Teach your baby sign language in Bucks

Circle Speech Services will offer new Baby Signs (R) classes for children in Bucks County

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.

Register online at here or contact Susan DeMilia at 215-622-5004 or [email protected] if you would like more information about the class.

2 Responses

  1. Cristal Escuadra
    Cristal Escuadra August 8, 2012 at 4:18 am |

    I advocate for baby signing. It is true that somehow signing stimulates your baby’s mind and assists in their language and learning skills. I witnessed it in my own nephew who did not speak much before and chats away after taking signing classes at SignShine. I am amazed at his progress and definitely recommend it!

  2. Baby Sign Language
    Baby Sign Language October 8, 2012 at 4:18 am |

    Understanding your baby and his/her needs can certainly improve the strength of your bond and also increase their hapiness. Baby sign language is great way to do this in a fun way for both of you. I recommend all parents to get involved.

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