Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Chichester
Welcome to Sing and Sign baby signing classes in Chichester & Emsworth
Sing and Sign @ HOME (streamed online classes)
Worried about public health advice? We don’t want your baby to miss out so are proud to offer our new 'Sing and Sign at Home’ streamed class resource so you can book your place on our Summer term confident of a full course of ‘baby signing the fun way’! We are keen to ensure that your baby will not be in any way disadvantaged or deprived of their fun and their learning.What will the online content involve? 30 mins each themed week, which you can enjoy with your baby as a ‘home class’ and will remain available for two weeks to dip into again if you fancy. Online lessons will be delivered by a variety of sunny smiling teachers, with all the anticipation of our blue board songs, props surprises from the bag and our special friend Jessie Cat who babies adore will also play her games in her inimitable style! Unique fun content only available to Summer term families. While this is not the same as the actual class experience we are proud to be carrying on regardless bringing smiles, music and learning to Sing and Sign babies. As the saying goes ‘Keep calm and Sing and Sign’
A BIT ABOUT ME:
I loved signing with Zak, initially just holding his attention with songs from BABES, then came the excitement of his first sign 'no' at 9 months and by 15 months communicating easily with many signs - easing frustration for us both!
The glimpse into his thoughts was also wonderful - signing 'mouse' when hearing a gate squeak, or 'listen' and 'bird' to let me know he could hear them outside and too many others to write here! Then words came through fast and by 20 months stringing small sentences together. Now the talking just doesn't stop....
Our weekly outing to Sing and Sign became more than just another parent and baby/toddler class - and 'Jessie Cat' is still a firm favourite!
Our second child Leila arrived September 2017 and I'm so excited to babysign all over again - this time with Zak to help me. :)
BEING A SIGN AND SIGN TEACHER
Our wonderful experience inspired me to teach baby signing and I feel privileged to share this magic with other families. It is so rewarding hearing a parent's excitement about their baby's signing... And then to see the babies signing in class!
Please feel free to email me with your questions.
I look forward to meeting you and your little one in a class soon.
About Our Classes
This lovely video shows what goes on in a Sing and Sign class:
and this one shows Sing & Sing babies signing away out of the class setting:
Our classes are carefully designed to build babies communication through our three developmentally age appropriate groups from 0-24 months, all taught through music and fun:
BABES for pre-crawlers up to 6 months can be started as soon as mummies feel ready to be out and about and taking part in activities. A lovely gentle sensory and music class to introduce signing, with the main focus on building the framework for good communication rather than signs. We encourage lots of eye contact and face to face time between baby and you using songs and games appropriate for our tiniest group of babies!
From 5-6 months is a good time to start focusing on signs and STAGE 1 teaches all the core signs to enable the two way conversation between baby and you before speech. We don't just teach lots of signs as knowing signs alone is not enough to reap the benefits of baby signing. You receive guidance on how to use the signs effectively to ensure your baby signing journey with your precious little one is successful. The signs used are completely appropriate for baby's developmental age and they are built on gradually each week to make it manageable for you.
Our more active STAGE 2 class from 13-14 months reinforces Stage 1 basics whilst introducing advanced signs and concepts to attempt to keep up with toddlers growing curiosity.
Classes are for 1 hour and we Sing and Sign for approximately 45 minutes (30 minutes in BABES) followed by social and play time with refreshments and toys.
BABES courses are 5 weeks and STAGE 1 & 2 courses are 10 weeks. If there is space you can join part way through the term and the fee is adjusted automatically on the booking system.
You commit to the full term to promote consistency of learning and ensure success with baby signing, with weekly handouts to support you. We keep class sizes small (8 in babes and 12 for Stage 1&2) for quality of learning so spaces are limited and pre-booked. Visit the online booking system to reserve your baby's space now:
Day Time Stage Location Monday AM Stage 1 CHICHESTER - Donnington Hall Monday AM Stage 2 EMSWORTH Community Centre Monday PM Stage 1 EMSWORTH Community Centre Friday AM Stage 1 & 2 EMSWORTH Community Centre Friday PM Babes EMSWORTH Community Centre
Join our Nursery Affiliation Programme
If you run a nursery and are interested in using signs with the babies in your care then please click here for more information or get in touch to find out how to become a Sing and Sign affiliated signing nursery. I cover the following postcodes which includes Chichester and surrounding areas from Hayling Island through to Arundel:
PO9, PO10, PO11, PO18, PO19, PO20, PO21, PO22 & BN18
If you are a Sing and Sign parent and would like your baby's nursery to become a signing nursery then please pass on my details to them and/or send me your nursery's details and I will be happy to get in touch with them.
I look forward to hearing from you!