The Signing Smart Beginner Play Class Series provides a playful environment where parents or caregivers and their hearing children learn ASL signs and research-proven Signing Smart Strategies while playing and interacting. Activities include gross motor play, large and small group interactions, reading, singing, and much more! The classes are great for families new to signing with their babies as well as for those who have already started. Come enjoy fun and engaging developmentally-based activities that foster intimacy and communication between babies and toddlers and their parents. More than simply teaching "routine" signs, the classes are full of both useful signs as well as ones that are most motivating to your child.
Activities are structured to facilitate both linguistic and cognitive development, building up children's conceptual understanding, memory, and vocabulary. You will learn the Signing Smart Start as well as how many and which signs to use throughout your signing journey. You will also learn Signing Smart Interaction Strategies, how to bring signs into your child's world, and how to recognize and respond to your child's early signs, making signing simple, fun, and successful. To top it off, you will learn relevant developmental information related to sign, word, cognitive, and emotional development-all while playing and interacting!
Please see Locations to find a class near you. Don't forget to ask about setting up a private class for your pre-established group!