Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Gayle Cryer

Hello my name is Gayle Cryer and I'm very exited to be bringing TinyTalk classes to South Tyneside and Sunderland.

I started signing with my eldest, Nieve, when she was around 10 months old and saw first hand the benefits of my baby being able to communicate with me before she could talk. Within weeks she could sign "milk" and "more", and with time she could tell me what she wanted to eat and how
she was feeling. Nieve started talking early on and naturally her signs fell away, but we continued to use them for fun in our singing and games. I believe baby signing encouraged her speech development and helped relieved any frustrations she would have had by not being able to communicate.

I started attending Tiny Talk classes with my youngest, Elsie, when she was 8 months old. She was already signing by then as we started from birth with her and she knew how to sign "milk, more and duck" and had a special sign for "Nieve".

Nieve loves helping teach Elsie and we have also shown her aunts, uncles and grandparents the signs she is learning.Its a huge help if you can get the people in your baby's life involved, the more often a child sees signs the quicker they will pick them up.

TinyTalk class are fun, friendly and relaxed. They consists of 1/2 hour learning signs based on BSL {British sign language} and finished with 1/2 hour social time. As the little ones play, the adults can relax with a cuppa and have a chat. Its a great way to meet other parents/ carers and make friends.

You can start baby sign language classes with your baby from birth and by approximately 6-7 months old they can start signing back. Not being able to communicate is one of the most frustrating things for little one, and signing can reduces this frustration.

Less frustration equals less temper tantrums.

If you would like to be able to communicate with your baby long before they are able to talk and enjoy yourselves in the process please get in touch. I endeavour to answer all queries with in 24 hours, if you have not heard from me within this time frame please check your junk folder {email} and try again.
I currently have baby signing classes in Hebburn and Sunderland


Meet Gayle...

Children:Nieve 7 years old and Elsie 3 years old.

Location:South Tyneside and Sunderland

Favourite Sign:I love you.

Qualifications:Stage 1 BSL

Favourite Film:7 brides for 7 brothers.

Pet Hate:Rudeness

I most admire:My dad

I love baby signing because:knowing what your baby is saying is the coolest thing ever {I know this is not a very professional answer but its true lol}.

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing


Wednesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Southwick community centre Southwick road Southwick Sunderland SR5

£5.50 per family per class

Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Hebburn Hedley Community Hall Ellison Street Hebburn NE311BP

£5.50 per family per class
Directions:Located opposite the old Hebburn community centre. Close to metro station.

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Castletown Community Center Grange Road, Castletown SR5 3EQ

£5.50 per family per class
£66.00 for this term's classes

Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cleadon Park Library Prince Edward road South Shields NE34 8ps

£5.50 per family per class
Directions:The library is located within the doctors building. Classes are held in the room upstairs.

Toddler Talking

Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Southwick community centre Southwick road Southwick Sunderland SR5

£5.50 per family per class
£66.00 for this term's classes

Special Offers

  • 4 weeks of summer signing fun:
    Our summer signing session will run through out August in Sunderland, Hebburn and South Shields. Only 20.00

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 09 January - 05 April
  • 09 January - 05 April

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