Classroom Fun!!

ASL and Your Reading Program…

When learning a new developmental skill or a basic academic subject like reading, writing, or math, children have to first ...

1, 2, 3 Let’s have FUN with Numbers and ASL!

We all know what a great tool American Sign Language (ASL) is with supporting language and reading, but what about ...

Nursery Rhymes and Signing with ASL

Integrating Nursery Rhymes into your literacy program is a great way to support the brain with patterns and rhyming, which ...

Winter Wonder and the Holidays

One of our favorite blogs was from a few years back and since we haven't had a lot of time to ...

Summer Planning Ahead

The other day I was speaking with one of my friends, another early childhood professional and we were talking about ...

April Showers Brings…

April Showers Brings May Flowers! This saying reminds us that the rain nurtures the flowers to help them grow and ...

ASL Brings the Language Alive

BLOG 1. A regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is ...

Practicing Self-Help Skills and Introducing New Signs

Winter is still here, although some of us are hoping for a short one (personally I can’t wait for Spring…) ...

Rituals and Traditions-Fostering a Sense of Community

Welcome back to the exploration of the book, Rituals and Traditions, Fostering a Sense of Community in Preschool by Jacky ...

Rituals and Traditions

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. We certainly did at Sprouting New Beginnings! It's always nice to have ...

Our Favorite Love-Reading

Over the past year we have had the great opportunity to share our love of literature with children.  So we ...

Happy Thanksgiving

November is a time of gratitude and remembering the many things and people in our lives that make our life ...

Supporting Vocabulary Through Reading Aloud

Back in September we published a blog on using American Sign Language (ASL) to develop letter knowledge, FUN with Names and ...

Teachable Moments to Introduce New Signs

Do you ever wonder how you can support a child’s oral language development?  There is a wonderful strategy that makes ...

FUN with Names and Letters

Ah September!  This is the month that families and educators alike can take a deep breath.  By now everyone has ...

Using ASL to Support Motor Development

Have you ever wondered what are the benefits of using American Sign Language (ASL)?  We get this question a lot when ...

Creating Inclusive Environments

During the summer months many educators take time to evaluate their learning environments.  Last month our topic was about exceptional children.  ...

Creating Sensory Play Outside!

In our last blog we spoke about the what and why of sensory play.  Sensory play is especially fun when ...