This fall, Circle Speech Services is offering two 6 week long Baby Signs “Sign, Say and Play” classes through the Doylestown Parks and Recreation Department. Parents and children, ages 6 months to 2 years old, will learn more than 30 helpful signs through play, stories and games.
In 1982, Drs. Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn discovered that babies between the ages of 10 and 24 months were spontaneously using simple gestures to represent words they weren’t yet able to say. They might sniff for “flower,” pant for “dog,” or flap their arms for “bird.” What would happen, Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn wondered, if parents just helped the process along?
Program has dramatic benefits, including decreasing frustration for babies and parents, enriching the parent-child bond, boosting emotional development, helping babies talk sooner-even raising IQ.
During each 45 minute class, there is a short discussion on a topic related to child learning and development.
Fall 2012 Sessions at the Activity Center at 425 Wells Road in Doylestown.
1) Monday, September 17th at 10:30 am
2) Monday November 12th
The cost of the class is $150.00 for residents of Doylestown Township and and $160.00 for non-residents. Each family will take home a Sign, Say and Play kit that includes some of the games, songs and stories learned in class.