Sing and Sign Bromley, Beckenham, Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Sevenoaks

Baby signing classes run throughout the London Borough of Bromley and Sevenoaks

Operating as usual

25/06/2024

Top Tip Tuesday…… Babies learn about communication by exploring how people around them respond to their sounds and body language. They’re motivated by the positive reactions they get from these interactions. 🥰

Your little one has probably been understanding your signing for a while now and may be motivated to try to sign too. However their first attempts at signs may not look like the sign you use! Remember to:
🌟PRAISE any attempts at signing
🌟accept any version of the sign
🌟consistently show them your version of the sign, so they can refine theirs
..and share the joy you’ll both feel when they’ve communicated something new with you 💕 👏🥳
Love from Sing and Sign xx

22/06/2024

I love this picture and how it represents the years of love and hard work we pour into our children.

16/06/2024

🫶🏻 ‘Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song.’

💙 Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Sing and Sign daddies, we hope you all have a day filled with love and fun with your little ones.

💛 Also sending love today to those who fill the role of a dad, those without their dads, those hoping to be dads and anyone who finds Father’s Day a difficult day for whatever reason.

26/05/2024

This week (25 May – 2 June 2024) is National Children’s Gardening Week where we celebrate all the fun that a garden can hold for children. 😍🪴🌳

Why not take the opportunity to take your little one outside and see what you can see. You could sing our garden song too 🎶🦋🐦🐝🐌🕷️
Love from Sing and Sign xx

https://www.childrensgardeningweek.co.uk

15/05/2024

This is so interesting and what we at Sing and Sign have been doing for 2 decades! Early communication with babies is so important to their development, but we knew that didn’t we! 😃😃

12/05/2024

🎶 Once you try it you’ll be amazed how using the distraction of a song can really help you get trickier tasks done with your little one. 😁 This is why in Sing and Sign we have lots of useful songs to do with different parts of your baby and toddler’s life (nappy changes, bathtime, bedtime etc) 😊 And they can all be adapted, with a bit of imagination, to whatever task you have in hand! 😁

☀️ The weather has suddenly been hot in most of the UK this week and maybe your little one is needing to wear suncream for the first time? ☀️ And maybe they aren’t too happy about you putting it on?! 🫣 (sorry to say it’s a battle that may continue for the next decade or so of your life 😝). Why not try adapting our ‘putting on your shoes’ song next time and it might just help you along! 🎶 😊

Love from Sing and Sign x

08/05/2024

Are you signing with your little one, but perhaps not quite sure if they understand you yet?

Have you wondered how to know if your baby is beginning to understand your signs? 🤔

Well, the best way is to look at them. REALLY look at them. 👀

If you ask them “Would you like your MILK?” and use the baby sign for “milk”, then you need to pay really good attention to your baby’s reaction.

Do they stop fussing and stare at you? Do they get excited and start kicking their feet? Or do they turn their face away or keep getting upset?

Your baby can’t speak, they can’t nod their head, and while they still can’t use signs themselves, they will try and use their body language to respond to you.

And you need to really look and listen to catch it 😉.

That is why baby signing is also known to help create stronger bonds between parents and baby. Because you give your baby your full attention and try to read their tiny cues and signals, and this is so beneficial for both of you. 💜💜

Love from Sing and Sign xx

01/05/2024

Happy May! Summer is on its way!! 🌞🌞🌞

30/04/2024

💕 Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts today, is a week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems before, during and after pregnancy.
The week is all about:
🌸 raising public and professional awareness of perinatal mental health problems.
🌼 advocating for women and families impacted.
🌸 changing attitudes.
🌼 helping people access the information, care and support they need to recover.

💕 Having a baby brings a mix of emotions and any parent can be affected by mental health challenges during their pregnancy or after their baby is born.

💕 This year’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday 29 April to Sunday 5 May), along with World Maternal Mental Health Day on 1st May, focuses on addressing myths about maternal mental health and highlighting how it is possible to recover from challenges.

💕 If you are affected by maternal mental health issues, you are not alone and there is help available. The website below has lots of useful advice and links

https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org

Love from
Sing and Sign xx

23/04/2024

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Happy St George’s Day!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Love from Sing and Sign xx

03/04/2024

In families where multiple languages are spoken, baby signing acts as a remarkable bridge between those languages. 🌟

We help our babies understand certain keywords, regardless of the spoken language, by highlighting these words with simple hand gestures. As soon as our little ones have understood the meaning of the visual sign, their understanding of the spoken words follows quickly. 💪

This way, using baby signing in multilingual families not only enhances communication but also fosters understanding between different linguistic worlds. It is a very clear, easy way of showing your baby that two very different words (i.e. “leche” and “milk”) have exactly the same meaning. 🇬🇧🇬🇷🇫🇮🇪🇸

Don’t worry that you’re introducing yet another language or complicating things further for your baby. On the contrary; introducing baby signing into your multilingual household helps your baby’s language understanding. It makes your communication even clearer and can help bring your family closer together as you enjoy signing together. 💞

Love from Sign and Sign xx

17/03/2024

🍀🌈💛 Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit! Or Happy St Patrick’s Day to all those celebrating! We hope you have all the luck of the Irish and find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. 💛🌈🍀 Love from Sing and Sign xx

10/03/2024

💕 Happy Mother’s Day! 🌷 We wanted to wish all the incredible mummies that we have the pleasure of meeting in our classes the most wonderful day full of cuddles, treats and love. 🥰 We know how hard motherhood can be and we see and celebrate the amazing job you are doing 💕
Love from all of us at Sing and Sign xx

08/03/2024

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

"Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” 💪

28/02/2024

So very true.

17/02/2024

🎶 Music is the magic ingredient in our classes and we’ve long observed how babies and toddlers engage with what’s happening when we sing or play music 🎶
But did you know scientists have now proven that early, engaging musical experiences can have a global effect on cognitive skills. 🥰
Nine-month-old babies were studied following play sessions that involved music, and a control group that did not include music, and those that had been exposed to music had improved ability to detect patterns in sounds, a key skill in learning to speak. Pattern perception is an important cognitive skill and improving that ability early may have long-lasting effects on learning 🧠
So now you can see why it really is a magic ingredient to our classes 🎶🤩
Love from Sing and Sign x

https://www.washington.edu/news/2016/04/25/music-improves-baby-brain-responses-to-music-and-speech/

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1603984113

13/02/2024

Happy pancake day.

03/02/2024

🥰 Narrate your baby’s world 🌍
Babies learn language and vocabulary by hearing it in use. 👂 As we talk about in our Babes course for the youngest babies, one of the simplest, free and most natural ways we can boost our baby and toddler’s learning is to be the narrator to their world. 🥰
Talk to them about what you are doing, what they can see, hear and smell, what is happening to them and in the world around them - the simple everyday things as well as the unusual. It can be a tricky habit to get into to start with but soon it will become second nature and it is such a rewarding one for them. 😊
So why not focus this coming week on making an extra effort to describe your baby’s day 😍
Love from Sing and Sign xx

20/01/2024

So true! 🤣🤣

16/01/2024

Repetition is absolutely key in learning.
One of the first things we talk about at the start of term, and through out the course as well, is how important repetition is.
The more you repeat something the easier and quicker, your small will pick up the sign and the meaning behind the sign.

Practice really does make perfect 😍

Happy Monday
Love Sing and Sign x

13/01/2024

Are you a parent of an under 2 year old!
Are you looking for a fun educational class to do with your baby?
Would like to meet local parents with babies the same age?
Like to learn a skill of maternity/paternity leave?
Reduce frustrations and take the guess work out of parenting?
Looking for a small group for a grandparent to enjoy with their grandchild?
Like to have a trial?
It is not too late to join us for the term!
Email:[email protected] to book a space.
www.singandsign.com
All enrolments receive our award winning 10 week programme for either stage 1 or 2 to support your learning and to get the whole family involved!

09/01/2024
02/01/2024

🙌Calling all parents of under 2 year olds🙌
👉T R I A L P L A C E S A V A I L A B L E👈
✅Looking for a fun, educational class to do with your baby?
✅Like to meet local parents with babies the same age?
✅Learn a skill on your parental leave?
✅Reduce frustrations & take the guess work out of parenting?
✅Looking for a small group for a grandparent to enjoy with their grandchild?

The last few places are available for Winter 2024 courses starting January 8th.

Single trial sessions available where spaces allow.
🖥10 week programme included for all face to face courses, so you can keep the learning going at home and teach your partner/get extended family involved!

31/12/2023

Wishing everyone a very happy 2024! Term starts w/c 8th January and looking forward to welcoming many of you back for another fun packed term! I still have a few spaces available if you would like to join us!

30/12/2023

Did you know our albums are available to stream on Amazon Music, Spotify and Apple Music?

Since June 2022 they have had a WHOPPING 4.5 MILLION streams!

Incredible 🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛

Don’t forget our Christmas album is available now to listen! 🎄🎅🎄

24/12/2023

🎄Will you be singing our special Christmas Eve version of Lullaby tonight?🥰 don’t forget to leave something tasty out for Santa and his reindeer? 🦌 Wishing all our little Sing and Signers a good sleep on this magical night. 🤩✨

🎶 Lullaby, Lullaby,
going upstairs to bed now.
There’s a biscuit and a drink,
on the table left to find.
Father Christmas will come,
With his reindeers in flight.
So let’s all make a wish,
On this magical night 🎶

05/11/2023

🪟What can you see outside through your window? 🌳🐕‍🦺🚗 If the weather doesn’t make going out appealing 🌧️💨☔️, then looking together and chatting about what you can see outside is a really simple but incredibly valuable thing to do with your baby or toddler. 😊 There is always so much to talk about whether it’s the weather itself, the people or animals walking by, the vehicles etc ☔️🐈‍⬛✈️🏃🏼‍♀️
Don’t underestimate how much your little one gains from hearing you point out all the different things you can see together - you are the window to their world 🥰
Love from Sing and Sign xx

28/10/2023

⏰ Here is your little reminder that tonight the clocks will fall back so please don't panic when your little one wakes and you look at your phone to see the time and think they have woken up REALLY early!!! 🥱😴

Unfortunately you probably won't enjoy the extra hour's sleep that some people in the country will but you could enjoy an extra hour playing peekaboo or sleepy bunnies 🙈🐇 Or watching one of our lovely DVD films online or singing along to our music on Spotify or Amazon Music 🎶

Whatever you do with it we hope you enjoy your extra hour and that the sleep transition over the next few days isn't too painful! 🥱😴

Love from Sing and Sign x

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