Mum's sign of the times.
Leigh Geddes, 33, of Gosforth, runs Communi-Kids, a group which teaches toddlers how to use sign language.
She has just found out she has been nominated by parents whose children use the group in the Best Local Activity for under-5s category for the What's on 4 Little Ones awards.
"I am thrilled to bits that the parents enjoy it so much," she said.
Leigh has been running her classes for four years at St Aiden's Community Centre in Brunton Park, Gosforth.
Voting has started for the awards and can be done online.
To find out more about the awards or to nominate, visit www.whatson4littleones.co.uk.