When I started using sign language with my infant daughters, I wondered if they would pick it up. For months I signed and nothing happened. Then, one day, Mendez made the sign MILK. Suddenly, my daughter had the ability to communicate what she wanted!
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 12, 2012
Two Little Hands Productions, creators of Signing Time, are now including the book "SuperBaby: 12 ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years" by parenting expert Dr. Jenn Berman in their Baby Sign Language Starter Kit. The book is a natural fit because Berman herself signed with her twin daughters: “When I first started using sign language with my infant daughters, I wondered if they would pick it up. For months and months I signed and nothing happened. Then, one day, Mendez looked up from her high chair and made the sign MILK. I felt like Anne Sullivan in 'The Miracle Worker' when Helen Keller signed WATER for the first time. Suddenly, my daughter had the ability to communicate what she wanted!”
Berman goes on to list all the reasons parents should consider signing with their hearing babies – signing not only reduces frustration, studies show that it can boost language development, brain growth and even IQ scores. For her readers who worry that signing might delay their baby’s speech, Berman turns to Rachel Coleman, signing expert and host of Signing Time – a signing video series for children that is currently airing on public television. “Babies crawl before they walk and sign before they talk,” says Coleman. “It is as natural as waving bye-bye or pointing.”
Berman’s chapter about signing, “Talk to the Hand,” covers the topic thoroughly with useful lists, including: 10 Reasons to Let Your Fingers Do the Walking, 10 Reasons Why You Should Use ASL Instead of “Baby Sign,” 26 Tips for Big Fingers and The 5 Biggest Myths about Teaching Signs to Babies. Also included is a list of high-interest signs, a chart for when to start signing, a list of FAQs and some simple signing activities for parents and their babies.
"SuperBaby" is now included in the Baby Sign Language Starter Kit, available at http://www.signingtime.com.
About Two Little Hands Productions
Two Little Hands Productions is a leading publisher of innovative educational products that enhance children’s learning and self-esteem, including the award-winning Signing Time, Baby Signing Time, and Potty Time programs featuring Emmy-nominated host, Rachel Coleman. More information at http://www.twolittlehands.com.
About Dr. Jenn Berman
Dr. Jenn Berman is the professional therapist and award-winning columnist who appears regularly on The Today Show, The Early Show, and CNN. She is the host of a daily radio call-in advice show and author of SuperBaby and The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids. Dr. Jenn serves on the Parents Magazine Board of Advisors. http://www.doctorjenn.com.