Due to Covid19, our wonderful baby, toddler and school/nursery/SEN Group sessions have all moved online to bring you fun, learning and a regular routine via Zoom while you are staying safe at home.

Our 12-week ‘lockdown learning’ programme began from the 31st March and will run through to 19th June. There will then be a week’s break and we restart from 29th June through to 16th July for three bonus weeks of @Home sessions to take you through to the end of the official school term.  We are aware that not everyone will be going back to school or nursery from the 1st June or from the 15th June so hopefully this will help those of you keep occupied at home!

In addition to the paid Zoom sessions listed below, we have strived to give you FREE content every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 10.30am during the 12-week programme. This free content coupled with our Zoom webinars, means that you can access Singing Hands content every weekday at the same time to help you and your child/ren build a “learning at home” routine.

On a Mondays there is a Makaton signed story, on Wednesdays there is a Makaton Topic video and then on Fridays we have a Makaton ‘Pot Luck’ video which is either a new song, game or activity. These have been all uploaded to our YouTube Channel under the playlist ‘Lockdown Learning’ and can be accessed at any time.

UPDATE – We have now finished this Summer term of #LockdownLearning – however, please visit our FORTHCOMING EVENTS page for ad-hoc online sessions taking place over the Summer.  More news of our online offering for the Autumn will follow in due course.

Tuesdays – PreSchool Webinar (available for anyone in the UK to attend) 10.30am

Come and join us for 35 minutes of fun Makaton signed nursery rhymes and action songs. These sessions are only £2.50 and are run in webinar format. It’s like your very own live Singing Hands session on your TV or your chosen device! Each week has a different set of songs and activities and we 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.

Wednesdays – Baby / Toddler Classes (for local families to Twickenham only) 10.30am

As we’ve had to suspend our popular local classes in Teddington, Twickenham and St Margarets, we are running a special weekly session for our local families only. Unlike our Tue/Thur sessions, we are running these 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 are £6.50 per class. To book you and your little ones onto these sessions, please email Zoe on info@singinghands.co.uk.

Thursdays – EY / Primary / Pop Webinar (available for anyone in the UK to attend) 10.30am

Come and join us on Thursdays for 35 minutes of fun Makaton signed session with a mixture of rhymes / action songs & pop songs! As with Tuesdays, these sessions are only £2.50 and are run in webinar format. Join in with the fun action songs and then get ready to boogie by the end of the session to some pop tunes. Each week has a different set of songs and activities and we post on social media some ideas of props for you to get together for that day so you can replicate the experience of handling our wonderful multi-sensory props in your home.

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 45 minute 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!

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! 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 have been the highlight of our lockdown calendar. You must join us!