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There are many benefits of using signs with students – from as young as preverbal infants, to those in early elementary, all the way to adult students who struggle with reading or those who are learning a new language.
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Milk in American Sign Language is signed by bringing one hand up in a fist, with the wrist facing in (so if you use your right hand the wrist will face to the left, and vice versa for the left hand). Open and close the fist a few times. This sign looks like you are milking a cow’s udder. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
Mom in American Sign Language is signed by bring holding one hand up, fingers slightly apart and palm flat. Touch your thumb of that hand to the corner of your mouth. Moms speak gentle words and smile. Use this visual to help you remember the sign. In addition, many of the feminine signs are done near the corner of the mouth.
Eat in American Sign Language is signed by pinching the tips of all fingers together and bring up to your mouth. Tap fingertips on your lips a few times. This sign looks just like you are popping some yummy food into your mouth. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.
Dad in American Sign Language is signed by bring one hand up to your forehead, palm flat, fingers loosely apart. Touch your thumb to your forehead. Take a look at the sign for Mom and note how these are quite close. In general, masculine signs are done at the forehead and feminine signs closer to the mouth or side of the face.
In March 2008, Signing Time learned about Elizabeth Barrett, a 17-month old infant that can read. In an interview done by KCBD News Channel 11 in Lubbock, Texas Katy Barrett, Elizabeth’s mother, said that she reads more words than they can count. Katy is convinced that sign language contributed to her daughter’s reading skills with help from watching “Signing Time” on public television.
Visit KCBD’s website to read the full story.
Scientific studies show that “typical” children who learn to sign:
Many parents say that communicating earlier through baby sign language makes the “terrible twos” not so terrible.
You will see your baby sign along as well as communicate their needs independently.
Elizabeth Barrett is featured as a peer model in Baby Signing Time Volume 3 & 4.
The Signing Time Academy is the educational division of Two Little Hands Productions. Our mission is to bring the benefits of ASL and active learning to children of all abilities through Certified Instructors who offer classes, products, and personal support to parents and teachers in their communities. Our Instructors offer parent workshops, baby sign language classes, story times, teacher training, and free presentations.
Signing is an essential parenting tool, but I’ve heard parents say, “I would love to learn to sign, but I just don’t have the time!”
I am a busy mom, too! I quickly and effectively teach you signs in a way that will help you to remember the signs, effortlessy.
Your children will want to sign, because it’s something you get to do together. Signing forces you to put down your phone, turn away from the screen and look into your child’s eyes.
Signing with your children fosters real communication in a day and age when that seems to be disappearing. Start your signing adventures today!
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