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Thursday March 15
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Today’s ASL Baby Sign Tip – Make it fun and look for teachable moments!
Signing should be fun! Do not worry about carving time out of your day to sit down and sign with your little. Rather signing can be used throughout your day in natural and fun ways!
In the above picture the babies and parents are playing with sensory balls. What type of ASL baby signs can we use?
Thank you for the support! I am so excited to announce our Spring 2016 classes are full!
I will be announcing Fall 2016 classes in early Summer. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Due to popular demand, we have added a NEW Level I “My Smart Hands” Baby Sign Language class. This class starts Tuesday May 3rd at 2:15pm.
Together, parents and babies, learn baby sign language (American Sign Language Signs) through fun and unique child development activities that include: sensory bins, sensory bottles, scarves, movement and bounce activities, music and movement, bubbles, drop bins and much more. Moms and babies can enjoy these classes right from birth as there is elements to promote parent-child interactions and bonding. We use the “My Smart Hands” program which is Canadian Parent Tested Parent Approved Award winning!
It’s Wednesday which means we get to play “What is Mr. E Signing?”
That’s correct! Mr E is signing “STOP”. This is such a great sign to use with your children as they grow and explore. We will ask Miss K to “STOP” when she starts touching plants, or wanting to put something in her mouth that doesn’t belong there. This sign can also replace where one may use the word/sign “NO”.
Keep ASL Baby Sign Language fun through play and exploration!
One sensory based learning activity we use in our classes is scarf play!
This type of sensory play helps to develop multiple areas of whole child development including: brain development (how things move in space, and object permanence), language development (when paired with an activity/song- read below for one we use in our classes), and fine motor skills (letting your little one touch the scarf and try to grasp it in the space).
Song we used in class (Yes, we have two dads in our classes the Winter class term!):
Where Is Baby?
Where is “baby”? Where is “baby”?
Here s/he is, here s/he is!
I’m so glad to “see you”, I’m so glad to “see you”!
Peek a boo, Peek a boo! (Here is where you can play with the scarf- hide from you little, move the scarf over their head, have them touch the scarf).
We are excited to announce that due to popular demand a NEW Level I Baby Sign Language (My Smart Hands) has been just been added! This class starts May 3 at 2:15pm; register today to avoid disappointment.
Motivational signs are important when using ASL baby sign language. What does your child enjoy/like? Start using these signs in a fun way!
Here is another great tip for a successful beginning using ASL baby sign language!
Ask your child what they want using baby sign! Then meet their needs. This helps to develop a two way conversation and allows the parent to meet their little one’s needs quicker in the future!
For example: you may know your little wants milk! Try asking, “Are you wanting some milk?” while empathizing the word milk verbally and through signing! Then give your little what they want after you ask for the sign!
*Tip taken from “The Signing Bible” by Laura Berg, founder of My Smart Hands.