What are you most surprised about in your experience?
We were surprised at how quickly we could learn, remember and apply what we were learning in class. The pace and delivery of the content were just right. Having so many songs really helped us to keep signing between classes.
How would you describe my personality or your experience with me as a teacher?
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and knows what to do to ensure that learning is taking place and content is being absorbed. Your use of stories and years of experience made it easy for us to learn from you.
What sort of measurable progress did you make over the past 6 weeks?
We know tons of signs that we apply all day, everyday! While our daughter is still learning, she likes the additional level of interaction and is curious about what we are doing when we sign to her.
What would you say to other people who were considering taking a class but they weren't sold on the online experience?
Not having to take a baby anywhere! In our situation, the online class spared us a 30+ minute trip into the city and allowed us to keep our bedtime routine. For busy families, you can’t put a price on this convenience. I didn’t realize that the class was truly for mom and dad to learn, then teach throughout the week. We were more attentive and focused as parent students than if we would have also been supervising an active baby. The video quality was excellent and nothing was compromised in terms of learning the signs via Skype.
Come take our baby sign classes online! You get the same great service but from the comfort of your own home. Classes are taught via Skype (you can join from your computer or on your phone). Both parents are encouraged to join to get the most out of each session. 6 week class $115 + shipping, includes award winning, full colour manual and digital downloadable music. Each session includes a full-color manual.
Wednesdays May 1 - June 5, 2019
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The most important thing for parents to do to help their child pick up signs faster is to be consistent in their signing. It is more important for parents to sign each and every time they say a word than to sign 30 words once in a while. I always tell parents to start with a few signs that they are comfortable with and use on a regular basis, such as the word ‘milk’. Every single time you say the word ‘milk’ make the sign. The baby will pick this sign up faster than if you only sign it ever few times you say the word. You can sign as many words as you want and introduce as many as you’d like however, make sure you are consistent. It is also important to keep in mind that all babies are different, some are going to pick it up faster than others. I started signing with my daughter when she was 2 months old but she didn’t start signing back until 9 months. However, I’ve had parents in my class who started signing with their baby at 3 months and within a few weeks they started signing back! Others have not signed until 15 or 16 months.
W is for WATER. #ASL word of the day is WATER. #babysign #babysigning