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Baby Sign Language:Image

Six 1-hour classes over 6 consecutive weeks.  Designed to introduce the use of American Sign Language with preverbal infants and children.  Families will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic signs to get started within the first week.  Weeks 2 & 3 are setup to build a base for initial signs.  Weeks 4, 5 & 6 leave participants with a solid foundation and the use of conceptual signs that spark communication - not just orders or tasks.  Babies and Toddlers are welcome! 

Class Registration includes: $135.00

  • 2 Adults
  • Child
  • Course Materials & Handouts
  • Helpful Articles 
  • Parent/Child Dictionary with over 300 Kid-Friendly signs

 

Hands 4 Learning Sessions:   (18 months to 4 years)

Smart Tarts! classes are fun and interactive for both child and parent.  Enhance your child's learning abilities through the bonding of music and book reading with American Sign Language.  Early exposure to a kinesthetic language, such as ASL, provides an avenue for communication development as well as assists with literacy and reading readiness.  Motor skills, dexterity, rhythm and hand-eye coordination improve and increase brain activity and growth through hearing music and active participation in it.  Studies show that music provides tools essential for problem solving and fosters emotional bonding and self esteem.

These 12 weekly 45-minute classes include:  $170

  • Pick Me Up! interactive CD & Activity Book
  • Essential Play Cards for each week


ASL/Spanish Enrichment Program:   (3 to 6 years)

We believe that a child’s early years are essential in their overall development.  We are dedicated to nurturing learning during this phase by facilitating opportunities for children to play with a purpose.

Increase your child's vocabulary, language capacity, communication, social and emergent literacy skills through the use of American Sign Language.  During weekly, 45-minute sessions we focus on teaching children 5 new signs using American Sign Language and teaching Spanish simultaneously in activities which are fun, developmentally appropriate, and interactive.

Weekly activities may include:Image

 

  • Story Time
  • Songs & Fingerplays
  • Music & Movement
  • Sensory Games

Registration includes 8 weeks: $136

  • One Child
  • Essential PlayCards

Presentations:

Sign 2 Connect complementary presentations are introductory, practical and informative forums for groups interested and maybe even skeptical about the benefits of using American Sign Language with preverbal infants and toddlers, preschool and grade school children.

 

Sing & Sign Fun Time:

This session is simply for Fun and Review!  Signs learned in classes are practiced in songs and book reading.  New songs are also introduces to help us remember our signs and have fun doing it!  Participants are encouraged to bring their WHOLE family and friends to join us.  Great for those wanting to see what we're about!

 

ImageSee & Sign Zoo Adventure:

Meet us at Fresno's Chaffee Zoo as we tour.  We sign everything there is to sign and learn about each animal we see.  We might even get the chance to catch the bird show or eat lunch at the Zoo.  Your only cost is the park entry fee and the Zoo admission.  So bring your strollers, wagons and walking shoes for a fun interactive day.

 

See, Sign & Eat Whole Foods Fun:

Join Kelly Barnhart, of Sign 2 Connect, at  Whole Foods Market, on a unique learning tour.   Learn to sign everyday items you find at the grocery store, while learning more about the healthful and nutritious products Whole Foods Market offers everyday.  Samples will be provided.  Free!