These workshops are geared towards busy parents who are unable to take a full 8-week class. This is a one-day workshop and the class duration will be approximately two hours. This class is designed for the busy parent; you will learn recommended first signs and easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Over 100 signs will be introduced. Some of the ASL vocabulary covered for this age group includes: everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs. Class fees include a full-color MSH™ curriculum book with a CD of the songs we teach. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!
The first parent workshop will be held in November, the exact date will depend on interested families availability and schedules.
If you are interested in this class type please fill out the form. By filling out this form you will not be obligated to take the class if you decide at a later time this is not for you and your family.
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My Smart Hands™ Level I
These classes run in 4 to 8-week sessions. In this class you will learn over 100 signs to use with your child. This class is 45 minutes in length and is created for parents/caregivers and babies. In a playful, educational and language-rich environment, caregivers and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through instruction, interactive games, and songs. You will learn recommended first signs; we will discuss the benefits of using ASL with infants and demonstrate easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Some of the ASL vocabulary covered for this age group includes: everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs. Class fees include a full-color MSH™ curriculum book with a CD of the songs we teach. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!
Class fee – $90
Drop-In Sign and Sing Classes
Young children are active, spontaneous, and creative! They enjoy singing and dancing to a variety of songs and rhythms. Children love putting actions to traditional favorites like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Wheels on the Bus.” In the drop-in Sign and Sing class, we teach ASL signs for traditional children’s songs, music from the MSH Level 1 CD, as well as personalized songs from our new Name Your Tune CD! Personalized Name Your Tune CDs use your child’s first name in each song and may be purchased from Name Your Tune at a discount (parents will receive a discount code to enter on the NYT website; purchase of the CD is optional). We will learn how to sign key words in each song, play games, and read books. Most importantly, we will laugh and have FUN!
This is a drop-in class, meaning you come to however many sessions you want with no obligation to come to all eight classes.
Class fee – $12/session or $80/all (8) sessions
Create Your Own Class
Do you want to join a class but none on my current schedule work for you? Do you have a group of three or more families who want to learn baby sign language? Then create your own class! YOU decide what day, time, and location work best for your group. Get all the benefits of a Level 1 or Sign and Sign class at YOUR convenience!
My Smart Hands™ Private Sessions
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My Smart Hands™ Level II – Coming Soon
This class is designed for graduates of My Smart Hands™ Level I class or for infants with basic ASL comprehension. These classes run in 6-week sessions. In level II you will learn over 120 signs to use with your child. Classes are 45 minutes in length. We will review signs learned in My Smart Hands™ Level I and continue to build our signing vocabulary. Weekly themes covered in class include: people, food, animals, emotions, opposites, weather and color signs. All of our classes include a full color MSH™ curriculum book. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!
My Smart Hands™ Level III – Coming Soon
This class is designed specifically for preschoolers, ages 3-5. The instructor teaches directly to the children, and parents and caregivers act as “teacher’s aides” during the class, helping the children with in-class songs and activities. Children do NOT need to have taken Levels 1 and 2 to join this class; however, children who have gone through the first two Levels will be slightly ahead of children who haven’t taken them. These classes run in 8-week sessions. You will learn over 100 signs, as well as sing songs and read books not learned in Level 1 or 2. Classes are 30-45 minutes in length. Weekly themes covered in class include life together, shapes, questions, days of the week, clothes, community helpers, places we go, and sports.