Signing opens up a wealth of communication and benefits for babies even before they are capable of speaking. It increases your child’s reading and spelling skills and even IQ!
We teach signing to all of our children, Infant II through Toddlers.
Research shows that learning to sign has significant benefits! Sign language provides the ability to communicate earlier than speech. Babies soon discover that sign language is more productive than crying or whining. Earlier communication can decrease tantrum behavior. Feelings of anger due to an inability to communicate may not occur as often. Teaching sign language to your child may increase your child’s vocabulary and language skills. The ability to sign basic words could prove helpful in boosting communication. Teaching sign language to your child may increase your child’s visual attention skills and joint attention skills. It may also facilitate the acquisition of verbal and written forms of communication later on.
Signing babies develop a closer bond with others Parents say that signing is rewarding and aids bonding because of the need to make more eye-to-eye and tactile contact.