- Baby Signs make it easy for babies as young as 6 months to communicate with others. Two decades of study suggest that teaching babies sign language can increase a child’s vocabulary, and increase their potential in school by increasing his vocabulary, reading scores, and IQ. There are also many social and emotional benefits, strengthening the baby’s bond with parents and family.
- Learning simple sign language can lower a young child’s frustration and make a warmer bond between parent and child, helping them connect in a richer way.
- Baby sign language does not retard speaking—rather, it enhances it because the babies are anxious to communicate more.
- Parents can use simple ASL or Baby Signs (very
simple signs like the deaf community uses) to teach a child obvious
associations like eat, book, and bottle. Teach your baby to sign by
repeatedly saying a word and making the sign. Keep it very simple.