Understanding the needs of a baby or toddler can be frustrating and seemingly impossible. It’s a guessing game and sometimes we just can’t get it right. Oftentimes, we aren’t the only ones who are frustrated. Young children often know what they want but lack the ability to communicate to caregivers. That’s not only frustrating for adults but for the child as well. If you’ve ever taken care of a toddler, you know how quickly that frustration can lead to a full-blown tantrum.
For years now, parents have been bridging this communication gap with baby sign language. Baby sign language is a valuable tool that babies as young as 6 months can understand and 8 months can use to communicate with their caregivers. Teaching children sign language has a variety of benefits including faster speech development, securing a more lasting bond between child and caregiver and of course limiting frustration for both the child and adult.
Sign language also helps promotes the ability for children to problem solve and communicate in the future. These vital skills are developed in the early childhood years by their experiences and interactions with adults. One of the best ways to help make sure that your child develops appropriately is to communicate with them. Surprisingly, research finds that nonverbal communication has a similar affect on a child’s brain as spoken language in forming synapses.
These are just two of the many reasons why School for Amazing Kids is now implementing baby sign language into our curriculum for ages 0-2. If your child is under the age of three, he or she will now learn the signs below and so many more. We will make sure to communicate to you the signs your child is learning so that you can understand when they use sign language at home!
Top 8 Signs To Know
6. All Done
8. Thank You