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Frequently Asked Questions – Signalong

Q. What is the difference between Signalong and Makaton? A. Signalong and Makaton are both multi modal signing programmes, combining signs from BSL, speech and symbols and are designed to support those who have language and communication difficulties. The main difference is the method the programmes are taught: Signalong training, attendees are taught to analyse…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Baby Massage Class

I have been working as a baby massage instructor for over 14 years now and it has been one of the most rewarding aspect of my career.   Within classes I teach techniques to help alleviate infant health problems, such as colic, wind, constipation and teething.  It’s lovely when parents form friendships and support each other…

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Top Tips for Relaxing with your Baby

As parents and carers we have all experienced a baby who has become over-tired and needs particular help to calm down. In theses testing and stressful times, bear in mind some of these top tips. Think about the space you are in. Keep loud noises to a minimum, the room warm, and soften the lighting.…

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Getting started with Signalong

Teach your child to communicate their needs by using Signalong, a programme which uses signs and words together. The aim of Signalong is to help children acquire language skills and aid where there is communication difficulties. It can be a great way to boost language development in very young children and help children with speech,…

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Lego

About 6 months ago, to my pleasure, both of my children really got into playing with Lego, spending ages creating all sorts from hi tech boats to castles.  I loved Lego growing up and now I am experiencing the joy all over again, except this time I am aware of the many learning opportunities Lego…

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Starting School

Congratulations making it through the summer holidays and doing a great job creating wonderful memories with your children! Right about now I would imagine your social media news feeds will be cluttered with children going back to school with pristine, oversized uniforms and parents everywhere wondering where the time went? Myself included. This year my…

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Brushing Teeth

How to encourage your toddler to brush their teeth One of the most common struggles I come across when working with families is the difficulty they face trying to brush their little ones  teeth.  Toddlers do not understand why they need to brush their teeth and it doesn’t matter how positive you are about the…

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How to get your children recycling

I have to admit I am a bit of a fanatic when it comes to recycling! I have been known on more than one occasion to delve into bins to retrieve an item that has been wrongly placed and put them in the correct box to be recycled. With my children it seemed like an…

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How to Survive a Long Car Journey

Activities and top tips to help with long car journeys Going on a family holiday is great feeling and they are always worth the long journey there, but if you have travelled anywhere with children you will know how stressful it can be! So if your heading off on a long car journey soon make…

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Beach Activities

Planning on going to the beach this summer?  Forget your bucket, spade and sandcastles, play these fun activities with your little ones instead! 1.Go beach bowling Takes some balls to the beach, dig some holes in random spots and then try throwing or rolling the balls into the holes. 2.Sand drawings Bring out their inner…

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