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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Oxford, Kidlington & Witney

  • About Me

    Welcome to Sing and Sign Oxford!

    I'm Melissa Dryden and I am thrilled to be running Sing and Sign in Oxford! When I started signing with my baby daughter, I discovered a wonderful world of music and communication. Daisy and I so enjoyed our 'conversations' in which she signed to me what she had seen (aeroplanes and ducks were her favourite) or what she needed (help! milk!). I loved this window into her thoughts. My son George followed in her footsteps and both became little chatterboxes.

    Because I believed so strongly in the benefits and methods of Sing and Sign, I began teaching five years ago, and the rest is history! Seeing the babies signing 'where?' when Jessie Cat hides or the toddlers starting to name their colours and tidy up independently is a real privilege. I hope you will want to join us too!

    Stages 1 and 2 will be available in all venues next term. Sing and Sing Babes for babies from 2-7 months will run in North Oxford. I have two lovely teachers: Eleanor Duta and Emily Percy plus myself and we look forward to welcoming you to class.

    Classes will be running in North Oxford, Botley, Chipping Norton, Witney and Woodstock next term. The summer term 2018 will be starting on the week of Monday 23rd April 2018 and booking is now open here.

    See also my Facebook page, Sing and Sign Oxfordshire, for details of upcoming free taster sessions. 

    For any queries, please complete the form below or email: oxford@singandsign.co.uk or call: 07969 071661

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    Classes are very relaxed and good fun! We keep class sizes small (around 11 per class) so you and your baby can enjoy the social aspect of class.

    The courses last 10 or 11 weeks. For the littlest ones, we now have a Babes class, which is suitable for 2-7 months and introduces the principles of good communication and basic signing, appropriate to the age group. From six months, we cover at least 100 signs in the Stage 1 curriculum. We usually recommend attending two terms of stage 1 so that babies are well used to the format of the classes and hopefully starting to sign by the time they move on to stage 2.

    Once your baby is mobile (around 14 months), it is time to sign up for stage 2 where we challenge their development more with simple counting, colours and the sounds of the phonetic alphabet. They are also introduced to concepts such as tidying up, the potty and taking turns.

    It is all great fun with lots of music, props, instruments and pictures, and of course plenty of singing.

    The classes each last 45 minutes, with about 30 minutes of singing and playtime at the end, when we can have an informal discussion about the signs we have been learning and some social time for babies and grown-ups!

    The 10-week course costs £70 and needs to be booked and paid for in advance. If you would like to pay by Paypal, please note that this option has a transaction fee of £2.64.

    Class spaces will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Booking for April 2018 is now open here! 

    If you have any queries about classes, please email me at oxford@singandsign.co.uk or call 07969 071661.

     

  • Venues
    Day Time Stage Location
    Tuesday AM Stage 1 Woodstock Bowls and Tennis Club
    Thursday AM Stage 1 & 2 Dean Court Community Centre, Botley
    Monday PM Babes Cutteslowe Community Centre, Wren Road
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 & 2 Glyme Hall, Chipping Norton
    Monday AM Stage 1 & 2 Cutteslowe Community Centre, Wren Road
    Friday AM Stage 1 & 2 High Street Methodist Church, Witney
  • Nurseries

    Local Nurseries with Sing and Sign Affiliation

    Sing and Sign has an excellent Nursery Affiliation Programme, which will train staff on their own premises at a time to suit all. We will teach staff a selection of signs, tailor made to the nursery's individual requirements and design an Individual Action Plan to inspire staff and make signing fun and easy to incorporate.

    Daffodil Nursery, Main Road, Long Hanborough, Witney, Oxon OX29 8LA

    Petit Enfants Wavers Ground, West Oxfordshire Business Park, Brize Norton, OX18 3YJ

    Petit Enfants Northfield Farm Lane, Madley Park, Witney, OX28 1UD

    Sunningwell Nursery, Dark Lane, Sunningwell, OX13 6RE

    Little Acorns Nursery, High Street, West Hagbourne, OX11 0NA

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