It’s Wednesday which means we get to play “What is Mr. E Signing?”
That’s correct! Mr E is signing “STOP”. This is such a great sign to use with your children as they grow and explore. We will ask Miss K to “STOP” when she starts touching plants, or wanting to put something in her mouth that doesn’t belong there. This sign can also replace where one may use the word/sign “NO”.
Keep ASL Baby Sign Language fun through play and exploration!
One sensory based learning activity we use in our classes is 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 the Winter class term!):
Where Is Baby?
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).
We are excited to announce that due to popular demand a NEW Level I Baby Sign Language (My Smart Hands) has been just been added! This class starts May 3 at 2:15pm; register today to avoid disappointment.
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
I have been at my booth at the Saskatoon Family Expo today and will be there tomorrow as well! We are offering a lot of specials and information giving.
Here I am having fun playing with a family’s new Mei Tai! Isn’t it beautiful?! Come down and say Hello! I want to try your beauties too!
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”)
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!
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.
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.