Experiencing and Teaching Sign Language To Your Baby

By: Clyde Hart

An important aspect of baby communication training that is being talked about lately is sign language. The popularity stems from the fact that it allows you to communicate with your baby before a spoken language is learned. As we all know, good communication between you and your child will be the basis from which they will develop the most important life skill of all...being able to communicate with others as they make their way in the world. It is smart to plan to develop a positive and easy method of baby sign language early. That type of communication with your baby will be a great start for communication and help greatly in their growing experience. Baby sign language enables your baby is able to tell others exactly what they want and need. As a result the amount fits and tantrums will definitely be reduced.

Every parent has witnessed the familiar signs of frustration in their baby before baby communication skills are developed and baby is unable to let others know what they are feeling and what they may need. You should start teaching your baby sign language or, more accurately, basic gestures, by example. Because these gestures are visual in nature they are much easier for your baby to learn than spoken words.Gestures are certainly within the range of a baby's repertoire long before the ability to articulate words is developed. Now, no one is suggesting that you sit down and attempt to teach your baby using the American Sign Language system. All is needed is a small range of gestures that mean "I want", "Help me please", "I'm sleepy" and others. If these gestures are understood by both baby and parent, they will serve the purpose of improving communication.

You need to get to the stage where your baby begins to connect a basic gesture with an action, activity or object. If you do this consistently, you will find that over time your baby starts to mimic these gestures. You can also accompany the gesture with the word so that, eventually, your baby will graduate to using the spoken form.

Babies learn easy by imitating what they see everyone do, therefore if you are consistent and basic with using some basic gestures for certain activities and objectsArticle Search, you'll be notice how quickly your baby picks them up. The most important thing is to keep it fun and busy. Each turn the activity of learning sign language into a game and you will see the best results. Those results will help your child when they growth up and learn on their own.

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