Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Mandi Peitli

"" Baby sign language classes, toddlers,sensory, tactile, books, reading, Music, Abertillery, Torfaen, West Newport, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Brynithel, Cwmbran, Pontypool, Blaenavon, Aberbeeg, Rogerstone, Bassaleg, Rhwiwderin, baby groups, social, fun.
Welcome to my baby signing site, my name is Mandi and I run TinyTalk classes in Abertillery and Torfaen, and West Newport too.



What happens in a TinyTalk class?

30-40 minutes signing along to exciting activities.

A theme related to baby's life.

Singing to well known nursery rhymes we practise that weeks signs.

20-30 minutes of social time where the adults get to have a cuppa, a chat and a biscuit, whilst the babies play.



What makes TinyTalk the class for you?

- A different theme each week keeps it interesting for both of you and your little one.

- British Sign Language signs mean you are learning the UK's 4th biggest language & a new skill, keeping your mind stimulated!

- Top tips & handy hints ensure you are confident in using your new skill - enough to teach the rest of the family!

- Multi-sensory activities each week stimulate & develop baby's senses; they are good fun too!

- Lots of chances to practise signs while singing all those nursery rhymes from your childhood!

- Each session is followed by a well-earned brew made for you and a chance to make friends and share advice with other families, while your babies play

- Signing removes that frustrating guessing game where you just don't know what your baby wants - less tears for both of you

- Sessions suitable from birth to around 2 years.



Why do I teach TinyTalk?

I discovered the fun and excitement of baby signing with my daughter when she was seven months old. Within two months of starting baby signing classes my daughter was making two signs and was starting the journey of expressing her thoughts, feelings and needs. Over the year and a half that we have been going to classes my daughter is now able to use 30 signs and her vocabulary is really taking off. She uses her signs in various situations, one of my favourites being when we were leaving the park one day, after beginning to whinge she signed to me *more* and *swings* because she wanted to go back to the park. This prevented a lot of frustration and what could have been a major meltdown, as I was able to understand what she wanted. If she had not signed to me I would have assumed she was tired and taken her home, instead I could let her have a few more minutes in the park and we were both happy.

Through doing baby sign with my daughter I have become passionate about this amazing skill. This passion is the reason why I have decided to become a TinyTalk teacher; I want to pass on this skill to other parents and babies. In hope that I can help to reduce the frustrations that young children and their parents often experience.

I really look forward to seeing you soon at a class in Abertillery, Newport or Cwmbran.

Meet Mandi...

Children:Millie aged 3 years

Location:South Wales

Favourite Sign:I Love You

Qualifications:BSc Biochemistry and Teaching QTS

Favourite Film:Labyrinth

Pet Hate:Printers

Secret Passion:Grey's Anatomy

I most admire:Honesty and Politeness

I love baby signing because:it helps little ones to express their needs and wants, reducing frustration all round. Also you get to see more of their character early on, without signing this would come much later.

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

1st Bassaleg Scout Hall Cowshed Lane, Bassaleg, Newport NP10 8HZ

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are £6.50 per week when signing up for between 9 and 14weeks. Classes are £7 per week when signing up for between 2 and 7 weeks. Classes are £7.50 on a weekly basis, to ensure your place, payment must be made in advance of the class.
Directions:Park in the Graig Community Centre car park at the start of Cowshed lane. Walk down the left hand side of the community centre. The Scout Hall is at the back.

Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wyndham Vowles Community Centre Crown Sreet Abertillery NP13 1PJ

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are £6.50 per week when signing up for between 9 and 14weeks. Classes are £7 per week when signing up for between 2 and 7 weeks. Classes are £7.50 on a weekly basis, to ensure your place, payment must be made in advance of the class.

Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Little Mill Village Hall Berthon Road, Little Mill, Pontypool NP4 0HE

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes are £6.50 per week when signing up for between 9 and 14weeks. Classes are £7 per week when signing up for between 2 and 7 weeks. Classes are £7.50 on a weekly basis, to ensure your place, payment must be made in advance of the class.

Friday, 10:45am - 11:45pm

Greenmeadow Farm (Public class) Greenforge Way Cwmbran NP44 5AJ

£6.50 per family per class
Directions:Park in the farm car park and walk along the path to the entrance. TinyTalk can be found in the upstairs room of the café. Staff on the entrance desk will direct you and show you where buggies can be left. Classes are £6.50 per week when signing up for between 9 and 14weeks. Classes are £7 per week when signing up for between 2 and 7 weeks. Classes are £7.50 on a weekly basis, to ensure your place, payment must be made in advance of the class.

Toddler Talking

Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Little Mill Village Hall Berthon Road, Little Mill, Pontypool NP4 0HE

£6.50 per family per class
Note:Classes cost £6.50 when block booking between 9 and 14 weeks, £7 when block blocking between 2 and 8 weeks or for those who work shifts or have regular medical appointments weekly payments in advance cost £7.50.

Special Offers

  • Block Payments between 2 and 8 weeks:
    When booking a block of between 2 and 8 classes, each class will be reduced to £7.00!! This offer also applies when booking part way through the term!
  • Block Payments 9 - 14 weeks:
    When booking a block of between 9 and 14 weeks classes, each class will be reduced to £6.50!! This also applies when booking part way through the first half of term.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 06 January - 14 February
  • 23 February - 03 April

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