Tiny tots learn sign language

Jo Swinson MP visits Tiny Talk Baby Signing at Bearsden Burgh Hall. Jo with Denise Cairns of Tiny Talk with mums and babies, Signing and singing Happy birthday to Findlay Bennett 1 ( wee boy LHS )'with his mum Ailsa.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 26th May 2011.
Jo Swinson MP visits Tiny Talk Baby Signing at Bearsden Burgh Hall. Jo with Denise Cairns of Tiny Talk with mums and babies, Signing and singing Happy birthday to Findlay Bennett 1 ( wee boy LHS )'with his mum Ailsa.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 26th May 2011.

OFTEN babies cry because they are frustrated that they can’t communicate and that is why sign language for babies has become so popular.

Baby signing has received wide praise recently for helping little ones to express themselves – thus reducing their frustration and crying.

Mums and dads in Bearsden and Milngavie will be delighted to hear that they can now benefit from this method thanks to new ‘Tiny Talk’ classes in the area.

Inspired by her own daughter’s enjoyment of it, Denise Cairns (32) has brought the sensation to the area with sessions running on Wednesdays at Cairns Church, Milngavie and Thursdays in the Burgh Hall, Bearsden from 10.30 to 11.30am.

Denise started teaching signing to her eldest daughter, Hallie (4), when she was five months old and she has taught her second daughter, Heidi, since birth. Now six months old, she made her first sign ‘twinkle’ at five months when they were singing ‘twinkle twinkle little star’, quickly followed by ‘mummy’.

MP Jo Swinson heard about this new phenomena and had a great time when she called in to a class to speak to parents and see how it worked.

Ms Swinson said: “Seeing babies enjoying the actions to go with the words and learning to communicate before they’ve learnt to talk was really special.

“Denise is an enthusiastic teacher, and her passion for the benefits of baby signing really comes across. I hope this great class will benefit many parents and babies throughout East Dunbartonshire.”

For more information see www.tinytalk.co.uk/denisec