Benefits of Baby Sign Language

Benefits of Baby Sign Language

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After signing with both of our daughters and teaching ASL vocabulary to more than 100 babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, I have witnessed countless benefits! Parents love knowing exactly what their little ones are thinking about and the child’s self-esteem is strengthened. Here are five more benefits of baby sign language:

  1. Sign language is helpful for all learning types, especially visual, tactile, and kinesthetic!
  2. Signing often reduces tantrums and increases the bond between child and caregiver.
  3. Signing allows preverbal children to initiate conversations with the adults in their lives.
  4. Isolating hand movements for each sign builds fine motor and gross motor skills.
  5. One study showed that a group of children who signed when they were preverbal had higher IQ scores as second graders than the group of children who did not sign.

What is YOUR favorite benefit of signing with your child?

 

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