Baby Sign Language Playgroup
Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you and start spending more time fulfilling your child's specific needs. Baby Sign Language gives parents the opportunity to communicate with children long before babies can verbalize their wants and needs. Research studies show that signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration and aggressive behavior, and as children mature, results in a greater interest in reading. Out of all the wonderful benefits of baby sign language, the most important benefit of all is that signing will greatly deepen the bond between you and your child.
as of 3/16/2020 ALL upcoming Newborn & Beyond classes have shifted to a virtual classroom via Zoom. Your instructor will email links to access the class session 10-15 minutes before the class begins.
What you will learn
This 6-week series class is a fun opportunity for you to build your signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more! We've split 18 sessions into three different six-day series named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. No need to take them in order. Just dive in and start learning now.
Our Introductory Workshop is recommended prior to taking a playgroup series unless you are already familiar with American Sign Language (ASL).
New 2020 Themes ~ RED, YELLOW, BLUE
In the past we've offered two Playgroup Series named Boom and Zoom. Parents have been asking us to add a third series for years. So, ....drum roll.... In 2020 we are thrilled to announce that we are expanding our program and offering three different playgroup series.
RED SERIES (Similar to our old Boom Series)
Day #1 Magic 7* Signs plus Mealtime Red
Day #2 Colors and Clothing
Day #3 Animals on the Farm
Day #4 Bathtime Signs
Day #5 Weather Signs
Day #6 Family Signs and Series Review
Day #1 Magic 7* Signs plus Mealtime Yellow
Day #2 Colors and Garden Critters
Day #3 Animals in the Zoo
Day #4 Safety and Senses
Day #5 Feelings and Emotions
Day #6 Opposites and Series Review
BLUE SERIES (Similar to our old Zoom Series)
Day #1 Magic 7* Signs plus Mealtime Blue
Day #2 Ocean Animals
Day #3 Things that go Zoom
Day #4 Bedtime Signs
Day #5 Playtime and Manners
Day #6 Woodland Animals and Series Review
* Magic 7 signs are the basic starter signs
Not everyone may be able to make it to all the classes. With vacations and unexpected illnesses it's rare that everyone attends every playgroup. For this reason we have formatted each hour long lesson plan to spend thirty minutes reviewing all the vocabulary that we learned the previous week. Happy Baby Signs does not offer make up classes. You are welcome to bring your baby, but it is not required.
Class & Registration Information
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This class meets for 6 consecutive Saturdays.
Please note class times and themes in when you register and be sure to select the correct class time, as changes after registration will incur a $15 admin fee.
Unless you have prior sign language experience, it is strongly recommended you take Intro to Baby Sign Language before registering for our Playgroup,
If you find the class you prefer is full, please contact us and we will put you on waiting list. If there is demand, we will do our best to open another class.
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"Fun, inspiring, practical, encouraging!!"
"Bill has a wonderful ability to read the group, keep interest and ease with the children."
"Instructor's energy very helpful for remembering concepts."