Welcome to Signing Saturday. I am a local Baby Signs Instructor (Baby Signs by Jenny) and will be sharing a “Sign of the Week” with you each Saturday.
The Baby Signs Program is designed to help give parents and babies an easy way to communicate before a child actually develops the ability to use words by teaching parents and babies to use signs. There are many benefits to signing with babies: reduced frustration/tears, strengthens the parent/child bond, improves babies self-esteem and self-confidence, allows babies to share their world, and stimulates intellectual development. Moreover, contrary to popular belief, studies have shown that babies who have been taught to communicate through signs actually begin speaking earlier and develop their vocabulary more quickly than children who do not use signs.
Each “Signing Saturday”, I will be sharing an illustrated “sign of the week” with you. For those of you already signing at home, hopefully this will expand your signing vocabulary! Or, if you have never before tried signing with your little one, I hope this will give you an easy way to introduce signs slowly while gradually building a signing vocabulary.
This week the“Sign of the Week” is “Snow”! To make the sign for snow: slowly wiggle your fingertips downward and to the side like falling, drifting snow.
If you’d like additional information on the Baby Signs Program, upcoming Baby Signs Classes, or Baby Signs Products (DVDs, books, flashcards, and more) go to Baby Signs by Jenny or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I’ll be starting a new 6 week series of Sign, Say, & Play on January 15th 10:30am at the Blue Ash Recreation Center and would love to have you in class! (6 week series is designed for caregivers and babies ages 6 months to 2 years)