|From the moment babies are born, these tiny human beings start communicating with the world around them. Infants will use extensive body language, facial expressions, and all sorts of verbal sounds to interact with you. These movements and sounds will eventually evolve into language. But until they do, you may have an incredibly difficult time understanding your infants attempts to tell you things. We are excited to announce that the baby rooms will be teaching simple sign language as a second language.
Some 30 years ago reports appeared indicating that children taught sign language had acquired about 75 signs by the time they were nine months old. The recommended age to start signing is seven months. A child who can sign at an early stage of life is a child who will cause considerably less frustration for himself or herself and his or her parents and caregivers. That means the attachment process can move along much more smoothly and probably to a better outcome.
We will start with "milk," "more," "eat" and "please," which are among the simplest to make. Well work with these signs for at least a month before adding other signs, until the infants starts making them. Then we will continue using the first few and gradually add more signs.
We will use the word as we sign.
Young children have little or no control over their lives. Communication is one thing that begins to empower them. Communication with you at an early age will feed them emotionally and intellectually. More and more research confirms what wise parents have always known -- you will establish the lasting foundations of your childs physical, mental, and spiritual health by meeting all these needs during those first few years.
And naturally, the time you share with your child will be of higher quality when you are more interactive.