“Sign & Sing” teaches children and parents early communication skills.
Age range: 6 months to 3 years
Class length: 40-50 minutes
From the moment you meet him or her, you want to understand your baby. What is he thinking? Is she hungry, tired, too cold, content? Early on your baby also has an innate desire to communicate with you.
In a Kindermusik Sign & Sing class (developed by Signing Smart™), we give you and your child the tools and knowledge to communicate with each other using American Sign Language. Through songs and play, you’ll both learn signs for words like “mommy”and “eat,” and you’ll know if he wants “more” “milk” and when he’s “all done.” This research-proven signing class for hearing children speeds language development, eases frustration, and enhances long-term learning abilities.
What to expect in Class:
You’ll play, sign, and sing
Using everyday items in engaging small and large group activities, we’ll sing songs and practice the sign as we say the words, play with toys, and help her learn both the spoken word and the sign.
You’ll learn to spot your baby’s most “teachable moments” and the sign language teaching methods ofthe experts. Plus you’ll learn to recognize and respond to your child’s versions of signs.
Communication through sign language
When your child is chasing a bubble or asking for the ball, you’ll make the sign for it and say the word. So she has the ways to associate the word with the object: she holds the ball, she hears you say the word, and she sees you make the sign.
Developmentally appropriate American Sign Language curriculum for parents and hearing children, ages 6 months to 3 years
5 to 10 week semester (can vary by location)
Weekly 40-50 minute class (can vary by location)
At Home Materials that includes a Family Activity Guide, DVD, and Clip-On Flashcards showing adults and children using signs
Over 75 sign language activities and games to play together