Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language in Barrie and Simcoe County


We can’t wait to welcome you to back this Fall for Baby Sign Language classes taught by Ashlea of SmallTalk Academy.  Our themed classes have been so loved by all and thus we will continue as single, theme classes through the Fall (previously run as a series).

We have a variety of fun, interactive & educational themes for you and baby or toddler to enjoy.

Registration as single classes. 

Suitable for babies & toddlers of all signing abilities.

October 5 –

Discover songs & signs related to THANKSGIVING & HALLOWEEN! We will learn and explore seasonal and food signs such as turkey, pumpkin, family, costume, fun, candy, and much more! This interactive class will involve playing games, reading books and singing songs all while learning sign language about Halloween.

Come dressed in something Fall related (can I say plaid??), a Halloween costume or orange/black attire.

November 2 – 

Discover songs & signs related to BABY’S BUSY DAY. Learn signs such as family, community members, manners & playtime signs. This interactive class will involve playing games, reading books and singing songs all while learning sign language about BABY’S BUSY DAY.

December 7 – 

Discover songs & signs related to WINTER HOLIDAYS! Learn festive signs such as Christmas, Hanukkah, tradition, snow, family, tree, lights and celebration. This interactive class will involve playing games, reading books and singing songs all while learning sign language about Winter Holidays.


  • Serenity Birth Studio, 4 Alliance Blvd., Unit 10, Barrie, ON

Same plaza as Complete Care Chiropractic and UPS Store.



  • 3m-18m



  • $19 +hst for 1 caregiver + 1 baby or Twins
  • $10 +hst for additional adults


  • Indoors @ Serenity Birth Studio, 4 Alliance Blvd., Unit 10, Barrie, ON

COVID-19 PROCEDURES (for in person programming):

  • Our studio is 700 sq ft boasting high ceiling (approx 20ft+) and open concept allowing excellent air flow
  • Programs are spaced apart to allow you time to pack up and exit the studio and give you dedicate store shop time, if needed prior to next program arriving.
  • All current COVID-19 protocols are in place.
  • Handwash & hand sanitizer stations available throughout the facility.
  • Padded floor mats provided and sanitized between use.

Please note that we can no longer include additional adults as we maintain our numbers to ensure physical distancing within our studio space.

*Have a group interested in this class? We can offer other days and times upon request.*


Ashlea Weber baby sign language instructor

Hi I’m Ashlea of SmallTalk Academy!  I’ve been teaching sign language to families in Barrie and surrounding areas for over 15 years and am a certified Signing Time Academy and Sign2me Instructor. I’ve trained and mentored infant sign language instructors throughout Canada and continue to teach children of all ages the joys of sign language.


We had so much learning baby sign language. Our baby can communicate about all the things she’s interested in. She sometimes uses signs that I’ve forgotten I showed her! Its really incredible. I’m so happy with the investment into my child’s education. We are having fun, all while learning a new language. Ashlea’s classes are fun and easy- we highly recommend it!

~ Michelle, Mom to Luke

Baby Sign Language is such a blessing to our lives.  We began teaching our baby how to sign when he was 5 months old and we have been loving every minute of it. The whole family enjoys learning the signs and being able to use it in our daily lives. I feel that this experience has brought us all so much closer, as we grow, play & learn together.

~ Ashleigh, Mom to Tyler

We took Baby Sign Level 1 when my son was about 9 months old. He is almost 17 months old now and has been able to let us know what he needs by signing for some time now. He signs more, milk, water, cat, apple, sing, all done, bath, bird & just the other day he signed wet to let me know his diaper needed changing! It is so exciting when he uses a new sign! My husband really likes that he, too, can understand what our son needs and uses signing with him as well. I babysit another 17 month old who also was in Level 1 and it has been so beneficial and helpful to my childcare to be able to incorporate signing in our day.  We loved Ashlea’s enthusiasm and the way her classes were structured… lots of singing and playing designed to teach us the signs! Take a class from SmallTalk Academy! You will be so glad you did!”

~ Vicki, Mom to Sam

My son and I took baby sign language with SmallTalk Academy and out of all the classes we did, these were by far the most beneficial and fun! Ashlea is a wonderful teacher! My son would never have been able to communicate with us so clearly at such an early age without learning baby sign language. He signs for everyday basics- more, help, milk, please, change my diaper & water. He also signs for fun-toy, dog, gorilla, play & ball.  I rave all about the benefits we’ve received from taking these classes. All children should have the opportunity and tools to express themselves a young age.

~ Lori, Mom to Caeden