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Signing Time Your Way: Integrating Signing with Homeschooling

Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed. Originally Published March 5, 2013. Updated to reflect current information. Families who homeschool their children have a wonderful opportunity to choose curriculum and activities tailored exactly to their child’s needs and interests. Let’s look at some of the ways that signing with your homeschooled child can be integrated into your day. Capitalize on your child’s learning strengths As we well know, children learn in different ways and through a variety of strengths. Sign language taps into tactile (touch), auditory, visual, and kinesthetic (movement) ways of communicating, making it highly accessible for just about any young learner. Further, …

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How Do I Help My Child Identify and Express Emotions?

There has been plenty of research over the years trying to pin down a list of emotions. Most agree are all born with emotions, but there is no common consensus about which emotions we are born with verses which emotions we learn. Many studies conclude that almost everyone is capable of feeling six basic states of emotion: anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise. In a study done at UC Berkley, Alan S. Cowen and Dacher Keltner used statistical methods to analyze reports of emotional states elicited by 2,185 emotionally evocative short videos with richly varying situational content. Dacher Keltner stated, “We found that 27 distinct …

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How Do I Help My Child Create Good Sleep Patterns?

Sleep is important for all ages for proper growth and development, as well as for overall health and well being. Typically children spend one-third to one-half of their life sleeping. Sleep is when the body restores itself as growth hormones are released. Getting enough sleep is key for a healthy immune system, proper learning, and memory. Not all children are able to put themselves to sleep. Establishing good sleep patterns start with the parents. There are many views on sleep within families and cultures. Establish the sleep patterns that are right for you and your family. In 2008 Dr. Mindell …

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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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Where to Buy Baby Signing Time

Are you looking for the best place to buy Baby Signing Time? We have three great ways to purchase our baby sign language videos. 1) MySigningTime.com You can buy the Complete Baby Signing Time Digital Library at MySigningTime.com for $69.99. The Baby Signing Time Complete Library includes: Ep. 1: It’s Baby Signing Time – Video + Music MP3s + eBook Ep. 2: Here I Go – Video + Music MP3s + eBook Ep. 3: A New Day – Video + Music MP3s + eBook Ep. 4: Let’s Be Friends – Video + Music MP3s + eBook Signing Time Nursery Rhymes – Video + MP3s Goodnight Baby Lullabies – Music …

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From our Signing Families

Baby Signing Time Just wanted to let you know about my five-year-old, Little Brian, and how much he loves Baby Signing Time videos. He who was born with Rubenstein Taybi Syndrome. He doesn’t speak any words, but loves to move his little hands around while he watches the videos. He can sometimes make the sign for more! Last year, Brian was diagnosed with Leukemia. I quit my part-time job as our already heavy load of doctor and therapy appointments skyrocketed. We spent many months in the hospital. When no other toys could calm Brian during his painful chemo treatments, we …

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5 Myths Busted About Signing With Your Child

There are some common misconceptions about signing with your child.  We’re going to bust those myths so you can make an educated decision and get started! Myth 1 – There’s a perfect time to start (and we might have missed it):  Parents always ask us if it is too soon or too early to sign with their child. The truth is, American Sign Language (ASL) can be started at any time, just like any other second language. Anytime is a good time to begin signing! Myth 2- There is a perfect way to start signing: The truth is, just like with …

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Are We There Yet? – Signing Time Products On The Go!

Written by Jennifer deAzevedo Suttner How many times can your kids ask that question before you go a little nuts? I recently went on a two-and-a-half-hour drive with 2 young kids and that question was asked 5 times in the last thirty minutes of the drive! Needless to say, hearing that question over and over again was making me wonder, “Are we there yet?” Take advantage of those long car rides or flights this summer! Signing Time will teach your kids another language and keep them engaged while you travel! Want to educate them as well as entertain them? We’ve …

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The Advantages of Signing in the Classroom and Homeschool

Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., revised by Rose Turnbow Teachers in a classroom setting and families who homeschool their children have a wonderful opportunity to choose curriculum and activities tailored exactly to children’s needs and interests. Let’s look at some of the ways that signing with your child or class can be integrated into your day. Capitalize on learning strengths Children learn in different ways and through a variety of strengths. Sign language taps into tactile (touch), auditory, visual, and kinesthetic (movement) ways of communicating. Signing appeals to many ages, making it ideal to use when you are working with more than one child. …

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Why Sign With Your Baby?

Why would I want to sign with my baby? Here are just some of the benefits: With just a few basic signs, you can know if Baby is “hungry”, “thirsty”, wants “milk” or “water”, needs to “sleep”, wants “more”, and the list goes on and on. Provides a bonding experience between parents and baby. Improves confidence and self-esteem. Aids in speech development (most baby signers begin to speak earlier than others who do not sign). Cuts down on tantrums because Baby can tell you what he wants. Signing increases mental development. Learning ASL is teaching your family a second language. It …

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