Signing Smart Curricula

 

 

 

 

Signing Smart™ Parent Workshop: Beginner (Adults of 0 - Under 3 yrs) Spring '08  Summer '08 & Fall '08 & Winter '09

Signing Smart Treasure Chest 2 video clip!

 Home Materials include: award-winning Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers: A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide - for parents or caregivers to begin signing with their hearing infant or toddler, as well as for those seeking additional tools or activities. Photos of over 130 ASL signs and more than 70 fun interactive activities for the home or childcare setting. One book included per household. 

Ages: Adults only please (Nursing moms of children less than 6 months of age are more than welcome but need to make sure all can hear the presentation). Perfect for expectant parents as well as those with children from 0-2.

Cost: $40 + $20 Home Materials fee (50% discount for accompanying spouse/grandparent). 

Description: The Beginner Signing Smart Workshop is for expectant parents or parents new to signing with their baby as well as for those who have already gotten started and are looking for support during the early phases. More than just motivating parents to sign, this workshop helps parents develop a plan for successfully signing with research-proven Signing Smart strategies and techniques. You will learn the Signing Smart Start - how many and which signs to use in the early stages - as well as how to build up your signs as time goes on. In addition, you will learn to create interactions in which your infant or toddler most easily learns signs, how to bring signs into your child's world, and how to recognize your child's first signs. Through instructor presentation, interactive activities and discussion, and video examples, you will learn over 35 ASL signs, as well as tools, strategies, and resources that will enable you to experience the success of Signing Smart from the very first day!

Date:  Upon request

Location: Upon request

To Register: Call (571) 543-1002 or Register at www.ParentChildU.com - Registration page.

Feel free to call with questions or to arrange a private group at your home, business or playgroup.

 

Signing Smart™ Childcare Providers & Infant/Toddler Teacher Workshop   Spring '08 & Summer '08

Signing Smart Treasure Chest 2 video clip!

 Home Materials include: award-winning Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers: A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide - for parents or caregivers to begin signing with their hearing infant or toddler, as well as for those seeking additional tools or activities. Photos of over 130 ASL signs and more than 70 fun interactive activities for the home or childcare setting. Also includes 2 Diaper-bag Dictionaries – your choice of 2: First Signs, Animal Signs, Food Signs, or Holiday Signs.

Ages: Adults. Perfect for child care providers, nannies, babysitters, and even grandparents who provide care for children ages 0-2.

1st Teacher Cost: $100 includes the $50 Home Materials fee, 2nd & 3rd Teacher at one center cost: $50 with no materials One materials fee included for every 3rd teacher enrolled in a center. 

Description: This Signing Smart Workshop is relevant for childcare providers and teachers of hearing infants and toddlers and is specifically geared towards those who work with multiple children simultaneously. More than just motivating teachers to sign with the babies and toddlers in their care, this workshop helps professionals develop a plan for successfully incorporating signs and research-proven Signing Smart strategies and techniques into their classrooms. By using group-orientated Signing Smart strategies, teachers will enhance spoken language skills, facilitate cognitive and emotional development, and take advantage of this powerful classroom management tool. As a result, teachers will notice a decrease in children's frustration, aggression, and tantrums, and an increase in constructive interactions and positive affect. Through instructor presentation, interactive activities and discussion, and video examples, you will learn simple but successful Signing Smart techniques that make signing a welcome addition to your work with children. You will learn the Signing Smart Start in a group setting, as well as how many and which signs to use as you introduce Signing Smart to your entire class. You will further learn how help children access your signs in the hectic environment of a classroom, how to implement our simple and successful strategies that make signing a breeze, as well as how to recognize what signs look like on children's hands.

Date: Available upon request for prearranged groups.

Time: Time to be determined.

Location: TBD

To Register: Call (571) 643-1002 to arrange your own private session for your center or child care providers.

 

 

Signing Smart™: Beginner Play Class (5 mos. - 2 yrs w/caregiver)  Spring '08 & Summer '08

Signing Smart Treasure Chest 2 video clip!

 

Home Materials include: Signing Smart for Early Communication: Beginner Handbook, Signing Smart Video Glossary with 135 signs, and The Treasure Chest: Vol. 1: children’s video with over 30 signs. A $46 materials fee is due to the instructor the first day of class. Repeat students Home Materials fee $16.00.

Spring Schedule here (Summer below)

Ages: 5 months – 2 yrs.

Sessions: 9 week class, 45 min

Instructor: Daub

Cost: $125 + 46 materials fee

Day/Time: Saturdays 10:30-11:15

Dates: 4/19-6/14

Class size: 3min/12max (with caregiver/s)

 

Description: Signing Smart strategies integrate more than 130 American Sign Language (ASL) signs into songs, games, and activities developed to engage very young children and their parents.  Research has shown that Signing Smart with hearing babies and toddlers allows communication and spoken language to happen earlier and faster, while reducing frustration and tantrums. Most children have 2-3 words by 12 months, whereas, Signing Smart children typically have 25 signs and 16 words!  Most children start combining words into 2 word sentences by 20 months, whereas Signing Smart children typically do this by 11-14 months and some as early as 6 months!  NIH even found a 12 point IQ increase for 8 year-olds who used signs as young children. More research, class pictures, and family quotes at www.ParentChildU.com.

To Register: Call (703) 228-4747

SUMMER
Ages: 6 months – 2 yrs.

Sessions: 6 week class, 45 min

Instructor: Daub

Cost: $75 + 47 materials fee

Day/Time: Tu 5:30- 6:15 (if you can’t run Tues night please try to find another night) AND W 9:30 – 10:15

Dates: T 7/15-8/19 & W 7/16-8/20

Class size: 3min/12max (Parent-Child)

 

 

Signing Smart™: Intermediate Play Class (12 mos. - Under 3 yrs w/caregiver)  Spring '08 & Summer '08

Signing Smart Treasure Chest 2 video clip!

  Home Materials include: Signing Smart Intermediate Handbook and The Treasure Chest 2: Signs, Songs and Rhymes children’s DVD and CD with over 90 signs. Repeat students Home Materials fee $16.00.

Spring Schedule (Summer below)

Ages: 12 months – under 3 yrs

Sessions: 9 week class, 45 min

Cost: $118 + $37 materials fee due the first class session

Location: Fairlington Center

Instructor: Kretzer

Day/Time: Saturdays 11:30-12:15

Class size: 3min/12max (with caregiver/s)

Description:  Through engaging and developmentally-stimulating activities, you will learn how to use 130 ASL signs and Signing Smart Strategies to: decrease temper tantrums, facilitate your child's comprehension of abstract ideas and stimulate your child's memory skills. Songs, rhymes, parachute play and center time help foster emotional understanding, encourage symbolic play, enhance overall vocabulary and sentence use (signed and spoken), and advance your child's pre-literacy abilities through strategic sign use while reading, rhyming, and storytelling. No prior signing experience or class required. Home materials fee is $37 and repeat students fee is $16.00.

To Register: Call (703) 228-4747

 

 

SUMMER

Ages: 12 months – under 3 yrs

Sessions: 6 week class, 45 min

Cost: $70 + $37 materials fee due the first class session

Instructor: Daub

Dates: W 7/16-8/20 T 7/15-8/19

Day/Time: Tu 6:30-7:15 & Wed 10:30-11:15 

Class size: 3min/12max (Parent-Child)

  

 

 

 

 

Signing Smart™: Zoo Play Class (5 mos. - 2 yrs)    Spring '08 & Summer '08

Signing Smart Treasure Chest 2 video clip!

  Home Materials are optional. Here pictured is the Signing Smart Diaper Bag Dictionary of 30 Animal Signs.

SPRING (SUMMER - Below)

 

Ages:   5 months – 2.5 (Parent-Child)

Dates:  Th 5/29-6/20

Time:   10:30 - 11:15 a.m. 

Price: $60 (optional materials fee of $11)

Location: Heather's Playgroup

Description: This class will teach your child ASL signs for the zoo environment through songs, games, and more. Signing Smart™ strategies integrate American Sign Language (ASL) signs into songs, instrument play, games, and activities developed to engage very young children and their parents.  Research has shown that Signing Smart™ with hearing babies and toddlers allows communication and spoken language to happen earlier and faster, while reducing frustration and tantrums and increasing IQ 12 points! Experience animals in a whole new way! More information at www.ParentChildU.com. Optional Home Materials include the Signing Smart Diaper Bag Dictionary of 30 Animal Signs for $11.

 

Signing Smart™ ASL Play Class: Holiday (5 mos. - Under 3 yrs w/caregiver)   Fall '07

Signing Smart Treasure Chest 2 video clip!

Home Materials include: Signing Smart Holiday Handbook : a non-              religious handbook for signing families that contains photos of over 75 hard-to-find year-round holiday ASL signs, and festive song ideas that emphasizes how to be Signing Smart to lighten the pressures of the     holidays and how to understand and experience this magical time of year from your child’s perspective.

Ages: 6 months - 2 years

Sessions: 4 Sessions, 45 minutes

Cost: $45 + a $15 Home Materials Fee

Time: Saturdays 9:30-10:15

Dates: Sat 11/17-12/15 skip 11/24

Class size: 3min/12max (with caregiver)

Description: All families (signing or not) come sign, play, and sing with us! This non-religious class includes engaging activities and songs that incorporate ASL holiday and seasonal signs from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day celebrations. Come learn what signing is all about and how to use Signing Smart™ to lighten the pressures of the holidays, teach your child to talk before they can talk or clarify early speech, and have FUN! Learn over 50 ASL signs through gross motor play, activities, and small group center time, and learn how to sing and sign such well-known songs such as “Over the River and Through the Woods,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and so many more. Check out www.ParentChildU.com for class pictures and more!

 

To Register Call: (571) 643-1002