New Level I Baby Sign Language Class Now Open in Saskatoon

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!

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Wednesday’s Word!

Wednesday’s ASL baby sign word of the week:
What are these two parents signing?

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This is an activity that is used in the emotions theme in Level I. Emotional vocabulary is so important to help children identify their feelings. Join us for an upcoming baby sign class or sensory class starting in May. Space is limited due to demand of programs!!

Tuesday’s Signing Tip – Week 2 out of 5

This is the second out of five weeks of signing tips!

2. Take your child’s hand and show how it feels to make the sign!

This is a great tip to use to help encourage your child to continue signing. One sign that parents find to use hand over hand signing or manipulation of signs is the sign “more”. When your signing “more”, you can take your little’s hand and show them how it feels to make the sign. Then respond by giving your little what they are wanting. This sign is great for food related aspects!

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Join Us Tomorrow at the Saskatoon Family Expo!

We will be at the Saskatoon Family Expo tomorrow from 10am-5pm!

There is a lot of activity happening at our booth! We are having a draw for a set of Everyday flash cards for signing up for our e-blasts. These are filled with ideas related to child development, play and exploration!

Family program, YXE, Saskatoon mom and baby program

Family program, YXE, Saskatoon mom and baby sign language & sensory learning 

We also have our felt board play sets (spring themes include: umbrellas, bunnies, ducks, and a flower garden) as well as our award winning PTPA flash cards!

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ALSO, for each family who registers for a Spring 2016 class receives their choice of an: everyday or ABC’s flash card set. This is a VALUE of $15!!

Spring Mom (Dad) & Baby Classes in Saskatoon

We are so very excited to announce our Spring 2016 Saskatoon baby classes! There will be a variety of My Smart Hands – Baby Sign Language and Sensory Based learning classes.

Our classes are filled with multi-sensory activities which support whole child development. We learn ASL Baby Sign through: music, movement, sensory based exploration activities, drop bins, sensory bottles, bubbles, puppets and weekly surprises!

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We have small class sizes so remember to register soon to avoid disappointment.

Tips Towards a Successful Beginning when Using Baby Sign ASL

Consistency and Repetition

When signing with your little, consistency is more important than anything else. When moms and dads start using baby sign language it may not feel natural. This is very natural as you are learning along with your little.

If you think about it, a new language is easier to pick up if words are being introduced in context as well as being introduced frequently. This is the same for your little as well!

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Start with 2-5 signs in the first week. Use these signs consistently! A few examples of common first signs are: milk, more, all-done, mom and dad. In the following weeks, bring even more signs into your activities. You never know what your child wants to communicate!

 

*Tip from “The Baby Signing Bible” by Laura Berg, Founder of My Smart Hands.

Song/Tapping Activity for Tiny Tots Sensory Class in Saskatoon

What is the Tiny Tots Sensory class?

This is a class all about play and sensory based learning! Here is just one sensory activity/song that we will use in class.

Your little will learn through sensory play through various sensory baskets, painting, sensory bins, scarf play, ribbons, balls pits, bubbles, water play, and  shakers and other items while supporting this learning though various signs. Also, included in this multi-sensory program are take home activities: paint bags, salt dough hand-prints and a sensory box.