As families struggle to adapt to life during the pandemic, there is often confusion over what is open and what activities can be safely enjoyed with the little ones. Although taking your baby to a fun Signing with Baby class from Baby Express is a great way to enjoy music and movement while learning sign language vocabulary, classes are sadly postponed at this time. If you want to be updated on when classes will resume, please fill out an interest form! Until then, this infographic gives a basic overview of what is open and closed in the Portland metro area. For more specifics and details, visit the official Oregon COVID-19 resources website.
As families are staying home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, many celebrities, authors and illustrators have started creating videos of popular children’s books being read aloud. This movement has been labeled “Operation Storytime” and has a counterpart, “Operation ASL Storytime” that features books signed by Deaf authors and artists. Celebrity interpretations of children’s books is not new, and over the years there have been many memorable performances of some well-loved classics.
The book Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdeny is a great example of a book that has been reimagined by many. Published in 2005, the simple but percussive text lends itself to reading, singing and rapping. It also launched a series of other llama books by the author (who died in 2016 from cancer) and a Netflix show.
So as we spend our days at home with our little ones eagerly awaiting the day we can once again go to library story times and Baby Express Signing with Baby classes, enjoy these iterations of Llama Llama Red Pajama and a variety of fun activities to go along with them.
“When we read books with children, we share other worlds, and even more importantly, we share ourselves.” — Anna Dewdeny
To begin with, let's start with a reading by the author and illustrator herself, the late Anna Dewdeny.
And then we can move onto the catchy, freestyle rap version from Ludacris.
Next we can relax with Llama Llama Red Pajama read from a cozy Dolly Parton all tucked into bed.
Time to liven things up again with Camila Cabello singing the book!
If that made you want to sing, you're in luck because Penguin Books has a sing-a-long version!
And last but definitely not least, to wrap up our Llama Llama video playlist, here is the ASL interpreted version from the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Accessible Materials Project.
Whew! Do you have the book memorized yet? If so, you are probably ready for some expansion activities. Enjoy!
(And if you want to create your own interpretation of the book, you can purchase it here and read it a hundred different ways.)
As we face the many changes and challenges of life during the novel coronavirus pandemic, we may struggle to figure out how or if we should talk about the situation with our small children. Kids easily pick up on the emotions of adults around them and might become anxious or confused in these uncharted times. Changes in routines such as not being able to engage in their regular trips to the library, Children’s Museum, baby class, zoo or playground might be upsetting to both children and parents.
Explanations about why all of this is happening can be tricky for preschoolers to understand. When talking to your children, be sure you are in a calm space and don’t overwhelm them with information that isn’t developmentally appropriate. Keep it simple, calm, and above all else, reassuring. There have been a variety of downloadable stories recently created to help kids understand COVID-19 and stay healthy. Many originated in other countries and most tend to be geared toward school-aged children. However, if you are looking for a way to talk to your little one, reading through these resources is a good place to start. They might give you ideas, or you might be able to use a little from each to create the perfect message for your child. For my toddler, we are simply focusing on being healthy. When we have to explain why we can’t do something she is accustomed to doing (like playing on the playground), we tell her that it isn’t healthy right now and then let her know what we can do instead.
Below is a list of links to a variety of downloadable children's stories or comics about novel coronavirus for you to explore and decide if there is anything that might help your family. I hope it helps! And please remember to support your local small businesses when this is over by visiting shops and restaurants or telling all of your friends about Baby Express Signing with Baby classes!
My Name is Coronavirus
by Manuela Molina
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
by Malaka Gharib an NPR editor, author and illustrator
My Story about Pandemics and the Coronavirus
a social story by Carol Gray
My Coronavirus Story
by Easterseals of Chicago
The Ultimate Kids’ Guide to the New Coronavirus
by Live Science staff
Kids, Vaayu & Corona: Who Wins the Fight? A Comic for COVID-19
By Dr. Ravindra Khaiwal and Dr. Suman Mor for the government of India
What is the Coronavirus?
by SEN Resource Source
Corona Virus Safe Habits Social Story
by Ben DeWolfe, Ed.S. School Psychologist
Understanding the Coronavirus
by Socially Skilled Kids
General information to help parents:
Talking to Children About COVID-19
from the National Association of School Psychologists
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
from PBS Kids (includes links to episodes of Daniel Tiger, Sesame Street and Curious George that explain general concepts about illness and prevention)
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
from the Child Mind Institute
Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child
from Kids Health
Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for Parents, School Staff, and Others Working with Children
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Board books for preschoolers that encourage general health concepts:
Wash, Wash, Wash
by Pamela Chanko
Germs are Not for Sharing
by Elizabeth Verdick
Sherm the Germ
by Dr. John Hutton
Wash Your Hands
by Tony Ross
Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and with it comes fun activities to enjoy with your toddler or baby. Of course, taking a Signing with Baby class is always a great way to get out of the house with your little one and learn some American Sign Language vocabulary with music, movement and play. But if you want Valentine's parties, crafts and excitement, there are nice options in the Beaverton area to get your child in the mood for friendship and love.
Valentine’s & Love Songs
17175 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy C2
Beaverton, OR 97003
Kids 0-5 yrs are invited to bring their caregiver to decorate cookies, enjoy a jam session, and sing love songs.
When: February 14, 9:30 AM
Tickets $10 advance, $20 at the door
Lovey Babies Dance Party
12375 SW Fifth St.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Meeting Rooms A and B
Dance to your favorite love songs and make a Valentine for someone you love! Ages 1-6 with family.
When: February 10, 2020, 11:00AM-11:45AM
VDay BDay Celebration!
7832 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
On February 14, 1859, the State of Oregon was founded, making Valentine’s Day Oregon’s birthday as well! Join The Craft Factory in a VDay BDay celebration as we craft our love for those special people in our lives and the great state we live in. Craft a heart or the Oregon state cutout for only $10, make a card for someone special (materials provided), and enjoy a sweet treat to eat.
When: February 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and February 15, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Valentines and Playdate with a Book at Cedar Mill Library
12505 NW Cornell Rd
Portland, OR 97229, USA
503-644-0043 ext. 112
Make a Valentine for a special person, favorite author or book character, or share what you love about the library. We’ll have a pretend mailbox to leave your valentine with the library, or you can take it with you! Choose a wrapped book from our pyramid display, check it out, and unwrap it at home for a fun surprise!
When: February 10- February 14, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Valentine’s Day Craft
Cedar Mill Library
Join us for Valentine's Day! Use your creativity to make a heart robot, Valentines necklace, heart mosaic or ribbon heart card! All ages.
When: February 14, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Portland Children’s Museum
4015 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97221
Celebrate love and friendship at Portland Children's Museum for St. Valentine’s Day! Make a fancy card for that someone special, get messy with Valentine’s slime, design your own heart-shape shades, glaze a ceramic gift, or decorate a scrumptious heart cookie to share.
When: February 14, 2020
Heart Crafts at Murray Scholls Library
11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl.
Beaverton, OR 97007
Make cards and other heart crafts for a friend or for yourself! Ages 3-8 with family.
When: February 14, 4:00PM- 5:00PM
My Tiny Valentine Dinner Dance
The Walter's Cultural Art Center
527 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Share the fun with your little loved ones—and special guest, Elsa from Frozen— this winter at a special dance made just for families. The My Tiny Valentine Dinner Dance features dinner and dessert, dancing, a live DJ, photo booth, arts and crafts and music requests at registration. Guests can savor a pasta buffet dinner complete with gluten-free options and salad, and stay sweet with cupcakes and cookies. Attendees can request a favorite dance number ahead of time by asking for their favorite song during registration, and a live DJ will keep the dance floor full all night long. Snap a photo with your tiny valentine at the photo station and participate in a raffle for a chance to win exclusive prizes! Big news—Elsa from Frozen will make an appearance at the Dinner Dance, performing several songs and taking pictures with fans. Bring your love bugs for an unforgettable evening of Valentine fun!
When: February 15, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
Ticket Prices $28- $43 Register to attend the My Tiny Valentine Dinner Dance by Tuesday, February 11. Download and print the event flyer.
It's not Valentine themed, but what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than dinner and the theater?
Beaverton Civic Theater
Beaverton City Library Auditorium
12375 SW 5th St.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience
Based on the picture book: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
This rock 'n roll parable based on the hit children's book by Mo Willems has a significant message for today's audiences - don’t be afraid to be yourself and be comfortable in your own skin - or suit! All tickets $5!
When: February 8th, 9th & 15th at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm
Run Time: Approximately 1 hour
Now that you have ideas for Valentine's Day, all you need are some signs! Enjoy practicing these words, and don't forget to register for a baby sign language class with Baby Express. Our next session starts February 20!
If you are good at multi-tasking, you can sign up for the next Signing With Baby class AND get ready for the Super Bowl! Super Bowl Sunday with little ones in the house is a little different from watching the big game back in the child-free days. Can your toddler or baby join in the fun without, well, ruining it for everyone else? Of course they can! The key is to find fun ways for the kids to feel like they are participating in the game even though they aren't watching it, don't understand it and probably couldn't care less about it. There are many different activity ideas waiting to be found online, but here are a few good ones to get you started. First of all, a soft indoor football is a must. What better way to enjoy a football game than actually playing the game? Toddlers love to play with balls, and it will immediately help them understand what everyone is talking (and signing!) about.
Next up comes the cheering. A simple foil streamer wand or two can be a great way for your toddler to join in the excitement. When people cheer, she can grab her wands, shake and cheer along. Or why wait for others to cheer? Dancing around the room armed with shiny streamers is probably good for some ongoing amusement. Of course, it can't all be about high energy fun. For some downtime, your little one can look at some football books:
squeeze a football sensory ball or color a few printable football coloring pages. (Click image to find product or source.)
Before the big event, you can get your child invested by picking up decorations from the Dollar Tree and letting him add his own special touch to the festivities. If this idea might destroy your own party plans, then designate a little "kids area" for him to decorate to his hearts content. Party planning extends to foods too! Be sure to find some exciting treats for your little ones so they can partake in the Super Bowl feeding frenzy. If you are inspired to elevate their Super Bowl experience to another level here are some special foods, intriguing crafts and activities to consider (click on the photo for directions from the source).
Sometimes, staying home and entertaining everyone is just not what a tired mom and dad want to do. Luckily, there are also places you can go to that will give you some kid-friendly Super Bowl fun without any of the hassle of a party at home.
9300 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005
"$60 UNLIMITED BOWLING during the Big Game! Includes (1) lane for up to 6 people, (1) basic pizza, (1) 8-foot table, and (1) game laser tag for up to 6 people! Reservations Required."
14950 SW Barrows Rd. Beaverton, OR 97007
"Join us on February 2, 2020 for the BIG game on our 55-Foot BIG Screen! There’s no better place to bring your group to enjoy the festivities and catch all the action, so make your plans to be HERE! Our seating is first come, first served so get here early for the best seats!"
So enjoy your Super Bowl activities on Sunday! Remember to use your signs and don't forget to sign up for the next Baby Express Signing with Baby class that starts on February 20! This great video from ASL Nook will teach you some football signs to use with your family on the big day!
Will it snow in Beaverton? Will it rain? Nobody ever really knows! But whatever the weather, this is the time of the year when moms with little ones long to get out of the house and find a play area more exciting than the living room. Of course, taking your baby or toddler to a Baby Express Signing With Baby class is always a great idea! Our classroom is a nice sized space with toys, music and fun where you get to play and learn some signs as an added bonus. But what if you want to get out of the house more than once a week for our baby sign class? An indoor playground might be exactly what you need! Beaverton has several nice indoor playgrounds just waiting to be explored. Here is a list of local indoor play spaces that you might want to check out! And while you're looking, don't forget to learn the sign for PLAY!
Pump It Up Jr. of Beaverton
16205 NW Bethany Ct Ste 120
Beaverton, OR 97006
Toddler Only Pop in Playtime
Children ages 3 and under can play on soft, fun-filled, interactive inflatables in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment.
Hours: Thursday | 9:30am - 12:00pm
Friday | 9:30am - 12:00pm
Cost: $8 per child / $5 ages 24 months & under
18335 NW West Union Rd
Portland, OR 97229
(*UPDATE* Munchkin Playland appears to have gone out of business. They are currently closed and will be looking for buyers to purchase the Playland until October 2020. Their website is no longer working so I am updating the link above to direct you to their Facebook page for more information.) Children under 42 inches tall can play on fun animals and structures inspired by the state of Oregon. In addition to the main play area, there are numerous play options surrounding it, including a food cart, baby dolls, kitchens and a caterpillar tunnel. Parents can also enjoy treats while they watch their little ones. The cafe serves a variety of food and drink options and has free wi-fi.
Hours: Monday-Friday | 9AM-5PM and Saturday-Sunday | 9AM-1PM
Cost: $8 per child or $5 for crawlers and cruisers. Multi-visit play pass cards are also available.
(Note: I have been here and the staff works hard to keep it very clean. I see employees wiping down play structures multiple times during a visit!)
1001 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy A24,
Hillsboro, OR 97123
This play extravaganza is one giant square structure with multiple levels, tunnels, bridges, slides, ball pits, swings and ball cannons. There is quite a lot for kids to explore in this elaborately designed play maze. There are tables for parents and some packaged snacks available for purchase.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm and Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cost: Weekdays ages 1-3 $5 and ages 4-12 $8. Weekends and holidays ages 1-3 $6 and ages 4-12 $10
(Note: Having been here, I would say that the staff are very nice and seem invested in the customer experience. The structure may be hard for little ones to navigate on their own, but parents are allowed to go on it with them. I don’t think it would be a great fit for crawlers or cruisers. At times the older kids can be a little overbearing inside the structure but staff is watchful. The play area is very clean and well-maintained.)
Cedar Hills Recreation Center Indoor Play Park
11640 SW Park Way
Portland, OR 97225
The Indoor Play Park is for kids ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. The play area includes a wide array of toys and equipment for children. It’s a safe, spacious place for children to interact and develop social and motor skills. No pre-registration required.
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-11:00AM September-May
Cost: $4.50 (in-district) and $6.25 (out-of-district). Multi-visit passes available.
Garden Home Recreation Center
Indoor Play Park
7475 SW Oleson Rd
Portland, OR 97223
The gym is transformed into a safe and fun environment with games, toys, play houses, play cars and trucks. These activities develop communication, spatial and motor skills and stimulate a child's imagination. Parent participation is required. Ages newborn-6 years.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30-11:30 AM October-June
Cost: $4.50 (in-district) $6.25 (out-of-district) Multi-visit cards available.
Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center Indoor Play Park
9985 SW 125th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97008
The gym is used to create a safe environment with toys, play houses, play cars and trucks and more. Parent participation is required. Ages newborn to 6 years old.
Hours: Monday-Friday and Sunday 9:00-11:30 AM (Sundays are all inclusive and Go Baby Go cars are encouraged) September- June
Cost: $4.50 (in-district) $6.25 (out-of-district) Multi-visit cards available.
Mittleman Jewish Community Center Indoor Playground
6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219
The climate-controlled Sportsplex is filled with toys and equipment, including a trampoline and gymnastics equipment. Adult must remain in the Sportsplex. The first Wednesday of every month is a special indoor playground that features snacks, storytelling/singing and drawings. Ages 6 months to 5 years.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00AM-12:00PM September-June
Cost: $7 (Free to members)
Outdoors In - Park @ The Plaza
124 E Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123
The indoor park has 3,800 square feet of space to play, a full-sized playground, 16 foot bouldering wall, a classroom space filled with toys for children of all ages, and NEOS, an interactive, electronic whole-body gaming system for kids and adults. Ages birth- 17
Hours: Sept-May open Monday- Friday 9-1PM and 2- 6PM, Saturdays 9-12PM and 1-4PM, Sundays 1-4PM. June- August, open during morning times only Monday-Saturday. Sensory friendly play times are available all year.
Cost: $4 (resident) $6 (non-resident) Multi-visit passes available. Ages 0-1 are free.
Additional Small, Free Play Areas That Kids May Enjoy.
Cedar Hills Crossing Mall
3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005
Small indoor play area with a tunnel, bridge and animal to play on. It is next to some coin operated rides.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-8PM, Sunday 10-6PM
Washington Square Mall
Children’s Play Area
9585 SW Washington Square Rd, Portland, OR 97223
Take a break from shopping and entertain the kids at the Children's Play Area, located near JCPenney. Children under 42-inches tall can explore Oregon through kid-sized adventure structures. The play area closes daily from 1pm to 2pm for mid-day cleaning.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-9PM and Sunday 10-7PM
10140 SW Washington Square Rd, Portland, OR 97223
Bubble tea cafe that features a pink ball pit with a giant teddy bear for small kids.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12-8PM, Friday and Saturday 12-9PM
Do you know an indoor playground in the Beaverton area that's not listed? Mention it in the comments below!
If you are a mom in the Beaverton, OR area, you might be wondering, "How do I meet other moms?". It can be hard to find friends sometimes, especially friends with little children who will understand what you might be going through as a mom. If you join a Mommy and Me class like the Signing with Baby classes here at Baby Express, you can have a lot of fun with your baby or toddler while also meeting other moms who are learning to sign. It can be a great way to find new friends and playdates! But sometimes you might want even more interaction than you would get in a parent/baby sign class. Happily there are many mom groups in Beaverton that could meet your needs! Here is a list of mom groups that might be a good fit for you. (The descriptions are excerpted from the organizations.)
MOMS Club-Portland-West Hills, OR
"MOMS Club® (Moms Offering Moms Support) is a non-profit support group for stay-at-home or part-time working mothers and their children. Collectively, this organization has over 1,500 chapters and over 10,000 members. Our group is a wonderful way for you to meet other moms with similar interests and schedules, as well as a social outlet for your children. MOMS Club is not affiliated with any religious group or political organization. We are here to support you, no matter what you believe."
"Beaverton MOPS & MOMSnext—a gathering place for moms with young children (birth through kindergarten and beyond) that offers connections, community, resources and support."
Providence New Moms' Groups
"Becoming a mom can be the most rewarding experience that will ever happen to you. It can also be exhausting and confusing at times. Join other new moms in celebrating the fourth trimester as you share your joys and challenges. This group provides a welcoming environment to share experiences and learn about breastfeeding, sleep, postpartum emotions, and other important topics. Newborns up to pre-crawling babies are welcome to attend with their moms. Groups meet weekly. You may join a group at any time!"
Hanau Doula New Parent Power Hour
"Have a newborn at home? Looking for a community of other new parents to discuss ALL THE THINGS?! Come join me, with your baby, at the New Parent Power Hour and be in community with other families! You don't have to be a first-time parent to attend. Your baby or babies are welcome. We will talk about the joys and struggles of navigating life with a newborn."
La Leche League of Oregon - Beaverton
"La Leche League of Beaverton was founded in 1965. Our Series Meetings follow a schedule of four broad topics that cover the practical, physical and psychological aspects of breastfeeding. No two meetings are alike."
"All nursing moms are welcome. You don't have to be a current WIC participant to attend. Meet with other nursing moms and consult with our breastfeeding specialists. Moms returning to work can get equipment (if eligible) and support to make the transition back to work as successful as possible. Scales are available for weighing babies. Drop-ins welcome!"
Beaverton Stay-at-Home Moms Meetup
"A fun interactive group of mama's who love being home with their kids, but want more social interaction both with and without their kiddos. Planned activities can be park play dates, indoor play parks, happy hours, picnics, moms night-out, and other fun activities. I love the idea of bringing mamas and kiddos together for fun interaction."
Westside Pregnant/Postpartum Mommies and Their Babies
"The goal of this group is to connect with other expecting and postpartum moms in an effort to create friendships, uplift and support each other and have fun! We are planting the seeds for life long friendships among ourselves and little ones. All moms are welcome! Serving the SW PDX, Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Hillsboro area (for now!)"
Beaverton, OR Area Moms group
"A group for Moms in the Beaverton,OR area who want to get together, network and be friends!"
"A friendly drama free place for moms local to Beaverton and Washington county. A safe space for making mom friends, planning play dates, and venting about our daily lives."
We hope that you can find a good supportive group of friends with one of these organizations! While you are choosing a mom's group to join, here's a reminder of how to sign mom and friend!
Christmas Day is over but we are still enjoying winter vacations and holiday fun! Many people wait until after Christmas to travel for the holidays. If you and your baby or toddler are traveling soon, here are some signs that can help as you talk about your trip.
We've traveled with our daughter a few times since she's been born, and I've found that preparing her beforehand can make a huge difference. Read books about airplanes and traveling like Goodnight Planes by Adam Gamble or make your own little book about where you are going and how you will get there. We read our books every day for about a week before the flight and played with toy airplanes. When it came time for the trip, she was so excited to fly that she was even willing to wait (for a painfully long time) on the tarmac before our flight was cleared for departure. The other key to our airplane survival was buying her a seat and not lap sitting. It's expensive but so worth it to have that extra space. As an infant, we brought her carseat on board and she slept through most of the flight, just like she would have in a car. When she was older, we started using the CARES airplane safety harness to help keep her safe in her seat. Unfortunately there's no way she's going to sleep sitting upright in a plane seat, but hauling on her car seat at this point just seems like far too much to handle. So some other helpful signs during the trip are definitely SIT and WAIT!
If you are flying soon, good luck! Bring lots of new toys, books and snacks and hopefully all will be well. But you might want to download some episodes of Daniel Tiger on your iPad just in case!
As you learn more ASL signs to use throughout the day while you talk to your baby or toddler, it's great to occasionally expose yourself (and your little one!) to the full language. If you and your baby discover that you love signing together, continuing on to learn ASL is a wonderful enrichment for the whole family. The Rocky Mountain Deaf School has a toddler program that posts videos of picture books being told in American Sign Language. These videos are fun to watch and read aloud with your toddler while the story is being very exuberantly signed. For December, we will share their retelling of Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. Enjoy!
There are only a few weeks left until Christmas! Time flies with a two-year-old, and sometimes it seems like there won't be enough days to enjoy all of the wonderful aspects of the season. From finding and decorating a tree to the emergence of our infamous Christmas Pig, there are so many fun activities to share with the family. Our very excited little one is using her holiday signs now, some of which she actually remembered from last year when she was only 18 months old. It's never too early to incorporate signs into your baby's day. All you have to do is sign it when you say it! Baby brains are primed to learn language and even if their mouths aren't ready to speak or their hands aren't ready to sign, they will begin to understand the meaning of the words they see and hear . Here are some Christmas signs to get you and baby started. The video from ASL That shows the movements of these signs and many more great Christmas words!
Here's a transcript of what's being signed: 25 CHRISTMAS SIGNS 1) NORTH POLE 2) SNOW 3) SANTA CLAUS 4) SNOWMAN 5) REINDEER 6) GINGERBREAD 7) RUDOLPH 8) TREE 9) CANDLE 10) LIGHTS 11) WREATH 12) ORNAMENTS 13) LIST 14) LONG LIST 15) CANDY CANE 16) SHARE 17) HOT CHOCOLATE 18) SLED 19) ELF 20) KIND (NICE & SWEET) 21) GIVE 22) COOKIE 23) MILK 24) GIFT or PRESENT 25) JESUS
Enjoy music, movement and play with your baby or toddler while learning some American Sign Language vocabulary, too. Our next session starts January 23, 2020.