Sign Language Experience
One Family’s Experience with Baby Sign Language
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Our Experience with Sign Language.
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We were given sign language videos at a baby shower for our first child, Chris.
They looked like fun but we had no real faith that they would work so they got pushed to the back of the closet.
Chris could be a real grouch at times. We finally realized she was frustrated.
Out came the tapes. Mom and Dad took a few days to learn the signs, then passed the tapes to Grandma and Grandpa. We all started using the sign language with Chris when she was eight months old.
Guess what? It worked!
It cut down our frustration and Chris’ crying spells within six weeks or so.
Next child will definitely communicate with sign language. And now that the three of us know it, it will be easy.
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Teaching Your Baby Sign Language.
Don’t spend a fortune on books and videos for sign language products before you have experience. The truth is that sign language is not hard to learn for you or for your baby. I would only purchase two, possibly three, sign language items.
My recommendations for teaching your baby sign language:
1. Dr Joseph Garcia authored the classic in the sign language field: Sign With Your Baby.
Buy the video only or buy a kit which contains the video, a short and simple to understand book, plus a chart showing the signs.
The sign language video is a must for the section on teaching sign language and the last section which demonstrates American Sign Language words. I would buy the kit to get the accompanying sign language book unless you buy the CD Pick Me Up at the same time. That CD includes a workbook.One sign language book is probably enough although both of these sign language books have their positive and different attributes.
2. At the same time I would add the music CD Pick Me Up for the signing and singing as well as the excellent sign language workbook for parents. This fun, interactive experience for you and your baby is all it normally takes to rapidly add words to your American Sign Language vocabulary.
3. If at any time you or your babies are having problems learning sign language, purchase Baby See N Sign, Volume I. It presents American Sign Language words three different times: as a still picture, in slow motion, and at normal video speed.
Frankly, I believe the above three items are all the sign language products you need to own.
If you have an expanded budget, here are some other sign language products I would consider buying.
See sign language products I would not buy and the reasons I would not buy them here.
Why purchase any sign language items? Why not use the library for your sign language needs?
You probably need at least one sign language product on hand for reference. A CD of music to sign by teaches sign language daily. Plus your baby can watch a sign language video like Baby See N Sign to supplement your own signing.
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