Baby Sign Language - For Us?
Baby signs doesn't have to be limited to just using at home. There are other important people in your baby's life who would also greatly benefit from learning a few crucial signs to communicate with your baby successfully.
So who benefits most from utilizing baby signing?
Any person or people having regular contact with
a pre-verbal baby include:
- Parents of hearing infants and/or toddlers typically aged 4 months - 36 months
- Caregivers of hearing infants and toddlers (Grandparent, Auntie, Daycare Staff)
- Expectant parents - the perfect time to start practicing!
- Play groups! Mommy & Me adventure get-togethers!
- Preschool-aged children (supports and enhances early literacy skills in vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills)
- Youth groups, community center leaders, and after school programs
- Teachers and teacher assistants (provides an innovative way to introduce materials in the classroom.
- Hearing parents of Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing children
- Children and Parents of children with special needs (learning disabilities, expressive disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Aphasic, M.R.)
- Nurses taking care of babies and young children in hospital settings
Summary of what you will learn at this website:
- How Babies and Toddlers benefit from using ASL (American Sign Language) (long term benefits)
- When to teach your baby sign language (making use of and creating optimal learning opportunities for babies through day-to-day activities, music, books/story-time, etc)
- How to teach your baby signing by incorporating just a few signs into your daily activities with your baby
- Learn and practice basic survival signs, (via glossary and/or streamed videos) which are easy for you and your baby to grasp
- Discover how to create optimal learning opportunities for your baby
- How to involve non-parental caregivers in using baby sign language with your infant or toddler
- And more!
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