Article: Elizabeth Barrett and Signing Time on the TODAY show

 





Watch Elizabeth Barrett read!

Signing Time helps 17-month old baby learn to read

In the first week of March 2008, Signing Time learned about Elizabeth Barrett, a 17-month old infant from Lubbock, Texas that can read. In an interview done by KCBD News Channel 11 in Lubbock, Texas on February 27, reporter Karin McCay said, “She looks and acts like most babies her age, but she can read sentences.” Katy Barrett, Elizabeth’s mother, said that she reads more words than they can count. According to the news broadcast, Katy is convinced that sign language contributed to her daughter’s reading skills with help from watching shows like “Signing Time” on public television.

Watch the the news cast interview (on the right) or visit KCBD’s website to read the full story.

 

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How can Signing Time help you and your children?

  • Would you like to communicate with your child before they can talk?
  • Do you want to increase your child’s reading and language abilities?

Scientific studies show that “typical” children who learn to sign:

  • have higher IQ scores
  • are better adjusted
  • read at an earlier age

Many parents observe that by learning to communicate earlier, the “terrible twos” are not so terrible—children can use a sign instead of throwing a tantrum to express their needs.

To take advantage of the benefits of signing with your child we suggest the following two DVD collections. The Signing Time! DVD Full Collection Set is a very popular collection of 13 DVDs to get you and your children on the right track. If you’d like something more geared for your baby that is 3 – 12 months old try the Baby Signing Time DVD Gift Set.

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Today Show coverage of Elizabeth Barrett

 

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