My Smart Hands with Kim

Educating Young Minds

Class Descriptions and Schedule

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR CLASS:

  • In order to guarantee your manual & CD at the beginning of class, all purchases must be made 14 days prior to the class start date.
  • After your registration is received, you will be emailed a PayPal invoice for the full price of the course, so are able to pay by credit or debit card.
  • All classes are non-refundable beginning the start of the first class.
  • Class sizes are limited to 8 families per class to ensure a better learning experience.
  • If there is enough interest after a class is full, second class can be scheduled.
  • We are interested in hearing what times and days work best for you.
  • ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW PLACES TO HOLD CLASSES.


My Smart Hands™ Level I

Level I classes run in 8 week sessions. In our classes you will learn over 100 signs to use with your child. Classes are 45 minutes in length and are created for parents/caregivers and non-mobile or crawling/cruising babies. In a playful, educational and language-rich environment, caregivers and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through instruction, interactive games and songs. You will learn recommended first signs; we will discuss the benefits of using ASL with infants and demonstrate easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Some of the ASL vocabulary covered for this age group includes: everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs. All of our classes include a full color MSH™ curriculum book with a CD of the songs we teach. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!

My Smart Hands™ Level II
These classes are designed for graduates of My Smart Hands™ Level I class or for infants with basic ASL comprehension. These classes run in 8 week sessions. In level II you will learn over 120 signs to use with your child. Classes are 50 minutes in length. We will review signs learned in My Smart Hands™ Level I and continue to build our signing vocabulary. Weekly themes covered in class include: people, food, animals, emotions, opposites, weather and color signs. All of our classes include a full color MSH™ curriculum book. The books have pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!

Parent Workshops
These workshops are geared towards busy parents who are unable to take a full 8 week class. Learn how to enrich your child’s language development by increasing vocabulary and building self-confidence through the use of American Sign Language (ASL). This workshop is an introduction to the benefits of using ASL with your child. Children are not only auditory learners they also learn visually and kinesthetically (touch and experience). Using sign language with your child encompasses all learning styles. Your child will hear you when you say the word, he/she will see you make the sign and will also experience/feel the word as he/she learns to sign. This workshop is designed for the busy parent; you will learn recommended first signs and easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. Over 100 signs will be introduced. Fee includes a full color MSH™ curriculum book.

Childcare Programs

Weekly or monthly sign language classes for infants, toddlers or preschoolers and their classroom teachers. Classes often include theme-related games and props. Signs are used during every book, song, and game. Each week’s theme builds on the signs learned during the previous week. Themes include everyday words, family, food, animals, bedtime, toys, emotions, seasons, holidays, and much more. Weekly take-home handout is included. You work with the My Smart Hands instructor to find a day and time that works best for your facility and fits into the instructor’s schedule. You also choose the class duration: once a week, every other week, once a month, year round, school-year only, etc. Each center also purchases a full color MSH™ curriculum book, which includes full-color photos of 100+ signs, the ASL alphabet, weekly activities, lyrics for all the songs in each manual, book suggestions, and a music CD. Manuals are also available for purchase by parents of children in the daycare.

In Home, Private Sessions & Parent Groups

Host a class with your friends in your own home! You provide the space and the friends and we provide the rest.
Minimum 4 people, maximum is 10

Daycare/Preschool Classes
These 30-minute classes are designed to be taught to a group of children in a group setting with the daycare provider(s)/teacher(s) present.  Class lengths and topics can be customized to the needs of each facility, whether in-home or center.

Educator Workshops
These workshops are designed to show child care providers, educators, and homeschooling parents how to use ASL with the children in their care.  Workshop content and length are customized to the needs of each facility and staff.  Participants will learn hundreds of signs along with simple, memorable ways to integrate sign language into each day.  For homeschooling families, workshops can also be taught to both the parents and children at the same time (for this option, adjusted Level 1 pricing would apply).  ASL is a valuable educational tool that can enhance lessons for children of any age.  Ask me how!

Cost: $100 per hour (two-hour minimum), plus manual fees

Birthday Party Entertainment
Looking for an interactive, group activity to help celebrate your child’s birthday? 45-minute group instruction provided which includes: an introduction to basic signing, story reading with signs, singing & music, parachute play, and more. The theme can be customized per caregiver request. The group will learn the signs to the “Happy Birthday” song and sing along to the birthday child! In addition, the birthday child receives a special gift.

Cost: $100 for 60 minutes (includes set up and group time). Additional time can be requested for additional fee. Travel fee may apply for extensive travel.

FREE Group Demonstrations are also available.

Contact Kim for more information.