I am so glad it's finally Friday.
I finally got one of the 2 books I ordered, in the mail yesterday. It was Sign with your Baby by Joseph Garcia. My friend Jen, who signs with her baby Ethan recommended it.
I am anxiously awaiting Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk by Linda Acredolo, Susan Goodwyn, Douglas Abrams that my friend Ashlee , from C.H.O.I.C.E.S. recommended.
I am so excited to get started signing with her. Apparently she is at the perfect age: 7 months.
Some of the benefits of signing with your baby are:
*Signing allows your infant to clearly communicate specific thoughts.
*Signing reduces frustration for your baby and for you.
*Signing won't delay verbal language development; in fact, it may accelerate it! Research shows that babies who sign usually begin to speak sooner and develop larger vocabularies than non-signing babies.
*Signing reinforces verbal language by added visual and kinesthetic emphasis to auditory input.
*Signing children tend to be more interested in books.
*Signing builds on babies' natural tendency to use gestures.
*Signing can help parents and pediatricians identify injuries, pain, and other ailments.
*Signing children can direct parents' attention toward potential dangers or concerns.
*Signing may actually improve a child's IQ!
Have a great weekend everyone! Has anyone seen the snow? It's missing here in Indiana.