Motivational Monday

Little’s learn better when they have fun! Playtime is beneficial on many levels such as exploration and curiosity of the world.

What is your little’s favorite toy?

block sensory bin

Here K is playing with a block sensory bin! We used the signs for: “TOUCH/FEEL”, “COLOURS”, “ROUGH”, “Out of your MOUTH”.

 

Using Baby Sign Language while Eating!

In this video, I am showing how a family can start to incorporate baby sign language as they feed their little. Kaila and I are practicing ASL signs for: “more”, “avocado”, and “all-done”.

Parents, often, find that using signs during meal time to be very motivational for their little. This is because soon their little will be able to use signs to communicate basic needs such as “all-done/finished”, “more”, “food” and even specify another food they want to “eat”! Most littles first few signs are often food related as these are very motivational!

Wednesday’s Word- Halloween Signs for Mom and Baby

I am having so much fun showing fun Halloween signs for you to learn! Today, we will learn: pumpkin, jack-o-lantern and costume!

Pumpkin is a great ASL sign to learn. You can make a pumpkin patch for your children to play with and explore.  I have attached a poster for an example. Have your child touch and feel the pumpkins while you sign and talk about they are feeling, seeing and doing!

pumpkin play pumpkin bin

Fun Friday

Fun Friday –

signing W

Elijah and I have been busy decorating for Halloween next week. Here we are putting stickies on the front door. What letter am I finger spelling?

Find ways to use baby sign language in your day to day life! This allows signing to become more natural, fun and provides learning and language opportunities for your little!

sensory play

Welcome to My Smart Hands Saskatoon. Together, moms and babies, learn to communicate through ASL signs while using fun and educationally rich child development activities.
Here Miss K is playing with moon sand. This activity helps to strength fine motor skills, and language skills while experiencing sensory based play.