Hello There, I am Heather a TinyTalk baby signing teacher in Leicester in the UK. I am been teaching TinyTalk now for 4 1/2 years and love it but sometimes I can have a quite spell at a certain venue and so I restart and last week I started a session in Evington and it was delightful.
The mums were all eager to learn the starter signs and joined in as best they could with the songs, the babies had smiles too but then again all babies like my singing its just some adults do not like my singing the Eye Of the Tiger tee hee.
I taught these families some basic starter signs and I will see if they practiced them over the week as they will come back next week for the next session.
It is really important to start with just a few signs and keep it fun, I went through ' milk, more, all gone, drink, food and pain' next week it will be family signs also and what I like to do is make sure everybody knows the core signs as they leave and encourage them to [ractice at home as best they can.
I started the week before at a different venue also and one lady came back saying her 6 year old son asked her to remember to show him the signs when they are all home for the evening, this made me smile immensely What a lovely way to learn is show the other family members and have them all join in, in fact I know a few that have done just this and it is these young babies that progress extremely well indeed and learn and perform many signs,
I have decided to also run a experiment with some of these families and along with showing the signs also have the wording written along with a picture on one side of a card and the word on the other, the parent can show the picture and the sign, then turn it around and say "this says drink" and then do the sign. I thought this as read How to teach your baby to read now this will be a bit of research but I really hope it will work and with the words being part of everyday vocabulary I thought it would be great.
I am so pleased I have some eager parents and this week I thought we would have a friendly meet after the session.
Take care for now every body and see you again next week.
I am a mother of 4, teach baby signing and also BSL level 2 qualified, love TKD and much more.