Baby Sign

What is baby sign?


Baby signing has been around for the past 30-40 years, and has become increasingly popular in the UK over the last 10 years.  Evidence has shown that infants who sign, understand language, have larger vocabularies, and learn to talk sooner compared to those who have not signed. Baby signing is a form of communication with your baby before he/she has the ability to talk, using extended gestures such as British Sign Language or Makaton.

Babies naturally use a combination of gestures and sounds to help their parents understand them. Baby signing uses standardised signs based on British Sign Language (BSL), and teaches babies and toddlers the basic signs relevant to their daily routines to enable them to express their needs or thoughts.

Babies and toddlers understand a lot more than we give them credit for, but they are often held back by their physical inability to talk. However their ability to use their hands to gesture or form signs can enable them to communicate their needs or thoughts much sooner.

What are the benefits of baby sign?


  • Empowers babies to communicate earlier
  • Boosts self esteem
  • Enhaces bonding and interaction
  • Parents understand what children want and need
  • Encourages and supports speech and language development 
  • Helps build a special bond berween you and baby
  • Reduces frustration in baby 

What to expect from a Little Legs Baby Sign course:


  • Expert tuition from a Touchlearn Baby Sign teacher
  • Each session will build up slowly to teach you all the signs related to the theme of the session
  • Each class includes a variety of songs and instruments to support learning
  • Small, friendly class groups of no more than 10 parents and babies      
  • Weekly hand-outs (so you can continue what you learn at home)
  • Online support 
  • Refreshments and time for a chat after each class
  • Certificate of Attendance for baby at the end of the course
  • Stress-free, relaxed and comfortable venues, where you can unwind with your baby, as well as meet other parents and their babies  · The opportunity to have your classes at home, either one-to-one or with a group of friends  


Baby Massage courses – price information

  •  5 one-hour sessions held at one of our venues around Nottinghamshire £40 (includes First Aid Awareness) 

  • 4 one-hour sessions held at your home   £50    *Please contact us directly to book dates and times for your course*

  • We advise that babies are over 4 weeks old when they start a course