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, Walsall, Kingstanding, Lichfield, Cannock, Rugeley, Armitage, Whittington, Coleshill, Weeford, Minworth, Banners Gate, Maney, Hopwas, Curdworth, Brownhills, Nechells, Stechford, Perry Barr, Aston.

Hi, I’m Lisa and I have been teaching TinyTalk classes since 2010. Our 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. Due to the calm nature of these sessions, regrettably older siblings cannot attend. 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. Like her big sister, she had an extensive signing and spoken vocabulary by her second birthday and continued to enjoy attending TinyTalk Toddlers up to the age of 4.

The benefits still amaze me and I love seeing the babies at my classes start signing. Come and see for yourself how rewarding baby signing is.

Meet Lisa...

Children:Mary-Kay (10) and Harriet (7)

Location:Boldmere/Erdington border, Four Oaks, 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

Monday, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Chester Road Baptist Church Chester Road Sutton Coldfield B73 5HU

£6.50 per family per class
£39.00 for this term's classes
Note:Starts 4th November.
Limited

Wednesday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Tesco Lichfield Extra - Community Space Church Street Lichfield WS13 6DZ

£6.50 per family per class
£39.00 for this term's classes
Limited

Friday, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Four Oaks Methodist Church 155 Lichfield Road, Four Oaks Sutton Coldfield B74 2UU

£6.50 per family per class
£39.00 for this term's classes
Note:Current course ends 18th October. Next course starts 8th November.

Baby Signing

Limited

Monday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Chester Road Baptist Church Chester Road Sutton Coldfield B73 5HU

£6.50 per family per class
£39.00 for this term's classes
Limited

Wednesday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Tesco Lichfield Extra - Community Space Church Street Lichfield WS13 6DZ

£6.50 per family per class
Limited

Thursday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Streetly Methodist Church 6 Thornhill Road (parking and access is off Hardwick Road) Sutton Coldfield B74 3EH

£6.50 per family per class
£39.00 for this term's classes
Directions:
Limited

Friday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Four Oaks Methodist Church 155 Lichfield Road, Four Oaks Sutton Coldfield B74 2UU

£6.50 per family per class
£39.00 for this term's classes

Toddler Talking

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Monday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Chester Road Baptist Church Chester Road Sutton Coldfield B73 5HU

£6.50 per family per class
£39.00 for this term's classes
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Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tesco Lichfield Extra - Community Space Church Street Lichfield WS13 6DZ

£6.50 per family per class
£39.00 for this term's classes
Limited<>

Thursday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Streetly Methodist Church 6 Thornhill Road (parking and access is off Hardwick Road) Sutton Coldfield B74 3EH

£6.50 per family per class
£39.00 for this term's classes
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Friday, 9:45am - 10:45am

Four Oaks Methodist Church 155 Lichfield Road, Four Oaks Sutton Coldfield B74 2UU

£6.50 per family per class

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  • 04 November - 13 December

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