Toddler Signs - ASL Sign Language for Early Language Development

Come join the Signing Fun!
ASL Sign Language for 4 months to 4 years
Enhance communication and reduce frustration.
We Sign, Sing, and Read in class.

Toddler Signs - ASL Sign Language for Early Language Development
This parent (caregivers and grandparents too) and child programs uses demonstration (with memory hints for adults) as well as singing and reading to reinforce signs.

Children are able to communicate earlier through a combination of signing and speech thus enhancing communication and reducing frustration.
Suggested age range: 4 months - 4 years

Throughout the series of classes you will be learning signs for:
Family
Food
Manners
Play - Activities and Toys
Animals - Pets, Farm, and Zoo
Bed and Bath
Clothing
Seasons and Weather
Nature and Garden
Colors
Numbers

One to One, Small Group, and Public Classes

Contact me for information about pricing for one to one and in home small group classes.

We came up with new way to play Red Light Green Light. We added Yellow Light (for which we go real slow) and we use the sign language color signs (sometimes we say it out loud too)

parent.co

Sight Words Are so 2016: New Study Finds the Real Key to Early Literacy

A great article on early literacy.

parent.co The best indicator of future success as a reader is actually a child’s ability to use invented spelling as he writes.

Toddler Signs - ASL Sign Language for Early Language Development

I am so excited to announce I will be teaching Sign Language classes for Babies and Toddlers on Fridays at 10AM at NOVA Natural Birth Center in Chantilly, Virginia starting April 7.

4 class series with a new focus each week - Family, Food, Play, and Animals.

Email 📩 [email protected] for additional information.

Keep an eye out on my page www.facebook.com/ToddlerSigns for more announcements (Free Signing 👏 Introduction Session) and Join the Facebook 󰀀 group www.facebook.com/groups/ToddlerSigns

Come join the Signing Fun!
ASL Sign Language for 4 months to 4 years
Enhance communication and reduce frustration.
We Sign, Sing, and Read in class.

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Creating bilingual minds | Naja Ferjan Ramirez | TEDxLjubljana

A wonderful TedX talk about babies learning multiple languages fluently and the benefits of being multilingual.

Aurelia Flores Nicole Faynsin

Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez is a researcher studying the brain processing of language in infants and young children. In her talk, she showcases the latest techni...

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'Breastfeeding cafe' The Milk Lounge will be opening in Beeston

This cafe offers sign language classes too.

So excited to start offering a new series of classes at NOVA Natural Birth Center in Chantilly.

We are looking at Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings 🌄 - preferences?

nottinghampost.com A new cafe which welcomes breastfeeding mums is to open in Beeston. The Milk Lounge is designed especially with families in mind. Renovations are currently underway at a former book shop in Chilwell...

To Sign Rainbow - draw your hand 🙋 across in a rainbow 🌈

Rainbow 🌈 Fruit Skewers

Bowling Fun at Village Lanes in Leesburg.

ASL sign for bowling is a small hand movement like you are bowling

Shout out to Village Lanes and Bowl America Dranesville for lots of Bowling Fun!

Bowling at Village Lanes in Leesburg

They have unlimited bowling from 6-9PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for $10 with $4 shoe rental. Same pricing on Friday night from 9PM to midnight.

Saturday night is $14 for unlimited bowling with $4 shoe rental from 9PM to midnight.

Some Valentine's Hearts

Building Fun - ♡♡♡Happy Hearts Day♡♡♡

We made some Hearts out of Duplo blocks. These could be done with Legos too.

We have been building trees this week. My son's bonsai garden for Tu B'Shevat (he decided to name it a bonsai garden)

The sign for Tree is waving one hand with elbow on other hand. Fun to think about spring with all this warm weather.

A Duplo Bonsai Garden for Tu B'Shevat (the Birthday for Trees)

February 10-11, 2017 Tu B'Shevat

Great series. Check out the Discount Code.

According to the National Science Teaching Association, teachers and parents "play a central role in helping young children learn science" but they actually "tend to underestimate children’s capacity to learn science core ideas in the early years."

We've made it easy to give your child a strong start in science with the Rachel and the Treeschoolers science learning system: http://store.signingtime.com/treeschoolers-dvd-set

Get $60 off with code: science

♡♡♡ Give Away Time ♡♡♡

This is my favorite board book for Food Signs: Sign About Meal Time by Anthony Lewis

Nominate a Friend in the Comments for the Give Away

For additional entries to win the book:
Like and Follow my page Toddler Signs www.facebook.com/ToddlerSigns
Send an email to [email protected] with Meal Time Signs in the subject line and you will also receive a Free copy of my Most Requested Signs handout.
Share this Post and invite your friends to Like and enter too.

Sharing the Signing Fun!

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The Baby Signing Bible: Baby Sign Language Made Easy

Favorite Book for Parents

This is the book I recommend to parents who want to learn to sign with babies and toddlers. Besides having lots of great information on how to - it includes an excellent dictionary of signs.

I look forward to sharing ASL Sign Language with more families in 2017 - Toddler Signs facebook.com/ToddlerSigns/

amazon.com As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child's life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as wel...

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The Peas Say Please: Children's Board Book (I Can Do It)

A great book for practicing Manners and Food Signs.

We had so much fun reading it at Signing Playtime at Gum Spring library!

amazon.com Shaped board books are perfect for little ones who are exploring their world. Is your child ready to transition from high chair to booster seat? The light and lively story is encouraging and reassuring. The polite peas and other mealtime friends are ready to help!

World Economic Forum

Great reminder - it's communication that connects

Parents, it's time to ditch the flashcards and give your kids sticks to play with instead. Read more: http://wef.ch/2fjEGTj

We have been using our emotions signs.

This also means Mad or Angry.

The 6 most commonly requested Signs - Mom, Dad, Eat, Milk, More, and All Done

Signing Mom and Dad.

Come join the Signing Fun on Saturday at Ignite Kids Club.

It's all about Family signs.

Signing Eat

Come join the Signing Fun at Gum Spring library Friday and Ignite Kids Club on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

Come join the Signing Fun at Gum Spring Library this Friday.

It's all about Food!

Signing More - be sure to Like and Follow the Toddler Signs Page to hear about the latest classes and learn More signs!

Animals, Animals, and more Animals. Love this Duplo Animal Tower my son created.

Come join us for Signing Playtime at Gum Spring Library

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Signing Time Halloween Signs

Sharing some signs for Halloween!

https://youtu.be/ODGc1K_tifQ

http://store.signingtime.com/ Happy Halloween from Rachel Coleman and the Signing Time Team! Rachel teaches a few common Halloween sign language (ASL) signs.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Gum Spring library for the first in a series of four Toddler Signs Signing Playtimes.

Thank you to the Dulles South MOMS Club for inviting me to come do a sign language workshop for your group.

These are some of my favorite sign language books.

Come join the Signing Fun at Chantilly Babies R Us on Thursday at 7pm

Just had to share my "mustard" cookie.

Join me tonight at Babies R Us Sterling for a Free Cloth Diapering Workshop at 7PM

nytimes.com

What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages

Great article about how young children learn through observation and play.

nytimes.com Our kids don’t need to be taught in order to learn.

Free Babywearing Workshop at Chantilly Babies R Us on Thursday at 7pm

Free Toddler Signs Intro class at Babies R Us Sterling at 7PM Thursday July 14.

Signing Orange

www.infantrisk.com

Insect Bites and Repellant Sprays for Pregnant Women | InfantRisk Center

Great information on Insect Bites and Repellants

www.infantrisk.com Insect bites are certainly annoying, but they can also transmit disease. In the USA alone, insect bites can transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, chikungunya, and dengue fever to name a few.

Free Babywearing Workshop at Babies R Us. Thursday at 7PM.

Babies R Us Chantilly - Free Cloth Diapering Workshop

Bath Time Signs

5 Reasons Signing with Babies is Magical
excerpt from an article by a Baby Signing instructor

REASON 1: Baby signing gives you the gift of communication

I’ll start with the main reason baby sign language is so fantastic. It gives you the gift of communication with your little one before she can actually talk. No surprise there, right? This benefit is probably listed on every baby signing site out there – babies have control of their hands and can sign before they master the use of their voices. However, you don’t know how magical it is until you see it in action with your own child. It is the first time she signs “more” and you say, “You want more?”, and her eyes light up because she realizes that you understood her, or later, when she is a toddler and you are trying to understand what she’s saying because so many words sound the same when she is learning to talk. My daughter is 20 months old right now and “Daddy”, “Kitty”, and “Birdy” all sound the same. When she realizes I am not understanding her verbal words, she gives me a quick sign and I say, “Oh, you want kitty?” and she exclaims, “Yeah!” like, thank goodness you finally understand me, mom! Tantrum averted thanks to her signs – magic!

Babywearing Basics at Chibis tomorrow Tuesday at 11:15AM

Calam and I went to see Rachel Coleman of Signing Time in concert in DC. What fun!

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