Sign with Cherie
Did you know that research shows that children who sign as babies...
...have refined gross and fine motor skills, coordination, and spatial reasoning.
...have a greater sense of self-sufficiency, independence and confidence.
...have a better grasp of grammar and language in general once they begin speaking.
...tend to speak sooner.
...have higher average scores on intelligence tests.
Who will benefit from sign language instruction?
Families of hearing infants and older children
Caregivers such as Grandmother, Aunts, Daycare Staff
Families and children with special needs
Parents of newly identified deaf/hard of hearing children
Sign with Cherie
Sign with Cherie uses American Sign Language as a tool to empower early effective communication between parents, infants, children, teachers and caregivers. Infants may lack the fine motor skills necessary to produce spoken language, but they do not lack the conceptual ability to understand and use language. With the aide of sign language, children as young as eight months of age can tell you what they want, need, and feel, before they are able to verbalize.
Giving children the gift of early communication is a rather simple task. It does not require learning an entire new language or months of study, rather sign language teaches a few simple gestures that empower children to communicate. In the same way that crawling seems to stimulate a child’s interest in walking, signing provides an excellent bridge to verbal communication. Babies learn signs that represent ideas they can understand like "eat", "more," and "milk". This enables the child to replace some of their frustrated outbursts with hand gestures that tell you exactly what they want or need. This creates a bond that can greatly improve the relationship with their caregivers. By signing with your baby, you are establishing the foundation for a lifetime of successful communication.
Sign with Cherie presentations, workshops and classes are based on Dr. Joseph Garcia’s award-winning SIGN with your BABY® program and ASL. The SIGN with your BABY® program builds the communication skills for each child by reinforcing each word that is introduced by combining audio, visual and kinesthetic modes. ASL is an established language and all participants involved in the child’s language development have a common foundation for instruction. Without a unified system of communication, each individual family, and childcare facility could be faced with interpreting a unique set of signs from each child.
So come on and become a part of the growing number of families who have decided to encourage and enhance their child’s growth by introducing a few signs to their everyday lives and you will begin to relate to your child in a WHOLE NEW WAY!
Presentations, Workshops and Classes
All presentations, workshops and classes are perfect for anyone who has regular contact with infants or young children. All members of the family are invited to participate including grandparents and other caregivers. Classes or workshops can be modified to meet your needs. You can host a class in your home or as part of a playgroup. You can hold a workshop designed for daycare, preschool, or kindergarten staff. Individual family consulting is also available.
FREE 1-hour informational session designed to introduce families or organizations to the benefits of signing with children.
*Due to workshop lengths, the attendance of children is not reccommended.
The workshop is a one-day 3 hour course providing insight into a child’s language development with the use of SIGN with your BABY® and ASL to build pre-verbal communication skills. It will provide demonstrations, discussions, preview of training video, games and songs. Participants can also expect to review the benefits of signing, practice modeling first signs, tips for signing success, vocabulary building resources/exercises and discover how to create optimal learning opportunities for their babies.
Participants can expect to learn vocabulary related to areas of interest to babies and toddlers. With topics such as food, animals, alphabet, numbers, how to implement signs into their daily routines and using sign language during book-readings.
The In-Home workshop is for those who would like to organize and host a small group of parents, friends, family and caregivers in their home or location of their choice. We will contact you to determine a convenient time of day, number of classes, and structure on the needs of your group and the ages of the children. Host gifts are available depending on the size of your group
*Interested groups, such as, families, child-care providers, community centers and mother’s groups may also sponsor classes. Classes can be held in a variety of class formats ( e.g., 4-week, 6-week, etc.)
This is a one-hour class that meets weekly. These classes are designed for families with children in a similar age group. This class emphasizes "hands on" signing techniques and role-playing scenarios for introducing sign language to the child. The class will provide demonstrations, discussions, preview of training video, games and songs. Participants can also expect to review the benefits of signing, practice modeling first signs, tips for signing success, vocabulary building resources/exercises and discover how to create optimal learning opportunities for their babies.
We are available for private in home instructions and consultations.
Sign with Cherie services Houston and its surrounding areas. For registration or more information on classes and rates please contact us.
Phone: (832) 725-3833
*Gift Certificates available
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