Level I Class

 

Join Little Hands and Me for Level I baby sign language. We learn ASL signs in a unique multi sensory environment which focuses on whole child development.

My Smart Hands™ Level I These classes are 8 weeks in length and 50 minutes.

In a playful, educational and language-rich environment; parents and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through whole child development activities: sensory bins and bottles, puppets, shakers, flannel board stories, music, movement and so much more.

You will learn recommended first signs; we will discuss the benefits of using ASL with infants and demonstrate easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life.

There is a new topic each week including: alphabet, everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs.

pig

shake

bunny

Prices: $105 which includes the 8 week 45 minute classes, weekly enhanced e-mails, support via e-mail, facebook or phone, graduation present. This works out to be $13.13 per class plus the cost of the curriculum! Plus $30 for the coloured Parent Tested Parent Approved award winning curriculum and 15 song exclusive CD! The total amount for the class is $135.

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6 thoughts on “Level I Class

  1. Hello, my daughter is already 22 months old and using words and I have been teaching her some sign language at home, do I still have to take the level 1 course?

    • Hi Maegan,
      Thank you for the message. Level I has 8 themes: abc, everyday words, family, food, animals, bedtime, toys/objects, and emotions. Then Level II has 8 other themes over 6 weeks. Please e-mail me at littlehandsandme@gmail.com and we will be able to discuss which Level would fit for your family! I am taking a wait list for our spring 2016 classes.

      Warmly,
      Tanya

    • Based on child development, babies are ready for signing when they start moving their eyes and head to track toys or their parents face. This shows they are interested in learning and ready to start communicating with you! When you start signing, your child may show you many new reactions. This could be a frustrated or confused face, an interested expression, moving their hands in different ways, or smiling. These are all good indications that your child is trying to figure out what you are saying with your hands. Keep using American Sign Language and soon your child will be signing back!

      ost baby & toddler sign language instructors recommend waiting until your child is between the ages of 4 to 6 months of age. Children are meeting important milestones during this time including: eye contact, purposeful movement of arms/hands, and beginning to find new ways to engage with their parents such as squealing, smiling, cooing and babbling.

      Parents may decide to start signing earlier or later. In fact, we have had children as young as 2 weeks up to 2.5 years of age in her classes. Basically parents can start signing with their baby or toddler when ready!

      Please let me know if you have any other questions. I will also reply to this message via e-mail.

      Warmly,
      Tanya

  2. How often do you run these classes? My little one is just 8 weeks old and I’d like to wait a few months if you will be running another class around then.

    • Hi Renita,
      Thank you for the message. Typically, I run classes during the school year and starting every 6-8 weeks. However, we are expecting our third baby at the very start of October.

      The spring classes will be the last set of classes until after the baby break, which likely will be Jan 2018.

      In our May baby sign classes, we have babies ranging from 7 weeks to 14 months of age depending on the time and I have just 3 spaces remaining in the Tuesday May 9 at 11am class set.

      In terms of ages based on child development, babies are ready for signing when they start moving their eyes and head to track toys or their parents face. This shows they are interested in learning and ready to start communicating with you! When you start signing, your child may show you many new reactions. This could be a frustrated or confused face, an interested expression, moving their hands in different ways, or smiling. These are all good indications that your child is trying to figure out what you are saying with your hands. Keep using American Sign Language and soon your child will be signing back!

      Parents may decide to start signing earlier or later. In fact, we have had children as young as 2 weeks up to 2.5 years of age in her classes. Basically parents can start signing with their baby or toddler when ready!

      We signed with our youngest from birth. We had her brother also practice signs which promoted more literacy and reading skills. She started to sign milk at 4.5 months and various animals by 7 months.

      There are many activities we adjusting class for younger babies so they and the parents learn.

      Parents who have taken the class with younger infants have told me they are more consistent with the signing and excited to know about the brain development that comes along with signing classes.

      Please message me with any other questions!

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