Welcome to Talking Tots Edinburgh

Hello! I'm Zoë and I'm thrilled to be running Talking Tots Edinburgh!

As a mum of two boys, Isaac aged 9 and Gabriel aged 7, 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 where communication is key, 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
  • Confident and effective communication

BabyTalk is a new 6 week course focusing on early interactions and the development of communication skills with your baby. Suitable for babies between 4 and 12 months, these delightful, informative and interactive classes cover topics such as eye-contact, copying and first words. Along with heuristic play and relaxed discussion, BabyTalk is a great way to meet other Mums too!

Talking Tots Edinburgh also offer sessions in your local nursery or pre-school, playgroup or mother and toddler group. These can be for a special occasion, series of classes, or a regular class to build up communication, confidence and pre-literacy skills in your nursery group before the move onto primary school. We also offer party packages tailor-made to suit your needs, in your own home or at a local venue.

If you would like to find out more about Talking Tots or BabyTalk please get in touch on 07595 002278, zoe@talkingtots.info or visit our Facebook page - Talking Tots Edinburgh to find out the latest news!


Zoë Hayes
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