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: Hartbeeps
Hartbeeps sound play™ classes transport participants into the world of the imagination, interacting through play within sparkly, colourful and sensory environments. Hartbeeps professional musicians have developed over 200 songs, sound bites and soundscapes for the early years to provide ‘film’ style backing tracks for every class.
Highly Recommended: Little City
We are an entirely mobile role play City for the under 5’s to explore, discover and enjoy. Utilising our bespoke backdrops and specially selected high-quality toys and equipment, your child can fully immerse themselves in their own world.
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.
2019 Winner: Hartbeeps
2018 Winner: Hartbeeps
2017 Winner: Toddler Sense
2016 Winner: Sing and Sign
2015 Winner: Sing and Sign
2014 Winner: Sing and Sign