Sign Language for Families Outside
Apr 17 - Jun 05 (Saturday)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Adults with Babies and Toddlers Empower your baby or toddler to communicate more effectively, expressing their joys and needs more clearly and with decreased frustration. Limited only by the comparatively slower development of speech, babies have the cognitive-memory capacity to communicate language as early as 6 months of age, and the gross-motor skills and hand-eye coordination to sign. Giving your child a means to communicate reduces misunderstandings and crying, prevents tantrums and eliminates the need to guess what your child is trying to tell you. Baby signers reap the benefits from signing beyond babyhood, including advanced language development, higher self-esteem, feeling confident in their ability to communicate and the comfort of forming deep familial bonds. In this outdoor class, learn a library of baby signs as well as methods for teaching and encouraging communication with your baby through sign discussions, observations, songs and play alongside other families. Class includes weekly video recaps of the signs learned in class to use as reference, as well as supplemental videos as another tool for learning. Participants will physically/social distance and commit to weekly self-health screenings. Adults and children 2 and older are expected to wear masks as best they can for the duration of the class. Instructor: Whitney Wilkes-Krier. 7 Classes Scholarship recipients pay $10.
All in-person programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or an influx of COVID-19 throughout the community. Participants will physical/social distance and commit to weekly self-health screenings. Adults and children are expected to wear masks as best they can for the duration of the class.
The weather makeup plan will be a zoom class.
There is no class on Saturday, May 29.
Windemere Field at Windemere Park
Ann Arbor Public School System