Teaching Sign Language
Baby sign language has so many benefits, especially bring the family together. Learning together to communicate with your baby.
Baby Sign Language The Key to Communicating with your Baby
Teaching sign language to your baby is easier than you may think. We teach our babies sign language without even thinking about it. We teach them "bye-bye" by showing them to wave, or to try to tell us what they want by pointing to objects. I've heard it said so many times that babies' minds are just like sponges. They take in so much when they are little. Learning comes so easy to them. It's just incredible. That's why when I had my first baby I decided I wanted to learn more about sign language for babies. I had some experience with sign language as a child but wasn't sure how to begin teaching my little one. Where to begin? There is an abundance of resources both online and offline to help you get started. Everything from advice and books to message boards and videos. Check us out and I'm sure you'll find just what you need to help you get started.
Quick, Easy & Fun
You will be amazed at how quickly you can begin to communicate with your baby. This can be fun and easy for all family members. With everyone signing this will bring your family closer together (I know it did mine) and it was something we all enjoyed. We all want to be able to communicate with our babies, grandbabies or siblings as soon as we can beyond the babbling and cooing. It's nice to be able to know what your baby needs and be able to provide that for them quickly. I started out using signs that would help me learn what he wanted from me, whether it be food or milk or changed or some other sign that would indicate to me what his needs were.
Begin with just a sign or two till you all get the hang of it. Use the sign for food when it's meal time or your are feeding your baby or show them an object and the sign for that particular object so that they can begin to make the connection between the object and the sign for it. Consistency is the key. If they see the sign every time you use the word they will quickly learn that sign. Saying the words out loud also encourages speech development. It's important for children to hear those words as well as learn the signs. It's the beginning of their vocabulary contrary to the misconception that babies will not learn to speak if taught sign language. Sing language in my experience has advanced my children's verbal abilities not hindered it in the least.
You will just be AMAZED when you see how quickly they learn the signs you have taught them.
Benefits of Baby Sign Language
And by the time they are two and into the "terrible twos" which is mainly due to frustrations of not being able to communicate their needs and wants for most kids, being able to communicate thru signs even if they can't communicate their thoughts fully to you verbally, may help in reducing those frustrations, whining and temper tantrums. Teaching your baby sign language is an easy, fun and exciting way to begin communicating with your newest little member of the family. Begin now to make the most of your time with your little one. Sharing and learning together as a family.