and Fridays each week.
Directions:On the Primary School grounds. Use the blue gate with buzzer to enter.

Special Offers

  • Free first class:
    The first you attend will be FREE. Please contact me for further details.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 06 September - 22 October

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