Wednesday, December 7, 2016
2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific
90 minutes; offered through ALA Editions
Signing with young children of any hearing ability fosters bonding, stimulates language development, and reduces frustration for caregiver and child. Learn how to use sign language in storytimes to broaden their appeal and make them more participative. In this interactive workshop, Kathy MacMillan—American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, librarian, and storyteller—will use video examples to provide easy-to-learn signs that can be retaught and incorporated into stories, rhymes, and songs. You will be able to use the skills learned in this workshop to create programs that will help you, your staff, and parents communicate better with children.
At the completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
- List 3 benefits of using sign language with young children
- Describe at least 3 ways to use sign language in baby and toddler storytimes
- Demonstrate 3 ASL signs appropriate for use in baby or toddler storytimes