Learn Sign Language with Your Child – NEW BOOK review: ‘Beginner’s Baby Sign Language – Sign and Sing at Home’
Learning to sign is an incredibly useful skill but not just for those who are hard of hearing. Everyone can benefit from learning to sign!
Every parent and caregiver will tell you that babies often know what they want before they can tell you. The proven solution is Baby Sign Language.
DID YOU KNOW:
- A baby is ready to learn signs when they can wave bye-bye
- Signing will not delay verbal language development, in fact, it will most likely increase it
- Signing allows your child to clearly communicate their thoughts
- Signing reduces frustrations for your child, significantly lessening the terrible twos!
Award-winning educator and author Sara Bingham has included all her expertise in this go-to book that belongs on every parent’s reading list. Beginner’s Baby Sign Language: Sign & Sing at Home is packed with illustrations and photographs, making it easy to find and teach the words you want to help your child communicate. With this book, you and your baby will quickly be communicating clearly and confidently!
“Your baby is ready to sign when they can wave bye-bye.”Sara Bingham, author of Beginner’s Baby Sign Language – Sign and Sing at Home
Early childhood communication struggles can be frustrating for already exhausted new parents and early childhood caregivers.
The perfect solution is learning sign language, and it’s easier than you think! Beginner’s Baby Sign Language: Sign & Sing at Home is designed to show you how to easily communicate with preverbal children, increasing your bond and joy during the early stages of development.
In fact, learning a new language can provide numerous benefits, including:
- Improved cognitive function: Learning a new language requires a lot of mental effort, which can help to improve your memory, problem-solving skills, and overall cognitive function.
- Better communication: Knowing a second language can make it easier to communicate with people from different cultures and countries, which can lead to new friendships, business opportunities, and travel experiences.
- Increased cultural awareness: Learning a new language can help you gain a deeper understanding of the culture and customs of the people who speak that language, which can broaden your perspective and make you more open-minded.
- Improved job prospects: Knowing a second language can be a valuable asset in many fields, including business, diplomacy, healthcare, and education. It can open up new job opportunities and increase your earning potential.
- Enhanced travel experiences: When you travel to a country where you speak the language, you can have a more immersive and authentic experience, as you’ll be able to communicate with locals, read signs and menus, and understand cultural norms.
- Improved memory: Learning a new language can help to improve your memory and cognitive function, which can have benefits beyond language learning, such as in academic or work settings.
It is important to note that there are many different sign languages used around the world, and each one has its own unique features and characteristics. In the United States, American Sign Language (ASL) is the most commonly used sign language, and it is recognized as a legitimate language by the federal government. Other countries have their own sign languages, such as British Sign Language (BSL) in the United Kingdom and Auslan in Australia.
The book includes 100+ ASL signs to introduce to your baby, with easy-to-follow illustrations and instructions for signs like ‘milk’ and ‘diaper’.
I’ve only just started reading it but I think this could be a really valuable resource to teach any child (or adult). Learning new languages makes us more able to communicate as well as learning a new skill is always fun.
Find out more at robertrose.ca/catalogue/beginners-baby-sign-language