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 developed by experienced Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists for all children from 12 months to 5 years. Through a variety of specially devised interactive games and activities, coupled with songs, rhymes and stories, we focus on building and encouraging;
Good listening and attention
Self-esteem and social confidence
Vocabulary and language development
Turn-taking, sharing and group participation
Imagination and storytelling
Copying and expressive language
Phonological awareness and pre-literacy skills
If you would like to find out more about Talking Tots Edinburgh please get in touch on 07595 002278, email@example.com or visit our Facebook page - Talking Tots Edinburgh to find out the latest news!
SPECIAL OFFER - Sign up for the last 4 weeks of term for just £13 (saving over 40%!)
This applies for the weeks beginning 6th/13th/20th/27th June at our Tuesday 10.30am Marchmont (mixed age family class), Wednesday 10am Corstorphine and Thursday 10am Morningside classes.
To book your place for this offer please contact Zoe by clicking on the red box on the right and quoting 'June Offer'.
Our current summer term runs from w/c 11th April until w/c 27th June (NB no classes w/c 30th May)
Each 40/45 minute class is £5.50, payable in advance.
Sprites are from 12 months to approx 2 1/2 years and Sprinters are from approx 2 1/2 years - preschool. Younger or older siblings are welcome to come along for free! The age range in all our classes is flexible just now, then from August 2016, I will offer specific classes for Sprites/Sprinters.
If you'd like to book a class or find out more about Talking Tots Edinburgh, please get in touch by clicking on the red message box on the right!
Mixed Age Group
I have taken part along with my grandson in Talking Tots sessions each week for several months. The fun sessions have helped his communications skills so much- he has learned in a relaxed fun way to listen carefully and follow instructions, and these skills taught by Zoe in a kind and structured way while playing and having fun, have really brought him on in terms of his speech and understanding. Talking Tots have helped my little grandson prepare for nursery school by teaching to communicate and work with others, all through playing games and storytelling, and I would recommend Talking Tots without hesitation.
Patricia and Sandy (aged 2 years)
My 2 year old loved Zoe's Talking Tots session! She was held spellbound for 40 minutes by the games, stories, songs and exercises. It was a pleasure to watch the concentration, thoughts and expressions cross my daughter's face throughout the class. I've never seen her that focused on joining in with a group and listening intently. The venue was also excellent. We will be back.
Claire and Holly (aged 2 years)
Some of the fun we got up to at the Kids Glow Wild family event!
Parachute fun at Kids Glow Wild!
One of our unique card activities.
Ribbon play is always a favourite!
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.