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All courses held at Oaks ‘N Acorns have been temporarily postponed due to COVID concerns. Once a new course date has been determined, this page will be updated accordingly.  In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy and I look forward to signing with you again!

 

Location:  Oaks ‘N Acorns at Woodbine & Danforth

To register for this course, please contact Oaks ‘N Acorns directly at 416-425-3213 or send an email to: danforth@oaksnacorns.com

To register on their website please visit the link here: Oaks N Acorns Registration

Private Group courses:

We also offer private group courses (4 students +) in the Danforth area. All private courses are six-weeks and taught by Gina. With this option, the classes are held in your home or can be shared among participants. Please use the contact email below to request more information.

Please contact us to register or if you would like more information.

Please note that there will be no private group courses offered in July and August.

INSTRUCTORS
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Gina
When Gina’s daughter was born in 2013 there was no question in Gina’s mind that she would introduce her to the wonderful world of sign language after researching the topic and learning about other baby signing success stories. Having graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in foreign languages and a qualification in teaching English as an additional language, Gina gained insight into how one acquires a first language. She put this knowledge to the test and managed to successfully communicate with her daughter through the use of American Sign Language before her daughter was able to speak. When she saw firsthand how quickly her daughter picked it up and how useful a communication tool it became for the two of them she then got family and friends on board with signing. Everyone learned it together! Gina can also attest to the benefits of signing beyond the pre-verbal stage. Her chatty daughter never fails to get her point across with an extensive vocabulary for her age. Gina still signs with her daughter and finds it especially useful when teaching and modelling manners. For example when the word ‘please’ is noticeably absent, Gina simply signs it to her daughter who then remembers to use the magic word and often accompanies it with the sign! Gina’s experience with signing is that not only can it facilitate communication between a caregiver and a baby/toddler, but that it creates an amazing bond that is hard to explain unless you try it!

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