Announcing Baby Sign Language Classes

Black Bear Healing Home is pleased to announce that Lisa is now a certified instructor with My Smart Hands. She will be teaching ASL classes to babies and their caregivers throughout Lanark County. The first session of classes will be held in Carleton Place. Stay tuned for dates.

Check out this video to see a signing baby in action.

My Smart Hands classes use 100% American Sign Language and include a signing manual for you to take home. Sign language allows babies to communicate sooner, reducing your frustration and theirs. When your baby signs their first sign to you and you know exactly what it is they want, you will be amazed. Signing with your baby can provide a bonding experience that needs to be felt in order to be believed. ASL is also a language, and using American Sign Language with your baby means that you are giving your child the gift of a second language. Signing is for everyone! Sign early and sign often.

If you would like to be added to the ongoing wait list, phone Lisa at 613-558-3199 or email Lisa@BlackBearHealingHome.com.

Signing with Little People!

table ASL

This picture is from the CROW playgroup held at the arena in Carleton Place. You can read more about Black Bear Healing Home’s involvement with Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW)’s free playgroup here. Lisa is no longer attending all of the Thursday morning playgroups. However, if you are a Deaf parent or caregiver and / or you care for a Deaf child, then Lisa is available to attend playgroups upon request. This is a free ASL interpreting service intended for conversational purposes. Lisa also interprets the nursery rhymes and stories during circle time. Free CROW playgroups are held in Carleton Place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.

If you have any questions about this service then you can contact Lisa by phone or text at 613-558-3199 or by email at Lisa@BlackBearHealingHome.com

In this picture Lisa is signing TABLE with Abigail and Avery. To see a video of the sign TABLE, check out the amazing website and free online dictionary HandSpeak. This dictionary entry includes the sign Lisa is using as well as an older generational variation of a sign with the same meaning.