I recently heard of a young homeschooling momma whose young boy, about age 7, stopped talking. I cannot imagine what challenges she is facing, especially if she doesn’t know sign language in any form.
I learned sign language from books. Truth be told, God enabled me to learn it pretty decently. Unfortunately I never had a clue that teaching babies/toddlers was a thing, as I definitely would have used it with my children when they were young because they did not really talk much until they were two years old. Brian and Lauren (my son and daughter-in-love) are teaching my grandson some sign language and it is really helping them communicate better.
I found a few links to share with you today. I hope they might be helpful.
- This one is a slide show that has 21 useful signs
- This is a link to a youtube video showing 30 signs and giving you some information on how to make them and ways to remember them
A lot of libraries have baby sign language books and other resources available.
I found that there are lots of articles online touting the benefits of teaching toddlers and young children sign language. It can help them communicate more readily. It connects both sides of the brain and more.
I hope this helps some. As always, if you have any specific questions, let me know and I’ll try to help.
Until next time, God bless,