Imagine communicating with your baby before he or she can even speak. Baby sign language reduces frustration, accelerates verbal development and strengthens cognitive skills. It also enhances child-parent bonding through time spent teaching signs to your baby.
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Elijah signing animal signs at 16 months of age: Signs include: penguin, turtle, horse, bird, fish, octopus, giraffe and a verbal “whats tat”. Animals are a motivational signs for Elijah and he enjoys reading and signing them on a daily bases. Finding motivational signs are very important when signing/speaking to your child!
Today’s parents are using sign language to communicate with their pre-verbal infant and hearing toddlers! Signing with children is a parenting tool that research shows increases a child’s vocabulary, reduces frustrations, crying and tantrums, while children are more interested in books as well as strengths cognitive skills. Parents and caregivers are able to have a two way conversation with their child, understand and meet their children’s needs quicker, engage in child directed play and have fun exploring the world through their children’s view!
At My Smart Hands Saskatoon, we will give you the skills and knowledge to communicate with your pre-verbal baby and engage in meaningful conversation and play with your hearing toddler and child! We learn these skills by signing to music, books, songs and games! Our classes and workshops are fun, educational in a playful environment.
How Signing Increases Child Development & Promotes Meaningful Communication
Early Childhood and Signing- Click Here
25 Years of Research- Evolution of Baby Sign Language- Click Here
Research Summary of Baby & Toddler Sign Language- Click Here
National Literacy Organization (England)- Click Here
Toddler Sign Language- Click Here
Elijah signing animal signs at 14 months of age! Signs include: bear, dog, fish, lamb and all done!