Learning language for children can be both difficult and challenging, it can also be very rewarding. Learning to sign and can not only stimulate kids brain, but can also make them communicate well with you before they can speak.
Herein I describe 3 simple steps to learn sign language for children or infants.
1 – Use Sign Language in Context
When teaching a child's sign language, it is important to refer the word to the current situation. I would not recommend introducing any new symbols to a child if they have not seen a particular event lately. One good example might be if you are reading a story with your child and it has a cat in the story; This would be the perfect time to introduce a label for a cat.
2 – Use stimulating symptoms
Try to use both a combination of practical and stimulating symbols when you begin to introduce childhood signs. While it may seem like a good idea to introduce words such as eating, drinking or pain, make sure to use some adjectives as well. Some examples of motivational words are bubbles, teddy bears or playing.
3 – Teach Other Family or Friends Symbols
It's very important to show other family members or friends who are in contact with your child the signs you are trying to teach them. The more your child sees the symbols and the right time, the sooner they will learn and start signing up again. Some care methods are introducing sign language for infants. Be sure to contact childcare if this is an option. If so, make sure you're on the same page as they are and use the exact same sign.
Sign language for children can be a beautiful and fun learning experience for both mom and child. If you get stressed while you try to teach your child, they will pick it up. Just remember to have fun and be patient!