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Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Coventry & Kenilworth

  • About Me

    Welcome to Sing and Sign Coventry and Kenilworth.

    A few places available for the Spring 2019 term starting Monday 14th January. You can use this Book my class link to see venues, availability, prices and to book on.

    Hi and welcome to Sing & Sign Coventry and Kenilworth, for baby signing and music classes in the Coventry and Kenilworth area!  My name is Jan and I've been teaching Sing & Sign classes since 2009 and love every minute of it!  When I heard about Sing & Sign and all its great benefits, I couldn't wait to start with my daughter, Louisa.  She loved the classes and benefited not only from the signing but also from the music, the social interaction and from learning social skills like taking turns, tidying up and sharing.  After four terms of attending classes I became a teacher and later the franchisee for Coventry and Kenilworth!

    When I had my second child I knew he would be seeing signs from an early age but didn't truly appreciate how much I would come to value his ability to sign.  James had few words at the age of two but around 50 signs and could happily tell me at the breakfast table that he could see a 'bird' in the 'tree' in our 'garden'!

    I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to help families across Coventry and Kenilworth to communicate with their babies before and during the early phases of speech, to ease those frustrations felt by baby and carer!  It's such a privilege and so much fun to do for everyone that I can't imagine doing anything else!

    To find out about availability and to book on to a class, please use the 'Book Now' bar or the link at the top of this page. For further details about venues (including a map) please select the 'Venues' tab above.

  • More Info

    Stages, costs and class/term details

    How old is your baby?

    Sing and Sign Babes (for babies 6 months and under)

    This lovely, multi-sensory class explores themes such as eye contact, gesture, repetition, praise and anticipation together with lots of cuddles, tickles and some simple signs. All these build the exceptionally important framework for good communication and use our magic ingredient - music! This format has been specifically designed for younger babies who are pre-stage 1. It is only suitable for babies who are not yet crawling though rolling over or sitting up is fine.

    Stage 1 (for babies from 7 to 13 months)

    If this is your first Stage 1 term with us then your baby will get the most out of class if they are 6 months or older at the start of term.  This is because they will be sitting up, becoming more aware and ready to enjoy the music, the toys and props and social aspects of class.

    If you have already completed one term of Sing and Sign then we recommend coming back for a second term.  In terms of the learning process, the first term is for you, the second is for your baby.  There are well over 100 signs covered in our stage 1 course.  If your baby is younger than 13/14 months then we definitely recommend repeating stage 1.  By this age your child will have grown developmentally and will be responding more and more to some of the ideas we use in class.  A second term really does consolidate what you have both learnt and it's always a joy for us to watch them progress.

    Stage 2 (for babies from 14 months plus)

    If your baby is a little older, you may feel ready for a class with a little more action and activity.  Even if you have never done Sing and Sign before, our stage 2 class still covers the basic advise on how to sign with your baby.  We have some lovely songs to enjoy, covering concepts such as food, colours, the weather, being helpful, opposites and even the beginnings of phonic awareness, all though the magic of music.  There are also more opportunities to move about and interact  and plenty of toys and props to keep your baby amused.

    How much does it cost and how long are the classes and terms?

    We run a ten week term usually with two weeks off for school half term, at a cost of £55, £60 or £65 (depending on the venue and course) payable in advance.  If this is your first term, we strongly recommend that you buy the Stage 1 DVD if you don't already have it and this costs £15. You will be given your DVD on the first day of term unless you would like to add £2 for postage and receive it earlier. It is a wonderful companion to the course, a great way to get the whole family involved and will be entertaining long after they have finished with signing as the songs become well loved and familiar to them. Alternatively, you can get online membership to the Jessie Cat Club which will give you resources a plenty from wherever you can get on the internet! Ask me if you would like to know more.

    If you have never been to a class before, you are welcome to come for a free taster session, ideally the term before you begin.  Classes run to around 40 min in length (30 min for Babes) and we offer refreshments with playtime/a chance to chat afterwards.

    Once you have provisionally booked your place using the 'Book Now' tab on the 'Contact' section of the home page, you will be sent an email with all the details of the booking and methods of payment available.  Please be aware that your place is not secured until payment is received and may be released to a person on the waiting list in the event of non payment.  Do speak to me if you have a problem as I may be able to help.


    Spring 2019 term dates

    Starts: Monday 14th January

    Half term: Monday 18th February to Friday 1st March

    Finishes: Friday 5th April 


    Summer 2019 provisional term dates

    Starts: Monday 29th April

    Half term: Monday 27th May to Friday 7th June 

    Half term for Monday classes : Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May to account for having Monday 6th May off 

    Finishes: Friday 19th July


     For further information please don't hesitate to contact me on

    079200 66652 or by email at singandsigncoventry@sky.com or by using the enquiry form at the bottom of each webpage.

  • Venues

    Classes in Coventry and Kenilworth

    In Coventry we offer classes as follows:-

    Mondays at Tesco Coventry Arena Extra, CV6 6EN (Refreshments afterwards with playtime)

    Wednesdays at Earlsdon Methodist Church Hall, CV5 6NF (Refreshments afterwards with playtime)

    In Kenilworth we offer classes as follows:-

    Tuesday at Kenilworth Methodist Church, CV8 1LQ (Refreshments afterwards with playtime) 

    For further information please don't hesitate to contact me on 07920066652 or email me at singandsigncoventry@sky.com. You can use this Book my class link for up to date availabililty information on all classes.

    Day Time Stage Location
    Monday AM Stage 1 Tesco Coventry Arena Extra, CV6 6EN
    Tuesday PM Babes Kenilworth Methodist Church, CV8 1LQ
    Tuesday PM Stage 1 Kenilworth Methodist Church, CV8 1LQ
    Tuesday PM Stage 2 Kenilworth Methodist Church, CV8 1LQ
    Wednesday AM Stage 2 Earlsdon Methodist Church Hall, CV5 6NF
    Wednesday AM Stage 1 Earlsdon Methodist Church Hall, CV5 6NF
    Wednesday PM Babes Earlsdon Methodist Church Hall, CV5 6NF
    Wednesday PM Stage 1 Earlsdon Methodist Church Hall, CV5 6NF
  • Nurseries

    Coventry Nursery Affiliation Programme

    Does your child attend a nursery?


    Sing and Sign now 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 on going 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.


    Local Nurseries which currently enjoy Sing and Sign Affiliation include :

     

    First Friends at Henley,HenleyCollegeCoventry,Henley Road,BellGreen,Coventry, CV2 1ED. Tel: 02476 626363

     Goslings Day Nurseries Ltd, 24 Park Road, Coventry, CV1 2LD. Tel: 02476 551907

    Kenilworth Beehive Nursery, Beehive Hill, Kenilworth, CV8 1BW Tel: 01926 864086


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