They say it’s never too early for communication. From a younger age, while they are still fragile, we must communicate with children. In that way, we will understand their problems and needs in the future. So if you are interested about teaching your baby a sign language, you should know that is a good idea.
Did you know that researchers confirmed that babies, although they cannot speak, can understand our words and signs when they are six months old? Knowing this information, you can be in touch with your baby’s needs.
For example, whenever he or she is thirsty or hungry, baby can tell you that. Well, not literally, as I said babies cannot speak. So if you want to start teaching your baby sign language, which is DPT certified, then go ahead and do it. This is what you need to know.
You must know that you will need time and patience. Teaching your baby sign language can be long and difficult road. This process will not be done immediately. You should all be aware of that. If you understood that, then we can go to the next step, and that is getting a sign language dictionary.
This dictionary is available in a baby sign language shop. In this book you will find all the commands for your baby.
When you took this book, then you can start giving the commands and with that process you will create involvement between your gestures and baby’s needs. When you try to teach your baby a word you must say some word and show him the specific sign for that word. During this interaction you should repeat the word and the sign as frequently as you can because the repetition is necessary if you want your baby to learn. If you need some examples of how teachings should look like then pay attention to the next paragraph.
Use bottle of milk for example. First show your baby his bottle and then later with mimic use imaginary bottle with one hand and put it in the palm of your other hand. Then it is very relevant to repeat the process with your baby’s hand. Assist your toddler, make the indication to it by guiding its hands with yours. However, if you breastfeeding your baby, then you must use other sign for milk. The most usual sign is opening and closing your fists while your thumps are up.
That’s right, by giving your baby several thumbs ups; you will teach it how to communicate with it when it is hungry. This is because this sign looks like the process of milking a cow. However there is more about this process. You never know if it’s your baby still hungry, so you’ll need to show it the sign for more food. When you collect all your fingers as a unit and then with both of your hands go to touch and untouch, that is how you suggest the sign for more.
This is just one of the signs, and if you want to learn more just simply go and find this book.