Wednesday’s ASL baby sign word of the week:
What are these two parents signing?
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!!
In classes, I encourage families to introduce new signs each week. This is usually based on our new weekly theme. Your little one’s first signs maybe very surprising! For example: Mr E’s second word was “light” followed by “fan”! Miss K’s second word was “puppy” at just 7 months of age.
What is Mr. E signing?
Keep learning new signs and find fun ways to sign, play & explore with our little one!
(Hint: Mr. E is signing “share”)
Little Hands & Me Parenting Network offers the Award Winning Parent Tested Parent Approved “My Smart Hands” curriculum to families in Saskatoon for the past 3 years!
Tanya brings whole child developmental activities into each class to make learning baby sign language (ASL signs) fun, educational and multi-sensory! Here is a “Food Monster” puppet that comes to visit our Level I class in the third week.
I can’t believe the response we have had this week for our classes! Remember to register soon to avoid disappointment. Also, note that we do require a non-refundable depsoit to secure your family’s space in our exclusive programming.
Here are some pictures of our multi-sensory programming:
Here is our Mid-Winter class schedule. Please note that the My Smart Hands classes are great for babies 4-6 months of age, yet families can enroll in the program right from birth. The sensory classes are meant for older babies and young toddlers (ages 10 months to 2.5 years of age). Please contact Tanya for more information or questions.
It’s that day of the week already! Below is a sign that many parents can use with their baby while readying or playing! Who can tell me this ASL sign?
Today, we had our second classes for Level I! Each class, was very different with the questions and activities. I love the unique dynamics each family brings.
One sensory based learning activity we played with was scarf play! This type of sensory play helps to develop multiple areas of whole child development including: brain development (how things move in space, and object permanence), language development (when paired with an activity/song- read below for one we use in our classes), and fine motor skills (letting your little one touch the scarf and try to grasp it in the space).
Song we used in class (Yes, we have two dads in our classes this term!!):
Where is “baby”? Where is “baby”?
Here s/he is, here s/he is!
I’m so glad to “see you”, I’m so glad to “see you”!
Peek a boo, Peek a boo! (Here is where you can play with the scarf- hide from you little, move the scarf over their head, have them touch the scarf)!
Remember Mid-Winter 2016 registration has now started. We have a lot of interest and spaces are filling quickly. Register today to avoid disappointment.
Miss K was very excited to find bags filled with sensory items that I will be creating for upcoming Level I and the Tiny Tots Sensory classes for babies in Saskatoon and area!
Tonight, I will be making brand new sensory boxes for children in Level I and the Tiny Tots Sensory classes. These sensory boxes will promote fine motor skills, language and cognitive development! I am so excited to bring these into our unique classes!
Remember we just started registration for Mid-Winter 2016 classes. The response has been outstanding and spaces are becoming very limited. Thank you for the continued support.
Just a reminder to mark your calendars! Tomorrow is the day Mid-Winter Registration begins and space is limited!
Follow this link to find to register for your class type and time:
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.
I hope you are having a great week. Here is a little fun movement for you and your little one! Hold your little one and move them up and down along with the words in this video. This helps promote their gross motors skills.
This song is from the fabulous Dream English team. They music is awesome.