Helping babies

'talk before they can talk'

Can you imagine reducing frustration by enhancing

earlier communication with your baby or toddler?

Would you like to pro-actively increase your baby's I.Q.?

Have fun bonding, while you give your child a tool to help accelerate

his or her development by teaching your baby simple signs.

The Benefits

Babies can physically sign, before they can physically speak.

Teaching hearing babies to sign can reduce frustration, accelerate verbal development and strengthen cognitive skills. 

It also enhances child-parent bonding through time spent teaching sign to your baby.

The Courses

With My Smart Hands, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to communicate earlier with your baby or toddler.


Level One and Level Two courses are taught in a series of 4 classes each

and are designed for parents and caregivers to teach their babies and toddlers some simple signs in themed categories.  Spouses and siblings are always welcome and are encouraged to participate.

In a playful, educational and language-rich environment, caregivers and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through instruction, interaction, games and songs.

Each course includes a full-color MSH Manual with a CD of the songs we teach and pictures of the signs learned with descriptions for easy reference long after the course is over!

The Levels

Level One - some of the ASL vocabulary covered for this level includes:

    everyday words, family, food, animals, emotions, opposites, bed time and    play signs

Level Two - Weekly themes covered in this course include:

    people, food, animals, emotions, opposites, weather and color signs

The Time

Originally designed to be taught in 8 (45 minute) classes, we soon discovered that busy lives sometimes make it hard to coordinate many schedules, so the courses are now taught in -

4 (1.5 hour classes) and we cover 2 lessons in each class. 

The Cost

 $100 for each course + $30 for the manual (required 1 per family)

$130 Total

Color manuals contain signs and songs learned for each course. 


The Ages

Babies - Know that if you start signing to your baby around 4 or 5 months, babies can physically start signing back at around 6 or 7 months. 

Starting to sign with your baby earlier is perfectly fine, just don't get discouraged if you don't see results for awhile.  Typically, the older the child, the faster they pick it up and once it 'clicks' for them, they will start signing back and showing you a glimpse into their world with more enhanced communication. 

Toddlers - You will see improved dexterity and verbal skills in toddlers and they love the songs!  And learning the ASL alphabet while learning letters' shapes and sounds leads to earlier reading.

Every age can benefit from learning sign language!

The Locations

My Smart Hands Courses are frequently taught at:

The Nurturing Nest

(7693 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV)  (775.825.0800)


(3987 South McCarran Blvd, Reno, NV)  (775-852-4386)

Private classes are also available. (See 'The Discounts' for more information.)

The Enrollments

The Nurturing Nest: to see the schedule and to enroll in Level One,

visit their website here.

The Nurturing Nest: to see the schedule and to enroll in Level Two,

visit their website here.

Gymboree: To enroll in these classes, text Sheri (775-721-9999) and send enrollment fee here (Paypal). The schedule can be found at

Enroll early to reserve your spot - before the class fills up!


The Discounts

Private Courses are also available. If you would like to Host a Private Course at your location, the cost is $175. If you promote the My Smart Hands Course to your friends and 2 other clients enroll ($130 price). you will earn your course for half price ($65)!  If you help 4 clients to enroll – your course is free!

The Other Website

Visit for upcoming class dates and times and information and links to videos and resources. 

Email with questions.

The Other Services:

Be sure to take advantage of my other services too:

P.A.C.E. Course (Peaceful Arrival Childbirth Education)

Thrive With Essentials – free Essential Oils Continuing Education Series

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