Little Signers Club; Dubaibabysigning classes with Katie for tinies, toddlers and talkers
My background lies in the social care field where I have worked for the past 14 years, supporting families and young people.
This later saw me qualify as a Social Worker where I specialized in the children and families team and trained further as a children’s counsellor. Whilst I very much enjoyed this line of work, my family moved to Dubai five years ago where I found employment with a school which fitted in with our family circumstances and have worked with them for 4 years now.
I am lucky to have found a position which I can work from home and be with my son while hes small which is very important to me. I became a mother in 2006 with our daughter and then again in 2015 with our son. I have always been very drawn to gentle parenting and more so when I became pregnant with my son I became very interested in baby led approaches in particular.
I run Little Signers Club Dubai which promotes and teaches baby signing. I trained a year ago in the UK undertaking accredited training in signing in an early year setting, birth to three communication development and I’m currently working though my British Sign Language Level and a diploma in play therapy.
A little one’s motor skills are sufficiently developed to make simple gestures by the age of 6 months. This enables them to bridge the communication gap and show their parents what they need. I signed with both my children, however with my son more recently, I started signing at 4 months and he was signing back at 6 months old. I couldn’t believe how amazing this was and was completely hooked. To me, baby signing added to my baby led approach as it gave my little one the means to communicate his needs to me.
My classes provide a very relaxed and warm environment for mums and their little ones. I have tried to keep the pricing as affordable for parents as possible and you can expect plenty of access to materials on child development and speech and language within the class, as well as having good fun!!
I hope to see you in class soon and please reach out to me with any questions which you have.
Local Police Check
Introduction to BSL
Signing for Early Years
Baby and Toddler Signing
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Baby Signing Basics™
Our structured, informative introduction to baby signing!
Covering key topics and signs, each session of our Baby Signing Basics course gently guides you through your baby’s communication development and helps you to understand how baby signing supports this.
Our emphasis is on fun; the course is relaxed with with plenty of practical communication and development tips.
Once you have finished this course, you will be confident in your ability to use simple signs with your little one, know exactly what to expect from your baby as they start to sign and have a repertoire of useful signs to take them through their signing day.
IDEAL FOR: 6 months +
Sing, Sign and Rhyme™
Our lively, topical and informal classes which are ideal for little ones of all ages.
Come along and join the fun!
Ideal as a follow on from our popular Baby Signing Basics course (which you may have already attended) or as a topical introduction to getting started with signing with your little one.
Based around an engaging theme each week, there is plenty of singing, signing and popular rhymes to gently engage your baby or toddler – and a gentle social time for parents too.
IDEAL FOR: 3 months +
Sing, Sign and Rhyme classes are generally split into non-movers and movers sessions – please check with your Little Signers Club Leader
Not Just for Babies!
We’ve been going along to the sessions for four weeks now and it’s been a really good experience.
Each class is very well structured, focusing on a different topic area each week (e.g. food and drink, going to the doctors, animals) and using songs, rhymes and stories to help cement the signs in your head and engage the little ones.
The classes aren’t just for my baby! I’m learning a new skill which is encouraging me to use my brain (important when sometimes the most challenging thing you deal with on a daily basis as a stay at home mum is separating the whites from the coloureds for a wash).
A Mesmerising Experience!
The classes are fun, interactive and exciting; the little ones sit ‘mesmerised’ watching us practicing the signs.
Little Signers Club has helped my little one understand everyday needs and challenges whilst learning new words and having fun.
It has also involved my eldest son Jack every step of the way (He has learn some new signs too!) and I also got to socialise with some other lovely mummies and share our weekly trials & signing experiences.
Less Frustration For Us Both
My daughter, Iris and I absolutely LOVE our weekly Little Signers Club class.
The class is so positive and welcoming and Iris loves it.
Since we’ve been going to babysigning classes I’ve noticed a massive leap in Iris’ development. She communicates more easily to tell me what she wants in everyday situations – meaning less frustration for us both.