Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Katie Shorten

Hello and welcome to TinyTalk North and East Cardiff! My name is Katie and Iím your local TinyTalk Teacher and mum to Maya who is 7 and Nell who is 3.

I was first introduced to sign when I started out as a Teacher working with children with additional needs. I was blown away by how these children were able to communicate their wants and needs through signs. I actively used sign language throughout my career
and found it a vital tool to help break down communication barriers and give children a voice.

When I had my two children I was very keen to sign with both of them, my husband and I signed every day with the girls. It all paid off when both of them were using signs every day to communicate. At 14 months Nell had over 30 signs! Nellís favourite sign was ĎDuckí and she often signed this if she wanted to go to the local park to see them!

Tiny Talk offers a nice balance of fun, interactive classes for half an hour with a social time at the end for Mums to have a (hot!) cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit while little ones can interact and play for the last half an hour. Classes are dedicated to signing and singing to popular nursery rhymes on a theme each week e.g. families, body parts or mealtimes, we also have puppets, sensory activities and instruments. We teach a total of 150 signs throughout the programme that you can continue to use with your baby at home.

The Tiny Talk babies class is aimed at babies from birth to 2 years. If you would like any information or wish to book on then please contact me.

I canít wait to see you in class soon!

Meet Katie...

Children:Maya age 7 and Nell age 3

Location:North and East Cardiff

Favourite Sign:Turtle - it's such cute sign!

Qualifications:Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Favourite Film:I'm a Harry Potter nut! Love all the movies!

Pet Hate:Spitting!

Secret Passion:Practising yoga and mediation, me time!

I most admire:My Mum!

I love baby signing because:it breaks down communication barriers and gives little ones a voice. Signing helps form a close bond with you and your baby and it's lots of fun too!

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

In-person class

Tuesday, 10:15am - 11:15am

Taffs Well Taffs Well Village Hall 83 Cardiff Road, Taffs Well CF15 7PL Cardiff CF15 7PL

£7.00 per family per class
£84.00 for this term's classes
Directions:Parking around the back of the building, do not park in the Medical Centre
In-person class

Wednesday, 10:15am - 9:15am

Rhiwbina, Cardiff 89 Heol Llanishen Fach, Cardiff Cardiff CF14 6LN

£7.00 per family per class
£84.00 for this term's classes
Directions:Parking is available behind the church. To access please turn off Heol Llanishen Fach onto Heol Uchaf and take 2nd left to come behind the church.
In-person class

Thursday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Roath, Cardiff Minster Christian Centre, Sturminster Road, Roath, Cardiff Cardiff CF23 5AQ

£7.00 per family per class
£84.00 for this term's classes
Directions:To access church turn off Newport Road on to Minster Road and the church is located right on the corner on the 2nd left; Sturminster Road. There is free parking available on both Sturminster and Minsters Road.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 13 September - 25 October
  • 08 November - 13 December

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