The Sunshine Coast now has its very own regular baby signing classes, with the opening of Sunshine Sign and Sing.
Established by two local mums who knew the extensive benefits of signing yet couldn’t find any classes on the Coast, Sunshine Sign and Sing has been designed as a place to not not only learn baby signing but also a place to make friends, share experiences and have some fun.
“We run a 10-week programme within term time,” said co-founder Elaine. “The session has a different theme each week. Animals, everyday signs, food and seasonal themes. And each week has 12 signs to accompany the theme. We sing themed songs, have a sensory activity and finish with a book.”
Baby signing is known to have many advantages, explained Elaine. “It not only helps you and your little one understand each other better, it reduces tantrums and frustration, it boosts their self esteem and builds their language skills.”
“We are very excited to have joined up with the Sunshine Coast Libraries too,” Elaine continued. “They will be showing some of our videos within their Toddler Tuesday sessions, and also screening them via their online channels.”
“We are also hoping to start going into childcare centres soon to run sessions for them. And we are working on an app and additional online material to make signing more accessible to the wider community.”