Updated from original publication on October 20, 2015, as part of the series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles in the series click here.
I’m a huge proponent of baby sign language! I’ve written about it before and the tremendous asset that Signing Time videos are in teaching children to sign in ASL. I started to sign with my girls around 6 months of age. It was wonderful to have that form of communication with them!
I’ve compiled a list of 10 ASL Learning Tools for kids that I’ve used and recommend:
Per Two Little Hands Productions, the benefits of teaching ASL to babies are numerous. Some of the reasons enumerated on their site, reasons that I chose to begin sign language early are as follow:
“Teaching your baby sign language can unlock the world around them and give their minds a head start.
Open a window to your child’s heart & mind
Reduce tantrums & increase bonding
Build vocabulary & instill confidence
Cognitive benefits of being bilingual”
The infographic below highlights some of the advantages to teaching your baby or child to sign.
Find more ASL learning resources here:
P.S. Do You Use Sign Language In Your Family?