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Encouraging Newborns, Babies and Toddlers to learn Beginner’s British Sign Language

Whilst talking and without us even noticing, we often use gestures as part of our communication. Babies and under 5’s are very good at picking up on these gestures and using gestures to communicate. Think of a baby waving “bye-bye”, or even blowing a kiss – both of these are gestures. So, it’s not surprising that babies can learn how to sign.
Signing is not only a language, it’s also a skill. Babies are very good at picking up on these gestures and using them to communicate. Just by introducing some basic signs such as food, drink and toys (to mention but a few) will allow them to develop their communication in more ways than expected.
The signs that we teach are from British Sign Language as well as iconic gestures. Learning this can develop children’s speech and confidence when they are communicating. If the baby can’t express themselves through spoken language but know the sign this it can then limit their frustrations. 
“Signing to my baby came naturally to me as I’m Deaf so British Sign Language is my first Language. My daughter is now a teenager and is fluent in both BSL and English.” Constantina Christou CEO of Visual Signs Promotions.

What is expected from us?

Here at Visual Signs Promotions we offer classes. We understand that all babies are different and have different sleep patterns therefore VSP has a variety of times for classes so no one has to miss out. Each session will run for 30 minutes and the age group for this class will be from newborn to 5 years.

What is expected from you? 

Whilst we will provide some resources for your baby to play with, we encourage parents/carers to bring in a few of your baby’s toys to provide comfort and you will be taught a “sign name” for a that particular toy.

These following topics will be covered in our sessions.

  • Food and Drink - ice cream, milk, fruits…
  • Colours - blue, red, green, yellow…
  • Animals - dog, cat, fish, bird, rabbit…
  • Family - mummy, daddy, brother…
  • Objects - phone, swing, stairs, chair…
  • Gestures - hello, bye, claps, points …
  • Weather - raining, cold, wind, sun…
  • Emotions - more, hungry, happy, hot…
  • Questions - where, what, why, which…
  • Verbs - want, like, don’t like, come…
  • Adverbs - naughty, good, big, small…

How do I get started with baby signing?

Communicating with your baby begins from the moment they are born. You can start to sign alongside the spoken word at any time.
Most children between the ages of 6 and 18 months old start to use a combination of gestures and sounds to communicate. This is a good time to start signing with your child.
You don’t need to go on special baby signing courses to learn how to use gestures or signing courses to learn how to sign with your little one. However, some people find that social aspect of meeting other parents whilst learning can be a lot of fun.

Come and learn some Beginner’s British Sign Language with Visual Signs Promotions

Have fun! let’s play and learn sign along the way.

Classes: Every Thursday Starting 12th September 2019
Price £6 per infant, includes one parent for 30 minutes
Newborn – 3 months                    10.00am – 10.30am
4 months – 8 months                    10.45am – 11.15am
9 months – 16 months                 11.30am – 12.00pm
17 months – 24 months               12.30pm – 1.00pm
2 – 5 years old                                    1.15pm – 1.45pm
Family session  £6 each child any age with one parent only 
2pm – 2.30pm

Mothercare

Ravenside RP,
Angel Edmonton Road
N18 3HA

Book your space via the email address below

[email protected]
www.vspdeafopen.co.uk
Phone: 02080160991
Our aim at VSP is to firstly stop the Hearing community feeling uncomfortable with approaching a Deaf person and secondly, for the Deaf community to feel more comfortable in the knowledge that there are work places out there that have Deaf Awareness and Signing too.
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Sunday Closed

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