Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Lisa Mathias

"" Baby sign language classes, toddlers, talking, signing, bsl, sensory, tactile, books, reading, Music, Sutton Coldfield, Four Oaks, Wylde Green, Boldmere, Mere Green, Streetly, Walmley, New Oscott, Erdington, Great Barr, Aldridge, Walsall, Kingstanding, Shenstone, Stonnall, Lichfield, Fradley, Alrewas, Barton-under-Needwood, Kings Bromley, Cannock, Burntwood, Rugeley, Armitage, Whittington, Coleshill, Weeford, Minworth, Banners Gate, Maney, Hopwas, Curdworth, Brownhills, Nechells, Stechford, Perry Barr, Aston.

**Due to Lockdown 3.0, classes will be online for the first half term. Please note I am taking bookings
for the term which runs until April. This will ensure a physical place is secured, when hopefully we return to venues at the end of February. Places are strictly limited due to social distancing measures. However, if you wish to only join us online, or put your name down on a waiting list for an alternative venue, please get in touch.**

Hi, I’m Lisa, your local TinyTalk teacher. Baby Signing classes are suitable from newborn with little ones moving onto our Toddler Talking classes from around 18 months until pre-school age. Classes include singing, signing, props, puppets, scarves, music, bubbles, mirrors, sensory shapes, instruments, books and much more! This is followed by playtime and refreshments. Class costs are per family per hour session (no extra for twins or siblings).

New families with babies of 12 weeks and under, may wish to begin with our Newborn Communication workshop. This is a 6 week course aimed at parents, with a gentle introduction to Signing and focusing on communication through the senses. I also offer classes in nurseries as well as training for nurseries, childminders and families who cannot attend classes.

I began signing with my first child, Mary-Kay, when she was four months old. She made her first sign, at 9 months when she woke up from her nap and signed to daddy that she wanted ‘milk’. Shortly after she was able to confidently tell us when she wanted milk, juice, food or bed. Over the next few months, she signed ‘duck’, ‘all gone’, ‘toast’, ‘bird’, ‘flower’, ‘dog’, ‘teddy bear’ and ‘fish’. From then on, there was a sudden explosion of signs, with new ones practically every day. By 16 months old she had between 40-50 signs and around 20 words or animal sounds, and just a month later over 80 signs and 50 words. She would even ask for ‘more’ ‘signs’! By her 2nd birthday, she could sign over 200 words and say over 500, speaking in 3 or more word sentences and describing things by size, colour, loudness etc. We started signing with Harriet straight away, and she made her first sign, also 'milk' at just 12 weeks old!!!! This was quickly followed by 'bath', 'nappy', 'daddy' and 'mummy' by 4 months.

Meet Lisa...

Children:Mary-Kay (11) and Harriet (8)

Location:Boldmere/Erdington border, Four Oaks, Fradley, Lichfield, Streetly and Sutton Coldfield.

Favourite Sign:Please and Thank you. It's never too early to teach your little one good manners!

Qualifications:BSc (Hons) Human Biology & Psychology. QTS-Science. BSL Level 1 & 2.

Favourite Film:The Beach

Pet Hate:People who push in queues or nick your parking spot.

Secret Passion:Signing to pop songs (though not that secret if you've seen my videos on Social Media!!!!)

I most admire:Mums-the job's a lot harder than it looks!

I love baby signing because:it allows your baby to communicate with you and makes you realise just how clever and funny they are!

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Our current classes:

Newborns

Limited
In-person class

Thursday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

CLASS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING: Streetly Methodist Church Thornhill Road (access to parking off Hardwick Road) Streetly B74 3EH

£7.00 per family per class
Note:This 6 week course starts 28th January. No class 18th February. Price includes Signing pack.
Directions:

Baby Signing

Limited
Online class

Monday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Chester Road Baptist Church Chester Road Sutton Coldfield B73 5HU

£7.00 per family per class
Limited
In-person class

Tuesday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CLASS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING: Fradley Village Hall Church Lane Fradley WS13 8NL

£7.00 per family per class
Limited
In-person class

Wednesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

CURRENTLY CLOSED UNDER TIER 4: Martin Heath Hall Christchurch Lane Lichfield WS13 8AY

£7.00 per family per class
Limited
In-person class

Thursday, 9:45am - 10:45am

CLASS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING: Streetly Methodist Church Thornhill Road (access to parking off Hardwick Road) Streetly B74 3EH

£7.00 per family per class
Directions:
Limited
Online class

Friday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Four Oaks Methodist Church 155 Lichfield Road Four Oaks B74 2UU

£7.00 per family per class
Limited
Online class

Friday, 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Four Oaks Methodist Church 155 Lichfield Road Four Oaks B74 2UU

£7.00 per family per class

Toddler Talking

Limited<>
Online class

Monday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Chester Road Baptist Church Chester Road Sutton Coldfield B73 5HU

£7.00 per family per class
Limited<>
In-person class

Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

CURRENTLY CLOSED UNDER TIER 4: Martin Heath Hall Christchurch Lane Lichfield WS13 8AY

£7.00 per family per class
Full<>
Online class

Friday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Four Oaks Methodist Church 155 Lichfield Road Four Oaks B74 2UU

£7.00 per family per class

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 08 January - 12 February
  • 22 February - 01 April

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