Little Signers Club has worked hard since inception and to date, to provide expertly taught, leading baby and toddler signing classes. We're industry leaders, with decades of experience in teaching, speech and language, parenting and more.
We work from myriad resources - but our key inspiration comes from the following people, research and organisations to create rich, fun and dynamic courses and training that supports your parenting journey.
Dr Joseph Garcia, the world’s leading expert on baby signing. His research has changed the way we communicate with our little ones for the better, leading to dramatic changes in bonding and relationships between parents and baby with a skill that will last a lifetime. The results of Dr Garcia’s work are simple, straightforward and proven in practice by countless parents as baby signing sweeps the globe.
Marilyn Daniels, who pioneered research into the use of signing with older children and who continues to inspire us as we develop our programmes for pre-school and Key Stage 1.
Cath Smith, one of the most highly regarded British Sign Language Early Years authors in the UK
Parenting and Development Inspiration:
Magda Gerber, and the principles of RIE, derived from the work of Anni Pikler concerning the respectful care of infants; our roles as parents and educators in providing 'a deep respect and appreciation of the baby as more than a helpless object'.
Margot Sunderland, author of 'What Every Parent Needs to Know' - based on ten years of research on the 'long term effects of adult / child interactions on the developing brain.'
Sue Gerhardt, author of 'Why Love Matters' which explains 'why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, particularly to the development of our social and emotional brain systems'.
Abraham Maslow, and his 'Hierarchy of Needs' which so beautifully translates to children and the use of signing.
The Gessell Institute, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to 'promoting the understanding and respect of child development'
We have achieved so much in a very short space of time. Just some of our highlights:
- Lead practitioners for the Early Language Development Programme
- Featured on BBC1
- Featured in Junior Magazine
- Contributor to ToddlerCalm; A guide for calmer toddlers
- Award Nominated for Whats On 4 Little Ones 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Official Partner for Hello, The Year of Communication and the Communication Trust
As a speech and language therapist I totally support the work you do. It's so good for interaction between parent and child. I recommend Little Signers Club because they are well trained, with excellent programmes and well thought-out class structure