Sign Language, Songs and Felt Stories: Literacy Learning in Early Childhood
Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Carol Garboden Murray, MSEd, Author of Simple Signing with Young Children
Sponsored by Gryphon House
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In this edWebinar, Carol Garboden Murray, MSEd, Author of Simple Signing with Young Children will demonstrate how to use American Sign Language (ASL) while simultaneously engaging children with songs and felt stories. The goal of this presentation is to give participants an up close and personal demonstration of how ASL can complement and enrich a song and story experience for children ages 2-6.
This is a fun workshop which invites participants to sign and sing along. The edWebinar recording will also be made available, so the songs, stories and signs can be easily accessible for review and immediately incorporated into an early childhood teaching practice. During this session, Carol will integrate a short discussion about how combining songs, signs and stories reinforces literacy skills in a way that allows children to see, hear, touch and feel language.
This presentation will be of particular benefit to early childhood teachers for children ages 2-6, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the session.
About the Presenter
Carol Garboden Murray, MSEd is currently the director of nursery school at Bard College in Annandale-on-the-Hudson, NY. She is also a professional development specialist and the founder of the Early Childhood Institute of the Hudson River Valley. Carol has many years of experience directing and teaching in programs for young children including in special education therapeutic preschools, early intervention centers, campus child care centers, and public school kindergartens. Carol is the author of Simple Signing with Young Children (Gryphon House Press) and has written numerous educational articles for professional magazines and journals such as Young Children, Teaching Young Children, and Child Care Information Exchange.
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