Welcome to the TinyTalk classes of
Kate Kaufmann

"" Hello and welcome to the website for the very first TinyTalk classes in Switzerland!

I’m Kate, and I’m thrilled to be offering TinyTalk Baby Signing and Toddler Talking classes for the first time ever ‘in der Schweiz’ since January 2017! My classes take place along the Silver Coast of Lake Zürich, and in the city too, in Enge.

What is baby signing?
Well, most parents already naturally sign with their babies - just think
how delighted we are when baby can ‘wave goodbye to Grandma’ or ‘blow Daddy a kiss’ or even give themselves a clap when they’ve done something amazing! Now imagine taking these everyday signs a step further, so your baby will be so excited to tell you that they are hungry, want their milk, or need a nappy change, or share their excitement when they see a dog or an airplane! What an fantastic experience for both parents and baby!

Early communication is so important in strengthening the bond between baby and all the people who love them - get siblings, grandparents and other caretakers involved in baby signing, and everybody can join in the conversation at the dinner table!

MULTILINGUAL FAMILIES will of course also benefit. Baby learns that Mummy’s ‘cat’ and Daddy’s ‘Katze’ share the same sign, and therefore that both words have the same meaning.

TINYTALK BABY SIGNING CLASSES:
TinyTalk classes are an hour long and are great fun! We use classic nursery rhymes such as The Wheels on the Bus, integrating the baby signs in a fun way. Each week we introduce core signs that are relevant to the family and home – such as mummy, daddy, food and milk, which can ease the frustration of communication difficulties before your baby can speak. We also develop their communication and sensory skills through Sensory Activities that involve bubbles, voile scarves, tactile rubber shapes and much more!

TINYTALK TODDLER TALKING CLASSES:
Our fantastic fun Toddler Talk classes focus much more on developing early speech. The classes are for walking children age 18 months up to around four years, and are lively, stimulating and sometimes a bit noisy! With songs, rhymes, stories and imaginative play we cover all the topics that toddlers love. We still use sign to support growing vocabularies, but it is not necessary to have done the baby signing classes to enjoy the Toddler classes.

Meet Kate...

Children:Ella is 19, Lukas is 16

Location:The Silver Coast along Lake Zürich

Favourite Sign:Fantastic! Such a positive sign, which describes how we feel about TinyTalk!

Favourite Film:I love a documentary!

Pet Hate:Cold feet

Secret Passion:Walking the dog in the snow (warm socks essential - see above)

I love baby signing because:It works! Parents and babies can communicate before baby can speak. How amazing is that?

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Our current classes:

Baby Signing

Monday, 11:00am - 12:00am

ZeB Zentrum Bewegung Bahnhofstrasse 24 Thalwil 8800

SFr25.00 per family per class
Note:WE ARE BACK FROM August 24th! Sfr 25.- per class, payable per term.
Directions:Our venue is located opposite Thalwil station on the lakeside. The building has a large sign outside saying 'Kulturraum' . Walk past the postboxes and our room is on the right.

Thursday, 11:00am - 12:00am

Catholic Church Wadenswil Etzelstrasse 3 Wadenswil 8820

SFr25.00 per family per class
Note:WE ARE BACK FROM August 27th! Sfr 25.- per class, payable per term.
Directions:Parking on Eintrachtstrasse. Five minutes walk up Eintrachtstrasse from Wädenswil train station. Walk along the path to the left of the main church doors, right to the end. Doors on the right, our rooms are on the right again.

Thursday, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Academicus Waffenplatzstrasse 5 Zürich 8002

SFr30.00 per family per class
Note:WE ARE BACK FROM September 3rd! Sfr 30.- per class, payable per term.
Directions:A short walk from Enge train station. Bus 66 or 72 to Waffenplatz/Bederstrasse Tram 5, 8, 13 or 17 to Waffenplatzstrasse.

Toddler Talking

Monday, 9:30am - 10:30am

ZeB Zentrum Bewegung Bahnhofstrasse 24 Thalwil 8800

SFr25.00 per family per class
Note:WE ARE BACK FROM AUGUST 24th! Sfr 25.- per class, payable per term.
Directions:Our venue is located opposite Thalwil station on the lakeside. The building has a large sign outside saying 'Kulturraum' . Walk past the postboxes and our room is on the right.

Thursday, 9:30am - 10:30am

Catholic Church Wadenswil Etzelstrasse 3 Wadenswil 8820

SFr25.00 per family per class
Note:WE ARE BACK FROM AUGUT 27th! Sfr 25.- per class, payable per term.
Directions:Parking on Eintrachtstrasse. Five minutes walk up Eintrachtstrasse from Wädenswil train station. Walk along the path to the left of the main church doors, right to the end. Doors on the right, our rooms are on the right again.

Thursday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Academicus Waffenplatzstrasse 5 Zürich 8002

SFr30.00 per family per class
Note:WE ARE BACK ON September 3rd! Sfr 30.- per class, payable per term.
Directions:A short walk from Enge train station. Bus 66 or 72 to Waffenplatz/Bederstrasse Tram 5, 8, 13 or 17 to Waffenplatzstrasse.

Special Offers

  • AUTUMN TERM 2020:
    After a short break over the summer, TinyTalk Silver Coast classes are BACK from August 24th. Hooray! We are of course keeping a very close eye on Covid-19 developments, and have protective measures in place for face-to-face classes. At the moment it looks very likely that we will also be running live online classes, for those families who are shielding vulnerable people, or would simply prefer to enjoy TinyTalk from the comfort of their own home. (Getting dressed optional!)

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