For $24, today's side deal gets you one four-class session at Signing in the Sun, a sign language service offering American sign language classes to children and caregivers (a $48 value). Each Groupon covers one adult and as many related children as desired; purchase two Groupons so two adults can attend, or use the second Groupon to take an additional four-class session. Choose either of the following options:
Baby Signing Time Play & Sign Classes: Geared toward parents and children ages three and under, this program gives tots and their caregivers the guidance to learn 5–10 signs during each 45–60-minute lesson. Sign up for session one, in which children are taught signs for food and drink, pain, diapers, pets, and mom and dad. After completing session one, you can use a second Groupon toward session two, in which signs include topics such as clothing and play, nice words, bedtime, and more. Sessions must be taken in sequential order.
Autism Play & Sign: This four-class series gears ASL vocabulary toward children on the autism spectrum. Caregivers will also receive a Signing Time document called "Using Signing Time with Individuals on the Autism Spectrum" for future reference.
Classes are taught by Jennifer Ramieri, a preschool teacher, licensed mental health counselor, and certified Master Signing Time Instructor. Classes are held at various locations in the Gilbert, AZ, area (check the class schedule for times and location information).
Signing in the Sun, uses Signing Time!, an award-winning program and popular PBS show that teaches ASL to children through a fun, musical medium. Learning American sign language has been shown to have numerous benefits in children with normal hearing abilities, including enhancing communication, reducing toddler frustration, improving reading skills, and boosting IQ.
Seven Kudzu reviewers give Signing in the Sun, a five-star average:
- My husband and I attended one of her class and was thrilled. We learned the basic signs which were very helpful and interesting. – Sarika247
- The songs are fun and catchy. I can see how this is very beneficial both to the parent and child. It is a great learning tool for kids of all ages. – SarahJein
- Great Class and teacher!! – karilthm