Wednesday, January 2, 2013
BabyFirst DVD "I Can Sign" #signlanguage #asl
Teaching babies sign language is very beneficial. Even just teaching basic signs can cut down on frustration as children are able to communicate their needs more effectively. When children are frustrated, tantrums and tears often follow; signing can help reduce this frustration.
I taught both my daughters basic sign language and they were able to use it to communicate effectively long before they could do so verbally. Even after they were verbal, it was still helpful as my eldest had difficulty saying milk. I knew what she was saying, but no one else would. When I left her with the sitter, I would show the sitter the sign for milk and there were no problems with the sitter understanding my daughter.
Some people think that teaching babies to sign delays their verbal communication skills. This isn't true. In fact, both my daughters were early talkers. I think signing gave them a sense of mastery in communicating and they were more eager to use words.
BabyFirst has generously offered to giveaway the I Can Sign DVD to one of my lucky readers. Just enter the easy Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of my post.
Since its launch in 2006, BabyFirst has steadily grown to become the country’s largest television vehicle targeting babies, toddlers and their moms. The fastest-growing channel in 2012, BabyFirst now reaches 35 million homes as a new programming staple on Comcast systems nationwide, in addition to serving as an important part of the family tiers for both DIRECTV and Dish Network. The channel is projected to exceed 50 million homes by mid-2013. For more information on the channel, visit www.babyfirsttv.com.
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