Bend Oregon Baby- Your resource for baby and toddler classes for children 0-5!
Bend Oregon Baby Sign and Play is now offering a variety of developmentally focused enrichment classes in addition to the Baby Signs® classes! Meet other families while discovering simple ways to make the most out of your child’s earliest years, all in the context of delightful games, songs and activities. These 45 minute classes go beyond signing to draw from Dr. Susan Goodwyn and Dr. Linda Acredolo’s other best-selling parenting books, Baby Hearts and Baby Minds, with topics as diverse as “tummy time” for infants and nature themes for preschoolers.
Bend Oregon Baby and Toddler Play Classes
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Classes Birth to 6 months
Come learn how to make tummy time fun for your baby through engaging songs and activities in a play-class setting. At the same time, your On the Grow Educator will provide valuable parenting strategies to help you make the most of this important stage of development. Available as a single class or a series of 4. Ideal for babies 1 to 6 months.
Discover your baby’s hidden talents! Learn surprising things your baby can already do and how you can foster these early abilities. This interactive parent and baby class will introduce you to insights from Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn’s best-selling book, Baby Minds, all in the context of fun songs and activites. Ideal for babies 2 to 6 months.
Did you know that vision is, in part, a learned behavior that benefits from practice and not the automatic ability that most of us always assumed it to be? This class is designed to introduce parents and babies to fun activities which promote healthy vision development. Ideal for babies 0 to 6 months.
Designed to provide teachers and parents concrete activities to use with babies in their care along with the developmental basis for each of the activities. Teachers/parents will explore vision, physical, cognitive and communication development in babies. Participants will leave this workshop prepared to make the most of each moment babies spend in their care.
Classes 1 to 6 years
This class provides a fun way to introduce the concept of potty training. Children will learn potty time signs, sing songs and hear stories about using the potty while parents learn about the Baby Signs® Potty Training Program. Ideal for ages 1-4 years old. Potty training kit ($39.95) Save when you buy the kit too!
Learn simple signs for animals under the sea through fun songs, games and activities. This class also provides tips and strategies from Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn to help you teach your child self-control. Come have a “whale” of a good time! Ideal for ages 2-5 years old.
Designed to help children appreciate the magic all around them when they venture outside, this class makes learning fun through songs, activities, signs, and simple craft projects. Also included are tips from Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn on nurturing a child’s “pride in accomplishment.” Ideal for ages 2 to 5 years old.
A child’s world is full of colors! Join us for this 45- minute class which teaches fun activities and games to help children explore the colors in the world around them. Learn ASL color signs and how colors help children begin to understand the intellectual skill called “classification.” Ideal for ages 18 months to 4 years.
The theme of transportation becomes the “vehicle” for learning cooperation via fun signs, songs, stories and activities. Insights from child development experts, Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn, are shared to help with this important parenting challenge. A great way to get your child on board the cooperation train! Ideal for ages 2 to 5 years old.
It’s time to wiggle, dance, twist and turn! Parents and children will enjoy moving and grooving in this class designed to introduce movement activities through fun games and songs! Parents will discover how music promotes language, cognitive, social and physical development while children learn how much fun it is to Move & Groove! This class is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years old.
This class promotes skills fundamental to learning to read by introducing parents and children to the ASL signs for the alphabet through fun songs, games and crafts. By providing children with a physical way to represent letters, parents will be helping their children remember the letter names, be able to identify the letters visually, and understand the function of letters to represent the separate sounds within words. Ideal for ages 3-6 years old.
Good manners do more than impress people. They also express gratitude and promote positive interactions. Help your child learn important social skills while learning simple signs for favorite foods. Come learn about Manners, Mealtime, and More in this one-time class! The children will enjoy songs, games, and crafts while exploring the topic of manners. This class is designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old.
Join us for a fun interactive parent and child play class and learn some of our favorite signs. Fun songs, stories and activities highlight important developmental skills. Parents will discover how signing with books helps foster early literacy skills and a lifelong love of books. This class is ideal for children 4-24 months. Perfect class for those interested in starting signing with their baby and for those who have already enjoyed the Sign, Say and Play® classes.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: No refunds will be given for cancellations of classes less than 5 days before the beginning of class. The cancelling participant may claim class handouts any time. Cancellations prior to 5 days may receive a full refund less $1 processing fee. Classes will be held based on minimum enrollment. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, your registration fee will be refunded or can be transferred to another class or held as credit.