with Magdalena Wojcieszak Çopuroğlu
Indpendent Certified Inctructor
I was born in Poland in 1979 as the oldest child of a family of 4. In high school, I started working as a correspondent on a local radio station. I moved to Poznan to study journalism and then with enthusiasm for journalism moved to Warsaw to worked as assistant director and producer at Atomic TV and MTV and received my master's degree in journalism from Warsaw University.
In 2004 I moved to Turkey. 4 years later gave birth to my lovely daughter Ada Melis. In 2011 my cute son Deniz Leon was born.
I received the Baby Signs® Program Instructor certification in 2013.
Baby Signs® Program
Baby Signs® is the ORIGINAL sign language program for hearing babies.
Developed by two child experts from the University of California, Davis - Dr. Linda Acredolo and Dr. Susan Goodwyn with the help of research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The purpose of the program is simple: By helping babies and toddlers learn simple signs, parents and caregivers enable them to communicate important messages without having to resort to tears and tantrums. And when babies can communicate effectively, everyone is less frustrated—
you and your baby!
This basic ability to communicate before talking gives babies a great boost to their self-esteem, helps parents and caregivers appreciate the intelligence of their babies, and can dramatically reduce the frustration that parents and babies experience when communication is difficult.
The Baby Signs® Program helps children develop both language and cognitive skills. Studies show that babies who sign actually develop speech sooner and have larger vocabularies when they do start talking. The Baby Signs® Program is based on groundbreaking research which began an international movement to teach hearing babies to use signs. After 20 years of careful study, researchers proved that using signs actually enhances language, cognitive, and social-emotional development.
Why not give your baby the gift of communication?
Baby Signs® Classes
This 90-minute class provides parents with an overview of the Baby Signs® Program including the many benefits of signing, basic "How Tos" for teaching babies to sign, and many of the most useful signs through games, songs, and entertaining activities.
SIGN, SAY & PLAY CLASSES
Consisting of a series of six, theme-based classes generally offered over a 6-week period, these 45-minute sessions are designed for parents and babies to attend together. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books, and activities. In addition, parents learn simple ways to support their baby’s intellectual development—tips drawn from Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn’s second parenting book, Baby Minds: Brain Building Games Your Baby Will Love.
MORE SIGN, SAY & PLAY CLASSES
These classes represent an extension of our Sign, Say & Play® classes and follow the familiar Sign, Say & Play® format with fun songs, games, and activities. These sessions introduce 36 additional signs. Parents also learn simple ways to support their baby's emotional development, tips drawn from Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn's third parenting book, Baby Hearts: A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start.
IT'S POTTY TIME!
This class provides a fun way to introduce the concept of potty training with an entertaining and interactive class. Children will learn potty time signs, sing songs and hear stories about using the potty.