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Baby Signs Program-- All You Should Know to Train Your Baby

By Charles Hopkins Published 11/2/2006 | Parenting
 

As a mother of an infant daughter, every time I failed to calm her, I started dreaming about a magic bullet that would instill in my baby rare talents to make her speak like a talking cockatoo!  In the back of my mind however, I was well aware that such a magic bullet does not exist in the reality. But I was mistaken! Of course there exists such a magical tool that will help you to bridge the communication gap between you and your infant child.

I know I know you are feeling too eager to know more about this tool that can take much stress out of your child rearing experience. Well, it is called baby signs program that can really help you to decipher what is going on in the little head of your little angel!

Thinking what a baby sign program can do for you and your baby? Well, it can change the very connotation of bonding between the parent and the child---of course in the positive direction. You know about the helplessness of a mother when she cannot make out why her little darling is crying for hours, what bothers the little thing that nothing can calm her down, or what simply is going on in the brain of this miniaturized specimen of human being! A baby signs program will help you to put together all the pieces of this puzzle.

Lets explain how.

You might be unaware of this fact, but it is true that right after birth, the infants start understanding the languages used in their environment. But it cannot use this language to speak her mind, because so far the speech related organs have not been developed in this stage of their lives. But by this time they have developed the manual dexterity to make certain gestures.  Now, the Baby Signs Program trains the babies in a range of specific baby-gestures. These are all simple, easy-to-make signals meant for communicating with their parents. Each sign represents a different word. The baby has to make a specific gesture to tell her mother that she is feeling sleepy. She has to make another gesture to let her mother know that she now wants to play with her favorite teddy bear.

So you got the point? The baby signs program actually enables your baby to talk with you much before he or she actually starts to talk! Only, they are using certain signs in the place of words to express their emotions, to put their demands, to let you know their displeasure and so on.  So, your baby will be ahead of her contemporaries who have not undergone a baby signs program; your baby will learn to communicate with the outer world long before the other babies start to do so by   mastering their oral communication!

You do not have to panic! It is nothing like an elaborate academic discipline of sort! We all are familiar with the small baby gestures like bye-bye or shaking of head to mean disagreement, or nodding to mean the acceptance and so on. These are all the signs that are the part of natural growing process of a normal child. Now the Baby Signs Programs add a few more gestures to your babys sign vocabulary that will help your child to communicate with you more effortlessly.

The Baby Signs Programs are the outcome of the international research initiatives that have been launched many years ago. Long-standing researches and hundreds of case studies have established that baby signs programs are capable of enhancing a childs linguistic, cognitive, and social skills.

As a responsible parent you can enroll with any of the workshops and classes that train the parents on how to use the Baby Signs Program at home. Visit the Baby Signs Institute website to learn more about the recent findings and the benefits regarding several Baby Signs Programs.