Spring 2016 Classes are NOW Full- Thank you

Thank you for the support! I am so excited to announce our Spring 2016 classes are full!

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I will be announcing Fall 2016 classes in early Summer. Please let me know if you have any questions.

7 Fun Activities to Do in Saskatoon During Easter (March Break)!

7 Fun Activities to Do in Saskatoon during the Easter (March Break)!

1. Join the Saskatoon Public Library for fun and free event http://goo.gl/uyugcX
2. Vanscoy Multiple 4-H Club Petting Zoo at Lawson Heights Mall http://www.mallatlawsonheights.com/events
3. Nature Walk along our beautiful river bank
4. Create an egg sensory bin
5. Put on your PJ’s and have a dance party!
6. Blow bubbles and sign/sing with your little ones
7. Visit the Easter Bunny at Market Mall or Lawson Heights Mall

Attention Daycare and Preschools in Saskatoon

Attention Daycare and Preschools!!
Did you know that Little Hands and Me Parenting Network offers Sign and Story time, and Sensory Play classes to enrich your curriculum?

In all classes, Tanya carefully plans whole child development activities that combine sensory learning with ASL signs for an enriched and fun experience.

Contact, Tanya for more information on baby sign language, sensory based learning classes, preschool and daycare programs and local agency professional development workshops.

Little Hands and Me Parenting Network's photo.
Little Hands and Me Parenting Network's photo.
Little Hands and Me Parenting Network's photo.
Little Hands and Me Parenting Network's photo.

#motivationalmonday Motherhood is a tough job and mom’s you are doing a great job! CONTEST QUESTION day 3: What is one thing that you are doing today with your child?

This can be “reading” a story, “signing” a new “song”, setting up an invitation to “play, or simply a long cuddle.

Remember to register for an upcoming Little Hands and Me Parenting Network and me baby sign language or sensory class. Spaces in Level I and the sensory classes are very limited. Contact Tanya for more information or to register.

Contest Time!

CONTEST TIME!!

I want to celebrate families all week! Each day, on Facebook, I will be posting a picture or quote and asking for your thoughts. Each comment will be entered to WIN a $30 Little Hands and Me Parenting Network gift certificate for an upcoming baby sign or sensory class!

What does the finger spelling say? Would you be my ____? and like this comment. Tag a friend or an additional contest entry!

*Winner must like Little Hands and Me Parenting Network page

When can I Start Signing with My Child?

I am often asked, “When can I start signing with my child?” The answer is never the same for each family, as each parent has their own reasons for using #babysignlanguage  their family.

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!

Most 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!

A key point about signing, is to be consistent! Start signing with 2-5 words, consistently during the day. However, add more ASL in every week as your child is wanting to learn more. Finally, watch your child for signing approximations and when they start signing or moving their hands to approximate a sign, reward them with praise or what they were asking for!

Happy Parenting,

Mom(parent) and Baby Classes in Saskatoon

Join us for Baby Sign Language (My Smart Hands) & Sensory Based Learning Classes! Registration on for the Mid-Winter classes has just started! Remember you register soon to avoid disappointment.

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Register here:
https://mysmarthandssaskatoon.com/class-registration-form/