Gainsborough Library is pleased to be able to offer Baby and Toddler Sing and Sign sessions starting on Tuesday 7th February. They will run every Tuesday morning 9.30am – 10.30am


The sessions will be run by Rachel Downs who has worked with children and young adults for 10 years and is a qualified regional Makaton tutor. She has taught communication as part of the English national curriculum using Makaton and has taught music.  Rachel has played a range of instruments from the age of 5 and is extremely passionate about music as it is not only fun and enjoyable, but enhances language development and builds memory and attention skills. Rachel said "I feel that Makaton provides real inclusion and integration for all children and adults, irrespective of individuals needs. Baby and toddler sing and sign provides a wonderful experience where you can have fun and learn with you child in a relaxed, fun-filled environment".


Baby and Toddler Sing and Sign will comprise 40 minutes singing and signing of familiar and new songs with a variety of sensory resources, toys, pictures, instruments and Makaton signs and symbols.  Babies and toddlers will benefit from the songs that will be delivered consistently from week to week to build familiarity with the routine. Adults and children will learn a variety of signs and songs based on themes such as animals, meal time, bath and bed times, vehicles, activities etc. 

Lynne Cook Library Manager for GLL, said:


“Baby and Toddler Sing and Sign is an inclusive singing and signing group for all pre-school children in the local community. We are really excited that Rachel has chosen Gainsborough Library as the venue to run these sessions. We hope that lots of children will come along and join in the fun!”There is a small charge of £3.00 for the first child and £1.00 for additional children.