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School and Community Groups

- Learn to sign a commonly used language programme through songs and stories

After school clubs and half-day sessions available throughout the week for schools, Guiding and Scout groups and other community clubs and groups.

Please get in touch​​​​​​​ for more information.

Baby & Toddler Signing Classes, Gateshead

Mondays 1.30pm - 2.15pm

@ Pineapple and Bears, Blaydon

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Fridays 1.30pm - 2.15pm

@ Oak Tree Hub, Main Street, Crawcrook

Booking Link​​​​​​​

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Learning to communicate with your child before they can speak is a rewarding experience for all. 

I learned Makaton to support my youngest daughter in her communication, making me realise the value of signing to remove frustrations and understand her needs.


In the classes we use songs and stories, along with toys and activities to share and learn signs together. We also include some sensory play to help encourage focus and motor skills as well as cause and effect.


By signing with your baby and toddler, the whole family can get involved and it reduces the frustration of your child not being able to communicate their needs. Signing while speaking, has been shown to encourage the development of communication and language skills.


The class is suitable for all babies and toddlers, 0-3 years.

By bringing them from an early age it gives you the opportunity to learn new signs and expose your baby to signs like you would do with early sounds and words.


The sessions are £6 per family (siblings living in the same household) to attend each week, with one lesson free when booking the term (6 weeks for £30).

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Each class focuses on a different theme, with repetition of signs and songs throughout the year to help consolidate understanding.

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Come and join other mums, dads, grandparents and their little ones with an opportunity to learn, socialise and play.