Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Coventry North
Welcome to the New Sing and Sign Coventry North!
Hello! My name is Zoe and I am a mother of three girls. Ellen, Megan and Millie. There is quite a gap between my girls, Ellen is nearly 18, Megan is 13 and Millie will be two in February!
When my 13 year old was a baby, I discovered a signing group and loved it! Roll on the years and then I found Sing and Sign! It has been an amazing opportunity to watch my youngest develop her language skills. I loved it so much that I wanted to help others learn, so I became a Franchisee and Sing and Sign Coventry North was born!
I am a Level three qualified Teaching, Learning and Support Worker, and I have had over 9 Years experience with children. (18 years if you include my own!)
Sing and Sign classes teach baby signing through music, songs, nursery rhymes and lots of fun interaction with musical instruments, props and our mascot Jessie Cat. We use signs to help reduce frustration and encourage early communication between you and your baby.
Babies naturally start to use a combination of gestures and sounds to help their parents understand them. For example pointing, shaking head, clapping hands and waving ‘bye-bye’ are all natural first signs. Introducing extra gestures to your baby such as milk, more, nappy change and tired can help your baby to communicate before speech, reduce frustration and is wonderfully rewarding and fantastic fun for both parent and baby.
At class we sing and sign about what goes on in a baby’s world. Each week we cover a different topic such as eating, bath time and nappy changes, going out to play, hiding games, bedtime and lots more. There is a high standard of educational content but classes are delivered in a relaxing, enjoyable and unpressured way for you and your baby to learn.
Stages, costs and class/term details
How old is your baby?
Sing and Sign Babes (for babies 6 months and under) (coming soon)
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 7 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.
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. Once payment is made, your place is then guaranteed for the whole term. Do speak to me if you have a problem with payment as I am happy to take a deposit to secure your place.
Day Time Stage Location Monday AM Stage 1 St. Peter's Church Hall Friday AM Stage 1 Avalon Court Care Home Monday AM Stage 1 & 2 Sign and Sign @HomeClass Monday AM Stage 1 & 2 Sing and Sign @ Home
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.