Make ASL Baby Sign Language FUN with Little Hands & Me Parenting Network

Keep ASL Baby Sign Language fun through play and exploration!

scarf play

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).

 

where is baby

 

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.

Join Us Tomorrow at the Saskatoon Family Expo!

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 program

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!

flash card award winning sasaktoon bunnie felt board play duck felt board play garden felt play umbrella felt play

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!!

Little Hand and Me?!

Here is a video explaining why I switched our name to Little Hands and Me Parenting Network. Watch the whole video for an awesome bonus just for you and your family!

 

 

Please let me know if there are any questions!

 

Warmly,

Tanya Myrfield-Wolfe BSW, RSW, Certified Baby Sign Language Instructor and Baby Wearing Conultatant

Motivational Monday

Little’s learn better when they have fun! Playtime is beneficial on many levels such as exploration and curiosity of the world.

What is your little’s favorite toy?

block sensory bin

Here K is playing with a block sensory bin! We used the signs for: “TOUCH/FEEL”, “COLOURS”, “ROUGH”, “Out of your MOUTH”.

 

Mom and Babies in Saskatoon Graduate!

Wow, today we had graduation at My Smart Hands Saskatoon!

We congratulated 21 Level I families in 3 classes and 8 Level II families! I am always amazed at seeing how the families change and grow in the short weeks we have together!

Here is some of the great fun we had in our classes. We were learning about emotions in Level I! In Level II we were learning about weather and seasons.

 

 

Winter Mom and Baby Classes in Saskatoon and Area

We have just a few spaces remaining in the Saskatoon classes which start February/March 2016

Level I – 10-10:50am FULL

Tiny Tots Sensory  – 11:00-11:50am starting Feb 2- 2 spaces remaining

Messy Makers – 11-11:50am starting March 2 – 1 space remaining

Level II – 12-12:50 starting Feb 16 – 2spaces remaining

Level I – 1-1:50pm – FULL

Level I – 2-2:50pm – 4 spaces remaining

Warman/Martensville Classes starting January 6, 2016

Level II – 10:30-11:15

Level I – 11:45-12:30

Please connect with Tanya Myrfield-Wolfe BSW, RSW, Certified Baby Sign Language Instructor at tanyamw@mysmarthands.com for more information or fill out the registration at:

https://mysmarthandssaskatoon.com/class-registration-form/

Handcrafted Felt Board Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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.

Winter felt boards

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 tanyamw@mysmarthands.com to order these hand crafts for Christmas.