Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Emma Wood

"" ** BABY SIGNING CLASSES: I will run 2 VENUE classes and 3 LIVE E-CLASSES this autumn term **


Live e-Classes are:
• Streamed Live directly into your house for one hour at the same time every week.
• You are welcome to join any, or all, of the 3 * Live e-Classes each week
• We still have our social time; chatting, supporting each other, taking song requests, and sharing your little ones new signs, all
via the Comments box.
• You will be able to see me, but nobody will be able to see or hear you – you can watch in your pyjamas!
• The video & comments will be deleted immediately afterwards.




Hello, my name is Emma.

I am married to Steve and we have two children, Isabelle and Nicholas.

I have been running TinyTalk baby signing classes in Gosforth & Jesmond for 6 years, and have loved every minute. I now also run newborn workshops on a termly basis.
I feel honoured to have met so many wonderful families and to have spread the absolute joy of signing with those families.

I first attended a class in 2008 when Isabelle was 4 months old.
Isabelle did her first sign - sun - when she was 11 months old. It was so exciting to realise what she had just done. We signed with Nicholas from birth. He did his first sign - more - at 9 months old.

Baby signing blew us away! Both children became accomplished signers and were able to sign over 100 words each. I consider it to be one of the most rewarding things we did for them. They were able to communicate on a level that I believe would have been impossible had we not been able to sign together. Yes, they were able to tell us what they needed (eat, more, milk), but it went so far beyond that:

* we knew what they were thinking (Isabelle signed 'moon' and pointed at a sliced mushroom on her plate - it was crescent shaped!)
* we knew what they understood (Nicholas signed 'hear' and 'aeroplane' as an aeroplane flew over our house)
* we were able to correct any misunderstandings (Isabelle signed 'frog' when I said 'flag')
* when they started to speak they were able to fall back on their signs when we couldn't understand what they were trying to tell us (Isabelle said "bucky" which we thought might be 'book' or 'biscuit' - she then signed 'ball'!)

I would love for you to come to one of my classes so that you and your baby can have fun learning some baby signs (we use British Sign Language) which could provide an incredible insight into your baby's thoughts and give your baby the ability to communicate before they can speak - how amazing is that!?! Being able to sign helps to alleviate a baby's frustrations because they are able to express themselves. I have witnessed how excited a baby can get when they can communicate and realise that they are being understood.

Meet Emma...

Children:Isabelle (2007) & Nicholas (2011)

Location:Gosforth & Jesmond

Favourite Sign:Crab, Snail, Hippo (I love all animal signs!)

Favourite Film:As Good As It Gets

Pet Hate:Traffic lights on roundabouts! Surely it should be one or the other?!

Secret Passion:Dipping chocolate into my cup of tea!

I most admire:People who chase their dreams

I love baby signing because:It can open up a whole new world of communication and understanding.

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Full
In-person class

Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Holy Trinity Church Hall Churchill Gardens Jesmond NE2 1HB

£6.00 per family per class
Directions:Situated between Jesmond Dene and Dene's Deli! Parking is available on the streets opposite the church hall (just don't park where the pavements slope to form a point where pedestrians cross!)
Full
In-person class

Wednesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Holy Trinity Church Hall Churchill Gardens Jesmond NE2 1HB

£6.00 per family per class
Directions:Situated between Jesmond Dene and Dene's Deli! Parking is available on the streets opposite the church hall (just don't park where the pavements slope to form a point where pedestrians cross!)
Online class

Wednesday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Live e-Class online Gosforth NE3

£5.00 per family per class
Note:• Streamed Live directly into your house for one hour at the same time every week. Keeping the consistency and joy alive! • You are welcome to join any, or all, of the 3 * Live e-Classes each week • We still have our social time; chatting, supporting each other, taking song requests, and sharing your little ones new signs, all via ‘the comments box’. • You will be able to see me, but nobody will be able to see or hear you – you can watch in your pyjamas! • The video & comments will be deleted immediately afterwards.
Directions:Please hit the 'Enquire' button for further information.
Online class

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Live e-Class online Gosforth NE3

£5.00 per family per class
Note:• Streamed Live directly into your house for one hour at the same time every week. Keeping the consistency and joy alive! • You are welcome to join any, or all, of the 3 * Live e-Classes each week • We still have our social time; chatting, supporting each other, taking song requests, and sharing your little ones new signs, all via ‘the comments box’. • You will be able to see me, but nobody will be able to see or hear you – you can watch in your pyjamas! • The video & comments will be deleted immediately afterwards.
Directions:Please hit the 'Enquire' button for further information.
Online class

Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Live e-Class online Gosforth NE3

£5.00 per family per class
Note:• Streamed Live directly into your house for one hour at the same time every week. Keeping the consistency and joy alive! • You are welcome to join any, or all, of the 3 * Live e-Classes each week • We still have our social time; chatting, supporting each other, taking song requests, and sharing your little ones new signs, all via ‘the comments box’. • You will be able to see me, but nobody will be able to see or hear you – you can watch in your pyjamas! • The video & comments will be deleted immediately afterwards.
Directions:Please hit the 'Enquire' button for further information.

Special Offers

  • Your 1st class:
    If you are unsure of committing to the half term, you can pay for 1 trial class (£5 for an online Live e-Class, £6 for the in-venue class).

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 09 September - 11 December

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