My name is Kabrina Budwell and I am a mama of two great kiddos, a Disney lover, and craft fanatic! I love Sign Language and Sensory Play and find myself knee deep in it all the time, so rub the lamp and ask your questions!
About Imagination Signing Business
Imagination Signing is all about helping your child find new and exciting ways to express themselves through beautiful American Sign Language. Through singing, dancing, crafts, and fun we learn signs that can be used everyday to help your child communicate better and to ease the frustration of those first words. For older children, a whole new world opens to them as they start to learn a second language and helps them with their phonics skills. It is never too late to learn Sign Language! Let’s work together so that you can start signing all that you can imagine!
“Research shows that sign language hastens speech development, reduces frustration in young children by giving them a means to express themselves before they know how to talk, increases parent-child bonding, and lets babies communicate vital information, such as if they are hurt, or hungry. A 2000 study funded by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, shows that young children who learn sign language speak sooner than other children.” (Glairon, 2003)
“Studies of preschoolers in Maryland found that those who were introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) words, such as signs for the weather, colors, numbers, and feelings, did better on vocabulary tests than their peers who weren’t taught to sign. One reason? ASL words are often iconic, meaning they tend to look like what they represent, says study author Marilyn Daniels, Ph.D., professor emerita in the Department of Communication at Penn State University and author of Dancing With Words.” (Parents Magazine, 2011)
About Imagination Signing Blog
The Imagination Signing Blog has been in the pipeline for quite some time. With hours of research and study, Kabrina has sifted through the plethora of information out there about raising children, how to entertain a toddler while you do dishes and more to bring you the information you really need to know. She also has come up with a basic curriculum for you and your child or class to use in Sensory Play and in American Sign Language study. Whether you are a teacher, parent, or adult wanting to learn more about Sensory Play or ASL you are in the right place to get the resources that you need and the support of a dedicated business and passionate professional.
The Biblical inspiration for this Blog comes from Proverbs 24:3-6, which says, “Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong, yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; for by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.” (NKJV)
: knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life
: the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand (like the Spirit)
: knowledge of what is proper or reasonable : good sense or judgment
: A mental grasp; comprehension: the knowledge and ability to judge a particular situation or subject
: the power to make experience intelligible by applying concepts and categories
: a willingness to understand people’s behavior and forgive them
: information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education
: awareness of something : the state of being aware of something
: the fact or condition of having information or of being learned
: the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning
Through the research and content of this blog I pray that you and your family will be able to gain wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in the areas that we discuss.
*All above definitions were taken from the online Merriam Webster Dictionary.
Kabrina Budwell is the owner of Imagination Signing and has been using American Sign Language for over eight years. She is passionate about teaching children and helping them communicate long before they can speak. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Communication Studies. Pervious to this, Kabrina worked at the Walt Disneyland Resort as the Professional Intern for Services for Guests with Disabilities. Kabrina is passionate about helping individuals and families better themselves through American Sign Language as well as Sensory Play, Marriage Advise, Pregnancy and Parenting advise, and School Readiness. These are all important areas of being a parent and that is why Kabrina blogs, so that she can come up along side you in the journey of parenting.