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Baby Signing North Hykeham

Did you know that sign language has been proven to be an effective form of communication for babies? If you consider the frustrations felt by babies then you'll understand the benefits signing can provide for both the parent and child.  Many children naturally use gestures and pointing but signing allows them to be specific about their needs. It takes the guesswork out and dramatically reduces frustration resulting in less stress for everybody concerned! 

They can begin learning right from birth but won't have the dexterity to begin to sign until around four to six months. First signs are usually things that are most important to them such as 'milk'. This can then develop onto more complex signing as they grow such as signing 'teeth', 'hurt' and 'medicine' for when they have teething pain. The key to success is to reinforce the signs whenever possible and ensure the sign is used alongside the spoken word. The signs are not used on their own because the point of signing with babies is not to replace the spoken language but to enhance it. Many question the potential impact signing could have on the development of speech. You may be surprised to learn that signing not only encourages early speech but also results in a wider vocabulary.

Some wonder if the classes will be taught in the style of a typical lesson as essentially, they are gaining an education and skill. Sessions have been designed to be delivered in the most age appropriate way so songs, puppets, musical instruments and bubbles are used to enrich the learning process and create an atmosphere of fun. Children of all ages love doing actions along to songs but Baby Signing takes it a step further and teaches them something that will be of great use to them now and in the future.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kirsty Summers
Contact Position
Class Leader
Telephone
01522 398380
07432737469
E-mail
kirsty@babysigning.org.uk
Website
Baby Signing Website
Notes

We aim to teach useful signs through the use of song, play and sensory equipment. Passionate about supporting families to open up communication with their little ones.

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Where to go

Name
Memorial Hall
Address
North Hykeham
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
District
North Kesteven
Postcode
LN6

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Morning
Session Information
Courses run in blocks of 8 weeks
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Thursday 9:45 10:40
Thursday 10:50 11:40

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£40 Per term
£8 Second Child
£6 Per Hour
£1 Second Child

Availability

Referral Details

No referral necessary, just contact us via email, phone or any one of our social media platforms.

Other notes

 

 

Facilities Notes
Baby changing facilities
Wheelchair access
Specific age range
Birth to 2 years
Nursery?
No

Inclusion Information

Premise Accessibility

Has Provision
Yes

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Languages Spoken

Languages
British Sign Language
Makaton
Local Offer

Local Offer

Description

Quote FSD to get a 25% discount on your first term.

 

Makaton and Sensory equipment is used, the venue has wheelchair access.

Our service is suitable for those with hearing impairment, Autism, Downs Syndrome and other learning / developmental difficulty.

Contact Name
Kirsty Summers
Contact Telephone
01522 398380
Contact Email
kirsty@babysigning.org.uk
Training details

Makaton Foundation

Makaton Enhancement

Makaton Safeguarding

Paediatric First Aid

Links
Visit our website
Find us on Facebook
YouTube Signing Videos
Disclaimer

This activity or event is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council.

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