Baby Signing Myth #5: You have to learn a whole new language (BUSTED!)
MYTH: Signing means learning a whole new language.
Excerpt from SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years
You don’t have to learn a complete language in order to begin signing with your child. You only have to know the signs that are valuable to you and your baby. Ideally you should be at least one step ahead of your child, although many adults learn the signs along with their children. You will be amazed how quickly you increase your own signing vocabulary just by looking up each of the signs as you become curious or your child asks for them. My husband, parents, and close friends thought learning ASL was a lot of fun. – Dr. Jenn
TRUTH: Just learn the signs you and your baby want to use!
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- Read Myth #4: ASL signs are too hard for babies (BUSTED!)
- Get a summary of the research on signing with babies and children
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