“A Little Sign Language Goes a Long Way!” ~ Rachel Coleman
Whether as an early communication tool for children before they speak, a form of communication for those with special needs, deafness, or hearing impairments, or as a fun, hands-on second language for children and adults of all ages….we hope you’ll learn some signs with us!
Sign and Doodle offers innovative American Sign Language classes that embrace the benefits of teaching ASL vocabulary to infants, toddlers, and children. At Sign and Doodle sign language and fine motor skills go hand in hand! Sign language increases fine motor skills, awareness of how to use hands purposefully, and the concept of meaningful communication. In return, fine motor developing activities increase a child’s ability to properly position hands to more correctly form the ASL signs. Classes are open to children of ALL ability levels.Enrollment is easy! 1.) Check our website for class schedule fall 2014 2.) Contact us to reserve your spot, pay $20 material fee 3.) Email/mail/bring your completed enrollment form
Baby Classes (beginner classes for students up to 18 months):
The most important signs for babies in this age range are signs that meet their basic needs as well as let them express their feelings and observations of the world. You and your infant will be exposed to 100’s of signs, as a parent you will learn many of these and can incorporate them into your daily life. Your infant will master the basic signs as well as pick up a few of his or her favorites along the way. Signs taught in the full 36 week Babies session can be seen here.
Classes are 45 minutes long and include signing lessons, songs, story time, parent Q&A time, ideas for reinforcing signing at home, and some built-in time for socializing. Classes are parent inclusive; you join in all the fun!
Toddler Classes (18 – 30 months):
Toddlers are active, willing learners.
Sign language appeals to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners, you will be surprised at how quickly your little one will learn new signs! Your toddler will love using their hands to communicate, sing songs, and play games! Toddlers will also participate in fine motor activities that will incorporate letter awareness, tool use, and strengthen muscles needed to eventually write. You and your toddler will be introduced to 100’s of signs, as a parent you will learn many of these and can incorporate them into your daily life. Your toddler will master the basic signs as well as pick up a few of his or her favorites along the way. Some of the signs taught in the full 36 week Toddler session can be seen here.
Our Toddler classes are 45 minutes long and include signing lessons, songs, games, story time, parent Q&A time, ideas for reinforcing signing at home, and lots of fun! Classes are parent inclusive; you join in all the fun!
Preschool Signing (ages 2.5 – 6 years old):
In these class, students will learn about manners, healthy eating, and explore real life concepts to practice social skills. Students will sing songs, play games, and interact with each other while using their signs. Sign language appeals to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners, you will be surprised at how quickly your child will learn new signs! Incorporating signs into everyday learning will appeal to all learning styles and speed up the rate at which it takes your child to develop skills. When they see the sign, see the written word, hear the word, and do the sign, it is more effective than teaching a concept using just one learning style.
Your child will learn 100’s of signs! Your child will master the basic signs as well as many, many more. Your child will learn to sign the alphabet and numbers 1-10. In the full 36 week session your child will learn enough signs to engage in short conversation with people in the deaf community. Just think how nice it would be for your hearing child to be able to invite a child who is deaf to play with them!
Preschool Classes (ages 2.5 – 6 years old) are 45 minutes long and focus on signing, songs, stories, and social skills.Enrollment is easy! 1.) Check our website for class schedule fall 2014 2.) Contact us to reserve your spot, pay $20 material fee 3.) Email/mail/bring your completed enrollment form Class Prices:
Art & Sign Language classes: (45 mins) $45 per child/month
Two classes (90 mins) $80 per child/per month
Family classes: (45 mins) $45 per family for first child ($5 for each addition child)
Enrichment Classes: (75 mins) $60 per child/month
Any 2 Enrichment classes: (2.5 hours) $110 per child/month
* Sibling Discount: $5 off each class for all Siblings enrolled
*** Stay and Play Blocks: ages 2.5 – 6 years ***
Tuesdays: 9:30 – 1:15 (Bring a Lunch or Snack for 30 min break) $140 per month
Wednesdays: 9:15 – 12:30 (Bring a quick snack for 10 min break) $130 per month
Enroll in both Tues & Wed for a discounted rate of $250 per month
**Annual Material Fee per family $20 due at registration (covers all materials for as many classes as you choose to enroll in)
Classes start the week of September 8th 2014 and will continue through the week of December 15th 2014.