Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language in Barrie and Simcoe County

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE – SUMMER IN THE PARK!

We can’t wait to welcome you to our Outdoor Baby Sign Language in the Park this summer season.  We have a variety of fun & educational themes for you and baby to enjoy.

Registration as single classes. 

Suitable for babies & toddlers of all signing abilities.

July 5 – Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Join us for a fun morning to learn signs such as food, teddy bear, picnic, friend, blanket & many more!  We will read books and sing songs all while learning new signs and practicing old ones.

July 19 – Outside Fun & Games

Join us for a fun morning to learn signs such as sun, rain, outside, picnic, play, swim, fun, games & many more!  We will read books and sing songs all while learning new signs and practicing old ones.

July 26 – ABC’s and 123’s of Summer

Join us for a fun morning to learn signs such as the alphabet, numbers 1-5, summer & more!  We will read books and sing songs all while learning new signs and practicing old ones.

August 2 – Here We Go

Join us for a fun morning to learn signs for summer activities such as camping, back yard, garden, outside, walk, zoo & more!  We will read books and sing songs all while learning new signs and practicing old ones.

August 16 – Nursery Rhymes in the Park

Join us for a fun morning to learn how to sign classic nursery rhymes such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, “This Little Piggy”, “Humpty Dumpty” & more!  We will read books and sing songs all while learning new signs and practicing old ones.

August 23 – Down on Grandpa’s Farm

Join us for a fun morning to learn signs such as farm, animals, family & more!  We will read books and sing songs all while learning new signs and practicing old ones.

LOCATION:

Shear Park, Holgate St., Barrie

BABY AGE:

    • 3m-18m

 

COST:

    • $19+hst for 1 caregiver + 1 baby or Twins

 

Please Note: In the event of adverse weather, this program will move indoors to the Serenity studio space (4 Alliance Blvd., Unit 10, Barrie)

LOCATION:

  • Indoors @ Serenity Birth Studio, 4 Alliance Blvd., Unit 10, Barrie, ON

COVID-19 PROCEDURES (for in person programming):

  • Our studio is 700 sq ft boasting high ceiling (approx 20ft+) and open concept allowing excellent air flow
  • Programs are spaced apart to allow you time to pack up and exit the studio and give you dedicate store shop time, if needed prior to next program arriving.
  • All current COVID-19 protocols are in place.
  • Handwash & hand sanitizer stations available throughout the facility.
  • Padded floor mats provided and sanitized between use.

Please note that we can no longer include additional adults as we maintain our numbers to ensure physical distancing within our studio space.

*Have a group interested in this class? We can offer other days and times upon request.*

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Ashlea Weber baby sign language instructor

Hi I’m Ashlea of SmallTalk Academy!  I’ve been teaching sign language to families in Barrie and surrounding areas for over 15 years and am a certified Signing Time Academy and Sign2me Instructor. I’ve trained and mentored infant sign language instructors throughout Canada and continue to teach children of all ages the joys of sign language.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING…

We had so much learning baby sign language. Our baby can communicate about all the things she’s interested in. She sometimes uses signs that I’ve forgotten I showed her! Its really incredible. I’m so happy with the investment into my child’s education. We are having fun, all while learning a new language. Ashlea’s classes are fun and easy- we highly recommend it!

~ Michelle, Mom to Luke

Baby Sign Language is such a blessing to our lives.  We began teaching our baby how to sign when he was 5 months old and we have been loving every minute of it. The whole family enjoys learning the signs and being able to use it in our daily lives. I feel that this experience has brought us all so much closer, as we grow, play & learn together.

~ Ashleigh, Mom to Tyler

We took Baby Sign Level 1 when my son was about 9 months old. He is almost 17 months old now and has been able to let us know what he needs by signing for some time now. He signs more, milk, water, cat, apple, sing, all done, bath, bird & just the other day he signed wet to let me know his diaper needed changing! It is so exciting when he uses a new sign! My husband really likes that he, too, can understand what our son needs and uses signing with him as well. I babysit another 17 month old who also was in Level 1 and it has been so beneficial and helpful to my childcare to be able to incorporate signing in our day.  We loved Ashlea’s enthusiasm and the way her classes were structured… lots of singing and playing designed to teach us the signs! Take a class from SmallTalk Academy! You will be so glad you did!”

~ Vicki, Mom to Sam

My son and I took baby sign language with SmallTalk Academy and out of all the classes we did, these were by far the most beneficial and fun! Ashlea is a wonderful teacher! My son would never have been able to communicate with us so clearly at such an early age without learning baby sign language. He signs for everyday basics- more, help, milk, please, change my diaper & water. He also signs for fun-toy, dog, gorilla, play & ball.  I rave all about the benefits we’ve received from taking these classes. All children should have the opportunity and tools to express themselves a young age.

~ Lori, Mom to Caeden