Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Ashford
Hi, My name is Juliete
Hi my name is Juliete. I have a wee boy called Charlie who is now 7 years old and Anabelle who is 5. Charlie and Anabelle both joined Sing and sign at the age of 3 months. I really enjoy singing, reading and doing actions to stories that we read together. Ever since Charlie was born i had always wanted to do something fun and useful with him and had heard of baby sign language, and so went in search of classes. I had my first amazing class with Claire in Belfast and even though Charlie was only three months at the time i could see he was really engaged in all the actions and singing within the class.
As Charlie got a bit older i noticed him firstly responding to some of the signs i was doing and would respond with either a smile or a frown. This meant the world that i was able to communicate with my baby at such a young age, even though he was unable to do the signs at the time it was clear i was understanding and communicating to his needs.
Since the first class i have been hooked, i have enjoyed every single session and always was excited for the next weeks activity. Then i realised i had found something that i really love doing and wanted to make this into a career.
As Charlie turned 11 months he used his first sign asking for his milk and since then he now points at things that interest him and does signs for the sounds of certain animals. This is a truely magical thing to experience and to see the delight on his face when i can respond as i understand what he is trying to tell me, this makes for a happy baby and happy mum.
Charlie's first few signs which included finished, duck, bird, bed, hungry, milk, dog, more, where and his favourite train.
Now Charlie has a varied vocabulary including animals, vehicles, colours. When he turned 3 he was still signing frequently to help little sister but also to help me with any words that aren't quite clear in his spoken vocabulary, and is extremely helpful with learning his colours and alphabet.
Anabelle started signing at 6 months she started with milk, change nappy, more and please. Then moved onto animals, open, where and is able to put signs together to create signing sentences meaning at a young age i was able to understand her and she was able to have a conversation with me from an early age.
The lessons are relaxed and fun and i want to help other babies and parents/guardians to be able to communicate together.
Look for forward to you joining me on this magical journey.
Hope to hear from you.
Come and Join in the learning fun!Next term September 2021What class should I choose?
Babes - 0-5 months
Stage 1 - 6-14 months
Stage 2 - 15 to 30 months
How long is each class?
Classes run for approx 30 mins each
When do the classes run?
Classes normally run term time but with our online classes they will be available all over the holidays.
How long is each term?
Stage one and two terms run for 10 weeks
Babes term runs for 5 weeks
How many children will there be each class?
Classes will have reduced numbers in accordance to government guidelines 7/8 per class.
How much are the classes and how do i pay?
The Sing and Sign @home classes are £50 for 10 weeks, which includes annual online gold membership.
This Means each at home class is only £5 per session if you watch it once a week.
Our in person classes are £45 for Babes which includes a welcome gift.
Our in person classes for Stage one and two are £85 which includes online membership, at home classes and welcome gift.
You pay at point of booking via your credit or debit card.
What days are the classes on?
The Sing and Sign @home classes are on demand. This means they can be watched any day and time to suit you and your little ones routine. They can also we watched as many times as you want within the week.
In person classes are; Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
What happens when I complete one week of @home classes?
When you have completed one week of classes (Monday-Sunday) the existing class disappears and the next weeks class is then available to enjoy.
Can I go back and watch previous classes?
Unfortunately you can't go back and watch previous classes once the week has finished but don't forget you have you online membership which includes other videos and games.
How much would i pay for twins/ triplets?
Sing and sign book per family so no extra charge for multiple babies. Please note due to current circumstances this is one adult only.
Please contact me for anymore information.
We cannot have siblings in classes currently due to covid restrictions.
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Baby sign classes in Ashford Kent
Repton Connect, Repton Ave, Ashford, Kent TN23 3RX
Stardust Studios, 223 Quantock drive, Ashford, Kent TN24 8QH
Online classes are also available
Day Time Stage Location Monday AM Stage 1 Repton Connect Monday AM Stage 1 Repton Connect Monday PM Babes Repton Connect Wednesday AM Babes Repton Connect Wednesday AM Stage 2 Repton Connect Wednesday PM Stage 1 Repton Connect Thursday AM Stage 2 Stardust Studios Thursday PM Stage 1 Stardust Studios
Does your child attend a nursery?
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. Following training, the nursery will receive a Certificate of Sing and Sign Affiliation together with ongoing access to our signing resources and a complimentary package of products.
If your baby attends nursery or you know of a childcare facility that would be interested in receiving further information, please do pass our details on, or contact us at the number/email above.
How else can sing and sign help you and your children?
Sing and Sign is also in collaboration with the wonderful charity 21 Together. This charity supports children with downs syndrome and their families across Kent. Sing and Sign offer classes for children 0-4 supporting their development and encouraging early signing with the children and their families.