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Baby Sign Language

by admin on November 23, 2010

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If you wish your baby to communicate quickly you should start teaching your baby to communicate in sign language. When you talk to your baby in sign language, you actually teach your baby to communicate in an effective way before they learn to speak. It strengthens you parent child bond. Teaching your baby sign language is not a difficult task. In fact it is easier to teach your baby sign language than teaching your baby to talk.

If you are wondering how to start, here is a guideline for you. Follow the tips given below and you will be able to teach your baby easily.

  • First of all you should learn the baby sign language basics yourself. Only then you can use it to converse with your baby. Babies learn quite fast. So make sure your vocabulary of sign language doesn’t fall short. You can also ask other members of your family to use sign language while communicating with the baby. The more the baby sees the sign, the easier it will be for him or her to learn it. But make sure all of use the same sign for a particular object or feeling. For example you and your mother should use the same sign for milk.
  • When you are giving it a start, choose some basic words. Don’t make signs for everything in the initial level. Otherwise your baby will become confused and learn nothing.
  • When you start teaching your baby sign language, start with physical objects that your baby can see. For example you can start using signs for toys, milk, clothes which you can show your baby.
  • Use sign language quite often. Make it a part of your everyday routine. When you feed your baby, use the sign of baby; when you change its clothes use the sign of cloth, when you are singing lullaby to make it sleep, use the sign of sleep etc.

Making your baby talk using sign language is quite easy. All you need to do is to have patience and give your baby its required time to learn the language.

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Robin November 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Don’t forget to be patient though! It can take months and months for a child to sign back to you, so don’t give up!

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