I am so excited, really truly excited as my good friend and colleague Caroline Stalker has been in contact with the NDCS and they have asked TinyTalk to provide a session for twelve families with Deaf children and their siblings. My colleagues and I are really feeling privileged to be doing this next month and I will be one of the TinyTalk teachers delivering the session along with other TinyTalk teachers in the east midlands.
Our aim is to show these families how brilliant it is to interact with their families with some signing along to songs and also books, learning some basic signs that will be fabulous for the children and a great stepping stone. We are able to teach the families some very basic signs that are really important for the every day vocabulary. The families will not learn the grammar from us but they will see how easy it is to use some basic signing and can use speech as well if they want their child to learn lip reading and also mix with the Deaf community too its the best of both worlds.
So we will be doing a toddler session with lots of puppets and parachute and instruments. Oh we are going to have a ball as I will have others with me that are so lively and bubbly
I feel it an honor to have been asked by the NDCS in the East midlands to provide the session for these lovely families and excited by how much fun all will have, also happy how it will create more opportunities for other families to find out about the benefits of baby signing and that it is a great starting point for learning BSL as a whole for the whole family not only for the children to give them a good foundation but also for the parents and siblings.
I will report back about it very soon.
Hoping next week I will share our regional development day we had this week which was a delight to spend the day with more TinyTalk teachers from the East Midlands in the UK.
I am a mother of 4, teach baby signing and also BSL level 2 qualified, love TKD and much more.