Thankful

This little Pilgrim, shown above at age 5, has a lot to be thankful for this year. (Regarding the photo…I have three older sisters and my mother was a great seamstress. What can I say, they were always dressing me up in some crazy get up!)

My clients are likely most thankful for the little person in the highchair at the Thanksgiving dinner table this year, and hopefully much more, and I have a lot of blessings to count, too. Hop to Signaroo continues to grow and establish itself as Seattle’s finest baby sign language classes. I worked with four times as many parents and educators in 2011 as I did in 2010. I was again asked to teach two workshops at the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children, a conference I’ve taught through for several years. I was recruited to teach through Everett Community College, Bellevue Club and formed a new partnership with Evergreen Hospital. My existing partnerships with Swedish Medical Centers, Sno-Isle Libraries, King County Libraries and Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) are going strong.

I formed new partnerships with Happy Baby Foods and Milkmakers Cookies and now clients in any in-home class receive a generous swag bag of full-sized samples and coupons.  Parents have been thrilled with these bonus goodies!

In addition, this year Hop to Signaroo was voted Seattle’s Best Parent Education Class by the readers of ParentMap Magazine in their Golden Teddy Award Program and was a finalist for Best Baby and Toddler Class in the same contest. Two months later, the reader’s of Red Tricycle voted Hop to Signaroo as a finalist for Seattle’s Most Awesome Language Class. Thanks to the support of my graduates, Hop to Signaroo is Seattle’s only award-winning baby sign language class and I’m grateful to all the parents who allow me the privilege to work with them and their amazing babies through my public classes and private instruction in their homes. I’ve said it many times, teaching my classes brings me such joy and there’s nothing better than working with babies and helping new mommies and daddies take the guesswork out of parenting and bond with their little ones in such a positive way! Thank you, Seattle-area parents, educators and community partners for a great year.  I look forward to an even more stellar 2012! Happy Thanksgiving!

2 comments to Thankful

  • Jenn Bowers

    The swag bag was awesome! My little girl (Elise) loves then Happy Baby dry cereal (inch worming across my chin right now). The milkmakers cookie is yummy – you would never know it is so good for us. Thanks for providing such a great class, Nancy!

    Jenn

  • Nancy Hanauer

    Jenn, thanks so much for your kind words and the opportunity to work with you and Toby and beautiful, little Elise! Your group was so much fun and did a great job. So glad you enjoyed the swag bag of goodies and found the class so beneficial! Be sure to check out the Happy Baby newest flavor in the pouches…cherry-apple. I just got a shipment of those and they are yuuuummy!

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