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Sign Babies
Teaching Parents and Caregivers in Utah County

Course Description
Sign Babies Presentation
The Sign Babies presentation teaches expectant parents, new parents, grandparents and caregivers about how to build a special bond with an infant using sign language as a communication tool in the early months.

In an hour, you will:
  • learn short and long-term benefits of signing
  • receive information on how babies learn and communicate
  • practice "modeling" first signs
  • receive information on how to develop your skills in signing with your baby
Sign Babies presentations are free and are held across Utah County. You can even host a Sign Babies presentation in your home, community group, or church group.

Sign Babies Classes
Sign Babies classes provide parents and caregivers with additional skills and knowledge to ensure signing success. Sign Babies workshops are held once a week for 4 weeks and cover various topics such as signs for animals, colors, food, family, activities, emotions, questions, numbers and the alphabet. In the classes, we use books, songs, props and toys to create an optimal learning environment.

Classes are a great way to learn more Sign Language and get into the habit of incorporate signing into your daily activities and routines with your baby or toddler.

Presenter Profile
Nancy Anne Cadjan, M.A. English and Rhetoric
Teaching others about the power of signing has become a mission for me since I witnessed the power it had in my own family. We started signing with my son, Alex, at 7 months. By 10 months, he signed MILK. By 12 months, he signed MILK, MORE, EAT, APPLE, BANANA, BOOK, READ, and SLEEP. Imagine our surprise when Alex signed SLEEP and took daddy’s hand and led him to his crib. By 16 months, he could sign over 100 words and responded to 100 additional signs for 100. Even more amazing, he could say over 50 words! Signing freed Alex to learn to speak sooner and to learn abstract concepts like letters and numbers. By 17 months, he knew 8 letters and 4 numbers and would seek them out on his own.

I have taught adults and children in both formal academic settings and in informal settings. Bringing the SIGN with your BABYâ„¢ program to parents and children gives me the opportunity to share a skill that transformed our family and created deep bonds between my son, my husband, and myself.

Location, Time, and Duration
Classes and presentations are currently being held at For Every Mother (560 S State, Suite C1, Orem, UT). Classes are held on Saturdays. Call Nancy to sign up (235-9245).

Free presentations are generally held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Call For Every Mother to RSVP (224-4143).

Cost
Sign Babies classes cost for 4 1-hour classes. This price includes materials. Both parents may attend.

Registration and More Information
To register for Sign Babies classes or workshops, please contact Nancy at (801) 235-9245 or e-mail nancy@signbabies.com
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I am also available for individual consultations, speaking engagements, and presentations in your home. To schedule a consultation or training please call or e-mail me with your specific needs.

And check out the Sign Babies web site at www.signbabies.com

NOTE: All of the individuals and/or organizations listed herein operate independently of and are not directly affiliated with Sign2Me®/Northlight Communications. The above information is provided solely as a service to parents and caregivers seeking signing resources in their community. None of these programs have been reviewed, approved, or endorsed in any way by Sign2Me® and we take no responsibility for the quality, format, or content provided.
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