Amy taught a special class for a group of us families that have little ones with Down Syndrome. She was amazing and taught us so much. We sang songs, read stories, and had the best time. Everyone was ...raving about it. � Highly recommend checking out her classes!! We will certainly be back!
Amy is an amazing teacher--s
o engaging for both the children and adults! She is a true gem! I joined the signing connection when my first son was 3 months thinking it would be a good social experien...ce, but thanks to Amy he learned signs really quickly and was able to use them at a very young age--many a tantrum averted! He is now almost 3 and talking, but still remembers his signs and will use them with his little brother who now attends and sign class too :) I never imagined sign would have such a positive impact on my family :) We are able to communicat e so well!
We've been going to baby sign language classes for 1 year today! Parker LOVES sign language class and all his friends there :). After the first six months he started signing back to us and it has just... grown from there! He now signs please, yes, eat, more, thank you, all done, milk, water, grapes, cheese, apple, sheep, spider, rain, cold, hot, sun, red, blue, green, orange, wake up, sleep, clean, read, play, bug, wait, bubble and more that I'm sure I'm forgetting
! He signs along with the Baby Signing Time song, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Wheels on the Bus, and Twinkle Twinkle. I couldn't be happier that we found this class! Sign language is such an amazing resource to help your baby communicat e before they are able to do so verbally. We are so thankful for our amazing teacher, Ms. Amy, who not only teaches the babies but also the parents!
I am constantly
reminded by how blessed our family has been to find Ms. Amy and The Signing Connection , and being introduced to Signing Time, just over two years ago. We originally started classes to ...learn baby sign language to communicat e with our infant. While we have completed the course multiple times throughout our 2+ years we continue coming back for refreshers , and signing has simply become part of our daily life. My toddler has a fairly extensive spoken vocabulary , but when she cannot express the right words she often can sign it, so my daughter has options for communicat ing with us. My little girl has been signing the basic baby signs - milk, more, etc, since she was about 7 months old, but when parents ask me why I do it and continue, I always give them the example of the first time I discovered my then 10 month old could identify the color blue. I had no idea she even knew her colors, until that monumental moment the first time she signed the color blue, then all the other colors, and many more signs followed. Ms. Amy always says they're learning, even if you don't think they're paying attention, and my daughter is a perfect example of that. She often speaks AND signs simultaneo usly, and she continues to learn and use new signs I had no idea she knew. ASL is even part of our bedtime routine, for we sign and read our bedtime story together, followed by singing and signing some of her favorite songs. I also believe it has given us something else to bond over because we continue to learn ASL TOGETHER, and I will continue to encourage her learning ASL as an additional language for life.
Anna A. Larson Kernes
Best teacher ever! Class is full of fun and interactio
t class, I had a blast. I have fun and learn new ways to teach my students :-)