Jessie Cat

Since my eldest daughter was 8 months old we have attended a Sing and Sign class.  I remember walking in the park and my eldest signed duck at me then frantically pointed at the ducks on the water.  When I said to her 'yes, look at those ducks' she smiled so much and was so pleased that I had understood her and from then on she signed more and more.  My youngest is following, she now signs milk when she wants milk, very handy and she also loves that I understand her.

Since that first session I have attended all the terms, using my holiday days when I returned to work, with my daughters and today was our last class.  I am really sad that we will no longer be attending sing and sign as both girls have had so much fun.  Not only that but I clearly see a huge benefit in the girls communication skills.

I am too frightened to tell my eldest she will no longer see Jessie cat again, the sing and sign mascot, as I know it will bring a lot of tears.  She asks for her every day and is so excited when we go to class.  I can't quite believe how quick the time has gone.

I went through my entire pregnancy with my youngest at the class.  I attended a class on my due date with all the other mums asking if I was OK all the way through class.  The week after I turned up with my youngest at 6 days old.  She has grown up, from bump to birth, at sing and sign, possibly one of the youngest attendees. It feels like leaving a part of your family.

I have no doubt that we will continue to watch the DVD at home and listen to the CD in the car.  Even sing the songs at home as both girls really enjoyed the classes.  It has been really lovely watching the girls communicate from a young age and its really lovely watching my eldest sign at my youngest in an attempt to communicate with her.  Sing and Sign has been a big part of the girls lives and although we won't be attending the classes I am sure it will continue to be a big part as they grown up.

Jessie Cat

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  1. Aww. I can kind of understand how you feel because we I'd a year in Tumble Tots and I saw The Boy turn into a physically capable child because of their instruction. I made the decision to finish when I felt he was getting no challenge out of it, and it was very hard to do as he kept asking to go for weeks after. Remember it with fond memories.

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  2. awwww its always sad when things we do with our children have to come to a natural end. it sounds like you have such fond memories to take with you though and that you all gained so much from attending. thanks for linking up and good luck this week x x

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    1. Thank you Thursday s going to be hard

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  3. aww, that's really sad but lovely that you were able to have that time and fun together every week. Duck was a favourite sign of my oldest along with milk :)

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  4. This is such a lovely thing the girls have done together xxx

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  5. Aww lovely post. It's nice to have something to look forward to with your children, especially if it is helping them to learn.

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  6. All good things come to an end I guess, enjoy the memories :)

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  7. Ahhh that's so lovely - she sounds really special and that photo with the hug just shows how much she loved it! :)

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  8. Sounds like it worked really well for your girls. They didn't have anything like this in my day... (makes me sound like a right old woman).

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    1. It is really great and I love how they can communicate before speech

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  9. Awww how lovely! It is nice when something works well!

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  10. What a lovely experience that sounds x

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