Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Gabriela Beck

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Welcome to Tiny Talk! I’m Gabriela and I teach TinyTalk Newborn Communication Workshops (0-3 months), Baby Signing (0-18 months) and Toddler Talking (16/18 months - Pre-school) classes on the Gold Coast and Zurich City. I teach in Stadelhofen, Seefeld and in Stäfa and I offer Saturday classes too. Scroll down for timetable of classes.

I discovered the fun and excitement of signing when I started taking my son Julian to a class when he was 8 months old. I was keen to do something different with him, and I loved the thought of getting my baby brain back into shape by learning a new skill! His first signs included milk, more and cow.

I remember my husband and I feeling so thrilled that he was able to communicate to us, providing an insight to what was in his mind and seeing his joy in our understanding him too. Especially as we are a multilingual household (Spanish and English) so the signing allows him to express himself to us both whether he’s saying Mummy’s ‚'music’ or Daddy’s 'música’. I really believe it eased the frustrations of being a small toddler; we were able to communicate long before he could talk.

When my daughter was born I naturally signed with her right from the start - it's completely amazing when your tiny child tells you they've heard a noise, or seen an aeroplane or need a drink!

Come and join in the fun at my classes! We sing familiar nursery rhymes, songs and stories and sign along to them, learning 150 signs to use at home as part of daily life. And there's some social time too for babies to play and interact and for us grown-ups to have a cuppa - how civilised! I look forward to meet

Meet Gabriela...

Children:Julian, he is almost 5 years old now! Arabella is 3 years old.

Location:The Gold Coast, Stadelhofen Zurich City and Seefeld

Favourite Sign:Horse (my baby always smiles when he does it)

Qualifications:Qualified Secondaty Teacher (PGCE in Spanish and French)

Favourite Film:John Wicks :)

Pet Hate:Sleep deprivation...Urgh...!

Secret Passion: Fish and chips (yum!)

I most admire:Parents- because it's soooo hard and we have to keep going no matter what!

I love baby signing because:It's AMAZING and it WORKS! Teaching your baby to sign gives you a wonderful window into their mind from a young age. It's so important to give your baby a voice when they have so much to tell you!

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Our current classes:

Newborns

In-person class

Monday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

St Andrew's Anglican Church Promenadengasse 9, Zurich 8001

CHF30.00 per family per class
Note:Sfr 30 per family (Newborn Workshop)
Directions:St Andrew’s Church is situated near the centre of Zurich just 2 minutes’ walk from the Kunsthaus. The entrance to the Community Centre is on Promenadengasse itself. By public transport: By tram/bus - Take tram No. 3,5,8,9 or bus No. 31 to Kunsthaus, then walk up the hill along Rämistrasse (in the direction of the lake and Bellevue). Promenadengasse is the first road on the left and St Andrew’s is on the right about half way along. By rail/S-Bahn: Zurich Stadelhofen railway station is a 5 minute walk from the church. From platform 1 cross the pedestrian bridge over the rail line and then take the steps in front of you. Once on the road (Schanzengasse) follow it to the right, uphill to Villa Falkenstein, and then descend to take the first road on the left (Promenadengasse). From there the church is directly in front of you on the left side. By car: Please note that parking is very limited, both at the church and on the surrounding streets. The closest public car park is Parkhaus Hohe Promenade, an underground car park on the right as you go up Rämistrasse towards the Kunsthaus.

Baby Signing

In-person class

Monday, 11:00am - 12:00pm

St Andrew's Anglican Church Promenadengasse 9, Zurich 8001

CHF30.00 per family per class
Note:30 Sfr per family (siblings welcome) 10% discount for Early Bird Bookings
Directions:St Andrew’s Church is situated near the centre of Zurich just 2 minutes’ walk from the Kunsthaus. The entrance to the Community Centre is on Promenadengasse itself. By public transport: By tram/bus - Take tram No. 3,5,8,9 or bus No. 31 to Kunsthaus, then walk up the hill along Rämistrasse (in the direction of the lake and Bellevue). Promenadengasse is the first road on the left and St Andrew’s is on the right about half way along. By rail/S-Bahn: Zurich Stadelhofen railway station is a 5 minute walk from the church. From platform 1 cross the pedestrian bridge over the rail line and then take the steps in front of you. Once on the road (Schanzengasse) follow it to the right, uphill to Villa Falkenstein, and then descend to take the first road on the left (Promenadengasse). From there the church is directly in front of you on the left side. By car: Please note that parking is very limited, both at the church and on the surrounding streets. The closest public car park is Parkhaus Hohe Promenade, an underground car park on the right as you go up Rämistrasse towards the Kunsthaus.
In-person class

Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Gemeinschaftsraum Siedlung Tiefenbrunnen Seefeldstrasse 199 Zurich 8008

CHF30.00 per family per class
Note:Sfr 30.- per family, siblings welcome at no extra cost. (10% discount for Early Booking before beginning of term).
Directions:You can access the venue through the courtyard. Parking available at the Coop Supermarket. Tram 2 and 4. Tram stop Wildbachstrasse.
In-person class

Friday, 10:00am - 11:00am

Stäfa Forum Kirchbühlstrasse 44 Stäfa 8712

CHF25.00 per family per class
Note:Sfr 25 per class per family.
Directions:From car park, it's a short walk across the courtyard to the Forum Community Centre. Bus stop Stäfa, Landi.
In-person class

Saturday, 10:30am - 11:30am

American Women's Club of Zurich Höschgasse 38, Zurich 8008

CHF35.00 per family per class
Note:Sfr 35.- per family. Siblings are free!
Directions:Nearest tram stop is Höschgasse, trams 2 & 4. Parking available at Zurichhorn on Dufourstrasse 142 or Parhaus Feldegg on Riesbachstrasse 7.

Toddler Talking

In-person class

Monday, 9:45am - 10:45am

St Andrew's Anglican Church Promenadengasse 9, Zurich 8001

CHF30.00 per family per class
Note:Family members welcome free of charge.
Directions:St Andrew’s Church is situated near the centre of Zurich just 2 minutes’ walk from the Kunsthaus. The entrance to the Community Centre is on Promenadengasse itself. By public transport: By tram/bus - Take tram No. 3,5,8,9 or bus No. 31 to Kunsthaus, then walk up the hill along Rämistrasse (in the direction of the lake and Bellevue). Promenadengasse is the first road on the left and St Andrew’s is on the right about half way along. By rail/S-Bahn: Zurich Stadelhofen railway station is a 5 minute walk from the church. From platform 1 cross the pedestrian bridge over the rail line and then take the steps in front of you. Once on the road (Schanzengasse) follow it to the right, uphill to Villa Falkenstein, and then descend to take the first road on the left (Promenadengasse). From there the church is directly in front of you on the left side. By car: Please note that parking is very limited, both at the church and on the surrounding streets. The closest public car park is Parkhaus Hohe Promenade, an underground car park on the right as you go up Rämistrasse towards the Kunsthaus.
In-person class

Wednesday, 11:00am - 12:00am

Gemeinschaftsraum Siedlung Tiefenbrunnen Seefeldstrasse 199 Zurich 8008

CHF30.00 per family per class
Note:Sfr 30 per family, siblings welcome at no extra cost.(10% discount for Early Booking -paying before the beginning of term)
Directions:You can access the venue through the courtyard. Parking available at the Coop Supermarket. Tram 2 and 4. Tram stop Wildbachstrasse.

Friday, 9:00am - 10:00am

Stäfa Forum Kirchbühlstrasse 44 Stäfa 8712

CHF25.00 per family per class
Note:Sfr 25.- per family per class. Siblings welcome at no extra cost.
Directions:From car park, it's a short walk across the courtyard to the Forum Community Centre. Bus stop Stäfa, Landi.
In-person class

Saturday, 9:15am - 10:15am

American Women's Club of Zurich Höschgasse 38, Zurich 8008

CHF35.00 per family per class
Note:Sfr 35.- per family. Siblings are free!
Directions:Nearest tram stop is Höschgasse, trams 2 & 4. Parking available at Zurichhorn on Dufourstrasse 142 or Parhaus Feldegg on Riesbachstrasse 7.

Special Offers

  • NEW! Tinytalk NEWBORN Workshop!:
    Come and trial a class to see what it's all about! I teach Newborn Workshop - a gentle introduction to Baby Signing, our regular Baby Signing groups and Toddler Talking fun classes too. Currently we have in-person classes in Zurich Stadelhofen, Seefeld and Stäfa. NEW Newborn workshop for babies up to 12 weeks of age. Course starts on Monday 31st October. Get in touch to book your spot for the trial class. SATURDAY classes are also running at the American Women's Club in Zurich! Get in touch to find out more and join the fun...! Email me on gabrielab@tinytalk.ch for your trial class or Whatsapp me 078 6952494.

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  • 20 February - 22 April

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