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.
Motivational signs are important when using ASL baby sign language. What does your child enjoy/like? Start using these signs in a fun way!
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.
As we continue our transition to Little Hands & Me Parenting Network, we have created a new website!
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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!
We are so very excited to announce our Spring 2016 Saskatoon baby classes! There will be a variety of My Smart Hands – Baby Sign Language and Sensory Based learning classes.
Our classes are filled with multi-sensory activities which support whole child development. We learn ASL Baby Sign through: music, movement, sensory based exploration activities, drop bins, sensory bottles, bubbles, puppets and weekly surprises!
We have small class sizes so remember to register soon to avoid disappointment.