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!
Motivational signs are important when using ASL baby sign language. What does your child enjoy/like? Start using these signs in a fun way!
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.
My Smart Hands Saskatoon is pleased to be selling Handcrafted Felt Board Play for toddlers and preschoolers. Each kit had stories and rhyming ideas to keep this activity full of signing and fun.
These are a great way to assist in developing language, increased vocabulary and communication skills! Not to mention another fun way to bring#babysignlanguageinto your day to day activities.
We will have 4 sets for sale at the Expo and also taking orders on line. Contact Tanya at firstname.lastname@example.org to order these hand crafts for Christmas.
These classes are designed for graduates of My Smart Hands™ Level I class or for infants with basic ASL comprehension. In level II you will learn over 120 signs to use with your child. Classes are 6 weeks and 45 minutes in length. We will review signs learned in My Smart Hands™ Level I and continue to build our signing vocabulary. Weekly themes covered in class include: people, food, animals, emotions, opposites, weather and color signs. All of our classes include a full color MSH™ curriculum book. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!
Level II prices: $75 which includes 6 weeks of 50 minutes classes, weekly enhanced e-mails, support, graduation present. Plus $30 for the coloured Level II curriculum and exclusive 9 song CD. This works out to $11.67/class plus the cost of curriculum. The total amount for the class is $105.
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!
Research shows that using ASL signs, rather than made up gestures, strengths neurological brain connection. This means the activities that we use in our classes, increases and promotes intellectual/cognitive development.
An example of an activity is our ‘shake’ bottles. These bottles are often filled with water, and various other items such as sparkles, pom poms, pipe cleaners, and buttons. Together, the parent and their child, shake the bottle and watch the changes. The specific brain development concept that is being learn is called, cause and effect. This activity is completed in our “toy/object” theme.