Sing and Sign classes have been teaching baby signing to little ones and their parents for over 20 years and I'm delighted to be bringing the classes to Newham.

Baby signing can help you understand your baby's wants and needs, reduce frustration as they can communicate through sign and enhance the development of their speech.

Sing and Sign classes are full of music and fun with signs and gestures learnt through songs and rhymes. After Easter there will be classes available for little ones from newborn to 2 1/2 years. These will be running in three locations, Forest Gate, East Village and Upton Park/Plaistow.

I’m Rachel, an E6 resident and Mum to two girls (Clara and Marcella). I went to Sing and Sign classes with my eldest, who is now 3 and the difference signing made was fantastic.

She could let us know if she wanted more to eat, what animals she could see and so much more all through sign.

I am now on the journey with my youngest who again can tell us so much about the world around her. She now has about 15 signs at 15m and she always signs for her sister first thing in the morning.

I can't wait to take other families on this journey and show them the difference baby signing can make.

You can find out more at or contact me on or 07876 686648. I'm also on Instagram @singandsignnewham