Infant and Toddler ASL Sign Presentations by Kelly Ward
Signin Tots is a series of programs designed to help parents and caregivers communicate with preverbal infants and toddlers. The programs are based on Dr. Joseph Garcias SIGN with your BABY TM program which uses American Sign Language.
This program is ideal for parents and caregivers who wish to enhance their relationship and communication with infants and toddlers long before they are able to speak. Using ASL signs, participants will communicate with their preverbal children and engage them in everyday conversation at mealtime, when playing and through songs.
Young children will be empowered by their ability to communicate with the adults in their worlds and will delight in expressing themselves through the world of signs!
I have a BA degree in Elementary Education and a MA in Elementary Counselor Education. I have experience teaching children from infancy through early adolescence and have worked with children in daycare, preschool, elementary and middle school settings. I have achieved Presenters Network Level 1 Certification through the Sign With Your Baby program.
As a result of signing with my first child I experienced the thrill and benefits of the SIGN with your BABY TM program. From my daughters first signs at age 8 months I grew committed to helping others enjoy the experience of signing with babies. All three of our children enjoyed signing with the family and we were able to divert many toddler "meltdowns" due to frustration with not being able to communicate effectively with others.
Location, Time, and Duration
Presentations and workshops are currently being scheduled in the Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Iowa City area and include 1, 1.5, and 2 hour one day workshops, 3 and 4 week evening and weekend sessions, playgroup presentations or individual consultations. Parents and infants through age 24 mos. are encouraged to attend together.
Level 1 classes are designed for infants and toddlers up to 24 months: Classes cover an introduction to signing with baby, background information and the many benefits of signing with your baby. Participants will learn over 100 ASL signs to start signing with baby.
New Level 2 Toddler classes - ages 18 mos. and up! These new classes are for babies who have already been introduced to signing or for older babies who are ready to learn more signs including... colors, shapes, emotions.
Signin Tots also offers CEU credits for Iowa childcare licensing requirements. Call today to schedule a staff training at your center!
E-mail Kelly: Signintots@yahoo.com for more information or to reserve your place in one of the upcoming workshops.
Registration fees cover up to 2 adults and one child, additional adults/caregivers may attend for an additional fee to cover the cost of materials
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It is recommended you purchase the Sign With Your Baby (R) Complete Learning Kit. You may purchase it online, at major bookstores or at one of the Signin Tots Workshops/
Additional materials are available for purchase or order at the classes and workshops.
Registration and More Information
For more information on the Signin Tots programs contact Kelly Ward at wardfam93@Q.com or at 319-521-4289
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