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Online Baby and Toddler Sessions

Photo: Dad and baby.

Relaxed, online sessions for you and your deaf baby or toddler to enjoy together

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!

Upcoming online sessions

Monthly Baby and Toddler Drop-In Sessions

  • 2 November, 7 December, 11 January, 1 February, 1 March
  • 10.30am to 11.30am
  • recommended for families with deaf children aged 0 to 3.

Join us online each month as we meet up with our babies and toddlers to enjoy:

  • A signed story
  • music and songs
  • chatting to other families
  • discovering valuable information as a parent
  • meeting our family and deaf presenters, and finding out about their experiences.

Bounce Along to Baby Sign

Our Bounce Along to Baby Sign sessions are now fully booked. You are welcome to register your interest to be notified when future sessions become available.

About Bounce Along to Baby Sign

Bring your little ones to our friendly, interactive online sessions and learn how to start using British Sign Language (BSL) signs at home with your family. This can boost your deaf child’s language development and communication skills, as well as being a fun thing to do together.

We’ll learn useful everyday signs with toys and bubbles, while singing well known songs and nursery rhymes. Each session will be 30 minutes long, followed by an optional breakout room for families to meet and have a chat.

Our sessions are suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and they support play-based learning. Bring the whole family (pets too!) and your favourite toy, and start learning to sign with us in a playful way.

More information

How to take part in our online sessions

As long as you have access to any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection then you'll be able to access our online events.

When you sign up online, you'll receive all the information you need about how to join via Zoom. You are also welcome to view our video and written guide.

Communication support

Closed captioning and BSL interpreters will be available. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Meet your hosts

Our Bounce Along to Baby Sign sessions will be led by Kathryn from Little Hands Baby Sign.

Carla and Helen from our Family Programmes team will be on hand to answer any of your questions at our Baby and Toddler Sessions.

Carla Rose-Hardman, Head of Family Programmes and Involvement

Carla has worked with families in a variety of charity settings for 18 years, and has been with the National Deaf Children's Society for 6 years. She is passionate about ensuring our Family Programme meets the needs of all families. She also works with parents and carers to get them involved with us and have an impact on what we do, as well as the local services in their area.

Helen Ingram, Families Programmes Operational Manager

Helen has been with the National Deaf Children's Society for over 10 years. She makes sure our in-person and online Family Programme Events run as smoothly as possible. She is keen to make sure that families get all the information they need to best support their child.

Kathryn, Bounce Along to Baby Sign Session Leader

Kathryn is the founder of Little Hands Baby Sign in West London and has over 10 years’ experience of working with national deaf charities. A parent herself, and with a degree equivalent in BSL, Kathryn offers warm and family-friendly baby sign classes. She introduces easy and helpful BSL signs to boost your child’s confidence and early communication though play, singing and stories.