Sing and Sign baby signing classes in... Sheffield
Summer Term Classes Are Online
Hi, my name is Liz and I am now in my 15th year of running Sing and Sign classes in the Sheffield..
I signed with both my children and loved the fact that we could communicate with one another from a really early age. I am more amazed with it every day as I see how much difference good language skills have made to their transition into nursery and school.
Most of your questions can probably be answered on the other pages of this website, but if you have any other queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
We look forward to meeting you and your baby(ies) soon.
Next Online 10-Week Course Starts Monday 29th June - Click Here To Book
**Please note - We are now in “Week 2” of the 10 week course and you won’t be able to go backwards and watch “Week 1”. However, as in our venue-based classes, there is a lot of repetition between weeks and you’ll soon catch up, so you are welcome to book if you’d like to join us.
In order to keep you and everyone around you safe, we have been advised to stop running physical classes for the time-being. However, Sing and Sign cannot be kept down by the need to self-isolate or stop social interactions! We don’t want your baby to miss out so we have built a ‘Sing and Sign at Home’ streamed class resource so you can book your place on our Summer Term for online classes at an amazing discounted price of just £40!
The online content will involve 30 mins each themed week, which you can enjoy with your baby as a ‘home class’ and will remain available all week to dip into again if you fancy.
Online lessons will be delivered by a variety of sunny smiling teachers, with all the anticipation of our blue board songs, props surprises from the bag and Jessie Cat will also of course play her games in her inimitable style! Unique fun content only available to Summer Term families. While this is not the same as the actual class experience, we are proud to be carrying on regardless bringing smiles, music and learning to Sing and Sign babies.
I am very aware that one of the joys of Sing and Sign classes isn’t just the educational content but also meeting and supporting each other whilst you navigate the tricky road that is parenthood. So that you get the benefit of that side of the classes as well (which is probably more important now than ever before), I will be running some live sessions via Zoom, where I can give you extra baby signing information relevant to the “Signs of the Week”, singing one or two songs with you and Jessie will be popping up to say hello, in order to jolly along your days at home with your little one. .
If you would like to book these online sessions please go to the booking page and select either Stage 1 or Stage 2 depending on the age of your baby. For new people to Stage 1, for this term only, I will be including our Gold level membership of "The Jessie Cat Club" meaning that you are also able to access our online resources which usually complement our physical classes.
Online classes will start on Monday 29th June and I'll be setting up memberships and letting you know how to access the classes before that time.
If you've any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
SING AND SIGN BABES CLASSES - STARTING W/C 3RD AUGUST
Had a baby during lockdown? Then these classes are for you.
Our 5-week Babes classes will be delivered live into your own home via Zoom. However, your baby will not be watching a screen. We will create a "baby sandwich" with your baby facing you and away from me on the screen. You will see me on the screen and deliver face to face with your baby. You can even wear a headphone in one ear if you don't want your baby to be distracted by my voice!
Please register your interest on the booking system and I will find the most suitable day of the week / time for everyone who'd like to join the class. By registering your interest at this time you're not committing to the class, but it will mean that I e-mail you nearer to August to see if you'd like to come along / your most convenient time.
The 5-week course will cost £25 and will be delivered live to your home via Zoom. Although not compulsory, I will urge every family to also buy The Jessie Cat Songbook when then book on the class. This beautifully illustrated book also contains 2 CDs/ track download codes so that you can repeat the songs as many times as you like with your baby between classes. It costs £15 and I will send it to you.
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Please note, we are not currently running venue-based classes so some of this information isn’t accurate. We are in the process of looking at ways which we may be able to bring venue-based, in some form or other, later in the year and will update the website when things become clearer.
Which Class Should I Attend?
We have 3 different "stages" of Sing and Sign which have been developed specifically for your baby's developmental stages.
Sing and Sign Babes classes are for 2 to 5-month olds with their parent / carer. This gentle class explores themes such as eye contact, gesture and anticipation together with lots of cuddles, tickles and some simple signs. All building the framework for good communication and brought to you using our magic ingredient - music!
Included in the price of the classes is a Songbook with 2 cds (and digital download codes) so that you can continue at home. You will be given your Songbook on the first day of term.
Sing and Sign Stage 1 is ideal for babies from 6 months old up to around 14 months old and their parent / carer. Themes include basic signs, nappies & bath time, emotions & bedtime. You'll learn over 100 signs related to your routines and also the sort of things your baby may be interested in, such as animals and vehicles. It's no problem coming straight to Stage 1 without doing Babes first (in fact, most people start Sing and Sign at Stage 1).
At the beginning of your course, you will be set up with a year's subscription to Sing and Sign's Jessie Cat Club which enables you to access the following online resources:
• 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 so you can share your baby’s favourite signs with family/nursery
• Our classic ‘Sing and Sign - Baby Signing the Fun Way’ (DVD streamed)
• 2 interactive "Where is Jessie?" games
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 baby's age.
Sing and Sign 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. Themes include weather, opposites, colours and the phonetic alphabet, together with simple counting songs, turn taking, sharing and of course, lots of fun!
When you start Stage 2 you have the option to be upgraded to our "Premium" Membership and your renewal date will be extended to a year from that date.
Premium online membership includes:
• ‘More Sing and Sign' - Stage 2 (DVD streamed)
• ‘Have a Sing and Sign Christmas’ (DVD streamed)
• ‘Jessie and Friends’ - interactive game with 17 animal friends
Some people don't hear about Sing and Sign until their little ones are 14+ months old and then wonder if it too late to start. Not at all! It may be more appropriate to come straight to a Stage 2 class, but if you ring / e-mail me we can have a chat about your individual circumstances.
How Do I Enrol?
Just go to our online booking system and book yourself on. When your booking comes through I will send you information about how you can access the online classes. Please note, my office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you book after 5pm then I will probably not set you up until the following morning.
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you at Sing and Sign soon!
Spring Term Classes
We currently run classes at the following venues:-
Ecclesall Parish Rooms, Ringinglow Road, Ecclesall, Sheffield S11 7PP
Hillsborough Arena, Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 4HA
Joseph Stone Centre, 9 School Street, Mosborough Sheffield S20 5EB
Shirley House, next to St. Andrew's Church, Psalter Lane, Nether Edge, Sheffield S11 8YL
Day Time Stage Location
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Nurseries in Sheffield trained in baby signing the Sing and Sign way
Once Upon A Time Nursery
863 Ecclesall Road
If your baby attends a nursery, then it is ideal if the nursery staff understand your baby when he / she is signing to them! Sing and Sign runs an excellent Nursery Affliation Programme to train and develop staff, on their own premises, in baby signing. I work with the nursery to create an individual training session which suits their setting.
Whether you are a parent or childcare provider, please contact me if you would like any further information.
Nurseries in Sheffield Training in baby signing the Sing and Sign Way