The sign of a good Christmas
BABIES unwrapped the gift of communication a signing class’ Christmas party.
The Chesham and Prestwood branches of TinyTalk, the first baby signing organisation to deliver baby signing classes across the UK, recently held a Christmas party with babies and their carers learning all the signs to musical festive favourites.
TinyTalk teacher in Chesham, Prestwood and Berkhamsted Laura Silverstone said: “When teaching signs to babies it’s important to sign in context. Christmas is a great time to start as there are Santas, trees and snow everywhere.
“I love helping my mums and dads support their children’s communication skills.
“Being a TinyTalk Teacher is so worthwhile as I know that I make a difference to the lives of my families.
“The benefit of teaching your baby to sign, to be able to communicate with you from such an early age, is priceless.
“Language is fundamental to everything in life: how we learn about the world, our relationships with our loved ones and how we feel about ourselves. When we’re understood, we feel good. It’s so important to help our babies communicate with us and to let us know what they’re thinking about.
“Baby signing is like a window to their mind.”
To find out more about the Chesham, Prestwood and Berkhamsted classes visit www.tinytalk.co.uk/ lauras or email lauras@ tinytalk.co.uk.
The county council’s cabinet member for education and skills, Councillor Zahir Mohammed, has promised to raise the issue, as well as their concerns about the transferring of students from primary to secondary school.
The topic of pupils’ emotional wellbeing was on the agenda at a council cabinet meeting earlier this month, when two pupils presented a report based