Category Archives: American Sign Language

May Appearances and Events

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10 AM-2 PM: Sussex County Children’s Book Festival in Milton, DE Location: Milton Public Library, 121 Union St, Milton, DE 19968, USA Meet regional children’s book authors ~ Craft with your favorite Children’s Librarian ~ … Continue reading

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Registration now open for Basic ASL for Library Staff eCourse

Asynchronous eCourse beginning Monday, May 20, 2019 (6 weeks of lessons; Participants will have a total of 12 weeks to complete course materials) Instructor: Kathy MacMillan, NIC, M.L.S. Cost: $195.00 (discounts available for American Library Association members and bulk registrations) … Continue reading

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NITA’S DAY now available for pre-order!

Nita and her family are back in an all-new adventure that teaches 10 basic American Sign Language signs for babies and their grownups to use throughout the day: wake up, change, clothes, eat, potty, go, play, bath, book, and bed. … Continue reading

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NITA’S FIRST SIGNS Named 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

Nita’s First Signs has been recognized as a finalist in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, in the Picture Book, Early Reader category! As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books … Continue reading

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Register Now 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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Register now 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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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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