Day 3 No/Little Screen Time

Hi! How is it going in your challenge? We have had grandparents from Calgary. As I write this, I hear my children laughing from the basement while engaged in play with grandpa! And then my oldest runs upstairs with his grandpa’s tablet.   Here is some of the games we have come up with today….

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Baby Sign Language uses American Sign Language signs!

Baby sign language is a tool of communication that you can give to your pre-verbal baby. Babies begin to gesture at a fairly early age; putting their hands in the air to be picked up, pointing at things they want etc. They quickly learn that these movements will elicit a reaction from his/her parents. Taking…

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When to Start Baby Sign Language Classes?

I am often asked, “When can I start signing with my child?” The answer is never the same for each family, as each parent has their own reasons for using #babysignlanguage  their family. Based on child development, babies are ready for signing when they start moving their eyes and head to track toys or their…

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Baby Sign Language Promotes Early Language Development

A little needs to hear a word 200 times before verbally expressing the concept. However, when using Baby Sign Language (ASL signs) a child is comprehending a single word using both their visual and auditory ways of learning! Research, over 28 years worth, shows that ASL signs supports verbal English! Plus, using Baby Sign Language…

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My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Class in Saskatoon

Join Little Hands and Me Parenting Network for FALL baby sign language classes. We use the Canadian Parent Tested Parent Approved Award winning My Smart Hands program! We learn ASL signs in a unique multi sensory environment which focuses on whole child development. Classes: Tuesdays starting September 6 10am – 2 spaces remaining 1:15pm –…

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My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language

In a playful, educational and language-rich environment; parents and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through whole child development activities: sensory bins and bottles, puppets, shakers, flannel board stories, music, movement and so much more.       My Smart Hands™ Level I These classes are 8 weeks in length and 50…

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Invitation to Play with “Stones For Learning”

We received “Stones For Learning” from RS Stones. I am in love with this product as it is from a Canadian Stone Hand Carver in Mission BC. These rocks are in three shapes: circle, square and triangle. Young babies are able to touch the stones and feel the differences in temperatures and observe new colours….

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When Can I Start Signing With My Baby?

I am often asked, “When can I start signing with my child?” The answer is never the same for each family, as each parent has their own reasons for using baby sign language their family. Based on child development, babies are ready for signing when they start moving their eyes and head to track toys…

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Make Baby Sign Fun and Watch for Teachable Moments!

Make signing with your love bug fun and look for teachable moments! Signing should be fun! Do not worry about carving time out of your day to sit down and sign with your little. Rather signing can be used throughout your day in natural and fun ways! In our Level II class we used 5…

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