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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Christchurch NZ

  • About Me

    Term 4 booking open and a fantastic @HOME course now available too

    Hello, welcome to my 'Sing and Sign' page. My name is Becky and I am the local teacher to Christchurch, New Zealand.

    I am a mum of three young boys and have previously worked as a secondary science teacher. I have always understood the value of good communication between adults and young people, but my eyes were opened to the amount of understanding young children have, well before words are formed. My signing journey began after my first son was born and we started Sing and Sign classes at around 8months old. He loved the singing and music and I was able to learn the signs and enjoy the company of the other mums.

    I am excited to be able to share this with you now and I look forward to meeting you and your baby(ies) soon. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.



    Term 4 begins online Monday 12th October and classes Wednesday 14th October


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    Stage 1 Class (for babies aged between 4 and 14 months)

    Wednesdays 11.00 - Fendalton Library


    Thursdays 11.00 - Cashmere / Cracroft - The Old Stone House


    Thursdays 12.45 - Prebbleton - Tosswill Lounge



    Stage 2 Class (for babies aged 14 months plus)

    Wednesdays 10.00 - Fendalton Library


    Thursdays 9.45 - Cashmere / Cracroft - The Old Stone House 


    Please use the online booking system to choose which class time suits you and your little one. The @HOME course is included for all those registered for a in-person class and can be purchased separately. 



    Can't make these classes? Please contact me and register your interest. I still want to hear from you. 






     


     

  • More Info

    Need More Information? Read On!

    What is Stage 1?

    The Stage 1 course is designed for beginners & young children (from 6 months up to 14 months).

    The course Syllabus includes: Basic Signs (Milk, More, Finished…), Going Out, Bath Time, Nappy Change, Emotions, Help Me, Bedtime, Being Ill, People, Animals & Vehicles.

    This is the stage where signing might take off, with most children signing back from around 9 months old (although of course, all children are different and there’s no hurry and never any pressure).


    Toddling on to Stage 2 (babies from 14months to around 2.5years)

    If your baby is a little older, you may feel ready for a course with a little more action and activity! Even if you have never done Sing and Sign before, in our Stage 2 class we still include the basics with lovely songs to enjoy covering concepts such as the weather, coulours, being helpful, simple counting, opposites, and even begin simple phonics - all using music and song.

    How long will the classes run?

    Classes will run for around 45minutes with some social time built in before/after. Please allow an hour from the time the class is advertised to run.

    What if my baby is out of the age range you are offering?

    We offer different "stages" of Sing and Sign which have been developed specifically for your baby's developmental stages. Here is some more information about the stages below-

    - Sing and Sign Babes classes are for 2 to 5-month olds. 


    - Sing and Sign Stage 1 is ideal for babies from 6 months old up to around 14 months old and their parent / carer.  

    It is quite a big step from Stage 1 to Stage 2, so many people come to Stage 1 for two terms before attending Stage 2. However, this is also dependent on your baby's age.

    - Stage 2 is great when your little one is 14+ months, moving about and probably starting to talk (although every baby is different, so there's no hard and fast rule!) as it is more active and interactive.  

     I Have Twins / Triplets - How Many Places Do I Pay For?

    Twins/Triplets are welcome and only pay for one place if there is only one adult.  If you are bringing another adult helper each week, you may need to book 2 places - please contact me about it.

    I Have An Older Child - Can They Come Too? 

    It would be preferable for classes to be just for the babies / toddlers and, if you have got older children, it's a great (and rare!) opportunity to focus solely on your youngest. If you need to bring your older child, they may be able to come with you to class but please contact me before you book your place.  

    How Much Does It Cost?

    Stage 1&2 (10-week courses) costs $147.50 a term - you will also be have the option add Sing and Sign's amazing Jessie Cat Club which enables you to access the following online resources:

    • 200+ signs to view in video clips

    • Two 15-minute films directly supporting our Stage One curriculum, one covering songs and signs from weeks 1-4 and one covering weeks 5-10

    • A print-out facility for you baby’s favourite signs to share with family/nursery

    • Our classic ‘Sing and Sign - Baby Signing the Fun Way’ (DVD streamed)

    • 2 interactive "Where is Jessie?" games

    More Questions?

    If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch - please email singandsign.christchurch@gmail.com or find me on Facebook at 'Sing and Sign Christchurch NZ' or give me a call/text on 0220862211


  • Venues

    Venues


    Cracroft - The Old Stone House

    Address

    Cracroft, Christchurch, 8022

    Enter from the downstairs on Holmcrift Cr


    Prebbleton

    Address

    9 Blakes Road

    Tosswill Lounge


    Fendalton Library

    Address

    4 Jeffreys Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052





    Day Time Stage Location
    Thursday PM Stage 1 Prebbleton - All Saints, Tosswill Lounge
    Thursday AM Stage 1 The Old Stone House - Cracroft
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 Fendalton Library
    Thursday AM Stage 2 The Old Stone House - Cracroft
    Wednesday AM Stage 2 Fendalton Library
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