WINNER: SING AND SIGN
What is baby signing? Babies use all kinds of signs and gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like milk, more, change nappy or tired will help your baby communicate!
Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy because they make it fun to learn! Your baby will recognise important words sooner and can use the signs to “talk” to you before speech.
Developed with the help of Speech and Language professionals and recommended by experts, Sing and Sign is Britain’s longest running and best loved baby signing programme. Sing and Sign offers a variety of ways to learn :
In a class: Attending a weekly Sing and Sign group with other parents and babies.
At home: With Sing and Sign Books, CD’s and DVD’s which babies love to watch!
Online: Access their extensive Members dictionary of baby signs.
Each session includes roughly half an hour of singing and signing and ample social time for tea or coffee (venue facilities may vary) while your baby plays and makes friends. As well as many familiar and original songs, toys, props and pictures are used to inspire your baby’s interest and illustrate the signs. Sing and Sign participants sing about going to the park, mealtime, bath time and bedtime and other things to capture your child’s imagination like animals and vehicles. These are the signs babies love to use!
Sing and Sign hold classes across Essex – find your local class here.
Highly Recommended: Moo Music
Moo Music is a great fun and interactive regular music session for 0 to 5 year old children and their parents, grandparents or carers too, where the children sing, dance, play, learn and have fun while doing it. Music is an essential part of every child’s development and the 100+ original Moo Music songs used at the sessions are positive, uplifting, fun and educational.
Highly Recommended: Sounds Right Phonics
Want to give your child the best start at school? Come along to Sounds Right – Phonics Classes for Kids, pre-school phonics classes perfect for ages 1-5. We have two phonics classes depending on your child, each class is fun, high energy and educational.
Highly Recommended: Mini Professors
At Mini Professors we show children how science is related to everyday objects and everything we do.
Our class provides a welcoming environment in which children can not only explore and marvel at science but we also encourage many life skills, such as asking and answering questions, turn taking, sharing and socialising. We have 80 different subjects to cover and we aim to make your child say WOW and leave our classes excited about science.
2017 Winner: Sing and Sign
2016 Winner: Sing and Sign
2015 Winner: : Sing and Sign
2014 Winner: Talking Tots