Barbara Champion

Saturday, July 21, 1PM

Come learn to communicate your feelings with Sign Language with Barbara Champion, author of the Hand Talk series.
Do you know how to say “I’m Happy” without using your voice? Can you say "I’m mad” without getting loud? What if you could tell your parents you’re hungry without saying a word? Learn all this and more at Wild Rumpus Bookstore. We’ll learn how to express our feelings with sign language with Reni as we read and learn Hand Talk: Reni’s Feelings. Hope to see you there!

About the Author
Barbara Champion has been fortunate enough to be involved in the lives of special needs children in both her job as well as her own family. She is a mom of four boys and has worked with children of special needs for more than seventeen years. Working with these children combined with her education in American Sign Language, she has seen the difference it’s made in their lives. She has had the opportunity to work with kids of various abilities and diagnosis. Her biggest thrill over the years is to see a child that previously didn’t know how to communicate a thought or feeling, use a sign for the first time. She has seen kids that had little to no language learn sign language, or what she affectionately calls Hand Talk. They can tell her an elaborate story they created, or just share what they did over the weekend. She loves watching their faces light up when they are understood.  Barb loves teaching Hand Talk and believes it’s is just a fun way to learn some signs, while at the same time learn the basic building blocks of communicating with sign language. ENJOY.
Saturday, 21 July 2018 - 1:00pm
Event Address: 
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
United States