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Baby sign language classes coming to Melksham

Ceri Roberts

EVER wondered what your baby or toddler is trying to tell you? A new baby sign language class in Melksham could help unlock the mystery of what your child is trying to communicate.

Led by Melksham local Ceri Roberts, who already has classes in Marlborough, Chippenham and Corsham, Sing and Sign classes teach sign language to children aged between 5 and 30-months, using songs that help them learn basic signs that aid them in expressing themselves.

“Children can learn signs for words and phrases like milk, more, change nappy  and biscuit,” explained Ceri.

“Using songs is a really fun way to learn to sign and can help babies and toddlers to communicate before speech.

“Being able to sign their needs avoids frustration in baby and toddlers – they can sign and ask for another biscuit, rather than scream for it!”

“I am so excited to be part of the Sing and Sign team where I will be able to witness such a fantastic journey with lots of different families. It is a great time to meet other parents, introduce your baby or toddler to other little ones and of course learn such a valuable skill together while you have fun playing and singing.

“You will learn catchy songs or rhymes to sign for all the activities in your baby’s day, which gives a context to the signs. This makes it easier to remember them and helps you easily incorporate signing into your day. When your little one tells you something that you didn’t know through signing, it’s just amazing!”

Sing and Sign classes will be held at the Queensway Chapel Hall from Thursday 21st September. The course will run for 10 weeks and costs £66, which is paid for up front. Places are limited, with a maximum number of 12 spaces available. Stage two classes will start at 9.45am, followed by stage one classes at 11am.

For more information email Ceri at ceriroberts@singandsign.co.uk