Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Laura Goodwin

"" Baby sign language classes, baby, toddlers, signing, bsl, singing, sensory, tactile, books, reading, music, Somerset, Wiltshire, Frome, Warminster, Trowbridge, Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Shepton Mallet, Westbury, sing and sign, baby sensory
Hi my name is Laura, and along with my Mini Teacher Kirsty, I teach TinyTalk baby signing classes in the South Somerset & West Wiltshire area.

I started signing with my son Alexander, when he was 5 months old, rather by chance, friends had recommended a baby
class with lots of singing and signing - I went along to find out more and we loved it! When I had my daughter Amelia, I wanted to do something with her, but there were no baby signing classes in this area, so I decided to start my own. Amelia is now such a chatterbox, and has benefited greatly from baby sign language. I really believe that she talked earlier as a result of learning sign language. I subsequently loved running my classes with Charlotte - I was so pleased when she did her first sign "milk" at 9 months whilst I was feeding her. She loved coming to class with me and really enjoyed all the songs especially the bouncy ones! Signing has really helped with her communication and reducing all those tantrums due not understanding!

Signs are a great means of communication for babies, enabling them to speak to you before they have learnt the fine art of talking. Baby signing provides an insight into your babies mind; it is great when they get really excited as they have seen something, pointing, clasping and unclasping their hands, doing the sign for duck – there was one on the river –it is such a wonderful feeling knowing what your child is telling you. As your child gets older, signs can greatly reduce the frustration of not knowing what your little one is trying to tell you; for example, Alexander used to say “boo mummy, boo”, but when he used the sign for food, I understood that he wanted some food, and could give him a snack rather than a game of peek a boo! Amelia and I were reading a book, and she kept saying "eye", then she did the sign for butterfly, she was interested in the butterfly picture on the page! It was fantastic when Charlotte learnt the sign for water, so she could tell me she wanted water not milk to drink!

We really enjoy our TinyTalk classes, the familiar songs, nursery rhymes and action songs make signing fun and easy to learn. There is also the chance for the babies to play with some new playmates and for the mums or carers to have a much needed cup of tea and a good natter. I would love to see you at my classes and be able to pass on the fun of singing and signing.

Meet Laura...

Children:I have 3 children, Alexander, 11, Amelia, 8 and Charlotte, 6 - all growing up too fast!

Location:South Somerset & West Wiltshire

Favourite Sign:Biscuit - it was my daughter's favourite sign, she always used it in class when it was

Favourite Film:I like Harry Potter films, but my favourite film of all time is Dirty Dancing!

Pet Hate:I am not sure I have a pet hate!

Secret Passion:Well it would not be secret if I told you!

I most admire:People who achieve all they want to out of life.

I love baby signing because:you can understand what your baby is saying to you before they can tell you. Babies understand so much and signing gives them the chance to communicate earlier.

Meet my Mini Teacher, Kirsty Lanfear

Hi, I’m Kirsty and I'm joining Laura teaching in the South Somerset area! I have 2 sons and 3 step daughters.
I started signing with my eldest when he was about 6 months. We both really enjoyed the lessons. I decided early on that I would like to become a Tiny Talk baby signing teacher. 4 years (and another son) later here I am.
I enjoy signing as it has allowed me to communicate with my children before they were able to speak. This has prevented many (although not all!) tantrums. It also allowed my eldest to communicate with his nursery before they were able to understand his speech.
I feel signing is important not only on a family level but on a social one.
You can contact me by email on Kirstyl@tinytalk.co.uk

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Limited

Monday, 10:30am - 11:30am

Hush-A-Byes Maternity and Baby Boutique 3 Chesterfield House Midsomer Norton BA3 2DD

£5.00 per family per class
Note:Booking Now for Autumn term, Sept - Dec 2018
Limited

Tuesday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

St Thomas Church Lounge Room York Buildings Trowbridge BA14 8PT

£5.00 per family per class
Note:Now booking for Autumn Term, Sept - Dec 2018

Wednesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

St Catharines Church Hall Park Road, Frome BA11 IEU

£5.00 per family per class
Note:Now booking for the Autumn Term, Sept - Dec 2018
Directions:St Catharine's Hall is on the left hand side of Park Road as you go up the hill.
Full

Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Community Room Tesco Extra County Way Trowbridge BA14 7QA

£5.00 per family per class
Note:Book now for the Autumn Term, Sept - Dec 2018
Directions:The Community Room is situated towards the rear of the store with its own separate entrance. Follow the covered walk way at the side of the building past the parent and child parking spaces and the entrance is at the end.

Thursday, 10:30am - 11:30pm

Hush-A-Byes Maternity and Baby Boutique 3 Chesterfield House Midsomer Norton BA3 2DD

£5.00 per family per class
Note:Booking now for Autumn Term, Sept - Dec 2018
Limited

Friday, 11:00am - 12:00am

Christchurch Hall Park Road Frome BA11 1EU

£5.00 per family per class
Note:Now booking for Autumn Term - Sept - Dec 2018
Directions:The hall is located towards the top of Park Road on the right hand side as you go up the hill.

Toddler Talking

Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

St Thomas Church Lounge Room York Buildings Trowbridge BA14 8PT

£5.25 per family per class
Note:Now Booking for the Autumn Term - Sept - Dec 2018

Wednesday, 9:45am - 10:45am

St Catharines Church Hall Park Road, Frome BA11 IEU

£5.25 per family per class
Note:BOOK NOW FOR Autumn Term, Sept - Dec 2018
Directions:St Catharine's Hall is on the left hand side of Park Road as you go up the hill.

Friday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Christchurch Hall Park Road Frome BA11 1EU

£5.25 per family per class
Note:Booking now for the Autumn Term, Sept - Dec 2018
Directions:The hall is located towards the top of Park Road on the right hand side as you go up the hill.

Special Offers

  • TinyTalk Newborn Class:
    6 week course especially for newborns up to the age of 12 weeks at the start of the course. The next course starts on 7th June 2019 and as well as teaching you the basics of baby signing, we will focus on how you can help your babies' development through stimulating their senses. Classes are gentle and relaxing and at a pace suitable for tiny babies! Contact Laura on laurag@tinytalk.co.uk for more information.
  • Join at any time in the term:
    As classes are recapped regularly and signs repeated often, you can join a term at any time. For classes in Frome & Trowbridge email Laura on laurag@tinytalk.co.uk and for Midsomer Norton email Kirsty on Kirstyl@tinytalk.co.uk to check availability.
  • Book now for the Summer Term:
    The Summer Term runs from Monday 22nd April until Friday 19th July with one week off for half term (27th - 31st May). For classes in Frome & Trowbridge contact laurag@tinytalk.co.uk and for classes in Midsomer Norton contact kirstyl@tinytalk.co.uk for more information.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 15 April - 24 May
  • 03 June - 19 July

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