Baby Talk: Baby Signing
Signing with your baby is a great way to communicate with them before they become verbal. Benefits of signing can include: promoting speech development, increasing bonding, engaging in more meaningful play and reducing frustrations between both parent and child. Research shows that babies as young as six months old can remember a sign. Around 8 months they can begin to sign simple words and gestures. Itâ€™s easy to incorporate signing into your daily routine and even include caregivers and other family members in the process. This class will use American Sign Language (ASL) to teach simple and useful signs such as food, family and animal words along with other want and need signs. You can use the interests of your baby to motivate them to sign and develop resources at home to support the signing. Songs and games make the learning process even more fun.