By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin, Greek, and written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your child's mind with today's Groupon to Sophia's Hands (a $90 value). Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a six-week parent and baby sign-language course
- For $22, you get three mini signers classes
This Groupon is valid at the Bedford, Truro, Dartmouth, and Halifax locations.
Sophia's Hands' six-week sign-language courses empower babies and toddlers with non-verbal means of expression before they are able to communicate verbally, while bolstering parent-child bonding. Sessions meet for an hour each week and harnesses infants' growing motor skills to teach them more than 100 American Sign Language signs for words such as "more," "bottle," and "despotism." Academy certified instructors lead the class of 6 to 12 infants ages 4 weeks to 18 months old in rousing musical numbers to reinforce vocabulary.
The hour-long mini signers classes can give recent graduates and aspiring signers a boost in sign language literacy. Classes are held once each month beginning in May, and include 45 minutes of themed class time, followed by a 15 minutes block of confusion-crushing questions and answers. In addition to potentially boosting their IQs, increased communication skills can help toddlers channel frustration in a more productive manner than tantrum throwing or releasing the hounds.