Online Baby and Toddler Sessions
Our online sessions are ideal for deaf children to enjoy together with their families. By family we mean parents, carers, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins... the list goes on!
Find out more about Bounce Along to Happy Hands and Baby and Toddler sessions below.
At these interactive, online sessions, you and your little one will have fun while singing well known songs and nursery rhymes and reading some of your favourite stories. We’ll be using lots of toys, teddies and colour to grab your child’s attention and engage them through the screen.
As well as being a fun thing to do together, these sessions can boost your deaf child’s language development and communication skills, partly through enjoying rhythm, pitch and repetition through singing but also by adding some British Sign Language signs to highlight key things we learn about each week. Using signs in this way can add an extra layer to your communication at home and be a fun thing to try with your child.
Happy Hands is not a British Sign Language course but is a relaxed, animated and fun song time designed to boost children’s development in their early years while picking up some everyday signs along the way.
Happy Hands is suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Bring the whole family (plus pets and favourite toys) to start learning more about communication in a playful way!
Happy Hands: Christmas party
- Friday 15 December
- 10.30am to 11.30am
- Recommended for families with 0 to 4 year olds
Come along to our Happy Hands online Christmas party to get into the festive spirit! Using key signs in BSL, we’ll be singing some of your favourite Christmas songs and reading ‘Hey Duggee: Countdown to Christmas’. You’ll learn some Christmas signs to support your communication at home, like Father Christmas, snowman, reindeer, sleigh, Christmas tree, snow, angel and lots more.
Baby and Toddler sessions are online singing and storytimes that are fun and informal. They're delivered by our Bright Start team and combine singing and storytelling with child development advice and ideas for deaf children aged between 0 to 3 years old. The sessions also offer an opportunity for parents and carers to talk to each other about topics related to early childhood deafness.
Connecting with other families while having fun with your little one is what Baby and Toddler sessions are all about, so come along once a month and join in!
New sessions coming soon!
Meet your hosts
The Bright Start team will be on hand to answer any of your questions at our Baby and Toddler Sessions.
Our Bounce Along to Happy Hands sessions will be led by expert Kathryn.