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SmallTalk Learning offers workshops in a variety of themes and vocabulary topics to suit your interests and needs. Select from the listing below, or if our current program offerings do not address your specific needs, please contact us so that we can develop a customized program for you.

Beginner Basics Modules

Learn basic Sign Language vocabulary that is essential to the care of infants and toddlers. Our Quick Start module is a great starting point for new signers, but you can sign up for any of the modules that fit your interests and schedule. Our most popular modules for our Beginner Basics program are as follows:

Beginner Basics/Quick Start
Action Words
Signs for Animals
People, Places and Things
Food Signs
Q & A and Review

Sing, Sign & Playtime!, Sing, Sign & Story Time,
and Family Sign Along

Our story time programs can be customized for infants and toddlers, preschoolers or early elementary aged children or geared for an "all ages" group. Each program features one or more books in the
Story Time with Signs & Rhymes Series by Dawn Prochovnic , and focuses on developing/strengthening literacy/early literacy skills through theme-based songs, stories, sign language and age-appropriate signing games/activities. Most popular themes include:

Action Words
Things That Go
Seasons & Senses

Family Story Time

A private story time for small groups, parties, and organizations that serve young families, including schools, PTOs, play groups, scout troops, and home school support groups. Can be combined with a Book Fair to act as a fundraiser for sponsoring group/organization. Listen to stories, sing songs, and learn American Sign Language vocabulary through signing games and activities.

Stories to choose from include these titles in the Story Time with Signs & Rhymes Series, by Dawn Prochovnic.

Writing Workshops, Author Visits, and In-Service Seminars
Additional program offerings including writing workshops, author visits (in-person or via Skype), and professional inservice seminars are summarized on Dawn's Author Resource Page.

Full Customization Available
If our current program offerings do not address your specific needs, please contact us so that we can develop a customized program for you.

Create Your Own Program
Dawn's Publisher, ABDO Publishing Group , has a variety of resources for schools, libraries and other community organizations that want to plan their own sign language workshops and events. Click here (and scroll past the Star Wars event info) for sign language glossaries, story time activity packets, and ASL event guides.

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