Little Puffin Signing classes are run in blocks of 6. We build on the different skills of signing as we go, meaning it would not be practical to have drop-in style classes. The aim is to teach parents/carers how to sign; there may be no difference to your child’s communication over the course of classes, however if you continue to use the strategies and signs this will support their communication. You will have the opportunity to buy Signalong resources during the classes.
‘First Words’ is the first set of classes covering the basics of using Signalong and earlier developing words. Classes cover the following topics: farm animals, zoo/jungle animals, food, the beach, and the park. The final class will be used to recap the signs we have learned, add in any extra ‘first words’ and give you a chance to request any signs that are important to you and your child.
COMING SOON ‘My toys’ – is the next set of classes in the series. We highly recommend you complete the ‘First Words’ classes prior to this. These classess cover more advanced topics and signs that your Little Puffin will need as they grow and devlop their interests. Sessions cover the following topics: Vehicles/Transport, Clothes, Colours, Emotions and Going to Pre-school. The final class will be used to recap the signs we have learned, add in any extra ‘toys’ and give you a chance to request any signs that are important to you and your child.
We focus on a different topic each session using books, songs and sensory activities to demonstrate and practise the signs. The sessions will be relaxed and informal; everyone learns better when they’re having fun!