Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Joanne Hollyman - Brown

Hello! I am Jo, TinyTalk teacher for North Cardiff. I live in Cardiff with my husband and our little one Martha, who is 2 years old.

I discovered TinyTalk when Martha was almost 11 months old. We went to one class and were quite simply hooked! Within 5 weeks of the first term Martha signed her first sign ('Mummy') and thereafter it seemed like almost every class, week by week, we had a new sign. After four
months the signs were coming in thick and fast. We absolutely loved the classes, Martha was learning how to communicate what she wanted, what she could see and what she was experiencing - it felt like we had our own language and still does today. Baby signing has also helped to reduce potential meltdowns. When I could see Martha was frustrated, asking her to sign helped her to communicate her needs to me.

Martha and I continued face to face classes until lockdown. From this point we moved to online classes, which were a lifesaver for both of us. It felt like some form of normality (albeit online) amidst all the craziness of the world - and the classes continued to encourage Martha's signing, speech and development. We progressed to online toddler talk before being able to return to face-to-face classes in September 2020. Martha is now on around 100 signs, and her speech and language skills amaze me every day. People often comment on how advanced Martha's speech is, I really do attribute this to our baby signing journey, and now I cannot wait to share this amazing skill with you and your baby.

TinyTalk baby signing classes are fantastic weekly classes which help parents and caregivers communicate with little ones using British Sign language signs, alongside much loved nursery rhymes (and some new songs too!) We learn how to sign and communicate with your little one through different themes each week and include sensory activities and music. Sessions are an hour long, with 30 minutes of signing and 30 minutes of social time, where you get to have a cuppa and meet other parents. It is a great bonding experience for you and your little one and an opportunity to make new friends. Classes are suitable for babies 0-2 years. Please do get in touch if you require any further information. I look forward to meeting you and your baby.

The Summer Specials are now in full swing with some very limited spaces left! Please visit Bookwhen for further information and to book: https://bookwhen.com/tinytalknorthcardiff

Autumn Term can be booked via Bookwhen: https://bookwhen.com/tinytalknorthcardiff

Jo x

Meet Joanne...

Children:Martha (2)

Location:Cardiff

Favourite Sign:Cat and hot (as these were my daughter's favourite signs) and turtle, it's too cute!

Qualifications:BA Hons Social Work; BSL Level 1; HND in Surface Pattern & Textile Design

Favourite Film:Breakfast at Tiffany's and Desperately Seeking Susan (I couldn't choose between the two!)

Pet Hate:Unkindness

Secret Passion:Knitting and anything crafty related.

I most admire:My sister, her 'Can-do' attitude is so inspiring. Also, mums & dads, parenting is hard but worth it.

I love baby signing because:It has helped my little one's speech and development so much and also opened a window into her world before she was able to verbalise her thoughts and feelings.

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Limited
In-person class

Wednesday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Rhiwbina (In Person) Bethany Baptist Church Heol Llanishen Fach Rhiwbina Cardiff CF14 6SS

£7.00 per family per class
Directions:Turn next left after the shops to access the carpark and church. Class is held in the hall adjacent, not the Church itself.
Limited
In-person class

Wednesday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Rhiwbina (In Person) Bethany Baptist Church Heol Llanishen Fach Rhiwbina Cardiff CF14 6SS

£7.00 per family per class
Directions:Turn next left after the shops to access the carpark and church. Class is held in the hall adjacent, not the Church itself.
Online class

Thursday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Thursday Online Class Online via Zoom Cardiff CF14

£4.50 per family per class
Limited
In-person class

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tonteg Community Centre (In Person) Main Road, Tonteg, Pontypridd Cardiff CF38 1ND

£7.00 per family per class
Limited
In-person class

Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Tonteg Community Centre (In Person) Main Road, Tonteg, Pontypridd Cardiff CF38 1ND

£7.00 per family per class

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 08 September - 24 September
  • 13 October - 22 October
  • 03 November - 17 December

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