Owl Sign with You - Signing Academy
My name is Jennifer. And this is Why I’ve become a Signing Time Academy Instructor. I am a part-time stay-at-home Mom of two (4 years and 2 years). Prior to becoming a mom, I worked one-on-one with special needs children (ages 3-16) for 3 years. This is where my interest in ASL turned into a passion. Being able to communicate with “non-verbal” children was amazing, even though my ASL vocabulary was very small.
My work in that field brought me to a daycare, where I was the Lead Teacher in the 2-year old room for 3 years. I loved every day of watching these bright young people soak up everything like a sponge. Again, I used ASL with the children and was amazed at how quickly they picked it up, how eager they were to talk to me and happy they were when they felt understood.
Both of these experiences solidified in my mind that I would teach my own children Sign Language as soon as possible. I found Baby Singing Time! when my son was 3 months old. At 6 months, we would watch the videos together a few times a week. By 9 months he was signing “more”, “milk” and “cat”. At 12 months I was getting discouraged because he still only used a few signs. But, boy oh boy, am I glad I kept with it! Just a month after his first birthday, his ASL vocabulary took off. He quickly picked up new signs and started using ones we’ve been working on for months. All I can say is THANK YOU BABY SIGNING TIME! His spoken words are still hard to understand, but Sign Language brings us together all the time!
Nothing beats Two Little Hands Productions approach to teaching children. I am thrilled to be a Signing Time Academy Instructor and I look forward to introducing you to Alex, Leah, Rachel and Hopkins!
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