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50% off storytime resources from ALA Editions!

ALA Editions has lots of great storytime resources on sale at 50% off, including 2 of my titles: Multicultural Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker (ALA Editions) Regular price: $48 – Now on sale for $24! Weave diversity … Continue reading

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July Online Book Events

Little Hands Signing Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in these fun, hands-on storytimes for the whole family.  These FREE online Storytimes hosted by Carroll County Public Library’s Eldersburg Branch (MD). Registration required at the links below. … Continue reading

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New Little Hands Signing Video: Thank You Rhyme

In Nita’s First Signs, Nita learns about using her manners. Here’s a fun action rhyme that reinforces the ASL sign THANK-YOU! Thank You Rhyme: A Rhyme to Sign This is the latest entry in my Little Hands Signing video series. See … Continue reading

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The Little Hands Signing Professional Development Series 2 Starts July 7!

Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytimes Series 2: Seasons Join us for weekly interactive “annotated storytimes” that teaches basic American Sign Language vocabulary and demonstrate how to use the signs in storytime activities and the early childhood classroom. Each session … Continue reading

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July Webinars for Writers

Summer Springboard for Writers presented by Kathy MacMillan 6 week series; each webinar is 30 minutes long. Tuesdays July 7-August 11, 2020 at 10 AM Eastern/9 AM Central/8 AM Mountain/7 AM Pacific SCBWI Members: $30; Non-members: $75. Your registration covers all … Continue reading

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New Little Hands Signing Video: Roll the Ball

In Nita’s First Signs, Nita loves to play with her colorful ball! Here’s a followup song to sign with young children using American Sign Language to introduce and reinforce manners signs and turn-taking. Roll the Ball: A Song to Sign … Continue reading

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Save the Dates! Upcoming eCourses for Librarians and Educators!

I’m often asked when the next sessions of my popular eCourses through the American Library Association will be! We’re taking the summer off, but look for registration to open soon for these eCourses happening in the fall and winter! Basic … Continue reading

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New Little Hands Signing Video: Manners Song

Sing, sign, and show your manners! Here’s a fun song to practice manners signs in American Sign Language with young children: Manners: A Song to Sign This is the latest entry in my Little Hands Signing video series. See the … Continue reading

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New Little Hands Signing Video: How Does Signing with Children Affect Speech Development?

Signing with ALL children can promote speech development, no matter what the myths say. Find out how in this video! How Does Signing with Children Affect Speech Development?  This is the latest entry in my Little Hands Signing video series. … Continue reading

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This Saturday: The Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival Online

I’m excited to participate in the 2020 Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival!  This event will be held entirely online this Saturday, June 13 from 9 AM-3 PM on the Talbot County Free Library’s Facebook Page! 18 authors will be reading and … Continue reading

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