About Signing

 
 


The benefits of signing with infants and young children are many and well supported by over two decades of research.


Learning to use American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary with your child can help them get a jump start on communication. Since babies are able to understand language before they are able to reproduce it, signing offers them an opportunity to share their thoughts and needs with us before they even speak their first words! Research shows that these first words often come earlier for signing children than for their non-signing peers.


Children who are already speaking also benefit from learning to sign. Since early speech isn’t always clear, signs can help reduce frustration when paired with the child’s attempts at speech sounds. It’s also a great way to learn a second language or to help bridge the gap in comprehension between two languages already spoken in the household.


And learning to sign with your child is fun! It’s a wonderful way to spend some one-on-one time with your little one. Singing and signing is a great way to bond and enjoy time together. It becomes a part of your day, just signing words you know as they come up: There goes a “car”! Hello “Dad”!


Come and see how easy it is to learn to sign with your child!

 

Signing with Young Children

Extra Motivation




  1. Learn to sign to carry on a conversation across a noisy room

  2. Sign “I love you” to Dad while he’s out shovelling the driveway, raking the leaves, mowing the lawn...

  3. A head start on good manners, learn to sign PLEASE, THANK YOU, SORRY!

  4. Fun for older siblings to learn with new baby

  5. Excellent one-on-one bonding with your baby

  6. No more loud fussing in quiet places, your little one can sign HUNGRY or you can ask “ALL DONE?”


 

Questions?




Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about signing or if you’re curious about some of the benefits of using sign language with your child.


info@signoutloud.ca

Learn more about the benefits of signing with your child: here

Learn more about the wealth of research in support of signing with young children: here

We use the Baby Signing Time Curriculum set out by the Signing Time Academy. Please click on the icons to learn more.