Grandparent signs "I LOVE YOU!" to her grandchild in our Signing Smart playclass - and is understood!
Signing Smart Increases Language!
Research demonstrates that children who participate in
just 8-10 weeks of Signing Smart programs show improved language skills by 12 months of age. Typically developing, hearing children usually have 1-2 spoken words by age 1, whereas Signing Smart children have 16 signs and 23 words!
A toddler signs BALL (and gets the ball!) and the teacher keeps
never even realizing that life-long conflict resolution strategies are being used behind her! Imagine if they could not sign/talk yet... what strategies might have been tried? Grabbing? Crying? Whining? Then the domino effect happens in the classroom. Sharing? Taking turns? These strategies
take time and patience to develop in young children.
Even asking for help, would interrupt the story.
Learn more at our parent or child care provider or preschool teacher workshops!