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Baby sign language classes start

PUBLISHED: 09:21 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:06 08 July 2010

TinyTalk baby sign language classes have started at Swaffham Community Centre on Tuesdays at 1.30pm.

The classes are aimed at hearing and deaf children aged newborn to two years.

TinyTalk baby sign language classes have started at Swaffham Community Centre on Tuesdays at 1.30pm.

The classes are aimed at hearing and deaf children aged newborn to two years.

Organiser Nicola Chester, who starting signing with her son at 10 months, said: “It has been a real joy to be able to communicate with my son before he can talk.

At 19 months, he now has a signing vocabulary of about

40 signs.”

Between the ages of six to nine months, babies start linking words to objects but are not developed enough to talk until 12-18 months.

Frustration can take hold as both parents and child struggle to understand each other. By teaching some simple signs they will be able to start expressing their wants or needs or some of their feelings.

Classes consist of half-an-hour singing popular nursery rhymes and action songs with appropriate signs, followed by half-an-hour hour social time.

Find out more about TinyTalk Baby Signing classes from Nicola on 01362 854629, e-mail nicolac@

tinytalk.co.uk or visit www.tinytalk.co.uk

Nicola will be offering a free taster session at Swaffham Community Centre on Tuesday at 1.30pm.


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