HALLOWEEN is almost here! Much more than just candy and trick-or-treating, I’ve always emphasized the fun and playfulness of Halloween with my kids. Halloween is a very visual event, so take the opportunity to identify and talk about the things you see out in the world with your babies and kids. Putting ASL signs within … Continue reading Signs of Halloween
I’m hearing a lot of moaning and groaning about leftover Halloween candy this week. In my signing classes, a lot of the moms & dads talked about how they bought Halloween candy for the little trick-or-treaters ringing their doorbell last weekend, but ended up having leftovers. Or for those with big kids who went out … Continue reading Leftover Candy Cookies
This year I didn’t seem to decorate the house for Halloween quite as much as usual, and I had some little plastic spiders, bugs, bones and other doo-dads left in the Halloween bin. Every year I move things around and I just didn’t find a good place for these guys yet. I realized today on … Continue reading Witches’ Brew Bathtime
Hello, Halloween costume! I remember dressing as a CAT waaaaay back when there was no Pinterest, no Etsy, no online ordering or even affordable costume shops in our town. We always made our costumes entirely from stuff at home. Felt ears hot-glued to a hair band, a stuffed-sock tail, all black clothes and a trip … Continue reading Momma Cat (and how to sign CAT in ASL)
You can’t miss ’em. Vibrant, orange pumpkins decorating storefronts, school rooms, and houses are everywhere during October, and your little ones will notice them. Stop and point them out and say PUMPKIN a couple times while signing it: To sign PUMPKIN in ASL, middle finger is held connected to thumb, then is flicked onto the … Continue reading How to Sign PUMPKIN in American Sign Language
I was born in Jamaica in the 70’s, which can mean a lot of things to a kid -beautiful weather and tropical fruit trees growing in my backyard- oh yes- which allowed a lot of fresh mangoes and bananas to snack on. But being a kid in a third world country also meant regular water … Continue reading Hello, Jello!