Due to Covid19 and the announcement of #Lockdown3, our wonderful baby, toddler and school/nursery/SEN Group sessions are remaining online to bring families fun, learning and a regular routine via Zoom while everyone stays safe at home.

Our ‘lockdown learning’ programme will resume from w/c 11th January.  This will include twice-weekly webinars, pop parties, choirs and Wine & sign sessions, but we will also restart the programme of FREE content on YouTube (Topic video every Monday, Signed Story every Wednesday AND a new song or activitiy every Friday).  We will also be running a baby and toddler block of classes for anyone in the UK to join for the entire term too, not just local families.

Here is what is on offer this term @home!

Tuesday and Thursday Webinars (available for anyone in the UK to attend) 10.30am

With the closure of schools and the return to home-schooling, our twice-weekly webinars are returning to help you build some structure and fun into your day.  So come and join us on Tuesday and Thursday for 35 minutes of fun Makaton signed fun.  The Tuesday PreSchool sessions will feature rhymes and action songs whilst the Thursday EY/Primary sessions will feature rhymes, action songs and a few pop songs to finish. These sessions are only £3.50 PAYG and are run in webinar format. It’s like your very own live Singing Hands session on your TV or your chosen device!

Each session will have a different set of songs and activities.  We will post on social media some ideas of props for you to get together for that day’s class so that you can replicate the experience of handling our wonderful multi-sensory props in your home.

Book webinar dates here!

Wednesdays – Baby / Toddler Classes (Toddlers 9.45am / Babies 11am)

This term we are going to continue running a special weekly Toddler class and a Baby signing class on Zoom.   This will follow exactly the same syllabus as our face-to-face 40 minute classes,  These will therefore be suitable for any local families for whom F2F sessions are currently suspended but also for those of you with pre-schoolers further afield.  Geography no longer prohibits you from learning with us! Unlike our Tue/Thur webinars, we run these sessions in Zoom meeting format so that you can see us, we can see you and the little ones can all see each other. Each Wednesday morning session will feature a different range of songs & activities and we’ll email you prior to the session with ideas of props and toys to get together to replicate the multi-sensory elements of our usual classes. These sessions can only been booked on a termly basis at £75.00, per household, per term. To book you and your little ones onto these sessions, click here.

The term starts Wednesday 14th January.

Singing Hands Signing Choir

We have our fabulous signing choir here in Twickenham but we are going to continue with our monthly Makaton Choir sessions so that anyone in the UK can attend and learn with us!   The choir sessions last one hour and we’ll be going through and teaching the signs for two new Pop songs each session.  We have plans for various different choirs (in the long term) but for time being, this will be an all-comers, inclusive choir.  It is open to anyone 8+, for those with/without additional needs, parents, carers, teachers, TAs – anyone!

These sessions are currently PAYG. The sessions will take place the first weekend of every month.  Price per session £6.50.

Click here to book onto Choir sessions!

Pop Parties (Ad-hoc afternoon sessions)

As our live concerts are not running for the foreseeable future, we’ve created some more online fun for older children and young adults. These are 1 hour sessions featuring pop songs from our Pop DVD and CarPark Karaoke series all presented via Zoom meeting. That means you can see us, we can see you and we can all see each other having a fab boogie in our houses! Grab some silly headgear, a wig, funny glasses, some colourful scarves, pom poms and something twinkly/flashing to finish. We’ll have a blast!

Book my Pop party session here!

Wine & Sign Events (Ad-hoc Friday Night sessions) 8pm

And last but not least, something for the parents, carers and professionals – let’s have a kitchen disco! These events were the lockdown hit of 2020 and will continue indefinitely post-Covid too 🙂

This Zoom party promises to be your #BestNightOutIn featuring 1.5 hours of Makaton signing, singing, wine & dancing. We create a fab playlist of 70s/80s/90s/00s music – think Guilty Pleasures/Wedding Disco type stuff.  We don’t run the session like a choir – so we won’t be going through and teaching you the whole song line by line as that’ll take too long per song and won’t make it feel like quite like a party.   We aim to teach you the key signs for each chorus so that you can feel free to get dancing during your verses and then we’ll all join up and sign the choruses.  These sessions were the highlight of our lockdown calendar and loads of you asked us to continue this term so please join us!

Click here to boogie!