Baby Signs: Signing Saturday "Book"

by Jenny Combs on January 5, 2013

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 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 be a nice way to introduce signs slowly while gradually build a signing vocabulary.
This week the“Sign of the Week” is “Book”! To make the sign for book: make a book with your palms together. Open and close hands.
If you’d like additional information on the Baby Signs Program, upcoming Baby Signs Classes, or Baby Signs Products (DVDs, books, flashcards, and more) click here or email me at . I’ll be starting a new 6 week series of Sign, Say, & Play on January 15th 10:30am at the Blue Ash Recreation Center.

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Signing Safari January 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Thanks for sharing information about early communication with young children through sign language. The benefits to parents and their children’s language development is seen repeatedly in our interactive “Sing, Sign and Play classes”. Thanks for the factual article.

Best of luck with your classes at the Blue Ash rec center.


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