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Richmond Public Library offers sign language storytime

Richmond Public Library is offering free, drop-in sign language storytimes called “Sign With Us!” for parents, caregivers and their children at the Brighouse Branch, located at 7700 Minoru Gate. This program is for children of all ages and takes place 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Fridays from January 25 to February 22.

During the first half hour of the program, participants will follow along as sign words useful for daily communication and routines are presented through stories, songs and rhymes. This will be followed by a time where participants can practice signing on their own and participate in book based literacy activities.

“We had a great turnout last fall when we offered six sessions of this special storytime. Parents were really interested so we decided to offer this again,” said Marion Goriak, the library staff person leading the program. “It’s fitting that this program launches as part of our Family Literacy Week activities. Studies have shown that learning and using sign language can improve literacy skills by making storytelling and communicating a multisensory experience.”

For more information about the Sign With Us storytime, visit www.yourlibrary.ca or call 604-231-6412.

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