Some parents worry that if they teach their baby sign language he won't want to speak or it will delay his speech. That is simply not true. In fact, research suggests that signing babies talk earlier and build a vocabulary faster than non-signing babies. Also, children who sign as babies have an average of 50 more spoken words in their vocabulary than those who didn't learn to sign.
By learning to sign, not only will your baby be able to tell you her most basic needs, she will also have the ability to communicate things that interest her. For instance, my daughter loves animals. We sign them together when we go outside, read a book or visit the zoo. Many times she initiates the conversation by using her signs to point out things she sees. Without her ability to sign, I would miss the experience to share in her view of the world around her.
As a parent, you want the best for your child. It's only natural for you, as his or her primary teacher and caregiver in life, to want to nourish your child's little heart and mind. The Baby Signs® Program can start your baby -and you- on an incredible adventure in communication earlier than you ever thought possible.
It's priceless to see your child's eyes light up when they produce a sign and he or she realizes that you understand them. It's as if a light bulb goes on as your child realizes a deeper bond with you because you knew she wanted a cookie or her favorite movie. And, because children are natural born pleasers, they will want to sign for you over and over again.
Let me help you have this same experience with your baby. Check out our calendar to find a class near you. Or, feel free to email me if you don't see a class that fits your schedule.
Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity with your baby!