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American Sign Language

Sign Language Classes for Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Parents and Educators

Imagine communicating with babies before they can even speak! Or even reducing or eliminating those toddler tantrums! How about revving up reading skills with your preschooler? Our award-winning sign language programs reduce frustration, accelerate verbal development and strengthen cognitive skills for all ages.

We are dedicated to educating young minds with the power of effective communication. Children of all ages will learn and grow in our educational classes filled with rich vocabulary, sign language, songs, reading and games! Join us, and start on your path to better communication with sign language today!

My Smart Hands is the first baby signing program to receive the PTPA award of excellence for our curriculum. We, at MSH, are proud to receive such a distinguished award!

Sing, Sign & Play Drop-In Classes

Instructor: Dena Ruege

Age: ALL AGES (Newborn-5yrs.)

Duration: 45 minutes

Session Length: Single Class *Pre-registration suggested as the class typically is full in advance. Cancellations refunded only if made prior to 24 hours of class.

Upcoming Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:15am

Fun-filled American Sign Language music classes featuring lots of interactive songs, props, puppets, games, laughter, free play, parachute time and story time to teach your little one new ASL vocabulary signs each week! Class themes change monthly and all classes are designed for parents/care-givers and children of ALL AGES (0-5yrs) to enjoy together - older siblings always welcome. No experience or ASL knowledge is required to participate. Pre-regisration is HIGHLY recommended, space is limited! Give it a try, you will LOVE it!

My Smart Hands Level 1

Instructor: Dena Ruege

Age: Approx. Newborn - 2 Years

Cost: $120 (Siblings +$47.50 each)

Duration: 45 minutes

Session Length: 1 x per week for 4 weeks

Drop In Available: Yes, for prior Level 1 graduates only

Upcoming Dates: New sessions begin Mondays 10/6 10:15am, Wednesdays 10:15am or 6pm 10/29 or Saturdays 11:15am 11/1


In a playful, educational and language-rich environment, caregivers and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through instruction, interactive games, books and songs. We will discuss the benefits of using ASL with infants and toddlers, you will learn recommended first signs, and easy techniques for successfully integrating signs into everyday life. You will learn over 100 signs to use with your child! Some of the ASL vocabulary covered during this session includes: everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and play signs. Classes are 45 minutes in length and are created for parents/caregivers and babies ages 0-2yrs. to enjoy together. 

My Smart Hands Level 2

Instructor: Dena Ruege

Age: Newborn - 2 Years

Cost: $120.00/Child (Siblings +$47.50 each)

Duration: 45 minutes

Session Length: 1 x per week for 4 weeks

Drop In Available: Yes, for prior Level 2 graduates only

Upcoming Dates: New sessions begin Wednesdays 10:15am or 6pm 10/1 or Saturdays 11:15am 10/4 or Monday 10/6


This 4-week advanced session builds on the ASL vocabulary and songs taught in the Level 1 program. We will learn over 100 new signs including people, animals, foods, emotions, colors and numbers. Basic ASL syntax will be discussed, along with more advanced uses for ASL with your growing child. New books, songs and games will be introduced. Classes are designed for parents and children to enjoy together.

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