Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Kate Barrie

"" ABOUT ME:

Hello, I'm Kate, your local TinyTalk Teacher. I decided to become a teacher after my daughter Molly began signing successfully at a very young age, making my life as mum easier and our relationship even more rewarding.

Molly attended her first TinyTalk class at five months and independently signed for the first time at ten months and many other signs followed quickly after.

I had looked at lots of
classes and groups, but TinyTalk really stood out and quickly became the highlight of our week. The class structure of signing, singing and sensory was really good but what made it stand out was the social and support time at the end of each session. A chance to grab perhaps your first hot cuppa of the day and chat to other like minded parents.

I also began to notice as my children Molly and her younger brother Jack grew older and started to speak, their words were extremely clear and well spoken and more often than not their first spoken words were the same as those they had signed.

So not only did we have the benefit of communicating as a family before they could speak, when they did talk to us our conversations developed thick and fast and I believe the TinyTalk sessions played a huge part in this

SO WHY DO I THINK YOU WILL ENJOY MY TINYTALK CLASS?

Using British sign language TinyTalk teaches you and your little one to sign many things including the fundamentals to help make the frustrating days that bit easier so you can interpret what your little one is trying to tell you.

Such as..... Milk, Food, Sleep, Sore. All these signs will be picked up by your little one long before they can verbally communicate, helping them tell you what they need.

The Tiny Talk lasts an hour and is in two parts. First the class learns the signs through songs and sensory play, where little ones can get involved with magical light up sensory balls, musical instruments, bubbles and many more fun and wonderful activities.

The second part of the TinyTalk class was new to me, and may be to you. The time is dedicated to letting the little ones relax, you can practice signing with them and their little friends and they can play with each other. Mums and dads can grab a coffee and a biccie and sit and chat, I have never been to a class like it.

TinyTalk presents a great chance to meet new parents, and in my case many lifelong friends. Most of all being able to learn to communicate with your little ones early on, encouraging their development and helping them get a great start in life.

Meet Kate...

Children:I have two lovely little monkeys Molly 3 years & Jack 2 years

Location:Aberdeenshire Central

Favourite Sign:Turtle: itís just as cute as the real thing with its little flippers

Qualifications:BSL

Favourite Film:All Classic Disney, Lion King, Aladdin etc... anything you can have a good sing song and dance too!

Pet Hate:People who donít say Thank You (if hold a door or let them cross)

Secret Passion:Crafts anything Crafty (current mission Rock Painting)

I most admire:My Mum no doubt

I love baby signing because:I canít believe the impact it has, didnít truly believe it worked until my daughter signed milk then quickly followed many other signs.

Meet my Mini Teacher, Toyah Flynn

Meet my Mini-Teacher, Morag Harvey

Hi, Iím Morag and Iím delighted to be working alongside Kate as a Mini Teacher!

I already had some BSL experience, having worked with a couple of Deaf ladies in my last job and taken classes to improve my communication with them, so when my little boy Lucas was born, I was keen to start signing with him early on and reap the benefits. We joined one of Kateís classes when he was 5 months old, and by 8 months he was signing back to us. Getting a window into our little boyís world from him being able to sign has been amazing, and he is growing into a confident communicator as he knows he can use verbal and non-verbal means to make himself understood. Nothing beats the joy on his face when he signs (or says) something and knows we understand him! Iím passionate about signing, and about giving babies (and parents) the opportunity to communicate, so when the opportunity came to join Kate and the TinyTalk team, it was the ideal opportunity at the perfect time for me!

I currently run classes in Bridge of Don and Newmachar, and I would love to help you start on your signing journey with your little one! Click the ďEnquire nowĒ button or send me a message at moragh@tinytalk.co.uk to find out more.

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Limited

Monday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Tick Tock Play Watchmaker's Ln, Alford Alford AB33 8EW

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6 per Family
Limited

Monday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Tick Tock Play Watchmaker's Ln, Alford Alford AB33 8EW

£6.00 per family per class
Full

Tuesday, 9:15am - 10:15am

Westhill Community Church Old Skene Road Westhill AB32 6AQ

£0.00 per family per class
Note:£6
Limited

Tuesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Westhill Community Church Old Skene Road Westhill AB32 6AQ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6 Per family Per Class
Limited

Tuesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

46th Aberdeen Scout Hut Cardens Knowe Bridge of Don AB22 8PE

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6 per Family
Limited

Tuesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Westhill Community Church Old Skene Road Westhill AB32 6AQ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6

Tuesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

46th Aberdeen Scout Hut Cardens Knowe Bridge of Don AB22 8PE

£0.00 per family per class
Note:£6
Limited

Wednesday, 10:30am - 11:30am

St Andrews Parish Church High Street Inverurie AB51 3QJ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6
Limited

Wednesday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

St Andrews Parish Church High Street Inverurie AB51 3QJ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6
Limited

Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

St Andrews Parish Church High Street Inverurie AB51 3QJ

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6

Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am

BECS Blackhall Industrial Estate, Burghmuir Pl, Inverurie Inverurie AB51 4FS

£0.00 per family per class
Note:£7
Limited

Thursday, 10:30am - 11:30am

New Machar Parish Church 16 School Road Newmachar AB21 0WB

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6
Limited

Thursday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Echt Hall Echt Hall Westhill AB32 6UL

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6 per Family per Class
Limited

Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Ellon Guide Hut Station Brae Ellon AB41 9BD

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6
Limited

Friday, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Ellon Guide Hut Station Brae Ellon AB41 9BD

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6
Limited

Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Ellon Guide Hut Station Brae Ellon AB41 9BD

£6.00 per family per class
Note:£6 per Family

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 06 January - 14 February
  • 24 February - 03 April
  • Dates next term:
  • 20 April - 29 May
  • 01 June - 10 July

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