Baby Sign Language gives babies the opportunity to communicate long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration, enhances a child's self esteem and deepens the bond between parent and child.
This is a 60-minute class. Birth to 18 months old. Expectant moms welcome too!
Our baby sign language six-day series, held over six weeks, is a fun way to build your signing vocabulary and skills with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime and more. Eighteen sessions are split into three different six-day series named after the primary colors: Red, Yellow and Blue. No need to take them in order. Just dive into one now. Each series includes the essential basic starter signs and vary in the more advanced vocabulary. The Introductory Workshop is recommended but is not a prerequisite.
About the program:
Happy Baby Signs has been providing baby sign language workshops around the greater Bay Area since 2005. They have taught more than 13,000 Bay Area parents how to sign with their babies. Locations include the PJCC, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Dignity Health, Stanford WorkLife, Sprout-SF, Carmel Blue-SF, Blossom Birth Services, multiple Bay Area libraries and more than 30 other locations.
The program is founded on more than four decades of evidence-based research and uses American Sign Language (ASL). They feel that teaching ASL to the hearing population nourishes a more inclusive community. Our classes are a fun-filled way to teach parents how to introduce sign language into their baby's everyday routines through songs and interactive activities.
About Bill White:
Bill White is the director of Happy Baby Signs, and co-author with Kathleen Harper of the internationally best-selling book, Signs of a Happy Baby. He facilitates baby sign language programs at Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Sutter Health, DayOne Baby, Harmony Birth and Family, Blossom Birth Services, Stanford WorkLife, Cisco Systems, Children's Creative Learning Centers, Genentech, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Healthy Horizons and many other locations. Bill is passionate about the benefits of signing with babies and is the proud father of two hearing sons who both sign.
Bill received his Bachelor of Science Degree in psychobiology from University of California, Santa Cruz. In addition to teaching sign language courses, he has worked as a commercial print and hand model. He has had 25 years of dance training and taught dance classes locally to children and adults. He worked as Director of Operations for Kidsfaire for five years and has been the Fashion Show Director and choreographer for Modern Bridal Productions since 1995.
סדנת שפת הסימנים לתינוקות
אמהות ואבות, ביל וייט חוזר אלינו עם סדנה חדשה של שפת הסימנים לתינוקות.
הצטרפו לסדנה בת ששה מפגשים שהיא חובה לכל הורה ותינוק!
בואו להכיר ולפתוח ערוץ חדש ונוסף לתקשורת עם תינוקכם עוד לפני שהוציא מילה אחת מפיו. הסדנה מיועדת לאמהות ואבות עם תינוקות עד גיל זחילה (כן, הזדמנות גם לפעילות איכותית עם הבייבי לאבות שנמצאים עם התינוק/ת בבית) שרוצים להחשף בפעם הראשונה לשיטה המיוחדת הזו וגם למי שהשתתף בסדנה הקודמת.
Bill will teach a free Introductory Baby Sign Language class on Saturday, October 21. To register for that class, click here.
Saturdays, November 4–December 16 | No session on November 25
Jeff Center for Families (Bldg. G), Room G-106
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