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My First W̶o̶r̶d̶s̶ Signs Learning Center
YOUR CHILD, OUR TOP PRIORITY Nurturing and care. Safety and security. Our priorities for your child are the same as yours. At My First W̶o̶r̶d̶s̶ Signs Learning Center, we know that highly responsive care early in life is critical to your child's long-term social academic development. So in our safe daycare environment your baby will not only be loved and cared for, but our highly trained teachers will stimulate your baby's cognitive, emotional, and physical development. Learning from the start is our exclusive, milestone-focused approach to child care and early education. It was developed to focus on the key developmental milestones specific to infants and toddlers. Your child's journey on the School Readiness Pathway begins here. We emphasize your child's development, rather than specific age, because all children grow and learn at their own pace, and in their own unique way. Activities are designed to address the individual needs and abilities of each child, in each classroom. Learning from the start stimulates and exposes learning concepts in a fun and engaging way with a focus on reaching and mastering emerging milestones. We explore: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATION PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT Individual and group experiences allow children to interact with each other, as well as their environment. In addition, classrooms have been specially designed to be comforting and stimulating, and to further maximize teacher-child interactions and learning.
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We are excited for parents, students, and the community to become part of the Riverside family; a community school district where students are provided with an advanced curriculum by master teachers and highly qualified staff. Riverside School District #2 is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Our district is made up of newer residential properties with nearly 1,000 students on two campuses with a third campus on the drawing board. We are very fortunate to have the advantage of commercial, university, and industrial partnerships that help support our advanced curriculum, state of the art sports facilities, year round extracurricular activities, fully funded after-school academic tutoring programs, and integrated instructional technologies that are unavailable to many large and private schools. In essence, we are the school district of choice for the discerning parent.
We’re proud to offer educational programs where children grow & thrive. Our teachers strive to create a nurturing & loving 2nd home for your child.
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Should parents use baby sign language? Baby sign language—a specialized sign language used to communicate with preverbal infants and toddlers—has become increasingly popular over the last few decades. It is intended to help very young children to express their needs and wishes earlier than they could otherwise. Baby signing experts believe that frustration and tantrums can be avoided by closing the gap between desire to communicate and the ability to do so. Infants from about six months of age can begin to learn the basic signs, which cover such objects and concepts as “thirsty,” “milk,” “water,” “hungry,” “sleepy,” “pacifier,” “more,” “hot,” “cold,” “play,” “bath,” and “teddy bear.” Joseph Garcia, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, conducted research which showed that babies who are exposed to signs “regularly and consistently” at six to seven months of age can begin to use the signs effectively by their eighth or ninth month. In addition to ASL, there is an established system of signing called makaton. It comprises “key word” manual signs and gestures which are commonly used with children and adults who have communication, language or learning difficulties. Makaton is a communication aid, not a language, whereas ASL is a language with its own grammar and is used fluently by deaf people. But using signs is likely to be beneficial no matter what method you choose. The ability to sign basic words could prove helpful in boosting communication and providing a “bridge to the spoken word.” It may also facilitate the acquisition of verbal and written forms of communication later on. Infants who learn baby sign language also are thought to gain psychological benefits, such as improved confidence and self-esteem. Feelings of anger due to an inability to communicate may not occur as often. Having the ability to sign could be a lifesaver when a child is too distraught to speak clearly. Parents say that signing is rewarding and aids bonding because of the need to make more eye-to-eye and tactile contact. Also, as children age, it may be easier and perhaps kinder to reprimand the child in public using sign language, saying “no” for example, and equally can become a way of giving praise privately. It has been suggested that learning sign language can delay speech, but this is refuted by experts who claim that in fact, it aids speech development. Most baby signers speak earlier than babies who do not learn sign language. Psychologist Dr. Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon of the University of Stirling, UK, recently reviewed the research on baby signing. She writes, “Communication is at the heart of child development, be it cognitive, social, emotional or behavioral.” The association between communicative difficulties and behavioral problems such as shyness is well-documented, she states. But “there is a dearth of actual research” on baby signing. What little there is, however, confirms that signing boosts the infant’s vocabulary and mental development, reduces tantrums and improves parent-child relationships. From the parents’ point of view, baby signing could bring many advantages. It helps reduce the guesswork of understanding your infant’s thoughts, as well as allowing two-way conversations. Parents may develop a better understanding of the child’s personality. It also could save much time and frustration. Finally, teaching an infant baby sign language can be a fun process in itself. Infants enjoy learning and games, eagerly soaking up more and more signs. It creates playful interaction and a chance to glow with pride in your child’s abilities.
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Did you know that newborn infants are capable of imitating simple facial expressions? It’s the seed of a critical skill.
Who says “Infant sign language really does deliver on its promise of improved communication…”? The American Academy of Pediatrics!
Signs are useful even after a baby can say the corresponding word, especially if the word isn't said clearly and the sign clarifies
Our own government funded research has led to important changes. Parents now know there are no negative effects of signing with their babies.
Signing with babies is more than just fun. Having signs like HELP, HURT, HOT, WAIT, STOP, and GENTLE help babies keep themselves safe.
Infant memory is better than you think. One study showed 20-month-olds remembered a negative interaction that happened at age 5 months!
A surprising result from research at UC Davis: Babies as young as 10 months old can label their feelings with signs.
A bedtime routine of sharing what made each of you happy & sad during the day is a great way to foster your child’s emotional intelligence.
From our files: Toddler wakes up crying; Dad goes in & sees child making HURT sign by her ear. Yup! Doctor confirms ear infection.
Babies who sign give their parents the gift of providing an amazing window into their minds. More going on than most parents realize!
Did you know that babies pick up the rhythm of their home language prenatally well enough to distinguish it from others at 4 days old?
Signs from the Baby Signs® Program aren't just for babies. Many children with special needs—and their families enjoy the benefits too.
Did you know that newborn babies can recognize their own cries and distinguish them from the cries of other babies?