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Baby Sign Language 6 Week Playgroup Series Boom

10/15/2014
11:00am - 12:00pm

Playgroup Series Six 60 minute sessions  |  4 to 18 months

Wednesdays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 19 11:00 - 12:00

This six-week playgroup is a fun opportunity for you to build your signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, bedtime, and more.  Two different playgroup series are offered for an increased opportunity to practice and build your signing vocabulary.  One is called Playgroup Zoom and the other is called Playgroup Boom.  No need to take them in order; you can start with either Zoom or Boom.  Both Playgroup Boom and Playgroup Zoom include the essential basic starter signs and vary in the more advanced vocabulary.  When babies are around 13 to 14 months old and expressing many signs, parents often enroll in the alternate series as a refresher course to grow their vocabulary.

Early Bird Price: $125 per individual/$185 per couple.

*It is recommended that you enroll in the Introductory Workshop prior to taking this playgroup series.

For more information and to register, click here. For more information on baby sign language, see our blog article.

Baby Sign Language Introductory Workshop

10/8/2014
11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn more than 40 basic signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL).  Discover the important benefits of signing and all the techniques of teaching your pre-verbal baby to sign.  Fun activities and songs will show you how easy it is to integrate simple signs into your everyday routine.  

One 90 minute session | Birth to 18 months
Save $10 with the Early Bird price:  $40 per individual/$70 per couple

To learn more or to regsiter for the class, click here.

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Weekly Events

Monday

10:15am - 11am -- Let's All Sing Along Music Class

Tuesday

10:30am - 11:10am -- Music with Little Folkies

11:30am - 12:10pm -- Music with Little Folkies

4:30pm - 5:00pm -- Story Time with Jamaroo

 

Wednesday

3:30pm - 4:10pm -- Music with Little Folkies

4:30pm - 5:10pm -- Music with Little Folkies

Thursday

10:00am - 10:30am -- Dance and Creative Movement with Jamaroo

Friday

Class Descriptions


Let's All Sing Along Music Class

For children newborn to 4 years old. This entertaining music program stimulates a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, language, and physical development by incorporating vocal development, movement, listening and expression. Children experience various instruments, singing, storytelling, and dancing games from around the world. Children will learn about pitch, rhythm, musical notes, symbols and much more!  The drop-in rate will be $20.00 per class. Register online at: http://www.jannyshappymusicalnotes.com

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Story Time

JAMaROO Kids’ Storytime Program is designed to enrich children’s imagination and creativity. It is their goal to broaden the student’s experiences of the world in which they live.

They will be providing the students with an introduction to cultures and traditions from all over the world, encouraging them to be respectful to others. Stories can come from the world’s oral traditions, fables, parables, fairy tales, folktales, myths and legends. Using the art of storytelling as well as the use of specially chosen books they bring each story to life. Sometimes this will include the use of puppets and other visual aids. Other times it may incorporate the use of song, dance and/or theater.  These drop-in classes are $10 per family.

 

Little Folkies Music Class

Little Folkies is a recreational song-circle for kids and parents created in San Francisco and instructed by active Bay Area musicians. This class features a repertoire of uplifting and down-to-earth folk tunes, both original and traditional, often accompanied by hand-movements, clapping, instrumental jamming, and dancing. These Appalachian / bluegrass inspired songs, composed by class creators Irena and Joshua Smith are favorites amongst families from Little Folkies classes, and are ripe for singing throughout your week to accompany a myriad of everyday activities.

Each class features only acoustic instruments like guitar, banjo and ukulele, a delightful array of nature inspired folk songs for children as well as hands on jamming on child sized instruments like accordions, xylophones, percussion, etc. Students also get instrumental recordings of class material to accompany singing at home.

To register for this series, please visit http://www.littlefolkies.com/ or si,gn up for a free demo class here.

Dance and Creative Movement with Jamaroo

Dance uplifts, unites, and empowers children. Dance also provides children with an opportunity to express their individuality while developing cognitive and social skills. JAMaROO KIDs Creative movement and dance classes have been created by Jamaica Stevens to encourage young children to explore the art of movement. Classes start with a warm up circle this time is spent to warm up all the major parts of the body. Children will gain control over gross and fine motor skills. Children learn about different body parts and learn how to isolate them. Once children are warmed up there is time set aside for them to stretch and increase flexibility. Across the floor exercises allow children work on simple movement to increase coordination. Fantasy Play encourages children to find pleasure in creating their own movement. Children are encouraged to use their imagination and be innovative. Ballet Circle allows children to slow down in this fast paced class and focus on balance and strength. During Group dance children dance with partners as in a group. During this part of class children learn how to work together as a team. The Cool Down allows the teacher time to acknowledge the children for their hard work and reflect on what the children did in class. In class Children will dance to a large variety of multicultural music and will also be exposed to many different dance styles found around the world. Children will have the opportunity to use scarves, rhythm sticks, beanbags, bells, and other equipment. These drop-in classes are $10 per family.