★Benefits of Baby Signing!★
Imagine the inability to communicate with others. Wouldn't you feel frustrated too? - Verbal skills take time to master: lip and tongue formation, vocal inflection and jaw movement are all skills required for speech. With sign language, your child can communicate before they can speak. Every month of communication with your child is vital to your child's confidence and developmental learning. Studies have shown that pre-verbal infants and children who sign have fewer tantrums which reduces frustrations with both the babies and caregivers, according to Dr. Claire Vallotton, this is because the young children can use signs to express their needs and feelings, and they are more responsive too.
Signing and introducing early language skills with your baby includes numerous Intellectual benefits. For starters, you are teaching your child a second language that can benefit their future and allow them to communicate with the millions who sign everyday. A clinical study from Acredolo and Goodwyn, shows signing children have an average of 12-points higher IQ scores, which is astonishing. Rachel Coleman, the founder of Signing Time, notes that "Researchers and medical professionals validate the developmental benefits of signing, suggesting that children who sign as babies may benefit from larger vocabularies, better reading skills, and better relationships by reducing frustration and tantrums - all while learning a hands-on second language."
One of the first asked questions about signing babies is whether or not it delays speech. Sign language is actually a bridge to communication, hence the rainbow in our logo. In fact, signing babies actually speak sooner, more articulately, and with larger vocabularies than thier peers. Not only is there zero evidence that signing delays speech, studies found the opposite to be true. When you sign with your baby, you're not replacing speech - you speak too! Most signs look just like the ideas they represent. For instance, for “drink” you cup your hand and bring it to your lips. It is easier for babies to associate the sign with drinking than the actual word. Signing lessens the time that your child understands what “drink" actually means.
★ Improves Confidence, Self-Esteem & Social Skills
★ Facilitates Parent-Child Bonding
★ Multi-Sensory Learning: Audio, Visual & Tactile
★ Encourages Early Reading & Literacy Skills
★ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children/Families
★ Communicate Freely & Privately when Loud or Quiet
★ Eases Learning English & Other Languages
★ Communicate with Deaf/ASL Community
★ Specific Language Impairments (SLI)
★ Down Syndrome, Dyslexia Autism & More
★ Improves Memory & Responsiveness
★ Hand-Eye Coordination & Fine Motor Skills