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Baby’s Natural Signs
Beginning Wednesday, February 8, the Children’s Museum will be offering American Sign Language classes to families with children ages birth-4 years old.
Marlene Bolen, a CODA (child of a deaf adult) will be leading the classes.  Marlene lives in Martin’s Ferry, OH and is currently attending WV Northern Community College in the Interpreting Program.  She is fluent in sign language and also uses it with her son who is hearing impaired.  She is excited to announce that she will be starting her first community journey teaching American Sign Language from birth to age 4. 
“This is a great way to expose children early on to the wonderful world of American Sign Language. This is a critical time where language is accepted and adapted to each individual. American Sign Language at this age helps the child build vocabulary and skills that will last a life time. This course will not make one fluent in American Sign Language; but will help to start building the foundation of the language.” 
Marlene’s mission is to share her experiences and talents with others and to enrich the community with sign language one person at a time. Her purpose is to educate, support and provide education services that is lacking in the community.
Please join Marlene at the Children’s Museum in this journey to build a brighter future for your family and child by learning American Sign Language.
Where? The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley, 1000 Main Street, Wheeling WV 26003
When? Every other Wednesday for 6 weeks beginning February 22, 2012 and ending May 2, 2012
What Time? 11am – 12pm
Who Can Go? Babies and toddlers up to 4 years of age along with their parent or caregiver
Cost? This program is FREE with admission
Registration: Call 304-214-5437 or Email cmovkids@gmail.com.
The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 AM to 3 PM, and on Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sundays from 12 PM to 5 PM.  The Museum is located at 1000 Main Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.  Parking is available at the local City parking garage across the street, 10th Street Garage, or in metered parking on Main Street.  Admission is $4 per child and $2 per adult.

About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit www.mitchcollective.org for more information.
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