Why should you sign with your baby? Your 8-month-old could ask for milk when she’s hungry. Your 10-month-old could tell you he saw an airplane. Your 15-month-old could tell you if she has an earache. Unlock the thoughts, observations and wants of your child’s mind with the gift of American Sign Language!
Research shows that infants and toddlers have a desire to communicate their needs and wishes, but lack the ability to do so clearly. In order to produce speech a child must be able to coordinate his lips, tongue, breath and vocal chords at the same time, a skill that infants haven’t acquired yet. Sign language for babies bridges the gap between the desire/need to communicate and the ability. Hand-eye coordination is available prior to the acquisition of verbal skills, therefore baby sign language helps babies learn to express themselves before they are able to produce understandable speech.