Talking Tots – South-East Essex

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Fun, interactive and educational classes designed by speech & language therapists to boost communication, listening & attention, eye contact, turn taking, social interaction and pre-literacy skills, in preparation for pre-school and ultimately big school.

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21 reviews
  • Faye Emma Rawlinson on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 My daughter is in the last term of Talking Tots before starting 'big' school this September. My daughter would sometimes struggle with her confidence and communicating with others but over the 9 months we have taken part in Talking Tots her confidence has come on leaps and bounds and I'm so very proud of her. The classes are age specific and focus on getting all children to participate, to listen and follow instructions, to wait their turn and to interact with one another. It is such a joy to watch her confidently speak her name to the group, interact with the teacher and other children, tackle problem solving activities and above all have fun. Claire at Talking Tots has been a great support and leads the classes each week with such enthusiasm, patience and kindness. I would thoroughly recommend these classes for all children, it is such a great setting in which children can develop their confidence in communicating and learning and is the perfect stepping stone towards pre school and 'big' school. Thank you Claire and thank you Talking Tots from one very proud Mummy
  • Helena Frott on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 My daughter is in the last term of Talking Tots before starting 'big' school this September. My daughter would sometimes struggle with her confidence and communicating with others but over the 9 months we have taken part in Talking Tots her confidence has come on leaps and bounds and I'm so very proud of her. The classes are age specific and focus on getting all children to participate, to listen and follow instructions, to wait their turn and to interact with one another. It is such a joy to watch her confidently speak her name to the group, interact with the teacher and other children, tackle problem solving activities and above all have fun. Claire at Talking Tots has been a great support and leads the classes each week with such enthusiasm, patience and kindness. I would thoroughly recommend these classes for all children, it is such a great setting in which children can develop their confidence in communicating and learning and is the perfect stepping stone towards pre school and 'big' school. Thank you Claire and thank you Talking Tots from one very proud Mummy
  • Moira Khan on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 I've been taking my daughter to Talking Tots Thorpe Bay since 1 year old, and she thoroughly enjoys it. Both Claires' are absolutely brilliant and engaging with the toddlers, creating a very welcoming environment. I'd very much recommend any mum looking to improve their toddler's listening, and following instruction skills to register with Talking Tots.
  • Jessica Wood on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 This is a fab class, both my daughters have been attending the last 2 years and it's been great for building their confidence, their social Skills, understanding and listening to instructions, the importance of taking turns with games such as the 'big yellow ball', which children get super excited about!! Each activity is done in an interactive, structured but fun way. The class sizes are a good size which means that each child has a chance to take part without feeling over whelmed by too many children. Claire who runs these classes has a great way of teaching children!! I would highly recommend this class.
  • Paul Brian Murphy on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 Attended with 2 year-old Started taking my Boy when he was 2, he had never been able to settle down for any of the previous groups and classes we tried beforehand, so taking him to talking tots was done with a bit of scepticism not knowing what to expect. But I found Bal very patient and I didn't feel like we were unwanted. My son carried on at Talking Tots for a whole year and although it was tough getting him to join in the activities Bal persevered until he got it
  • Claire Clarke on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 As a teacher, I am very much aware of the importance of good communication skills for both academic and social development. As a mum, Talking Tots gave my daughter a super fun way of developing these skills in a class environment & me some great ideas on how to carry on at home. Her confidence has grown so much as a result of these classes & has made the transition to nursery much smoother.
  • Toni Cordery on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 Both my daughters loved attending the Talking Tots classes. In particular my eldest daughter who also loves Claire. The sessions were great at bringing my daughter out of her shell in a group environment which has helped her confidence in general and will also do wonders for when she starts big school. It was the first group we attended that she had to really sit, listen and wait her turn but all whilst having fun. They also offer session during the holidays which help break up the weeks. We love Talking Tots.
  • Emma 'Fawcett' Barrett on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 I have attended the baby classes with my daughter most recently and before that with my son. We loved all the classes run by Claire. My daughter loved the interaction and it really helped my son with his development as he has global developmental delay with autistic tendencies. Can't praise Talking Tots enough.
  • Kylee Fox on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 Been attending the benfleet sprites class for almost a year and can't imagine not going now.. It's such a fun part of our week that we look forward to and we sing the welcome and goodbye songs together most days. Cannot praise these girls enough for their devotion and love for what they do. It shows. A fun packed class where the children really do learn to take turns and wait and listen. Not easy to teach toddlers these skills so thankyou once again x
  • Laura Clark on Facebook Mon 2nd Oct 2017 At the end of Teddy's first term at Talking Tots, I just want to say what a fab class it is. Michelle is great, the other mums are really friendly and Teddy loves all the activities (and has learnt a few news words!). Looking forward to returning in the new year x

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