Why are thousands of hearing parents signing with their hearing babies? According to a long-term study at UC Davis, funded by the National Institutes of Health, signing babies: Talk sooner and have larger vocabularies Have stronger parent/child bonds Have less frustration, crying, and tantrums Show more interest in books Engage in more sophisticated play Have increased IQ scores Signing also increases baby's self-esteem and gives parents a window into their child's mind and personality. In Baby Sign Language Basics, parents will learn 60 baby-friendly American Sign Language signs. Baby-specific signing techniques, songs, and games are included to make learning fun and easy, and also open up two-way communication quickly. What parent doesn't want to kw what their baby is trying to tell them?
Monta Briant began signing with her daughter when she was six months old. The family eventually learned hundreds of signs together and Monta was so moved by the ability to communicate effectively with her daughter that she found herself telling it to anyone who would listen! She soon started Baby Sign Language Workshops and is an enthusiastic speaker and self-proclaimed 'baby sign language evangelist'.