Hello! I'm Zoë and I'm thrilled to be running Talking Tots Edinburgh!
As a mum of two boys, Isaac aged 8 and Gabriel aged 6, who between them have experienced hearing, speech and confidence difficulties, I understand just how important it is for children to be able to communicate and interact with others effectively and confidently from an early age.
With over 16 years of experience in customer service and people-centred roles, I have more recently returned to studying and am nearing completion of a degree in Psychology with the Open University. This has further fuelled my passion for child and language development and I firmly believe every child can flourish given the right opportunities for them. Children are constantly learning from the world around them, and it is by providing a fun, interactive learning environment that we can help them on their way to achieving their full potential.
Talking Tots is a unique programme for children aged 12 months to 5 years developed by experienced Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists. Through a variety of specially devised interactive games and activities, coupled with songs, rhymes and stories, we focus on listening, turn-taking and building up language awareness. Every session is designed to be engaging and fun and to encourage and gently enhance the communication, attention and social skills that are integral to every child's start in life. Whether your wee one is very shy or a cheeky chatterbox, Talking Tots has much to offer!
If you would like to find out more about Talking Tots Edinburgh please get in touch on 07595 002278, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page - Talking Tots Edinburgh to find out the latest news!
The current term is 7 weeks long and runs from w/c 1st February - w/c 21st March (no classes w/c 15th February). It's no problem to join part way through a term!
Sprites are from 12 months to 2 - 2 1/2 years and Sprinters are from 2 1/2 years - preschool.
Younger or older siblings are welcome to come along for free, just let me know when you enquire :)
I will be adding new classes and venues very soon, so please let me know if there is a particular area or day/time you would like to see included!
And watch out for our new BabyTalk classes coming soon....
Mixed Age Group
Here's what some of our parents have said about Talking Tots classes....
...if you have something you'd like to add, just let me know!
Very enjoyable! A bright, friendly class - my 1 and 3 year old come together and both get something from it!
Blathnaid, Aisling (aged 3 years) and Ewan (aged 1 year)
Talking Tots with Jen is a brilliant class. It's fun, friendly and educational. Emma looks forward to it every week!
Jill and Emma (aged 3 years)
My two year old son Zach is naturally reserved and so the small, friendly, relaxed classes have been great at helping him to gain confidence and participate more actively in class.
Jen and Zach (aged 2 years)
My daughter and I have attended classes since Jen commenced her first term in April 2012. Each session has a similar structure which allows my daughter to get used to each activity. She loves the 'Ready, Steady, Go' game and 'Totsy's Ball'. Her speech has come on amazingly well. Jen is very friendly and my daughter is happy with Jen too. Fantastic class would recommend to anyone.
Claire and Lily (started aged 16 months, now 3 years)
Our nursery group being "little teapots" in Waterstone's!
Story time at Stockbridge!
Are you looking for a fun party package that promises maximum entertainment with minimum fuss?
We can provide a personalised Talking Tots party package for birthdays, celebrations, or corporate events, for children aged 5 or under.
Our exclusive party programme is delivered by a fully-trained, insured and vetted Talking Tots class leader, and includes an hour packed with:
Traditional party games
Exclusive Talking Tots props and accessories
Nursery rhymes and music to get everyone in the party mood!
For further details, please contact your local Talking Tots class leader for prices and availability.