- $140/child with 1 adult caregiver: please use coupon code SIGNSGROUP at checkout to enroll with one adult (Contact us to save $15 if you’ve taken the Intro course or this is your Second Series)
- $190/ child with 2 adult caregivers (Contact us to save $20 if you’ve taken the Intro course or this is your Second Series)
Best for parents with newborns – 18 months old.
(Looking for our Introduction to Baby Signs class? You’ll find it here.)
- Saturday, July 8th-August 12th 2017, 1:30-2:30pm
- Saturday, September 16th-October 21st 2017, 1:30-2:30pm
Our six-week playgroup is a fun opportunity for parents to build their signing vocabulary with themes like mealtime, animals, colors, family, safety, bedtime, and more.
Two different playgroup series — Playgroup Boom! and Playgroup Zoom! — are offered for an increased opportunity to practice and build your signing vocabulary. No need to take them in order – start with either Zoom or Boom.
Babies are welcome to engage in class or with each other, or parents may come on their own if you feel you will learn the signs better that way. This is because babies will do the bulk of their learning through being exposed to signs by their caregivers in their daily routines, rather than in a class once a week, just like with spoken language.
The research shows that babies exposed to signs by the time they are 5-6 months old will begin to absorb them as language and then may begin to sign back around 8-10 months of age. For parents, learning in the newborn stage or earlier gives you enough time to learn, and then communicate.
For this reason, parents may begin to learn signs and how to seemlessly incorporate them whenever they are ready — already using them by the time baby is 5-6 months old will give baby the maximum benefits. Babies will then continue to gain new signing vocabulary to communicate thoughts and needs, as their language skills develop, so this class is appropriate through at least 18 months of age, at which point a toddler group is preferred. (If you are interested in a toddler/ preschooler group, let us know! We can work on arranging one.)
If you need to cancel or miss a class, please call us at 510.817.2229 or reach out to us via our Contact page as soon as possible. If you cancel your registration at least 14 days in advance, 75% of your fee will be refunded or you may choose to receive full credit toward a class or service up to six months in the future. If you cancel less than 14 days in advance or if you do not show for a class, your fee will not be refunded.
On occasion, due to instructor illness or when required minimum enrollment is not met, Then Comes Baby may need to cancel or postpone a class. We will give participants the earliest notification possible and offer a full refund or Then Comes Baby credit, per your wishes. Please know that we are fully committed to your education and will make every effort for you to make-up your canceled class.