SIGN with your BABY®


A fun and exciting program designed to give adults knowledge and skills they need to promote and encourage children's communication using signs. When pre-verbal babies and toddlers are able to replace some of the crying, whining, and screaming with simple hand gestures or signs, it can dramatically improve their relationships with parents and caregivers. Signing empowers little ones and provides significant advantages for talking and language development, literacy, and for communicating everyday needs, wants, and interests. Frustration is replaced with understanding and adult-child bonding!


You bring your child with you to learn together through parent talk, singing, playing, and reading aloud. It's so much fun!!

From birth to age 2 for group classes; birth to age 5 for private classes

See below for 2018 program dates and cost.


To register:   Please go to the Contact/Register page from the website menu above and fill in your information.
                         We will contact you to confirm and provide payment instructions. Thank you!


Parents and other adult family members are invited to register. The complete program consists of 12 lessons/150+ signs, taught in three sections. Each section consists of three classes, meeting once a week. Classes are 45 - 60 minutes long.

You will receive direct instruction and demonstration for how to incorporate signs into your everyday routines; practice opportunities to sign with your child; and feedback and answers to your questions.


Section 1: Getting Started

  • Class 1: First Signs; Mealtime
  • Class 2: Emotions; Dealing with Diapers
  • Class 3: Bedtime


Section 2: Teach Me More!

  • Class 1: Bath and Body; Clothes and Dressing
  • Class 2: Favorite Animals
  • Class 3: Colors


Section 3: I'm On a Roll!

  • Class 1: My Family
  • Class 2: Play Time
  • Class 3: Nature and Weather



2018 Program Choices (choose one)


Bay View Location:    Well-Rounded Maternity Center

                                                   2455 S. Howell Ave.

                                                   Milwaukee, WI  53207


❒   WINTER:   Section 1: Getting Started  MONDAYS, February 12, 19, 26 
                              5:45 PM - 6:45 PM for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years

                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted  
     


❒   SPRING:    Section 2: Teach Me More!  MONDAYS, March 12, 19, 26  
                              5:45 PM - 6:45 PM for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years

                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material

                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted


                        Section 3: I'm On a Roll!  MONDAYS, April 9, 16, 23 
                              5:45 PM - 6:45 PM for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material

                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted



❒   FALL:         Section 1: Getting Started  MONDAYS, September 10, 17, 24
                             
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years

                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted  
     
                     Section 2: Teach Me More!  MONDAYS, October 8, 15, 22 
                             
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost: $35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted

                        Section 3: I'm On a Roll!  MONDAYS, November 5, 12, 19
                             
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM for babies and toddlers ages birth to 2 years
                              Cost:
$35 per family; includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
                                        Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted


Private classes in your home available upon request

On the Contact/Register page, please message us your interest and we will contact you to arrange to classes.

Cost:  pricing for 12-lesson session (usually taught in 6 classes/meetings);

            includes handouts with pictures of signs and supporting material
           $199 per family

            Pay at first class; cash, card, or check payable to Know and Grow Institute, LLC accepted


If questions, email pamela@knowandgrowinstitute.com















More About the Program

SIGN with your BABY® is revolutionizing the way adults view and interact with preverbal babies. Perhaps for the first time in history,

infants and toddlers are able to express their wants, needs, and observations in a manner that is clearly understood by their adult allies. Recent research, coupled with the experiences of parents and childcare professionals, is confirming that using American Sign Language (ASL) signs offers a host of significant benefits.

When Joseph Garcia began working as an Interpreter in the late 1970's, he noticed that hearing babies of deaf parents could communicate their needs and desires at a much earlier age than children of hearing parents. Joseph began to research the use of American Sign Language with hearing babies of hearing parents at Alaska Pacific University in 1987. The results were extraordinary. His research showed that hearing babies who are exposed to signs regularly and consistently at six to seven months of age can begin expressive communication by their eighth or ninth month. This process helps to accelerate the acquisition of verbal language as well.

As a result, Joseph began developing a practical system for teaching the process to parents, a program that first reached store shelves in 1999 in the form of the SIGN with your BABY® Complete Learning Kit. Since then, hundreds of thousands of parents and caregivers have successfully used this program to establish two-way communication, improve daily interactions, and strengthen relationships with their children.


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