My friend Sarah has taught her 3 young children sign and Spanish while keeping their primary language English. Her middle child is the best talker and singer in my nursery class at church! All three of her littles seem to be ahead of their peers in many ways. It is a handful, but teaching sign language to your children has many benefits.
Research shows that sign language speeds up speech development, reduces frustration in young children by giving them a means to express themselves before they know how to talk, increases parent-child bonding, and lets babies communicate vital information, such as if they are hurt or hungry. LEARN MORE at Educational Playcare.
“Hi baby signers! Here are the latest videos which should get us all up to date on all the vocab and songs that we did in class. Please excuse the fact that they aren’t very professional videos (I am technically and logistically limited in many areas) but I wanted you to have something to refer to in your practice at home.
“For those of you with babies between 9-12 months that is when they are most ready to be signing back to you and will pick up signs very quickly so sign to your babies, good luck, and have fun.
“- Hasta Entonces, Sarah”
I love her cheerful articulate caring way of including everyone. I even went to a few of her classes with my granddaughter Lyla. Enjoy Sarah’s instructional videos of many children songs and words, which are HERE. I hope that learning even a few signs with your baby will aid them in communicating with you in order to alleviate frustration and to increase the joyful moments you share with your children. Happy signing!