Do you ever wonder what your baby is thinking? Or what your child is interested in? Why are they upset? When my oldest son was a baby, my mom decided to teach him baby sign language and this opened up a whole new world of communication with my child. She started when he was about six months old and by ten months he had started signing back. Although verbally he could not say he was hungry, he was able to communicate to me that he wanted "milk" or "more" through signs. We also found out that he was very interested in clocks and watches, since any time he would see either of these he would sign the word.
Some people question whether teaching babies sign language will hinder their development and may cause the child to speak later.I have read many articles that disagree and this was also seen with my two boys. Both are very social and have a great vocabulary.
If you are interested there are many great resources available. One program is called Baby Signs and there are even baby signs coupons available. My kids also loved to watch a series called Signing Time. You could check out your local library for signing books or stores like Barnes and Nobles or Borders. I bet you could even find great deals at Books-A-Million.
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