Baby Signing Witham St Hughs
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
- Baby Signing Lincoln
Learn how to sign with your little one and open up the lines of communication. Fun, interactive classes using parachutes, puppets, bubbles and musical instruments. Sign along to your favourite nursery rhymes and learn the most important signs for you and your child.
Courses run in blocks of 8 weeks.
Where to go
- Village Hall
0, Caraway Drive
Witham St Hughs
- North Kesteven
- LN6 9XG
Time / Date Details
- Time of day
- Session Information
Courses run in blocks of 8 weeks
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Wednesday 11:15 12:15
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £40 Per term £8 Second Child £6 Per hour 0-2 yrs £1 Second Child
- Referral Details
No referral necessary
- Other notes
We also offer nursery visits, home visits and workshops.
- Specific age range
- Has Provision
- Has Provision
- Has Provision
- Experience with
Speech And Language Difficulties
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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.
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