Baby Sign Language

How to Stop Your Child from Whining

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why do children whine? Children typically start whining as they develop verbal language. It’s often the only way toddlers express themselves when they are hungry, tired, uncomfortable or don’t want to do something. While whining is very common in toddlers, but by age 3-4, children should be able to use the same words to express themselves with a less whiny voice. Then by age 6-8, children should be able to break the habit completely. Positive Parenting states kids whine, “Because it works!” (For your kids, that is.) When your kids whine and negotiate, they secure a big chunk of …

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How do I help my child love reading?

Did you know October is National Book Fair Month? In 2003, The National Book Foundation, which sponsors the annual National Book Awards, is embracing October as National Book Month as part of a national effort to raise the profile of reading in American culture. In honor of National Book Fair Month we want to help you teach your child to love reading. Did you know that by middle school, most kids stop reading books that aren’t assigned in school. In the USA, an alarming 65 percent of fourth graders in public school were reading below the proficient level in 2015 …

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How Can I Practice Baby Sign Language?

The best place to practice Baby Sign Language is everywhere you are with your baby. You can begin signing with your baby soon after birth, so you may want to start practicing during pregnancy.  Keep in mind, baby may not be able to sign back until after they are 4-9 months old. Remember – all babies develop differently and it may take time for baby to understand signs and sign back. So, where do you start practicing sign language with your baby? That is easy, start naturally as you interact with your child. When you are feeding your baby sign …

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Baby Sign Language May Enhance Memory

One of the many cognitive benefits to your child after starting early communication with baby sign language is an enhanced memory. Research has found that associating signs and actions with words help the brain to retain a stronger memory. For example, when a child learns a word in conjunction with a sign, they are more likely to remember and understand the meaning of the word. When babies learn to sign before they even hit a year of age, they start learning to remember the actions to communicate. This helps children remember words because there is a muscle memory involved. (Teaching Sign …

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Baby Sign Language May Increase Their IQ

Early exposure to learning that comes with baby sign language may lead to a higher IQ for your child. Baby sign language helps children and parents to quickly move past the frustration and fits of miscommunication and can help them move onto developing words and phrases sooner. Learning to sign can increase your child’s ability to learn and grow both now and in the future. It has been shown that the cognitive benefits of baby sign language can include earlier reading, a larger reading, and speaking vocabulary, better performance in school, and a higher IQ. From birth, start with signs …

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Baby Sign Language Is a Fun Way To Learn

Help your little one to develop a love of learning early on as you learn baby sign language with them. Have fun with signing as you incorporate interactive games and songs to educate your child and bond with them. Making learning fun early on can encourage a love of learning later. There are many games to play in sign that will not only help your baby to learn sign but also entertain them for hours on end. This form of entertainment will be one of the most beneficial ways to spend time with your baby as they learn and grow. …

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Baby Sign Language May Increase Your Bond

One of the many benefits of baby sign language is the increased bond becomes possible between you and your child. How does signing with your baby increase your bond? There are many ways! Today we’re discussing just a few. Using baby sign language will help you to communicate and give you the opportunity to spend more time together—beneficial time forging your bond and learning a new skill together. Bridging the Communication Gap Any thriving relationship needs some level of communication. Good communication leads to a good relationship. However, communicating can be difficult with a baby, and lack of communication can …

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Baby Sign Language May Increase Their Self Esteem

The communication pattern that is established early on in your relationship with your child when you learn baby sign language leads to a self-esteem boost for both you and your little one. When we are better able to express ourselves and communicate, we are better able to connect. The value of early communication and the self-esteem boost it leads to is invaluable. Communicating with ease will boost your baby’s confidence. Learning to use baby sign language at a young age will help your child to communicate more effectively. When your little one is better able to communicate their wants and …

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Does Baby Sign Language Reduce Tantrums?

What Causes Tantrums Dealing with tantrums can be overwhelming and disheartening. The frustration and heightened emotions that result from tantrums often bring unintended discord between you and your child. These fits can lead to a lack of sleep, the embarrassment of a public temper tantrum, and more woes that come along with this frustration. But at the heart of most outbursts are the child’s own frustration at their inability to communicate with you. Avoid laughing at or being indifferent with your child as they express their frustration. They are likely trying to communicate with you and don’t understand why they …

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7 Awesome Benefits of Baby Sign Language

  Baby sign language is extremely beneficial to you, your child, and your relationship. As you learn to effectively communicate together through simple signs and gestures you will have the opportunity to grow closer, learn a new skill together, better understand each other, and the cognitive benefits for your child are almost innumerable. Babies have the necessary motor skills needed to learn basic signals and actions months before their first birthday. When your child is better able to communicate with you, you can reduce their frustration (and your own), boost their confidence, help jump-start their language skills and brain development, …

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