Early Literacy

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 ...

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 ...

Keeping Your Relationship Close

As our babies get older they start to pull away and those little ones don't want to snuggle with us ...

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 ...

Self-Concept, Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

As parents and an early childhood educators we know it is incredibly important to provide young children with lots of ...

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 ...

Supporting Early Brain Development and Learning

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

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 ...

ASL for Positive Guidance

Through years of action research we’ve learned that American Sign Language (ASL) is not only a great strategy for language ...

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 ...

All Children are Exceptional!

In my practice I teach all children – I am an educator! I teach children who are talented & gifted, ...

What and Why of Sensory Play!

What is sensory play you ask? Well, sensory play is young children playing and exploring using their seven senses. Yes, ...