Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Jason McLaughlin

"" ** WINNER ‘Best for learning’ in Bedfordshire at the HOOP Awards 2019 **

Hello and welcome to TinyTalk Biggleswade & Bedford! My name is Jason and I'm your local TinyTalk teacher and dad to twin TinyTalkers Ned and Edie, born December 2016.

My TinyTalk journey began when Ned and Edie were about five months old when my wife, Charlotte, and I took them to TinyTalk following an amazing taster cIass. I’d been interested in baby
signing before they were born. It almost seemed too good to be true - the idea that you could communicate effectively with your baby before they were old enough to speak. But it wasn’t hype. It took a few months to get their first sign (unsurprisingly they both signed ‘food’) but then new signs just kept on coming.

Signing was invaluable to us through weaning, at bedtime, even at nappy change time. At just over a year old, when Ned and Edie began to sign each other’s names and started to tell us what each other was doing (‘Edie’s sleeping’, ‘Ned’s had a wee wee!’) my sense of wonder and pride just grew and grew. Babies really do have so much to say!

I continued taking Ned and Edie to TinyTalk classes by myself in Biggleswade even after Charlotte had returned to work (yes, it is possible with twins!). By 18 months they both used well in excess of 50 signs. Even now as they’re starting to verbalise they’re still signing along with their new words.

We went to so many classes throughout the babies’ first year, but TinyTalk was the only one we continued for more than a term or two. The babies were so attentive during the taught part of the class and giggled and enjoyed themselves so much during the songs and interactive elements (as did I!) that it never felt like we were learning. Couple that with the social time during the second half of each class, and TinyTalk was the highlight of our week.

When the opportunity to become a TinyTalk teacher arose, I immediately knew this was what I wanted to do. I am passionate about baby signing and to give new parents the prospect of the sort of wonderful experiences baby signing has given us as a family fills me with excitement and purpose.

Each TinyTalk class is 1 hour long and split into two. The first half is spent signing, singing and doing sensory activities relating to the weekly theme e.g. pets, bedtime etc. The second half of the class is social time giving you the opportunity to meet other parents / carers and have a well-deserved cuppa and biscuit while the children play with toys. A weekly handout of signs learnt in each class helps to jog the memory once you're home. You can start at any point throughout the term (subject to availability) and there is no extra charge for siblings. Free taster classes available - please contact me for availability.

I look forward to welcoming you to a TinyTalk baby signing class very soon!

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Meet Jason...

Children:Edgar (Ned) and Edith (Edie) 18 month old twins

Location:Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Favourite Sign:More (because who doesn’t like more?)

Qualifications:BA Hons Drama, Post-graduate actor training

Favourite Film:Raiders of the Lost Ark

Secret Passion:Cycling (Lycra compulsory!)

I love baby signing because:The joy in my babies’ faces when they realise I understand them, and the joy in my face when I understand them!

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Limited

Monday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Busy Bees (formerly Treetops) Nursery, The Saxon Centre, Kingsfield Road, Biggleswade SG18 8AT

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6.00 per class when booking a half or full term.
Directions:Treetops Nursery is located on the south side of Biggleswade just off the A1 at The Saxon Centre shopping area. Classes take place upstairs at the nursery. Buggies can be left downstairs in an allocated room. Because the class is taking place at a nursery you will need to sign in as a visitor to the nursery on arrival (so please arrive in plenty of time for the start of class).

Thursday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Shortstown Village Hall, Southcote, Bedford MK42 0QL

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6.00 per class when booking a half or full term.
Full

Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

The Orchard Centre, Sullivan Court, Erlensee Way, Biggleswade SG18 8SZ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6.00 per class when booking a half or full term.
Directions:Next to St Andrews Lower School East Site on Kings Reach. There's plenty of buggy parking space in the hall. The hall is fully air conditioned.
Limited

Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Orchard Centre, Sullivan Court, Erlensee Way, Biggleswade SG18 8SZ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6.00 per class when booking a half or full term.
Directions:Next to St Andrews Lower School East Site on Kings Reach. There's plenty of buggy parking space in the hall. The hall is fully air conditioned.

Toddler Talking

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

The Orchard Centre, Sullivan Court, Erlensee Way, Biggleswade SG18 8SZ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6.00 per class when booking a half or full term.
Directions:Next to St Andrews Lower School East Site on Kings Reach. There's plenty of buggy parking space in the hall. The hall is fully air conditioned.

Special Offers

  • Bring a friend and get a free class for yourself:
    Bring a friend to class for a free taster and if your friend subsequently books on for a full term or half term of classes, I’ll give you a free class on your next half or full term of classes.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 28 October - 20 December
  • Dates next term:
  • 06 January - 14 February
  • 24 February - 03 April

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