Do you wish you had a glimpse into what your baby is thinking or what they want and need? Help your little one share their world with you by learning how to effectively use sign language. Sign and Play teaches babies and toddlers simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with their parents and caregivers. Using signs gives your child a way to communicate with you long before they have mastered their verbal speaking skills. In this class, you and your child will learn signs across many fun themes; meal-time, bed-time, bath-time, pets and more. Signs are introduced while playing games, singing songs and finger plays, exploring toys and story time. Parents are provided with strategies to make signing at home successful. Add in parachute and instrument time and you have a class that is both fun and informative. Come sign and play with your child!
Wendy Auffant has always been passionate about working with children and parents around communication and development. She received a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University in Audiology and Speech Science and then went on to attend Saint Xavier University for a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. After graduation, she worked full time for the Chicago Public Schools as a Speech Language Pathologist. Two babies later, she has been able to unite her personal experiences as a parent with her professional work as a speech therapist and offer infant development, baby sign language and literacy classes designed to enhance each child’s emerging talents and meet parent expectations. She is passionate about providing a fun environment for parents and their children to learn together.
For additional info, please visit http://www.babysignsprogram.com/bywendyauffant/
8 Week Session Mondays; 12pm to 12:45am
April 17-June 12 (No class May 29)
Ages: 6 months-18 months
Please note: Drop in Play Admission is NOT included with this class. Sod Room is offering a discounted Drop in Play rate available for those that care to stay before or after class! Socks are required for adults.