Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Ipswich
Sing and Sign Ipswich
If you would like to know more please read on!
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So a little bit about me and my journey with Sing and Sign...
My name is Nickie and my Sing and Sign journey started when my daughter was just about to turn 6 months. A friend of mine (Katy from Sing and Sign Chelmsford) invited me to do a free trail for the baby class she was running. I went along not knowing what to expect and loved every single second, the songs, the signing, the whole atmosphere! It was everything you could ask for in a baby class. We went on to do both Stage 1 and Stage 2 twice. I was rewarded really quickly with my daughter signing back to me and now at nearly five years old, even with a full vocabulary, she is still signing to me in certain situations.
When the opportunity came up for me to join the Sing and Sign family I jumped at the chance. I look back on our sing and sign journey with a full heart and some of the best memories.
I'm really looking forward to meeting you all and showing you why Sing and Sign is as loved as it is!
I have owned Sing and Sign Ipswich since March 2020, Yes I bought the franchise a whole two weeks before the world locked down. But all was not lost, our fabulous franchisees all rallied together and made our Award Winning @Home course!
I am so excited to finally get going with our Live classes and show you all why I love Sing and Sign the way I do!
Take care and ill hopefully see you soon
Sing and Sign is a programme that grows week-by-week with you and your child and is divided into 3 Stages:
Sing and Sign BABES - This is a multi-sensory music programme for babies from birth to 7 months. Our aim is to help you build the framework for good communication with your baby. Whilst we follow a 10 week curriculum, the course is bookable in 5 week blocks and is designed as a precursor to Stage 1 Sing and Sign.
Stage 1 - It is recommended that you and your baby attend two terms of Stage 1 classes in order to consolidate and learn a total of 120 signs. Babies learn through repetition so attending two terms helps you to establish good signing habits as well as letting you learn the lyrics of the songs written especially for theSing and Sign programme. You will be given a 12 page guide to signing in your first class for Stage 1 and the choice to book a second term is entirely yours.
Stage 2 –If you’ve enjoyed stage 1 and want to continue, you’ll be ready to join More Sing and Sign – Stage 2, offering a more mobile, physical class with another two curriculums of additional songs, signs and actions for older babies and toddlers, backed up by another 10 page guide to signing. This stage includes teaching colours, letters of the alphabet, opposites, good manners and much more besides.
All classes last roughly 30-40 minutes, are very relaxed and great fun! Feel free to do whatever you feel comfortable with and don’t feel you have to keep your baby on your lap – let them roam if they want to. If a venue allows, we will provide Tea/Coffee and the chance to socialise at the end of the teaching session so you may want to allow an hour out of your day. If the room is not carpeted, we do have individual mats/rugs but please feel free to bring your own cushion to sit on if you’d prefer. Nappy changing and breast or bottle feeding during the session is fine, or you can do it away from the group if you’d prefer. Bring any drinks and small snacks your baby might need. Be advised that baby changing facilities and kitchen facilities vary at each venue and are not always accessible if they’re adjacent to a room we’re not booked into.
Due to limited numbers per class you will need to book and pay prior to the term starting (early booking is recommended).
Some Mum’s like to familiarise themselves and their babies with some of the music and signs before term starts. Details of how to purchase our DVD and/or CD can be found on my booking form.
Monday AM Stage 1 @Home
Monday AM Stage 2 @Home
Tuesday 10 AM Babes Partyman World of Play Ipswich - On hold till September 2021
Tuesday 11 AM Stage 1 Partyman World of Play Ipswich-On hold till September 2021
Tuesday 1:30PM Stage 1 The Meeting Place Community Centre Ipswich
Wednesday 9:30 AM Stage Two Yayas House
Wednesday 10:30 AM Stage 1 Yayas House
Wednesday 11:30AM Babes Yayas House
Thursday 9:30 AM Stage Two Hadleigh Baptist Church
Thursday 10:30 AM Stage 1 Hadleigh Baptist Church
Day Time Stage Location Monday AM Stage 1 & 2 @Home Monday AM Stage 1 @Home
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 ongoing access to our signing resources and a complimenatary 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.