What, where and why?
Sunshine Sign and Sing is Baby and Toddler Signing for mums, dads, grandparents or anyone who wants to come have fun and learn some signs.
We are excited to have been nominated for an award with What’s on 4 Kids 2021 – Best Local Baby/Toddler Activity/Class (0-3 years).
We would truly love it if you could vote for us by clicking this link.
What is it?
Baby and Toddler Signing is a communication tool for little ones and their carers. Speech is a complex task for little ones to master and baby and toddler signing can be that communication bridge.
It can not only provide a means of communication pre speech but it can actually help with learning how to talk. It helps link words with objects and stimulates the same language area of the brain, in fact it stimulates both sides of the brain, the same as music!
Our Baby and Toddler signs are based on Australian sign language and are carefully selected for use for little ones. We use our signs alongside speech with songs, games and stories with the aim to enhance communication between you and your little one in a fun and friendly environment.
Did you know babies can sign before they can speak??!!!
For a preview with a little about baby signing and what we do you heres a quick 3 minute video.
If you liked that, scroll to the bottom for a 20 minute short where you can learn some signs with some songs 😀🖐👌👍🎶
How do we run sessions?
We run a 9 week programme within term time. The session has a different theme each week including animals, every day signs, food and seasonal themes i.e. Easter and each week has 12 signs to accompany the theme.
We sing themed songs, have a sensory activity and finish with a book.
When is it?
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays we run sessions from the party room within the new Cheeky Little Monkeys facility in Kawana Shopping centre.
AND our session includes stay and play at Cheeky Monkeys!! so you get 2 activities in 1!!
Our 9 week programme normally coincides with the school term.
Tuesdays 09:15 for 0-1 year olds – $144 per term and includes stay & play
Tuesdays 10:30 for 1-3 year olds – $180 per term and includes stay & play
Thursdays 09:15 for 0-1 year olds – $144 per term and includes stay & play
Fridays 09:15 for 1-3 year olds – $180 per term and includes stay & play
Fridays 10:30 for 0-1 year olds – $144 per term and includes stay & play
Price is for the term and includes stay and play at the fun and funky facility so afterwards they can hang out with their new friends while you grab a cuppa and have a chat before heading off with a fully physically, mentally and sensorily stimulated little one. Hopefully they’ll sleep well for you that day!!
If you also have a toddler and would like to attend our baby (0-1) sessions, no problem! Cheeky Little Monkeys offers a drop off service where you can leave your little one with them while you shop, sleep or have a cuppa all by yourself for $15 an hour. The lovely Lisa is doing a special for us!! You can leave your toddler to go crazy in Cheeky Little monkeys fully supervised for a reduced price of $13 while you spend some time with your littlest doing baby signing group with us.
Price includes stay and play
So afterwards they can hang out with their new friends!
Where is it?
Our sessions are run from Cheeky Little Monkeys Play Centre In Kawana Shopping World.
The facility is located at the Aldi end opposite JB HiFi
Cheeky Little Monkeys location
Want to book a place?
Click here to book on to this programme
Why sign language?
Well, mostly because its fun. However, studies have shown that Baby and Toddler signing helps your little one advance their communication skills. Benefits found include improving brain function, advanced reading skills, increased bonding and a reduction in tantrums & frustration.
Click here for more info
We love you to use Baby and Toddler Signing at home and out and about so are working hard at creating some fabulous resources. We have some books already in our shop for you to purchase, click here to have a look and follow Spotty Bear and friends on their adventures whilst practicing the signs. We are working on many more resources and will keep you updated when they are ready 😃👍
Even if you can’t make it to our sessions or watch our videos online, we would still love for you to be able to sign with your little ones at home so here’s a free gift from us
We are very excited to have joined up with the Sunshine Coast Library who are going to be showing some of our videos online for free!!! These will be shown on a Thursday but you will be able to catch up anytime through their website and Facebook page.
If you liked that, here’s a 20 min video where you can learn some signs and join in with some songs.
Click to watch the current short video on the Sunshine Coast Library’s Youtube channel