Mid-Winter Class Registration Starts Tomorrow

Just a reminder to mark your calendars! Tomorrow is the day Mid-Winter Registration begins and space is limited!

midwinter schedule

Follow this link to find to register for your class type and time:
https://mysmarthandssaskatoon.com/class-registration-form/

 

I will send an email within 24 hours with more information such as how to pay for the deposit to confirm your family’s space and the location.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Wednesday’s Word- Giraffe

 

Wednesday’s Word this week is “GIRAFFE”. How many of you have Sophie the GIRAFFE or a similar toy in the box in the living room or bedroom.

Take the GIRAFFE toy and hold it up to your child to see if it become interesting to them. Then when your little is watching the toy, move it UP and DOWN. Sign GIRAFFE often as you use the English word as well!

 

 

Tuesday’s Tip From Little Hands and Me

Each Tuesday we will have a Tuesday’s Tip related to baby sign language!

Did you know that studies show using ASL and English allows little one’s to process language using both sides of their brains? How neat and easy to promote whole child development!

What are two new signs you will be using with your little this week?

signing W

Mr E and I working on finger spelling for the word “Halloween”. I am using the “W” hand in this picture.

Signing with your little one, from infancy through toddler-hood and into preschool age, is a fun, exciting way to increase language skills, pre-literacy, and whole child interaction.

Sneak Peek of Winter 2016 Schedule!

I’m working on the Winter 2016 schedule. I will be releasing the classes Saskatoon Family Expo on Nov 14! Mark your calendars as space is limited due to small class sizes. Registration will begin at the Expo as well!
** I am scheduling two classes in Warman area**

sneak peak of 2016

Fun with Colours! How to Bring Baby Sign Language into Sensory Play

Fun Friday – playing with sensory items such as play dough is a wonderful way to sign and play!

What ASL signs can be used?

colour playdough

Children are developing their fine motor skills, cognitive development and language (ASL Signs and English) when parents use this invitation to play!

Emotional Development and Baby Sign Language

Self regulation or emotional development is learned throughout a person’s life. Babies and toddlers experience these huge emotions in small bodies. They need parents/caregivers to help them identify and regulate their emotions.

Children begin to learn self-regulation through various sensory activities which can include: movement, bouncing activities, song and music.

At My Smart Hands Saskatoon, we provide various activities each week which promote emotional development growth! During our classes, Tanya carefully watches the littles to see if there is over stimulation in the classroom. Once, children are needing a break from an activity or need to regulate their emotions a carefully planned activity will take place. Some weeks this maybe bubbles or others a different type of sensory shaking toys!

Shakers are a wonderful activity. Parents can build these toys out of a plastic bottle and add various activities. This topic will be a blog post in the near future. However, shakers help a child to release their energy, help promote fine motor skills and regulate emotions through the shaking action!

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