Baby Signing / Baby Sign Teacher Course for Early Years Practitioners
Baby Signing Course - a 2-day programme for professionals working with parents with children in early years. Baby signing has been around for the past 30-40 years, and has become increasingly popular in the UK over the last 10 years. Evidence has shown that infants who sign, understand language, have larger vocabularies, and learn to talk sooner compared to those who have not signed. Baby signing is a form of communication with your baby before he/she has the ability to talk, using extended gestures such as British Sign Language or Makaton.
Babies naturally use a combination of gestures and sounds to help their parents understand them. Baby signing uses standardised signs based on British Sign Language (BSL), and teaches babies and toddlers the basic signs relevant to their daily routines to enable them to express their needs or thoughts.
Babies and toddlers understand a lot more than we give them credit for, but they are often held back by their physical inability to talk. However their ability to use their hands to gesture or form signs can enable them to communicate their needs or thoughts much sooner.
Touch-Learn Programme includes:
- The history of British Sign Language and Baby Signing
- An 8 week programme for parents with themed classes, songs and stories (based on BSL)
- Nursery Rhymes CD
- Baby Sign Teaching Handbook
- Baby Sign Theory Handbook
- Assessment Process
- Benefits of Baby Signing
Download the Prospectus and Enrolment Form Here
For full details about the programme and cost, please download the prospectus.
2-3 November 2017
For all programme dates and venue locations, please visit the Diary.
Really enjoyed my training classes, Jo was extremely friendly and welcoming . The course even though stretched over the 2 days wasn’t too much. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to become a qualified teacher in Baby Signing. – Zara Johnston May 2017
Jo (trainer) it was a fantastic two day course, I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I have learnt a great deal and can't wait to get started. Your teaching and approach were brilliant and I would definitely recommend this course to others. Thank you. Ermine, West Mids
I’ve Just finished my assessment for Baby Signing. It was an absolutely fantastic course. Great teacher, superb materials and support. Also I met a great group of people on the 2 day course. I thoroughly recommend anyone thinking about doing Baby Signing to give this course a go. I have loved Touch-Learn's philosophy towards teaching and the classes and content. They really do have high standards and the babies’ needs are always central to the class and learning. The theory and research is clear to see and I think these classes stand above many others that I looked to do. My business has grown so much in one year and it feels very rewarding to get such great feedback about the classes from the parents who have taken part. Thank you Touch-Learn, I hope to do more classes in the future. Sharon, Dundee
Great fun! I was amazed how we learnt so much in 2 days without feeling over faced and the repetition of the songs and signs really helped embed the lessons plans which were brilliantly structured. Louise, Staffordshire
Had a great time at Touch-Learn's fab Baby Signing training at Lichfield last Thursday and Friday (22-23 March 2012). It was such fun. Really looking forward to adding this to my Baby Massage and Baby Yoga. C Baker, Infant Massage Teacher, Wrexham
I loved this course. Very enjoyable, great fun and very useful course layout for when I start to teach. Great resources, CD, prop ideas and words to songs. J Slasor, Infant Massage and Baby Yoga Teacher, Tyne and Wear
Updated July 2017