Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Therese Markham

"" *** PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current climate, NO classes are being run in venues. Instead, ALL classes are being delivered as a 60 minute live streamed e-class within a closed Facebook group. New families are very welcome, so please just get in touch. ***

Hello I'm Thérèse your local TinyTalk teacher. I'm also mum to ex-TinyTalkers Hannah (16) and Max (12)! I've been teaching TinyTalk classes for 15 years and still love each and every class!
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I first read about baby signing when Hannah was 6 months old. I thought it sounded wonderful, too good to be true in fact, that she'd be able to tell me what she wanted before she could speak. At 15 months Hannah had a signing vocabulary of over 50 signs with favourites being milk, more, bird, rain, bath and daddy. Baby signing helped us avoid the frustration babies feel when they try to communicate and we adults are unable to understand them. She could tell me when she was thirsty or hungry or when she was tired. She could even say 'please' when she wanted something! Wonderful!! I started signing to Max when he was just 6 days old, 'milk' and 'bed' were the first signs. He initially watched with great interest and finger wiggling! It was very exciting when he made his first sign 'bed' at 8 months. By the time he was 12 months old he had lots of signs under his belt, 'daddy', 'car', 'stop' and 'food' being his favourites.

The TinyTalk Newborn Communication Workshop is a fascinating journey through your tiny baby’s world and gentle introduction to the invaluable world of baby signing. The next 6 week workshop will commence late Summer 2020. Your baby must be 12 weeks (age adjusted if prem) or under at the start of the workshop. Places are limited and subject to availability it is possible to join the workshop partway through.

TinyTalk Baby Signing classes are a fun and relaxed hour long, starting with BSL based signing and singing to well- known nursery rhymes and actions songs. The weekly sensory activities (including scarves, bubbles and much more) are designed to encourage babies development and help promote early communication. Social time follows: playtime for the babies (toys provided) and chat time for the grown ups (refreshments provided). The grown ups love the hot drink that's made for them, as well as the chocolate biscuits that are available! Social time is a great way to meet like minded grown ups and make friends.

Our Toddler Talking classes (suitable for the more mobile toddler approx 18mths +) are great fun too with lots of action songs, books, games, even a parachute! We work on speech development as well as listening skills, social skills, co-ordination, sharing and turn taking.

Please contact me to find out how you can join in with all the TinyTalk fun.

07889 626553
theresem@tinytalk.co.uk
www.facebook.com/TinyTalkWarrington

Meet Therese...

Children:Hannah (16), Max (12)

Location:Warrington, Newton le Willows and Lymm

Favourite Sign:Please / Thank you! Your child will have manners before they can talk!!

Qualifications:BSL Level 1

Favourite Film:Finding Nemo - after having 2 children my memory is as good as Dory's!! Oh and the Blues Brothers!

Pet Hate:People parking in mother & baby spaces without children! Grrrrrr!

Secret Passion:Netball! Loving playing it again several decades after the school team. My body's not so sure!

I most admire:Mums with more than 2 children - how do you cope and stay sane?!

I love baby signing because:It gave me a window into my children's minds. I knew what they wanted, needed or could see. They were both happy, less frustrated babies and I was a happy, less frustrated Mummy!

Meet my Mini Teacher, Claire Hankinson-Hayes

Hi I’m Claire, mum to 2 beautiful children including ex-TinyTalker Logan who is 6 years old.

I decided to use baby sign language with my son having seen the heard about the amazing results, I just couldn't believe how fantastic it would be that he could communicate with me. I was absolutely sold on the idea and started attending Thérèse's Stockton Heath class in March 2014. He did his first sign "milk" at 7 months, shortly after joining.

I have found signing invaluable, as it has really helped Logan through his frustration from not being able to tell me what he wants. Every day I find it amazing that he can communicate with me as well as with his big sister Laetitia rather than shouting to what he needs and they have a special bond because of it.

I feel very passionately that every parent should be given the opportunity to learn these fantastic skills which is why I decided to join Thérèse. I currently teach classes in Grappenhall, Culcheth and Leigh.

claireha@tinytalk.co.uk
07967 281583

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Our current classes:

Newborns

Limited

Thursday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group (Stockton Heath) Warrington WA4 6DS

£4.17 per family per class
Note:The next workshop will start on Thursday 11th June. This is a 6 week communications workshop aimed specifically at babies up to 12 weeks old at the 1st week. It’s a £25 one off payment for the full 6 weeks. We regret that, due to the gentle nature of the workshops, older siblings cannot attend these sessions. However, they are always welcome with babies at our regular TinyTalk Baby Signing classes.

Baby Signing

Monday, 12:45pm - 1:45pm

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group (Grappenhall) Warrington WA4 3EP

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 month age range.

Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group (Stockton Heath) Warrington WA4 6DS

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 months age range.

Wednesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group Newton le Willows WA12 9SR

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 months age range.

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group (Great Sankey) Warrington WA5 1EU

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Please contact me for availability.
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Friday, 11:40am - 12:40pm

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group Leigh WN7 4BA

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This TinyTalk baby class aimed at the newborn - 18 months age range. This class is pre-book only, please email me for more information and availability.

Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group (Great Sankey) Warrington WA5 1EU

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk babies class aimed at the birth to 18 month age range.
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Toddler Talking

Monday, 9:45am - 10:45am

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group (Grappenhall) Warrington WA4 3EP

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk toddler class aimed at the 18 month to 3 years age range.

Tuesday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group (Stockton Heath) Warrington WA4 6DS

£5.00 per family per class
Note:TinyTalk Toddler classes are pre-book only classes aimed at the 18 months - 3 years age range. Please email me for more information and availability.

Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group Newton le Willows WA12 9SR

£5.00 per family per class
Note:TinyTalk Toddler classes are pre-book only classes aimed at the 18 months - 3 years age range. Please email me for more information and availability.

Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group Lymm WA13 9JB

£5.00 per family per class
Note:TinyTalk Toddler classes are pre-book only classes aimed at the 18 months - 3 years age range. Please email me for more information and availability.
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Friday, 10:15am - 11:15am

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group Leigh WN7 4BA

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This class is pre-book only. Contact me for availability. This is a TinyTalk toddler class aimed at the 18 month to 3 years age range.

Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

#TinyTalkTV online e-class Live streamed via closed Facebook group (Great Sankey) Warrington WA5 1EU

£5.00 per family per class
Note:This TinyTalk Toddlers class aimed at the 18 months - 3 years age range. This class is pre-book only, please email me for more information and availability.
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Special Offers

  • LIVE E-CLASSES EVERY WEEK DAY:
    Due to the current restrictions ALL our classes are now streaming LIVE as online e-classes via Facebook. New families are VERY welcome. Please get in touch for more details.
  • TinyTalk Newborns Communication Workshop :
    The next workshop is starting on Thursday 23rd July.. A brand new series of 6 classes. It is a fascinating journey through your tiny baby’s world, and introduces you to the invaluable world of baby signing. Your baby must be 12 weeks (age adjusted if premature) or under at the start of the workshop. To book a place please enquire above. Places are limited.
  • Join at any time in the term:
    As the classes are recapped regularly and signs repeated often - you can join a term at any time. Contact me to check availability.

Our term dates

  • Dates this term:
  • 08 June - 17 July
  • 21 July - 21 August
  • Dates next term:
  • 07 September - 23 October
  • 02 November - 18 December

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