Reasons to use sign language with your baby

Find out the amazing benefits of baby sign language for your child. This valuable lesson will give your children a wonderful basis for language and communication later on in life.
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Reasons to use sign language with your baby

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There are a lot of different reasons to teach your baby sign language. For one, research shows that children who have been exposed to sign language as babies have great vocabulary skills than their same age peers in grade school. Another reason is that teaching your baby sign language is that it helps your baby communicate before they are physically able to speak. All of their articulators, their mouth, throat, cheeks, tongue, all made for nutrition when they are young. Teaching sign language is a way for them to communicate using the hands, which they are already able to use; fine motor skills. Another reason you might want to sign with your baby is that it helps to increase the positive communication experiences you have with your baby and increase that bond you have with your child through positive communication.

Find out the amazing benefits of baby sign language for your child. This valuable lesson will give your children a wonderful basis for language and communication later on in life.

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Heather Ellington

Baby Sign Language Instructor

Heather graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Special Education in 2007 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders and Sciences at California State University, Northridge. Heather began learning ASL in college, and has volunteered for an inclusion class for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Multiple Disabilities at the elementary school level, where she also worked as an interpreter. Heather marvels at the way sign language has helped children, babies, and parents get their needs met effectively and in a fun way, while promoting literacy, speech, and language development.

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