After using sign language 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:
- Sign language is helpful for all learning types, especially visual, tactile, and kinesthetic!
- Signing often reduces tantrums and increases the bond between child and caregiver.
- Signing allows preverbal children to initiate conversations with the adults in their lives.
- Isolating hand movements for each sign builds fine motor and gross motor skills.
- 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.
More about sign language:
- Will signing delay speech? (Click here.)
- Can sign language make potty-training easier? (Click here.)
What is YOUR favorite benefit of signing with your child?