"...her sign language classes are fantastic. She's full of energy, knowledgeable, and a very talented musician."
- Juliette's Big List
Music, Sign & Early Communication Skills
For Babies Communication Skill Development:
Signing especially with music, engages and underscores the feeling and communication in our signing, making it a holistic, happy, fun learning experience for babies.
Babies and parents retain the signs more easily through song and because we had fun learning them.
Babies need to express themselves!
Signing also increases the parent child bond and reduces babies' frustration and tantrums as they can communicate and have their needs met. Signing also supports children's early facility for language and communication.
Parent-Child Early Communication
We utilize a variety of Communication and Language Play methods to support early Infant - Parent communication.
In our Baby Sign class we use some ASL vocabulary, but we are not using ASL grammar. Baby Sign is easy and fun.
Adorable Baby Signing "More".
One of our baby sign class students at home. So cute! Watch the baby's language comprehension and communication skills at work as he uses the sign "more".
Babies Expressive & Receptive Language Skills:
Signing is amazing for infants and toddlers communication skills. One of the truly wonderful things to see in children as they grow with sign is how the innate expressiveness of signing enhances your child's expressive language skills.
Parent's often share about an "explosive" or unexpected "blossoming" of expressive language with a child they have done baby sign with.
Come Sign & Sing Some Happy!
Sunshine Baby Sign & Music is a wonderful class to experience with your baby.
A fun, active interactive class designed to support babies developing language and communication skills. Engaging, live music, sign songs and chants, creative sensory and developmental play all infused with positive reinforcement and encouragement to your child.
This enriched, baby-loves-it mix, carefully structured to engage your baby and child, makes learning to sign with your baby easy and fun!
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See More Babies Signing!
Signing "Awesome!" for himself.
Watch how this toddler, another class student is expressing his enthusiasm for his truly awesome drumming! We use this simpler version of "awesome"to allow for babies' motor skill levels.
Signing "More" & "Please".
Sweet toddler signs to Dad.
Now watch the same toddler using his signs and manners to get more Icecream. (Motivation!) Sign is a great way to support manners. Please & Thank you are wonderful signs to use early on.
Babies are so smart.
They are learning at a rate we couldn't even imagine. And they have many things to say, or ask for. Teaching infants to to communicate with sign, before their verbal skills are developed enough to express themselves well, empowers children with stronger, and more expressive communication skills, and increases the parent-infant bond. Signing also make us better, more intentional communicators with our babies.
Another video sent by class parents.
"Milk" is of course one of the first signs I have parents incorporate into their daily routine with the baby. It is a wonderful feeling when you see the baby start to ask for milk, or other needs, on their own with sign.
Being able to communicate their wants and needs to you, can decrease an infant's frustration and temper tantrums.
Being able to have a need met through communication increases the bond between parent and child, and has a powerful positive effect on your child's overall communication skills and language usage.
ASL is a wonderful language!
We do work from ASL vocabulary. You will discover American Sign Language is a fascinating, powerful language. If you want to pursue more in-depth American Sign Language training, that is wonderful! For that, it is strongly recommended that you study with a Native Signer, either a Deaf Adult or a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) who grew up signing as their first language. You can also find ASL courses for adults in many community colleges or universities.
If you do pursue ASL studies, you will discover a beautiful language and rich culture. One that has so much to teach the hearing culture about communication.