Class Descriptions (5/6 months - 24 months)

We use songs, play, movement and strategy sessions in EVERY class to teach families HOW TO:

sign effectively during the day
create intimate and meaningful interactions
support language understanding
support spoken language development

sign language in play
Sign Language in Play classes are play-based classes that excite families about using American Sign Language (ASL) signs to connect, bond, and deepen their relationships

Thorough introduction to the basics designed for busy families
meets 2x, 45-1 hr each class, ages 6mo+

Week 1 Learn the benefits of signing with baby and how to get started (how many signs, what types, etc). 
Week 2 Learn strategies for incorporating signs into daily life and check in / troubleshoot following the first week of class.
Families learn 40+ signs for daily routines and play time

This class is currently being booked for private groups only.  

Classes meet weekly.  Families come together each week to learn signs, strategies, get support and HAVE FUN!  Series classes get you started and keep you going on your signing journey.  Many families even end up repeating classes 2-3 times just for fun.

Series A: Start Signing with Success
*this is the class most families begin with, the Beginner Basics is NOT a pre-requisite for this class* 
ages 5/6 mos+

Signs: meal time, play-time, daily routine, early animals and more
Strategies: Learn how to: sign effectively and meaningfully, enhance language development, recognize first signs, encourage baby to sign back, help baby to notice signs and more. 
Learn 80+ signs

Series B: Signs for Early Learning
*pre-requisite completion of Series A and 10mos+

Signs: outside, farm animals, opposites, family and more
Strategies: Learn how to use signing to further interactions and support understanding
Learn 80+ signs

Series C: Advanced/Abstract Concepts
*pre-req completion of Series A and 10mos+ 

Signs: transportation, emotions, colors and more
Strategies: Using signs for advanced concepts and furthering language
Learn 80+ signs

We will bring our classes to your mom's group or play group!  
Private classes are a fun and meaningful way come together with friends each week.  

* SERIES classes above: 6+ families, $100/family, 1x/week for 6 weeks, 45mins/class
* BEGINNER BASICS: 6+ families, $40/family, meets 2x for ~1hr/class 
(contact us for pricing for smaller groups)

Contact us for pricing outside of the Portland metro area.

"We have LOVED this class and can't wait for the next one!  Thank you for being a great teacher and doing this work with such passion and joy!" 
"Isabella is a signing machine! I really can't imagine what our lives would be like with out her ability to communicate this way. THANK YOU teacher Christina for this gift!" -Ana
Classes are designed and taught by Christina Schabow, a Speech-Language Pathologist and mother, who has years of experience signing with babies, children and caregivers. Christina is passionate about parent/child relationships and language development!  
Her experience and extensive training give her a unique ability to set families up for success in their signing journeys.