Just consider the following questions:
Just think about them and if your answers to all the above-mentioned questions are YES, then you must consider teaching sign language to your child.
Since, late 1980s several researches have been carried on the subject of the role of sign language in the development of babies. The latest findings let the world know of their many benefits; communication in the pre-verbal days, reduced tantrums, an early switch to oral communication, and higher IQ level in the latter course of life. These findings actually accounted for the growing popularity of sign language among the parents of the hearing children not only in the USA, but also around the globe.
So far as the US society is concerned, it is the latest trend of parenting. And it is a trend with a definite positive direction. Number of child development researchers and experts are actually encouraging the parents to opt for baby sign language to bridge up the communication gap between their pre verbal infants.
There are many tools to help you teach your child sign language ranging from books to songs. But if you want to have the combined benefits of all these tools in one, you have to invest in the videos and software.
To begin with, learning sign language through video will be fun for your baby.
These are specially designed for hearing babies, toddlers, and small children.
They might come in forms of cartoon stories with full of characters that the babies can associate themselves with, baby computer games to spark off their interest, and songs that are performed along with animated actions.
These different types of software and videos help your babies to pick up signs while they watch them and play with them. As they watch them over and over again, they get a hang of it and soon start to sign back at you. And the whole world of communication opens up between you and your little one.
According to the experts, you do not have to devote more than ten minutes per day to sit before your computer monitor. Generally, the pages of the software are divided into several scenes. Each scene aims to teach your child a particular word. Just watch one scene everyday with your child and keep on repeating it to let your child match the sign with the particular word.
So put aside a time slot in your daily routine when you can watch the video or run the software along with your baby on a consistent basis. Just place the baby on your lap and switch on the computer or the video console and start playing the game together. The video will help both of you learn several useful sign languages that you can use to communicate with each other in your daily activities.
Watching the signing language videos along with your little one is going to be an experience that you will cherish for your life. It is also going to incur significant academic benefits for your child in future. In most of the cases, the videos and software are based in the American Sign Language. You can also get the videos in other sign language as British Sign Language as well.
In short these colorful and amusing videos are a fantastic way of introducing your child to the world of language and they make the learning fun for you child too.