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 10, Emily 8, Jessica 4

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

Favourite Sign:'turtle' and 'sausages'

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.

Meet my Mini Teacher, Gemma Patnell

Hi, my name is Gemma and I'm a Mini Teacher working with Charlotte. I have two awesome boys Alex and Freddie who keep me busy and out of mischief while I try to keep them busy and out of mischief. My eldest Alex is a TinyTalk graduate who attended with his childminder without me but would delight in coming home and teaching me all that he'd learnt with Charlotte. He is now at school but still remembers many of his favourite signs such as 'horse'and 'aeroplane', and the Halloween specials; 'bat' and 'spider'.
Myself and Freddie have been attending Charlotte's TinyTalk class since he was 4 months old and from the very first class I knew that we both loved TinyTalk baby signing and that this was going to be a big part of our life. How right I was! When the opportunity arose for me to become a TinyTalk teacher I jumped at the chance, it's just so much fun!
I am really looking forward to meeting you and being a part of your baby signing journey.
Contact me on 07855 181253 or email gemmap@tinytalk.co.uk to find out more and book you place.


Meet Gemma...
Children: Alex and Freddie
Location: Waveney, Mid-Suffolk, South Norfolk, Beccles, Harleston, Eye, Diss, Stradbroke
Favourite Sign: 'Fire Engine' and 'Giraffe'
Qualifications: BSc Biology
Favourite Film: Disney's Jungle Book (The 1967 version)
Pet Hate: Finding mouldy fruit at the bottom of the fruit bowl. (such waste :()
Secret Passion: Cooking and Baking (I may end up bringing my creations to class :))
I most admire: Anyone who knows what they want in life and strives for it.
I love baby signing because: Classes are so well planned you and baby don't even realise you are learning anything and then suddenly you both know 5 signs. Like Magic!

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Full
In-person class

Tuesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Mettingham Village Hall Rectory Lane Bungay NR35 1TJ

£5.00 per family per class
Note:£5 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week.
In-person class

Wednesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Eye Community Centre 25 Magdalen Street, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7AJ

£5.00 per family per class
Note:£5 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week.
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.
Full
In-person class

Friday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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

£5.00 per family per class
Note:£5 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week.

Toddler Talking

Online class

Monday, 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

Monday, 11:15am - 12:00pm

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

£0.00 per family per class
Note:Classes alternate venues between Mondays and Thursdays each week.
In-person class

Tuesday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Mettingham Village Hall Rectory Lane Bungay NR35 1TJ

£5.00 per family per class
Note:£5 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week
In-person class

Wednesday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Eye Community Centre 25 Magdalen Street, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7AJ

£5.00 per family per class
Note:£5 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week.
In-person class

Thursday, 11:15am - 12:00pm

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

£0.00 per family per class
Note:Classes alternate between venues Mondays and Thursdays each week.
Directions:On the Primary School grounds. Use the blue gate with buzzer to enter.
In-person class

Friday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

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

£5.00 per family per class
Note:£5 in-person class per family, per week. £4 online class per family, per week.

Special Offers

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

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  • 07 June - 16 July

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