Signing With Cheryl-Annette
My love for sign language began as a child when a kind lady taught me to sign “Joy to the World”. The signs to that song opened my mind and heart to a beautiful language. Over the next few years I learned what I could from books, and I took every American Sign Language (ASL) class I could find. ASL was my primary foreign language while studying engineering in college.
Now I have two children of my own, and I am sharing my love of this language with them. My kids have given me a whole new appreciation of ASL and how it can help open communication at a very young age. I look forward to sharing this joy of communication with other parents who wish to sign with their children.
Class: Baby & Me – “Signing Together!”
When: Mondays from 12:30 – 1:15 PM
Where: Hobby Lobby in Rockwall, TX
Cost: $50 for five weeks per family. A drop-in option is available for $12 a week. Start at any time.
How to Register: Fill out this registration form (pdf), and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are also available in class.
Details: These classes are designed for babies and toddlers (birth to 3 years old) and their caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, etc). Siblings are welcome! In this “mommy and me” style class, you will learn American Sign Language vocabulary that you and your child can use to help early communication. You will sometimes hear this called “baby sign language”, but you will be learning actual American Sign Language vocabulary that can become a foundation for learning a second language used by millions of people. We will sing songs, play games, read books, dance, make simple crafts, learn, and have lots of fun!
I offer workshops to preschools and daycares that are interested in learning how to incorporate sign language into their existing programs. Children learn through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic methods. Using sign language allows teachers to simultaneously teach to all three learning styles. If you would like to find out more about the workshops that I offer, please contact me by phone or email.