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About Signing Time!

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Signing Time was developed by Rachel Coleman in 2006. She found out that her own young daughter Leah was deaf and not only learned American Sign Language (ASL) herself, but taught Leah’s classmates and family so they could communicate with her. That turned into videos and songs to help children and their parents learn to communicate.

Baby Signing Time! Classes are meant to be a fun way for parents to connect with their babies and meet other parents in the area. We will read stories and sing songs that will help us learn some signs. These basic signs can be used with your children at home to encourage communication. Classes are offered in two locations as well as morning and afternoon options to accommodate your schedule.

Christine Bliven is excited to be the first Signing Time instructor in Switzerland.

Benefits

Closeup of a child and adult holding hands

Babies use their hands to communicate before they speak. They can point and wave, so why not add to their vocabulary? Using sign language can help your baby communicate their needs even before they can speak. For toddlers it can help ease some of those tantrums that come from not being able to express their needs. Learn a new way to communicate with your child and have fun while doing it! Learn over 70 signs in one semester.

Course

Baby Signing Time (BST) 1 covers basic signs such as food and family that will be most useful at home. I recommend you take this class first. BST 2 covers signs that are probably less used, but still useful, such as clothes and transportation signs. I recommend you take this class after taking BST 1, but that is not required. If the scheduling works out better for you to take it in the opposite order, please feel free to do so.

Schedule

The course runs 4 weeks and is offered in both Wipkingen and Schwamendingen locations.

Upcoming classes:

  • Baby Signing Time 1. Tuesdays at 15:00-15:50 on January 8-29, 2019. Wipkingen

  • Baby Signing Time 1. Fridays at 14:00-14:50 on January 4-25, 2019. Schwamendingen

  • Baby Signing Time 2. Fridays at 15:00-15:50 on January 4-25, 2019. Schwamendingen

  • Baby Signing Time 1. Tuesdays at 14:00-14:50 on February 5-26, 2019. Wipkingen

  • Baby Signing Time 2. Tuesdays at 15:00-15:50 on February 5-26, 2019. Wipkingen

  • Baby Signing Time 2. Fridays at 14:00-14:50 on February 1-22, 2019. Schwamendingen

  • Baby Signing Time 1. Fridays at 15:00-15:50 on February 1-22, 2019. Schwamendingen

Costs

  • First child: 110.-
  • Second child: 25.-
  • Adults: Free (with child)

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Registration includes a DVD and download code for Baby Signing Time Episode 1 with Rachel Coleman!

Girl waving at pink cherry blossoms. Photo by Karl Fredrickson on Unsplash

Products

Practice signing and singing throughout the week! Signing Time classes come with two complementary DVDs and download code for Baby Signing Time Episode 1. Sign along with Rachel Coleman and her adorable baby class to learn basic signs for everyday life.

Additional products are available either in class or in the online shop below. Products include videos (DVD or download), songs, books, flashcards, and more!

LilyBee Signing Time Shop