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Signing with little ones of all ages promotes early literacy skills, encourages interaction, and makes your programs instantly participative. Learn how to incorporate American Sign Language into your programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in a respectful and meaningful way with Kathy MacMillan, nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, author, and storyteller. You’ll leave with a toolbox of vocabulary and activities to get started with right away!

Learning Objectives:
• List 3 benefits of signing with children
• Demonstrate at least 6 American Sign Language signs to use with young children
• Identify at least 1 storytime song, story, or rhyme to use with signs

Original broadcast October 20, 2020

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Biography ~ Kathy MacMillan
Kathy MacMillan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, and storyteller. She is the author of the Little Hands Signing series from Familius Press, as well as Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press) as well as many other resources books for librarians and educators. She shares resources for signing with children at StoriesByHand.com.