Category Archives: American Sign Language

Registration now open for Sign Language for Children in Storytime or in the Classroom eCourse

Sign Language for Children in Storytime or in the Classroom: A Practical Guide eCourse Instructor: Kathy MacMillan, NIC, M.L.S. Asynchronous eCourse beginning Monday, April 8, 2019 and continuing for 6 weeks (Participants will have 12 weeks to complete course materials.) … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Little Hands Signing Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in these fun, hands-on storytimes for the whole family. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All are welcome! Free programs; no registration required. Location: Eldersburg … Continue reading

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Registration now open for Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language

Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language: A 90-minute webinar Thursday, March 28, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pmCentral/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 reduces … Continue reading

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Reading with Your Kids Podcast featuring NITA’S FIRST SIGNS

I was delighted to be interviewed by Jedlie for his podcast, Reading with Your Kids. We discussed the benefits of signing with all children, the power of bilingualism, and how Nita’s First Signs came to be. Click here to listen to a … Continue reading

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ASL Poetry and a NITA’S FIRST SIGNS Giveaway at LauraShovan.com

I’m so excited to share a guest post at Laura Shovan’s Poetry Friday blog post! Laura is a poet and the author of Takedown and The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, and she matches books with great poems when she posts … Continue reading

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Singing and Signing Fun in Libraries This Summer

I’m looking forward to sharing stories, songs, and signs with kids and families this summer at Maryland libraries! Join me for these FREE programs, where you can also purchase a signed copy of Nita’s First Signs! I’ll also be offering book … Continue reading

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NITA’S FIRST SIGNS Launch Event This Sunday at The Ivy Bookshop!

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 10 AM The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21209 To preorder your copies (or order signed copies if you can’t attend the event), call (410) 377-2966 I’m looking forward to celebrating the launch of Nita’s … Continue reading

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Reminder: One Week Left to Bid on Agent Critiques and a SWORD AND VERSE/DAGGER AND COIN Exclusive!

The Deaf Camps, Inc 2nd annual Online Auction ends May 15! Bid now on the many handmade items, travel packages, gift certificates, and event tickets – but especially these items of interest to the bookish: Critiques from Senior Agent Steven Malk of Writers House Bid … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff in DCI’s Online Auction!

I’m thrilled to be supporting the latest fundraising effort for Deaf Camps, Inc., a nonprofit I have been volunteering with since 2001. To support its 2018 Scholarship Fund, Deaf Camps, Inc. is holding its 2nd annual Online Auction from April 15-May 15.  … Continue reading

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Free Webinar this Friday: Accessibility and Libraries

I’m so honored to be participating in this webinar from the American Library Association this coming Friday, talking about a topic that is close to my heart: making libraries accessible for everyone.  I hope you can join us! Free Webinar: Accessibility … Continue reading

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