Tuesday, March 14, 2017

April 2017 Seminars at Takenotsuka

 April 19th 10:00〜10:50 4月19日(火) 
Creating an English Environment at Home  
⭐︎ Hints and Ideas for creating an English Environment at home
⭐︎ Ways to follow through with what is learned in a weekly class
⭐︎ Recommended Resources

⭐︎ 英語の学びをサポートする、家庭での英語環境づくりのヒント・アイディア
⭐︎ 週一回のクラスでの学びを家庭でどんなふうにフォローしていくか

⭐︎ そのためのオススメのリソース(教材)

講 師:江本ハイディー(英語 & 日本語)        Leader: Heidi Emoto
参加費:1,500円             Fee: 1,500 yen
会 場:竹の塚ルーテル教会                                 Location: Takenotsuka Luth. Ch.

April 19th 11:10〜12:00 4月19日(火)
Montessori At Home: Practical Life Activities

講 師:江本ハイディー(英語 & 日本語)      Leader: Heidi Emoto
参加費:1,500円           Fee: 1,500 yen
会 場:竹の塚ルーテル教会                         Location: Takenotsuka Luth. Ch.

To register please send an e-mail to heidi @ signingtimeacademy.com with your name, child's name and age. 


Friday, March 3, 2017

Free eBooks for Read Across America Day

The National Education Association in the US has a yearly "Read Across America Day" to encourage families and teachers to keep reading with children. The benefits of reading are so many and so great that I don't have space/time to discuss them all here. This post is to let you know of a few favorite books and how you can gain instant access to them!

One of the read things about signing while reading is that it adds extra depth by making books interactive.

The excellent Baby Signing time, Potty Time and Signing Time eBooks are FREE on the Kotoba & Sign Digital Player until 3/3/2017 (US time) with the code: sign2read . 
Limit 1 per customer account.

While you're there, take a look around at the other products. They include
- Videos
- Music
- Parent Guides
- Activity Guides

★ The song "I love to Read a Book" works great for transitioning into reading time. I use it both in my classes and with my kids at home.
★ The Signing Time video "Once Upon a Time" covers useful vocabulary and signing for story time
★ The Signing Time video "Who Has the Frog" introduces key question words to use when discussing what you've read.

Use the code: sign99 to enjoy a 1 month subscription for $0.99. It is a great way to see what is available before purchasing! 
Use with the MOD Mobile app to watch on your phone & tablet.

For Inspiration
A toddler signing while reading


I Can Talk With My Hands... Can You?

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