Every parent knows how challenging the first couple of years can be, before a child can speak, and signing has made those years so much easier – not only on me, but on my children
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(PRWEB) September 7, 2007 –-
ABC Kids Expo, Las Vegas – Long before they can speak, children can understand basic commands and can even communicate in basic ways. In fact, one of the first things many infants learn is how to wave good-bye or blow a kiss. With the help of mocobabies’ new line of attractive reminders, parents can now easily build on this early method of communication by using basic signs to easily communicate with their infant, even before they can speak.
Launched at the ABC Kids Show in Las Vegas (Booth 1321), mocobabies’ new stickers and placemats use attractive, easy-to-understand illustrations to show parents how to use basic sign language to communicate with their infant. The Little Helper Signing Stickers pack includes 50 removable stickers that won't damage walls, tiles, mirrors, or windows, and can be placed in areas where the family interacts with baby, such as the changing table. For mealtimes, mocobabies offers a double-sided, stain-resistant placemat that features baby's first signs on one side, and baby's food signs on the other.
“I often speak to parents that are intimidated to start signing because they think it means they’ll have to learn a whole new language,” said Kathy Moores, founder of mocobabies. “The truth is that even if parents can add a few basic signs to their everyday activities, it can have a huge impact on their ability to communicate with their child. I created this line of simple reminder tools because I wanted to make it easy and fun for parents, grandparents and caregivers to enjoy the benefits of signing with their babies, without taking a class or studying a book.”
The benefits of using sign language with an infant are significant – studies show that babies that sign show less frustration and are less demanding than babies who don’t know sign language because they can express their thoughts and needs more easily. Additionally, a study published in the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior showed that babies that were taught to sign demonstrated stronger language development, and had higher average IQs (by 12 points) by the time they were 8 years old.
“Every parent knows how challenging the first couple of years can be, before a child can speak, and signing has made those years so much easier – not only on me, but on my children” said Katie Warren, a mother of two who has used signs with her children for the last three years. “The mocobabies tools made it easy for my husband and I to remember the signs, so we could use them consistently with our kids. We have all benefited from a happier household, and from the extraordinary bonds that signing can help create with your child.”
Burlington, Ontario based mocobabies was founded in 2005 by Kathy Moores, a new mom who was having a hard time finding resources to help her to sign with her infant son. Kathy took a course to help in the process but still found herself having to put reminders up around the house, helping her and her family members remember how to make the signs. Thus mocobabies was born. The mocobabies’ line of award-winning products were designed to make it easy to incorporate signing into every day activities, engaging children as well as family and friends in the signing process. To learn more about mocobabies products, visit http://www.mocobabies.com.
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