Class Information

Lil' Mr. C signing "more"!

Baby Sign Language Class Information

My Smart Hands™ Level I.

In this class you will learn over 100 signs to use with your child!  Classes are 45 min in length and are created for parents.caregivers and babies.

In a playful, educational and language-rich environment, caregivers and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through instruction, books, and songs.  You will learn recommended first signs; we will discuss the benefits of using ASL with infants and demonstrate easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Some of the ASL vocabulary covered for this age group includes everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs.

All of our classes include a full-color MSH™ lesson book with a CD of the songs included in the book. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!

Fee $147.00 Inclusive
Length 8 weeks/45 min per week

Sign And Sing

Young children are active, spontaneous, and creative!  They enjoy singing and dancing to a variety of songs and rhythms. Children love putting actions to traditional favorites like “Old MacDonald” and “Wheels on the Bus.”  In the 6-week Sign and Sing class, we teach ASL signs for traditional children’s songs, music from the MSH Level 1 CD, as well as personalized songs from our new Name Your Tune CD!  Personalized NYT CDs use your child’s first name in each song and may be purchased from NYT at a discount (parents will receive a discount code to enter on the NYT website; purchase of the CD is optional).  We will learn how to sign key words in each song, play games, and read books.  Most importantly, we will laugh and have FUN!
Fee: 8-week class: $147.00. 
Length; 8 weeks/45 min per week

My Smart Hands™ Level II 

These classes are designed for graduates of My Smart Hands™ Level 1 class or for infants with basic ASL comprehension. These classes also run in 6-week sessions. In each session, you will learn over 100 signs to use with your child.  Classes are 1 hour in length.

We will review signs learned in My Smart Hands™ Level 1 and continue to build our signing vocabulary. Themes covered in class include people, food, animals, emotions, opposites, weather and color signs.

All of our classes include a full-color MSH™ curriculum book with a CD of songs included in the book. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!

Fee $147.00 Inclusive
Length 8 weeks/45 min per week

Home Groups

HOSTING PARENT RECEIVES 50% OFF REGISTRATION FEE!

Do you have a group of moms/dads who want to take a signing class but can’t find a location to suit your needs? You may be interested in hosting your own class! All you need are four families to hold a class and we come to you.

Home groups are structured the same as our classes and are fun, casual and interactive.

Fee: 8-week class: $127.00. 
Length; 8 weeks/45 min per week

 

 

My Smart Hands™ Level III

These classes are designed specifically for preschoolers, ages 3-5.  The instructor teaches directly to the children, and parents and caregivers act as “teacher’s aides” during the class, helping the children with in-class songs and activities.  Children do NOT need to have taken Levels 1 and 2 to join this class; however, children who have gone through the first two Levels will be slightly ahead of children who haven’t taken them.  These classes run in 8-week sessions.  

You will learn over 100 signs, as well as sing songs and read books not learned in Level 1 or 2.  Classes are 1 hour in length.  Weekly themes covered in class include life together, shapes, questions, days of the week, clothes, community helpers, places we go, and sports.

Fee:  8 week class/TBD



 Busy Parent Workshop

This 4-week class will focus on four topics (1 per week) from our Level 1 course.  Participants will learn over 30 signs, the ASL alphabet, several songs, and how to read and sign to several books. Some of the ASL vocabulary covered for this age group includes everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs.

Classes include a full-color MSH™ lesson manual and music download of songs included in the book. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!

Fee: 8-week class: $127.00. 
Length; 8 weeks/45 min per week
**Limit of 6 families**

Prenatal Classes

While you go through pregnancy and anticipate the birth of your little one, why not set yourself up for a smoother transition of communicating with your little one from the start.

Learning to sign with your baby has been noted to help with postpartum depression, strengthens your bond, aid in spending quality time together and set you up for early communication thereby reducing frustration for both you and babe.

Classes also are great for meeting other expecting moms and getting to forge new relationships which are so important to all new moms!

 Learn, have fun, and enjoy the process!

Fee $147.00 Inclusive
Length 8 weeks/45 per week.min 


Create Your Own Class

Do you want to join a class but none on my current schedule work for you? Do you have a group of four or more families who want to learn baby sign language? Then create your own class! YOU decide what day, time, and location work best for your group. Get all the benefits of a Level 1, Level 2, or Sign and Sing class at YOUR convenience

Fee: $147.00
Length 8-week/45 min per week






 

Looking for a service not on the schedule? Please contact Charlene - charlene@mysmarthands.ca