North Tonawanda Youth Center

ASL for Children

Intro to American Sign Language

  • For Boys and Girls 
  • Grades K - 5 
  • NT Residents only
  • K-2 Tuesdays (Oct 18)
  • 3-5 Thursdays (Oct 13)
  • All Classes 6:30-7:30 PM
  • 10 weeks of classes
  • @ The REC
  • Limited spots available


This American Sign Language course will teach children vocabulary that they can incorporate into their daily lives. Students will be able to produce vocabulary, create sentences, ask and answer questions, as well as sign to music. Throughout the entire course, we will focus on deaf culture, history, and daily tools used. Each week will explore new topics and review previous material.

Class Schedule and Topics

Week 1: Color Matching and Numbers
Week 2: Halloween and Fall
Week 3: Food, Food, Food!
Week 4: Signs for School
Week 5: Family and Friends
Week 6: Turkey Day and Critters
Week 7: Feelings
Week 8: Brrrr it's Cold!
Week 9: Helping out at Home
Week 10: It's Christmas!

Our Instructor

Kelseylynn Talarico is a sign language teacher and ASL interpreter. She is fluent in ASL and has been working with the deaf community for 23 years. 

She has experience working with all ages and abilities. Kelseylynn is passionate about giving children the tools to communicate in a fun environment. 

Her focus is on creating inclusive classes that allow children to learn on their own level.

 Mrs. Talarico lives in North Tonawanda with her husband, three kids, and two dogs, Yuri and Libbi.