Worcester sign language school for babies celebrates record number of students over Easter - The Worcester Observer

Worcester sign language school for babies celebrates record number of students over Easter

Worcester Editorial 5th Apr, 2024   0

THE BABY signing class TinyTalk, which has classes in Droitwich, Evesham and Worcester, is celebrating a record-breaking spring term this Easter.

The groups have taught 200 families across the county so far this year, which teachers put down to the new GCSE in British Sign Language being announced. The subject will be taught in classrooms from September 2025.

Now running 15 Toddler and Baby classes, six days a week, TinyTalk Baby Signing has been celebrating their record attendance with Easter parties – which also offered a great opportunity to showcase seasonal costumes and have some creative fun.

From homemade Easter eggs and bonnets to families of bunnies and from Donald Duck to mini (and big) daffodils, TinyTalk families create a super signing Easter parade all of their own.

Local TinyTalk teacher, Mollie Prior, who is currently studying for her BSL Level 1 with Earshot Communications, said: “The news of the GCSE in British Sign Language has given our classes a real boom.

“At TinyTalk we’ve been teaching BSL signs for over 21 years as part of our Baby Signing and Toddler Talking classes and for BSL to become part of the national curriculum is just tremendous.

“It will allow everyone to have the opportunity to learn an important life skill, increase inclusivity as well as learn a beautiful language.

“It’s never too early or too late to learn sign language and our TinyTalk families are already giving their little ones a head start on language building and communication right from birth!”

Mollie and Natalie Lloyd have been delivering award-winning TinyTalk classes for over seven years in Evesham, Droitwich and Worcester North.

Classes are held weekly in Droitwich Methodist Church and nearby venue Crowle Parish Hall. Classes involve one-hour sessions, full of songs, games, books and sensory activities followed by playtime and refreshments.

During the class babies and parents are taught signs from British Sign Language to help their little ones communicate before they can speak, ‘giving them a voice’- allowing them to express their thoughts and needs.

This results in far fewer frustrations and tantrums, and very happy, understood babies. There are toddler talking classes too where still teach sign but the emphasis moves onto talking and other valuable skills such as turn taking, team work, sharing and social skills.

To find out more visit tinytalk.co.uk/molliep and contact Rowan Robinson at earshotcommunication.com for more on BSL courses.

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