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1 year ago

I'd love to teach my little one some signs?

At what age did you start signing to your baby? I’d love to teach my LB milk, food, mom, dad, more, all done, please, thank you, etc. I read that babies don’t start communicating with sign language until about 8 months, but if I start signing to him now at 1 month will he learn any sooner? What are your experiences with teaching your babies sign language?
I'd love to teach my little one some signs?

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1 year ago

We have been using sign language with our LB since birth. He didn't have comprehension of it obviously at first but he is 4mo old and starting to understand it. (Not copying us yet) but we chose to start from birth as we are a partially deaf house and we also have mutism in my house so... sign language is a common occurrence. We wanted him to communicate with anyone so we're teaching him young

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1 year ago

Hey that’s awesome! Sign language is a necessary and great way of communication! I’ve always believed that learning ASL should be mandatory in schools! I’ve began signing to my LO and he’s only 5 weeks! I can’t wait to see his development and at what age he begins communicating back to me 😍😊

1 year ago

We started around 4-5 months when my daughter started eating/trying solids. We mostly just focused on the basics, but she picked it up like a champ. Almost every word she can say, or is attempting to say, she can also sign it. I think it helped a ton. We knew her hunger cues and stuff like that, but its amazing for her to be able to walk up and sign that shes hungry, or wants juice, or has to go potty.

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1 year ago

That’s so awesome! I think that sign language is a great way for children of any age to communicate! If they don’t feel like speaking, they are non-verbal, or they aren’t at the speaking age yet they can still communicate what they want or need at any given time! 😊

1 year ago

Hey how are you? My name is Ashley I’m a preschool teacher at Goddard for eight years I have baby sat for 15 years also have a degree in child psychology and education and I am a mother of two boys, a 11-year-old and a one year old.

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1 year ago

So sign language is great to do with your kids as well as using picture cards, always talking to your children, involves music with them and different activities. Sign language is a great way to communicate with your child especially for their needs wants and self help skills. I think it’s great that you’re doing it early. I work with children that are six weeks old all the way to maybe two depending on if they have any disabilities but I can’t move to the next room in my classroom. The words we teach them is some of the following, yes, no, more, food, drink, milk, water, mommy, daddy, teacher, hello, goodbye, good morning, good afternoon, good night etc not too much now but they really do the signs It’s amazing to see

1 year ago

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1 year ago

I think starting as soon as possible is great, even if just to establish kind of a routine if that makes sense. It’ll get you into the habit like mentioned above. It’s also never too late to start. I’ve worked with infants (6 weeks-18 months) and they all pick up on it at different ages. It’s never too early or too late to start in my option as it won’t hurt anything. I had a 15 month old in my class who didn’t have any experience with sign language and picked up on it fairly quickly. They are like sponges at this age! Best of luck to you ❤️❤️

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1 year ago

It’s always so exciting when they sign back for the first time!

1 year ago

Aw that’s so sweet - it must be great seeing the development! I’ve started to use the “eat/food” sign with my 5 week old right before I breastfeed him! I can’t wait to see when he begins to sign back!!! 😊😊

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