Sing & Sign in South Tyneside
Learn baby/toddler signing the fun way with Sing and Sign, the original baby signing programme for ages 6 months to preschool.
Learn how to communicate BEFORE speech, help support speech once it starts and help reduce frustration too, through fun signs and natural gestures as part of learning to talk.
Who is Sing & Sign for?
Stage 1 classes are for babies from 6 months old
Stage 2 classes are for toddlers from 14 months old to preschool
You don’t have to be a good singer or have any previous signing experience to thorough enjoy and benefit from this programme.
What does a class involve?
Each class lasts for about one hour – with about 35 – 40 minutes of singing/signing and also time for socialising afterwards.
We keep classes small (10-12 babies/toddlers) to encourage a safe/intimate environment so the sessions are fun, friendly and relaxed.
Each term lasts 10 weeks and is held during school term time.
You will learn over 100 signs to help you communicate and bond with your baby. As you begin the term, you are not expected to instantly remember all of the signs shown, or to use them straight away with your baby! Learning the Sing and Sign way is gradual and effortless, building week on week. Classes are themed and weekly handouts build into your own comprehensive guide to baby signing. At the end of the term, your child will be given a lovely certificate as a keepsake.
You will also get a chance to meet other local adults with babies/toddlers of a similar age. Your child will love listening to and joining in the singing, playing musical instruments and interacting with other children, our special friend Jessie Cat and me too!
The cost per term is £50 per baby/toddler, accompanied by one or two adults. Older siblings can attend for free but please check with me to make sure there is enough availability. If you have twins, one can attend free.
Watch this clip to see how much fun we have in classes…
Stepping Stone NE CIC
The Old Synagogue, 25 Beach Road, South Shields,
Enjoy FREE tea/coffee and 20 minutes FREE play time.
Monday 11.30am Stage 1 class for ages 6 – 13 months
Monday 1pm Stage 2 for ages 14 months +
East Boldon Methodist Church Hall
Bridle Path, East Boldon NE36 0PA
Exciting new classes starting soon on a Thursday morning. Please contact me if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
4A Viking Shopping Centre, Jarrow NE32 3LN
Friday 9.30am Stage 2 class for ages 14 months +
Friday 10.45am Stage 1 class for ages 6 months +
Jarrow evening class – the waiting list now open (venue, day and time are being arranged)
St. Mary’s Church Hall
Heworth, NE10 0UT
Exciting new classes starting soon (date and time to be arranged) – please contact me if you would like to be added to the waiting list
If your baby is 6 months old or older and you wish to enrol click on this link ‘Book now’ and this will take you directly to our booking site. Places are allocated on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis and do go quickly.
If your baby is under 6 months old then please book the waiting list for when they are old enough to attend, this will avoid disappointment later on.
Taster Sessions are a great way to see this amazing programme in action, open to all ages from birth to preschool and are often FREE. Again, booking is essential as places are limited. New events will be announced on my Facebook so please like and share it.
About Alison, your Sing and Sign South Tyneside Teacher…
I discovered Sing and Sign in April 2010, when my daughter Ella and I attended a fun Taster Session. We immediately fell in love with this wonderful way of learning to communicate with each other. As there were no local classes, we had fun learning from the DVD’s at home. It was quick and easy to learn through entertaining songs.
I am so passionate about the benefits of Sing and Sign that I decided to become the teacher for South Tyneside. It is a great privilege to spend quality time babies/toddlers and their parents/grandparents/carers.