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Signing With Babies And Children: Understanding the Signs
Friday, November 28, 2008
Posted by My Baby Details
In any language, it is easier to understand a meaning of some thing when it relates to us. If you were to learn a new word from a different language, it would help to have it explained in words that you already know. This is the same for children. Every day they are learning new words and trying to put meaning to these words.
As caregivers, we have the opportunity in helping to create understanding and meaning to every day words by relating to our children with words they already know. Using sign language helps to put this world of learning in a very visual interactive light!
Here are some examples of helping your children understand meanings of words with the use of American Sign Language.
Remember to sign the word and then explain to your children what this word means with a use of words/signs they already know.
Patience: wait & nice
Respectful: listen & nice
Appreciate: show & love
Responsibility: special & job (for you)
Written by Shawna Tran
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