Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 24 vocabulary sign list

Aloha Mamas and Daddies:

Thanks for continuing in your quest to communicate with your baby! you guys did fabulous today, give yourselves a hand! Today we learned the signs for: Apple, banana, grapes, cookies, ice cream, water, juice, mommy, daddy, gramma, grampa, baby, bath, sleep, up & down! WOW! and we learned how to use them with songs! Keep up the good work and try to remember to incorporate just a couple signs into your daily life!
good luck and happy signing!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Word List March 16 class

Here is the word list for today's class:
Milk, Eat, More, drink, all done.
We will review these signs next week. For now, try to remember to use them as such:
Would you like more milk? Would you like more food? Would you like to play some more? When all done diapering say all done! When all done eating say all done! As your child if they would like to drink some milk. Then ask if they would like more or are they all done. Are you hungry, would you like to eat? Check out youtube, signing savvy, blossoming little minds and signing time! And bring pictures from magazine of fruits, cookies, cheese and crackers, etc.
Good luck! Happy SIgning

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baby Sign Language Classes

Baby Sign language class

Learn how to communicate with your infant/toddler before they develop speech. This 6 week class will cover the benefits of signing, how to get started, how to help toddlers identify emotions using sign, overcoming any pitfalls and continuing to use sign language as a multisensory teaching tool in the preschool years. You will learn over 75 signs and the manual alphabet. Classes run Tuesdays 10A-10:45A, March 16-April 20 at Storybook Theatre in Hanapepe. Donation recommended but not required. More info lucidhawaii@mac.com, www.blossominglittleminds.com.
Schedule of topics:
March 16: Getting Started, Benefits of Signing, signs for basic needs
March 23: Uses of sign language, signs for food & drink
March 30: Overcoming pitfalls, signs for animals
April 6: Everyday signs, review, questions, books & games
April 13: Using signs to help toddlers identify emotions, signs for body & feelings
April 20: Using sign language as a multisensory teaching tool, signs for colors and the alphabet

Ziggity Zoom

Aloha folks:
I was recently appointed to the Ziggity Zoom advisory board and have posted a few articles about sign language at this site. By the way, it's a great site for kids and parents and shares that title of best site for kids with Disney kids. You may see my article on Empowering your baby with sign language here.