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Veronica Wagenet

Signing Instructor

About

VW Baby Sigining will teach you signing in a fun and comprehensive style. You will enjoy learning and teaching your little ones how to communicate with their hands. It will bring you joy and excitement seeing them communicating with you.
Intro to Baby Signing
Watch this video to learn more about Baby Signing.
This video introduces some basic signs you will learn in the 6 week course taught by Veronica. 

Here are 2 articles on the advantages of baby signing: 
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/20547742025845118/visual-search/?x=94&y=400&w=376&h=1599

​https://mom.me/kids/1014-benefits-teaching-sign-language-babies/

Benefits of Baby Sgining:
• Decreases frustration: Does your child whine or scream when he/she wants somethin g? For children unable to communicate their needs verbally, sign language helps reduce their frustration.
• Builds vocabulary : Rather than just pointing to something, signs teach children how to use symbols for objects, descriptors , actions , et c.
• Increases social skills: Successful communication with family members and people in a child’s envi ronment creates a sense of belonging. It also allows him/her to manipulate language for various social functions including sharing info r m a t i o n , comm e n t i n g , re q u e s t i n g , and turn taking.
• I n c reases early literacy skills: R e s e a rch supports that learning
si gns before learning to talk may encourage literacy/reading skills later in life ( ww w. sign2m e. com/ asl. htm) .
• Increases motor development : By creating signs, the child practices coordination of hand and body movements , which not only improve overall motor skills, but u l t i m a t e ly help stimulate speech production .
• Increasees length of utterances: Signs may help a child transition to using longer phrases and sentences. For example, instead of using one word to request (“ Cookie!”) , you may ask the child to imitate two or more wo rds through signs (“Cookie, please”).


Resrouce: Jennifer Vroom (2004) "Encouraging Spoken Language Through Signs," Super Duper Handy Handouts Publications.








Topics Covered in the 6 week Course
Home & Family Signs
Daily Routines & Manner Signs
Animals and Playtime Signs
  • Family members
  • Home
  • Bath
  • Bed
  • Potty
  • Hungry
  • Thirsty
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Alphabet for names
  • Bath
  • Diaper change
  • Bed
  • Sleep
  • Eat
  • Read
  • Book
  • Please
  • Thank you
  • More
  • Excuse Me
  • Play
  • Toy
  • Slide
  • Swing
  • Sit
  • Chair
  • Walk
  • Jump
  • Run
  • Dance
  • Sing
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Fish
  • Bird
  • Many more animals
VW Baby Signing was created to help care givers, be it parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, preschool teachers, day care providers, or baby-sitters, communicate better effectively with the babies they are taking care of. 
 
The instructor, Veronica Wagenet, became interested in ASL in middle school, where she took ASL as an elective. When she became a mother and heard you could use signing to communicate with your baby earlier, she became enthralled in it. She had so much fun learning the signs again and learning even more, and was amazed at how her own daughter picked it up so quickly and happily, that she wanted to share this amazing way of communication with her community. She began volunteer teaching at the local library in Fremont, CA. She is now offering classes at her home in Fremont, CA, to give people in her community the chance to learn Baby Signing too at an affordable price. Please go to the Contact page to sign up now.