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Babes class - what should I expect?
Our Babes course is split into two 5 week blocks. You can choose to do one or both of these. Our classes focus on the fundamental framework for communication with our babies with themes such as eye contact, shared looking, commenting, gestures, facial expression and more. You will learn lots of fun songs, chants and rhymes you can do with your little one and learn the basics of baby sign. This course empowers you to feel confident you are enough for your baby and will support you in those early months with ideas for what to play at home.
What is Stage 1?
The Stage 1
course is designed for beginners & young children (from 6 months up to 14
Syllabus includes: Basic Signs (Milk, More, Finished…), Going Out, Bath Time,
Nappy Change, Emotions, Help Me, Bedtime, Being Ill, People, Animals &
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?
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
How Much Does It Cost?
Babes is $80 per 5 week block - this includes online supporting materials to share with their siblings/your partners and includes music from the classes.
Stage 1&2 (10-week courses) costs $175 a term - these include the Sing and Sign's amazing Jessie Cat Club which enables you to
access the following online resources:
Your current terms @HOME course (worth $99)
• 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
If you have any questions at all,
please don't hesitate to get in touch - please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Facebook at 'Sing and Sign
Christchurch NZ' or give me a call/text on 0220862211