Sign Language for Littles Online Workshop

This class is now being taught quarterly.

To register for the next class, head on over to the Birthsmarter website.

Join Lisa and Simone Edwards-Forde on January 16th for this one-hour interactive class on using ASL to boost communication in the first two years of life.

Poster for our Zoom-based "Sign Language for Littles" class.

Research and anecdotal experiences have shown that signing with your baby will improve cognitive and emotional development.

If you want to learn how to start signing with your baby, then this is the opportunity for you!

Mother and child signing together

This class uses ASL vocabulary, and will provide you with lots of practical strategies that you can use at home to create a signing routine with your child. This class is appropriate for parents of hearing children and of Deaf children, and it is also useful for pregnant people.

Lisa (hearing) and Simone (Deaf) will be co-teaching and joined by an ASL interpreter. We want to create a great learning environment where we will bring ASL to hearing families while building bridges into the Deaf community. This class will start with the basics, and it is geared towards parents with minimal signing experience.

  • Learn the difference between ASL and baby sign language
  • Understand the benefits of signing with babies and children (with big picture theory on the difference between language and communication).
  • Practice the common signs for infants and how to include them in your daily routine. (Milk, Sleep, All Done, More (and many more…)
  • How to use playtime to reinforce daily routine signs

For more info and to register, click through to the Birth Smarter website.

Published by Black Bear Healing Home ~ Signing for Babies

Black Bear Healing Home is devoted to providing personalized American Sign Language services online and in Lanark County and the Ottawa Valley. We offer prenatal ASL workshops and sign language for babies classes. We also provide community ASL classes for teens and adults, and organize public ASL socials.

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