Author Archives: kathymacmillan

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! American … 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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One Week from Today: Creating Outstanding Online Storytimes Webinar

In response to popular demand, we are offering an encore session of this ALA Editions webinar! Creating Outstanding Online Storytimes Workshop A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific $60 per person; discounts available for ALA Members and groups … Continue reading

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June Online Book Events

Thursday, June 11 at 11:00am Eastern:  Online New Castle Co Library Storytime: Once Upon a Sign Hosted by New Castle County Public Libraries (DE) FREE program. Registration required at https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/6720675 Come away to a land of kings and dragons, queens and … Continue reading

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This Wednesday!: Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language

Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language: A 90-minute webinar Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific Presented by Kathy MacMillan, NIC, M.L.S. Signing with young children of any hearing ability fosters bonding, stimulates language development, and … Continue reading

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Register now for the Little Hands Signing Professional Development Series 2!

  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 … Continue reading

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New Little Hands Signing Video: Singing and Signing

Sing and sign with your little one for early literacy – and learn the Stinky Diaper Song! Singing and Signing This is the latest entry in my Little Hands Signing video series. See the whole series here and look for … Continue reading

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One Week from Today: Storybuilding

Register now using coupon code WRITENOW to get 25% off! Storybuilding 2 hour webinar. Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central/5 PM Mountain/4 PM Pacific. All registrants will receive access to the recording for 30 days after the … Continue reading

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