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How to sign with your baby

You’ve decided to teach your baby a tool to help her communicate before she can speak. Great! But where do you start? Choose a sign. The first place to go is an online dictionary. Most parents choose a sign that … Continue reading

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Helpful hints for signing with your baby

Be consistent. Use the same sign the same way for the same action or object. This will help your baby become familiar with the sign and she will be able to sign it back to you sooner. Don’t kill yourself … Continue reading

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How sign acquisition mimics spoken language acquisition

Once you begin signing with your baby, there are a few phenomena to watch out for: Expect your child to recognize a sign that you are making well before he starts using it on his own. You’ll run into this … Continue reading

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Advantages

Your baby will talk some day, so what’s the point of using sign language with a child who doesn’t have a hearing problem? There are numerous benefits to signing with a baby who has yet to string together those babbles … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions

What age is a good age to start signing with my baby? Actually any age is a good one, though most parents won’t begin to see results until their baby is 7 months or older. Many deaf parents sign to … Continue reading

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Signs to start with

Many parents start out signing with their babies at an early age, but others don’t find out about the wonders of signing with babies until their children are nearly toddlers (as in my case). I think that every child responds … Continue reading

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