Sign & Rhyme Courses
Fun, engaging, interactive and beneficial! All the attributes of a great activity to do with your little one. Sign & Rhyme courses are all these things and more!
The key details of our courses are summarised below and are designed for families with hearing children. In all our classes you'll learn a mix of fun and practical signs from New Zealand Sign Language supported by links to the New Zealand Sign Language Dictionary in the reference information provided.
Courses detailed below:
Come & join us for a fun mix of signing, songs, nursery rhymes, books, peekaboo and bubbles! The small class sizes helps ensure you both get the most out of the sessions.
Each week you'll learn new key signs & recap those from previous weeks. We use well known children's songs, nursery rhymes and books to teach the signs and entertain the little ones.
There are generally 2 types of class;
* 'Babes' (up to 1 yr) and
* 'Toddlers & Babes'
Same content just different class dynamics!
The price is per family and is payable during the booking process. It is dependent on the number of sessions.
* 9 sessions is $100
* 8 sessions is $90
* 4 sessions is $45
To support your learning & experience, supporting information is provided before, during and at the end of your course. This includes an invitation to join the 'Overview Session' detailed below at no extra charge.
Online Weekly Course
A great alternative for those looking for the benefits of learning signs in music based sessions but are unable to attend our local classes or would prefer online.
This interactive online course is designed to do at home with your little one. The half an hour sessions filled with songs, rhymes, books and of course... signs! You'll get to learn a mix of NZ Sign Language Signs whilst having a fun session with your baby or toddler.
The full course is 8 weeks. There is also a half course option which is the first 4 sessions.
This one-off 'Introduction to Signing with your Little One' is a great opportunity to get started. It is ideal for partners or other key caregivers (eg grandparents) to also attend and hear first hand what it's all about!
> How to effectively sign with your little one
> The benefits for your child and your family
> Tips on how to build signing into your day
> Signing with books and songs
> Recommended signs to start with
Format of Classes
This session currently runs as an online interactive class.
It is 1 hour in duration and the 8pm start will hopefully allow for some little ones to go to bed first. If your babe is still up, no problem, you can all join!
If you have a child up to the age of 2 years old and you would like to sign with them, this session is ideal.
$25 for your family.
In addition to the Overview session, you'll also receive a Top Tips Sheet following the class.
Book Your Own!
If you'd like to book your own private or group session, please get in touch to discuss!
Ideal for coffee groups, play groups or Early Educational Centres.
We can look at arranging a block of weekly classes or your own Overview session. Can be online or in person.
Alternatively if you'd like a bespoke session, let's explore options to suit your requirements.
If classes are from our standard offering, $25 per family for the 1 hr Overview Session or a block of music based classes ($45 for 4 sessions). This can be increased or reduced as it suits. Minimum 5 attendees.
Bespoke sessions - to be agreed.