Here is another great tip for a successful beginning using ASL baby sign language!
Ask your child what they want using baby sign! Then meet their needs. This helps to develop a two way conversation and allows the parent to meet their little one’s needs quicker in the future!
For example: you may know your little wants milk! Try asking, “Are you wanting some milk?” while empathizing the word milk verbally and through signing! Then give your little what they want after you ask for the sign!
*Tip taken from “The Signing Bible” by Laura Berg, founder of My Smart Hands.
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!!
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!
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 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!
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!!
Each Friday we will be blogging fun activities! I am very excited for this weekly activity. This week, Miss K is playing with a Valentine’s Day sensory bin. This promotes much learning including: colour recognition, fine motor skills, brain development and of course language development. As parents, we can use the signs “in/out”, “up/down”, “colours”, and “touch”. Let’s see your sensory bins below!
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.