Little Hands and Big Hands in Connecticut this Weekend!

I’ll be hitting the road and taking my interactive “Little Hands and Big Hands” programs to Connecticut this weekend!

Little Hands and Big Hands coverAbout the programs:

Using sign language with young children can reduce frustration, stimulate language learning, enhance bonding, and raise a child’s self-esteem. Learn along with your child as Kathy MacMillan, author of Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, presents hands-on games, fingerplays, songs, and more that parents can use throughout the day to smooth transitions, calm a fussy child, or engage a stubborn one. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Schedule and locations:

Saturday, April 25: A Festival of Children’s Books


Sponsored by RJ Julia Booksellers
Location: Davis Street Arts and Academics School
35 Davis St., New Haven. CT
Festival runs 10 AM-3PM; Little Hands and Big Hands Storytime at 11:45 AM
For all ages. FREE Admission!  Join us for a fun-filled day meeting your favorite authors! There will be author talks, book signings, photo opportunities and loads of other fun activities! Enjoy great music, delicious food, creative crafts (look there’s Clifford!) cool raffle prizes and more! Click here for more information

Saturday, April 25 at 2 PM: Little Hands and Big Hands at the Guilford Free Library

67 Park Street
Guilford CT 06437
Breakwater Books is cosponsoring this program, and books will be for sale at the bookstore prior to the event, as well as that afternoon at the library. This program is free and open to all ages. Reserve your place by calling the Reference Desk at 203-453-8282 or by signing up online at


Saturday, April 26,  1-3 PM: Little Hands and Big Hands at Simply Baby and Kids


228 South Main St
Newtown, Connecticut 06470
For all ages. Join us for crafts, refreshments, storytime, and more!  Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event.  For more information or to register, click here.



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