Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Rachel Kingston De Caires

"" Welcome to TinyTalk Baby Signing classes in Basingstoke.
Hi my name is Rach and I live locally in Tadley with my husband and our daughter.
Evie is 4 and she is a signing superstar, and still uses some signs in songs to teach her friends at school! I am so proud that she's still using some signs, and has a great spoken vocabulary and understanding!

I am DBS(CRB) checked, and I have worked for many
years teaching children who have various learning needs such as ASD and global developmental delay. I am also a qualified SENCO and work part time in a local primary school.

Baby Signing is a form of pre-verbal communication which will allows you to understand your baby before they can talk. You will be so thrilled and proud when your baby makes that first sign! Baby signing is also a great way to bond with your baby.
Imagine your baby being able to sign to you what they can see? Did you ever imagine how exciting that bird they can see from their buggy might be to them? Evie is obsessed with birds and will often have 'conversations' with anyone who is looking at her, about the birds that she can see and hear!
I love teaching the classes, and supporting the families who come, and I absolutely love it when some of my experienced TinyTalker’s sign to me during class, for example signing “thank you” when I give them a sticker. Thank you is always an impressive sign for use in-front of families and friends!
The weekly class lasts for one hour, the first half is the learning, the signs are taught through popular nursery rhymes, songs and poems. I use props and puppets to emphasise the signs and stimulate the babies.
We have a broad range of songs to sing including action songs for variety and excitement for the babies (and the parents!) We also sing quieter gentler songs for calming and baby bonding.
Then we have the "walk about songs" where we can march, skip and do the “hokey cokey”!!
Every week we have a sensory activity this might include flashing balls, soothing music or bubbles, and every third week we share signed book time.

The second half of the class is the social time, a chance for you to chat to like minded parents over a tea or coffee and a chocolate biscuit while the babies play, all toys provided.

"Mummy, I have the *red* playdough!" Evie

Meet Rachel...

Children:Evie, 4.5 yrs old

Location:Basingstoke

Favourite Sign:Snail is cute, and of course bird and duck (because Evie loves them!)

Qualifications:Qualified SENCO, Primary teacher, PGCE in Autism and Education,

Favourite Film:Mary Poppins, followed closely by The Sound of Music!

Pet Hate:Spiders!!

Secret Passion:Performing with local theatre groups

I most admire:All the busy Mummies and Daddies of this world!

I love baby signing because:It gave me the chance to have conversations with Evie, finding out all the little things that she noticed... I also feel very privileged that I have shared that journey with many other families!

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Limited

Monday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

St Michael's Church St Michael's Church Cottage, St Michael's Church, Church Street Basingstoke RG21 7QW

£6.50 per family per class
£65.00 for this term's classes
Note:6.50 per family per class

Wednesday, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Christ Church Reading Road Chineham Basingstoke RG24 8LT

£6.50 per family per class
£65.00 for this term's classes
Note:6.50 per family per class

Toddler Talking

Monday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

St Michael's Church St Michael's Church Cottage, St Michael's Church, Church Street Basingstoke RG21 7QW

£6.50 per family per class
£65.00 for this term's classes
Note:6.50 per family per class
Limited<>

Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Christ Church Reading Road Chineham Basingstoke RG24 8LT

£6.50 per family per class
£65.00 for this term's classes
Note:6.50 per family per class

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 14 January - 15 February
  • 04 March - 05 April

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