Hello, I am Leigh and I am your local TinyTalk teacher. I currently teach classes in Broughty Ferry, Carnoustie and Dundee.
I decided to become a TinyTalk teacher after my baby girl started signing. We started attending classes when Aria was 5 months old and amazingly she managed to perform her first sign (milk) a month and half later. At seventeen months old Aria had managed to successfully perform over 80 different signs.
/> Signing can be a usful tool for all babies, I was amazed to find out that research suggests that babies who are taught sign language before they speak have a massive advantage when learning to talk and frequently learn to speak earlier than babies who are not taught sign language. Signing can also be a great way to relieve some frustration for both parents and babies as it allows babies to communicate before they develop the ability to talk. This ability to communicate means that parents dont have to guess why their baby is crying, instead baby can tell them when they are hungry or tired or just want a cuddle. I found it surprisingly easy to incorporate signing into all of my every day routines. TinyTalk runs lots of different themed classes designed to teach you 150 basic core signs.
Although the main focus of classes is signing babies can also enjoy a wide range of nursery rhymes and action songs which help mums and babies remember all of the signs taught throughout the class. We also provide sensory activities that are loads of fun. From sensory scarves to flashing balls to bubbles, the sensory activities used are designed to help aid different aspects of development including: visual tracking, fine motor skills, imitation, focusing and so much more.
After all that hard work babies have time to play with a variety of toys while mums, dads, grandparents and any other family members able to attend classes can have time to relax with a hot cup of tea or coffee and some biscuits. This social time is one thing that sets Tiny Talk apart from other baby groups. Social time gives you the opportunity to meet lots of other like minded parents and caregivers to swap stories and advice. Social time gives you the chance to engage in adult conversation and meet some new friends. All family members are welcome to attend classes, the more people that sign with your baby the faster they will learn.
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Children:Aria 15 months
Favourite Sign:All of them!
Favourite Film:Green Mile
I love baby signing because:It works! It also gives all children the chance to communicate and interact and it promotes deaf awareness among children.