What will your baby say?
Signs & Rhymes
A fun and sociable way to teach your baby to “talk” before their speech develops
Jenni Horn is a well-
She regularly teaches children from birth to 5 years old in private classes and private nurseries and regularly provides baby signing support local baby groups, NHS post-
Having worked with children of all abilities and those with disabilities including Downs Syndrome, autism and hearing impairment, she has a great range of experience.
Her learning began with two different British Sign Language (BSL) based baby signing systems before undertaking Makaton training. She is also experienced in SingAlong and regularly attends BSL refresher training.
Jenni is a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland which aims to replace and improve upon the current disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups.
‘I am very passionate about baby signing and its benefits. Giving your child the means to communicate at such an early age is an amazing and rewarding gift. I just love seeing the joy of both the carer and baby when they start to sign -
I have experience of many babies who sign and it is surprising the different words that babies sign first, but on each occasion it is something important to them. A friend’s baby girl was signing for “milk” at just 7 months old but her brother’s first sign was “cat”. My own daughter started with “dirty” when she needed changed at only 9 months and this was soon followed by “eat”, “more” and “bath”.
Even when she started talking I found signing useful -
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