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BABY SIGNING - FAQs

What is Baby Signing?

A form of communication with your child before he/she has the ability to talk, using extended gestures with the hands.

 

How long do the classes last?

Approximately an hour but there is time to chat and get to know the other parents in class too.

 

What if I can't remember the signs?

Each week we provide you with handouts to take home and practice.  We also repeat a lot of the signs week to week as repetition is the key to getting your little one to retain the signs.

 

Why do you teach the signs with songs?

Music helps stimulate your baby's language development, attention skills and memory.  Music also helps with patterning and sequencing skills and keeping a beat.  Using the instruments helps develop fine motor skills which is again about using hands and gestures.

 

My baby won't sit still and listen!

Don't worry about it!  Babies are free to crawl and walk around and they will still benefit from hearing the music and the words to the songs.  They are also welcome to explore our props and other babies whilst you are participating.

 

What benefit does signing have for my baby?

 

  • Empowers babies to communicate earlier
  • Boosts self-esteem for baby as they are able to express their needs
  • Reduces frustrations for both baby and parent
  • Complements language skills and speech development
  • Enhances bonding and interaction
  • Helps parents understand what child wants/needs
  • Social development and turn taking is improved

 

How old does my baby have to be to start Baby Signing?

We recommend from around 5/6 months old.

 

What if my baby wants feeding during the class?

Don’t worry, you are welcome to breastfeed or bottle feed at any time during the class.

 

What if my baby is ill?

If you or your baby have any of the following then please do not bring them to class until it has completely cleared:

 

  • Any form of infectious disease (such as chicken pox)
  • Sickness and/or diarrhoea
  • Conjunctivitis as this is extremely infectious