On Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m., The Rockport Public Library will host a special signing with children program.

Marcie Howard of Sprouting Signers will be here to introduce infants, toddlers and their families to basic signs used to communicate. Come and have fun with one’s child and realize the benefits of American Sign Language vocabulary.

Howard will teach the group signs and then sign a story. They also will make a craft to complement the program.

This program is geared for babies through 4 year olds and their caregivers and is free and open to the public.

Howard is a certified elementary teacher and Signing Time instructor who first realized the benefits of teaching ASL vocabulary to hearing children when her first son was born. She started Sprouting Signers to teach her love of sign language and its benefits to others.

Through songs, stories and activities she uses 100 percent ASL vocabulary to teach signs relevant to your little one. She believes everyone can benefit from learning sign language. Whether it’s being able to communicate before before being able to speak, improving self-esteem or gaining empathy for others, ASL has the means through which it can be done.

For more information call Liza Walsh at The Rockport Public Library, 236-3642 or e-mail lwalsh@rockport.lib.me.us.