Baby Signing Time Parent Guide Video
Signing Time Preschool & Child Care Program • 5m 27s
Baby Signing Time Parent Guide - Video Watch this five-minute video and learn how you can boost early language development by signing, reading, and talking with your child. What is Baby Signing Time? Baby Signing Time is designed for babies between 4 months and 3 years of age and will help your child develop early communication, language and learning skills through American Sign Language (ASL) before learning how to speak. A growing body of research suggests that signing with your your baby provides a myriad of benefits, including early language and vocabulary development, reduced frustration and tantrums, better communications skills and more. Baby Signing Time provides hours of music, color, imagery and learning fun and is designed to be experienced with your baby and the entire family. Why teach infants Sign Language? Did you know over 80% of your baby’s brain has grown by three years of age? So, what you do during the first three years really matters. It used to be that sign language was thought of as the language of the hearing impaired. Times have changed! Teaching children sign language before they can speak can have a profound impact on the rest of their life. By enabling early communication, building vocabulary and building a strong relationship with your child during the first three years, you are helping your child to develop the foundation for language and learning that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Teaching sign language helps you to do this. There is a growing body of research that suggests that signing has many benefits, including: Strengthens parent/child bonds Enables early language, vocabulary & expression Reduces frustration and tantrums Helps parents to be more observant and responsive Promotes positive emotional development Builds confidence and self esteem It’s More than Just Signing Baby Signing Time is much more than signing. In addition to learning how to communicate through signs and gestures, your baby will learn to recognize colors, shapes, objects and words patterns. Many children learn early literacy skills by constantly being exposed to the words and signs together. You’ll be amazed at what Baby Signing Time and reading together can do for your baby.