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Baby Signs Signing Saturday: Sign for “I Love You”!

by Jenny Combs on February 23, 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 “I Love You”!    To make the sign for snow: raise fist palm out, extend thumb, index, and pinkie finger.

ILY

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 jenny.combs (at) babysignsprogram  (dot) com .

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