|How did I discover Sing and Sign?|
I went to Sing and Sign classes with my son, James.
He is almost 5 years old now and is my only child. It is thanks to him that I am writing this.
When James was born it was a very traumatic birth and it caused me to suffer from Post Natal Depression as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - both of these made it extremely difficult to bond with him and I really struggled.
|I booked onto Sing and Sign classes as I had studied performing arts, particularly singing when I was at college and I felt I would enjoy the music - I was absolutely right! Singing to my son made everything feel better.|
I remember an occasion when I was at my mum’s house and she was telling me to talk to him and I thought “what do I say to a baby?” - I no longer had to worry because I sang to him instead, then I began to
sign to him too and soon it was all coming naturally.
|When he started signing back to me - “More” being one he used a lot, especially when eating - I was absolutely amazed that it had worked.|
Even now when I know that it works I still get so excited when I see a baby’s first signing attempts - They really are so very clever!
Without Sing and Sign I fear that bonding with my son would have been an even longer process and I’m so glad that I went when I did.
I’ve had such a fantastic 2 years in Colchester, getting to know lots of babies, mums, dads, nans, nannies etc - the best part is watching them grow!
I’m now at the stage where the babies that I taught in my first term are sending along their younger siblings and I’m honestly always so excited to meet lots of new families.