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Sign Language for Hearing Babies and Speaking Toddlers
February 2015 Newsletter

Ryan, Elijah and I are very excited to be welcoming little bundle of joy to join our family at the end of April!I have been wanting to add more valuable resources to this monthly e-newsletter. Therefore, I will be adding an invitation to play idea andbook suggestions. Thank you to everyone who has supported My Smart Hands Saskatoon.
Spring 2015
Class Schedule:Classes are Tuesday’s starting March 10 to April 14, 2015. Register soon as space is limited due to small class sizes!

9:45-10:45 am Level I (6 weeks)

11:15-12:15 Level II (6 weeks) – Full- wait list is now open. Another option would be to take the Tiny Tots Sensory class. Please contact Tanya if you are interested.

1:00-2:00 pm Level I (6 weeks) – 4 spaces remaining

2:15-3:00 pm Tiny Tots Sensory (4 weeks)

Pricing: We are welcoming another little one to our family at the end of April. Therefore, Level I prices will be a SPECIAL as they are 6 weeks in length.

Level I – $110 for 6 week classes, PTPA award winning and coloured curriculum (valued at $30), exclusive 15 song CD, enriched weekly e-mails, graduation certificate and swag from local companies.

Level II – $100 for the 6 week class, Level II curriculum and another exclusive CD (valued at $30), enriched weekly e-mails, graduation certificate and swag from local companies.

Tiny Tots Sensory – $50 for the 4 week class. This includes lyrics and outline for each of the 4 weeks of classes, and graduation certificate.

To register:

Importance of ReadingReading to your child helps to promote pre-literacy skills, bonding, interacting and language development!

Here is a list of fun stories to try to sign and read to your child!
-Where Is Baby’s Valentine? By Karen Katzat
-I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
-Ten Little Kisses by Caterpillar Books

To read more about whole child development:



Play Based LearningIn our classes, we often discuss the importance of invitations to play or play based learning. This month’s play idea is shown in the picture above. This is a valentine’s day sensory bin. Signs that you can use while your child explores are: “heart”, “colours”, “soft”, “rough”, “sooth”, “hard” and much more!

Why Play Based Learning? 
Play based learning or invitations to play are based on the concept that babies, and toddlers learn from play exploration. Children are curious about their world, and parents can foster learning by providing play opportunities.

How to Incorporate Play Based Learning into your Day?

A couple of simple ideas are:
-Sensory bins
-Sensory boards
-Pipe cleaners and a colander for those children under 18 months and beads with pipe cleaners for over 18 months
-Water play
-Set up an area with jungle animals
-Join our facebook group for more ideas!

To read more about Play Based Learning:

**Remember that sensory play is well supervised time**

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