Little Wiltshire: Signing and Singing
PUBLISHED: 15:53 27 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:36 20 February 2013
Baby signing classes are fun and lively and include a mix of themed signs, rhymes, music and games, which have been specially developed to appeal to babies up to 30 months.
Baby signing classes are fun and lively and include a mix of themed signs, rhymes, music and games, which have been specially developed to appeal to babies up to 30 months. The signs are introduced step by step through music and play, and classes last around 45 minutes. With 8 signs learnt every week, the whole course lasts a year.
Singing and playing musical instruments is part of the learning and playing process. Each child has their own instrument, and sometimes songs use little puppets (each child having their own), sometimes there is a big puppet for the children to watch. Some involve you playing with your children and lifting them up into the air; other songs use props such as balls.
Jo Williamson from Talkfirst Baby Signing has recently been nominated for two national awards (Best National Baby & Toddler Development Activity (newborn to 2 years) sponsored by Konfidence; and Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5s). She holds signing and singing classes in the Devizes Childrens Centre and Calne Leisure Centre, with parents attending from as far afield as Chippenham and Marlborough.
Contact Jo on 01249 817700 and see www.talkfirst.net