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Want to be a baby whisperer? Stop guessing what your baby is trying to tell you.
Baby Sign Language (Birth to 18 months) gives babies the opportunity to communicate long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Our six-week playgroup is a fun opportunity for parents to build their signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more.
Eighteen sessions are split into three different six-day series named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. It is recommended that participants enroll in the Introductory Workshop prior to taking a playgroup series.
In each session you will:
-Read and Sign popular board books
-Learn valuable tips to help your child learn more than 100+ signs!
-Individual Sessions for each Playgroup are outlined in the “Details” tab
-You are welcome to bring your baby, but it is not required.**
-Day #1 Magic 7* Signs plus Mealtime Red
-Day #2 Colors and Clothing
-Day #3 Animals on the Farm
-Day #4 Bath Time Signs
-Day #5 Weather Signs
-Day #6 Family Signs & Series Review
-Day #1 Magic 7* Signs plus Mealtime Yellow
-Day #2 Colors and Garden Critters
-Day #3 Animals in the Zoo
-Day #4 Safety and Senses
-Day #5 Feelings and Emotions
-Day #6 Opposites & Series Review
-Day #1 Magic 7* Signs plus Mealtime Blue
-Day #2 Ocean Animals
-Day #3 Things that go Zoom
-Day #4 Bedtime Signs
-Day #5 Playtime and Manners
-Day #6 Woodland Animals & Series Review
* Magic 7 signs are the basic starter signs
**Babies are welcome in class, or parents may come on their own, since babies will do the bulk of their learning through being exposed to signs by their caregivers in their daily routines rather than in a class once a week, just like with spoken language. We call the series of classes "playgroups" because it's the grown-ups that are playing, having fun growing their vocabulary and confidence, using the signs with interactive games and songs. Many of the younger babies sleep through class or are nursing. At this stage of the game, the babies are just along for the ride. If you have really mobile toddler you might prefer our Toddler Series.
If you have an active toddler you might consider attending without your child so that you can focus and get the most out of class. If you do bring your baby, have some things to keep your child occupied and happy, like a few favorite toys, snacks and drink. Older siblings are welcome if the instructor feels there is enough room and you feel they will do alright.
Bill White received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychobiology from University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the director of Happy Baby Signs' Baby Sign Language program and a baby sign language instructor. Bill is passionate about the benefits of signing with babies and is the proud father of two hearing sons who both sign.