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Baby Sign Classes

Early Communication for Hearing Babies

Anyone who has cared for a preverbal child knows how frustrating it can be for both baby and adult when baby wants or needs something, but doesn't yet have words to communicate. 

 

This situation can easily result in the baby fussing, grunting or even crying and screaming, while the parent or caregiver attempts to guess at what the baby wants.

Signing takes care of ALL of that frustration! 

 

And the best part is that teaching your baby to use hand gestures for things like EAT, MORE, ALL DONE, HELP, DIAPERS is very simple, easy and fun to do!

In fact, if you wave BYE BYE to your child, you are already signing, it's that simple!

 

Benefits of signing with babies:

· Reduces frustration

· Minimizes need to cry/whine

· Strengthens parent/child bond

· Improves verbal skills

· Increases vocabulary

· Boosts self confidence

· Builds self-esteem

· Helps baby attain high IQ

· Enhances memory

· Helps with potty training

· Helps with social interactions

 

BABY SIGN BASICS   

A FREE class For parents and caregivers​ of babies 0 to 18 months old

New to baby signing?  Start with the basics.  Learn the history and benefits of signing with babies, as well as 20 starter signs and strategies to teach them to your little one in the least amount of time!  This is a lecture class, bringing baby is optional, please attend with as many caregivers as possible.

This 30 minute class will teach you everything needed to start signing with your baby and is held at the Novato Piano School studio one Saturday a month. 

 

Upcoming dates:

  • January 25th Sat 12:00 FREE sign up

  • February 22nd Sat 12:00 FREE sign up

  • March 28th Sat 12:00 FREE sign up

  • April 25th Sat 12:00 FREE  sign up

Can't wait to start signing?  Please click here for my favorite online resources, videos, articles, dictionaries, etc.

BABY SIGN & SING

A weekly play class for ages newborn to 18 months with parent or caregiver. 

It's music and movement and baby signing!

 

In a playful, musical setting we gather each week to learn activities designed to nurture Baby's overall development, with an emphasis on early communication through sign language. 

 

Class activities include: steady beat practice, rhythm patterns, movement & dance, classical and traditional music, and lots of fun with drums, bells, shakers, scarves, balls and other props!

Baby Sign & Sing class times

Thursday 11:30

Friday 9:00

Enroll online

Instructor: Miss Melissa

Class meets weekly for 40 minutes at Novato Piano School studio in central Novato.

THEME: Around the House

March 5 to April 3

$125 includes board book & instrument

Enroll online

THEME: Out and About

April 16 to May 15

$125 includes board book & instrument

Enroll online

FREE GIFT with enrollment

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE MADE EASY ​by Lane Rebelo

Can't make a class?

Click here for my favorite online baby signing resources!

     “We signed up for Melissa's class in the beginning to introduce our son to music and to socialize him with other kids. What we underestimated was the importance of the signing aspect of the classes. It has been an incredible journey to watch as he is able to express his wants and needs ("more", "finished" "water" etc.), and we take such pride and can't help but smile when he giggles and signs "bird" when he hears the birds when he wakes up, or his favorite, "fan" whenever he sees a ceiling fan. We never realized the difference it would make in his upbringing, and how fast and how well he would react to the teaching of sign language. His sign vocabulary seems to grow every day now, and our enjoyment of the learning process does too.  Thanks Melissa.”    --   Novato Dad

Read more baby sign testimonials from Melissa's clients here