Waverly Comm to Offer Baby Sign Classes

Published 08/27 2013 12:52AM

Updated 08/27 2013 02:14PM

The Waverly Community House is pleased to announce a new series of classes designed to help hearing children communicate using sign language.  The Baby Signs Sign, Say & Play program is especially useful in developing communication skills with children. The Baby Signs program for hearing babies has been bringing powerful, research-proven benefits to babies and their families around the world for over 25 years.  The Baby Signs Program reduces tears, tantrums, and frustration, makes learning to talk easier, boosts self-esteem and self-confidence, stimulates intellectual development, and strengthens the parent-child bond.
This is a series of six theme-based classes (bedtime, bath time, mealtime, getting dressed, at the park, and pets) offered over a six-week period, with 45-minute sessions designed for parents and babies to attend together. The Baby Signs class is for parents and their babies ages 6 months to 4 years. A total of 37 useful signs are taught through fun songs, books, and activities.  In addition, parents learn simple ways to support their baby's intellectual development ― tips drawn from Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn's second parenting book, Baby Minds: Brain Building Games Your Baby Will Love
The classes are held on Thursdays, beginning September 26th in the Scout Room.  Two sessions (both covering the same topics) are offered for your convenience.  Session 1 is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Session 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The instructor, Rachel Dwyer, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in Special Education. She is a Baby Signs Program Independent Certified Instructor and is experienced in various aspects of special education.
For more information and a registration form, please visit the Comm’s website: www.waverlycomm.org or call the Comm office at 570-586-8191 extenstion 2 and ask for LuAnn.  Ms. Rachel Dwyer is also available to answer any questions you may have at 215-208-9629 or email her at  racheldwyer17@gmail.com.  The fee for each six-week class is $65.00 and includes the Sign, Say & Play Starter Kit.  Pre-registration is required.
The Waverly Community House is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is located at 1115 North Abington Road in Waverly, PA.  #####

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