Tiny Talk – FREE 6 week course for 0-2 year olds

Playgroup is very excited to announce that we are running a new baby/toddler activity for children age 0-2yrs.

We have been chosen by Knaresborough Children’s Centre to host TINY TALK which is a baby/toddler singing and signing class.

It will start on Wednesday 17th April and will last for 6 weeks.

It starts at 10am with singing/rhymes/stories and signing for half an hour and then play, coffee, cakes and chat until 11am.

The first half is at playgroup in the community room and then we take a short stroll to the village hall for the second half and join up with the main playgroup baby/toddler group.

It is run by Jo Watson – a trained ‘tiny talker’ and is FREE other than a £1 donation towards the refreshments.

What is signing?

If you have ever watched ‘Mr Tumble’ then you will have seen signing in action. It does not replace talk as it is used WITH speech and really does help small children communicate. We use signing all the time at playgroup and I have seen children’s language come on in leaps and bound once signing has been introduced.

When we give someone directions we always seem to use our hands to show them what we mean or when we sing songs we do actions to go with them – that is signing. On this course we will all learn to use the same sign for the same word

It gives children a visual clue – just like pictures in a story book – to help them understand what you are saying and for them to talk to you. Also it is great fun and all the children at playgroup love our signing sessions.

If you would like to come along then just send me an email [email protected] to book a place – or if you would like to find out a bit more about it you can look at the tiny talk website www.tinytalk.co.uk/joannaw or give me a call on 01423 331374

Places are limited so please get in touch asap to book a place.

Many thanks

Helen

 
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