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Signing With Babies And Children: SignShine Gives Back!

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Monday, June 1, 2009

SignShine Gives Back!

Last week I got an invitation to participate at the 3rd Annual Leimert Park Book Fair . What an honor! Leimert Park Book Fair's mission is promoting Literacy among underserved communities in Los Angeles.

Signing is also a great way to emphasize the content of the books you read with a child. If you sign when reading, you are constantly underlining the characters and action you are narrating, which deepens your child’s understanding of the books you and he read.

Research regarding signing with children shows that continuing to sign with speaking children actually acts as an effective tool for expanding kindergarteners’ receptive and expressive English vocabularies, and raises their emergent reading level, too. (Daniels, Marilyn, Dancing with Words: Signs for Hearing Children’s Literacy.)

SignShine™ Gives Back to the community:

Promoting Educational Literacy among underserved Los Angeles communities.
3rd Annual Leimert Park Book Fair
Saturday, June 6th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Etel's performance: 11:30-12:00
We look forward to celebrate books with you.

Let the Sign Shine!

Etel Leit, M.S.
Founder & Owner

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding me. I see my daughter (one year old) lighting up each time she grabs for a book on her own. And she is loving the world of animals right now. I'm going to grab an animal book tomorrow and along with some animal sounds, have some fun with signing and reading^_^.