Hi, I’m Eva. I might be a baby, but I’m no dummy! I want to give you a little info today, that could help my friend (your child) in a big, big way.
THINK: have you recently gone even 24 hours without being able to talk? It’s HORRIBLE. What if something really important was on your heart, and no matter how you screamed, people just patted you on the head. You may laugh–but it’s wretched.
I’m a lucky one. My parents caught the growing trend–there’s this simple, new way for us simple, new people to be able to share what we need and feel–even when we’re not so great at the whole “vocalization” thing just yet.
I’ve got to stand up (well I’ve been working on that too, busy times) for my friend, your dear child. Don’t make them suffer anymore! Go start Baby Signs–the only research-based sign language program for babies.
It’s the Easiest Tantrum Solution…
If there’s one thing besides a rash that really burns me, it’s uninformed parents. Parents should read blogs like this! It takes 5 minutes and if your baby is ANYTHING like me…
…the very FIRST day you show them techniques, they can start using it–Baby Signs gives us Little People a Voice. The difference it makes for baby & parents alike is remarkable–just read the news reviews at BabySigns.com (then click “In the News” link)!
No. I’m trying to count here the number of times I’ve had to explain to adults that my Baby Signs Program has not hindered, but HELPED me to learn spoken language FASTER.
This is because whenever the adult signs words to the child, they SPEAK the same words at the same time, reinforcing that the sound and motion carry the same meaning. In time, I’ll come around and agree with you that speaking is easier. Meantime, nothing lost, and lots gained!
It’s also been proven to INCREASE children’s IQ often by 12 points as they grow beyond signing altogether. Now give it a try already!