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My son does not sign but there is a girl in his Little Gym class that does sign. She can sign more, please, thank you and I think a few others. She is 14 months. I've heard you are supposed to start around 7-8 months old because that's when they soak everything in
My twins are a little behind in talking. Maxx started Childhood Development Watch and they recommended signing when he was 18 months old to cut back on his frustrations of not being able to communicate. We only did a couple of signs but it did work and stopped some of his fits. When we taught him a sign we always said the word along with the sign and eventually he started picking up on the words.
Studies have shown that signing does not slow speech. In fact, in some cases it accelerates it as the child is able to be rewarded early for using a combination of speech and sign to communicate. (Plus, IQ scores are showing higher as well. Although not a reason to sign, it is an indicator that it isn't detrimental at all.)
Originally posted by AuntieFromBama@Dec 11 2004, 07:41 PM I want to start singing with all 3 of mine. Ages 5 4 and 2. Is it to late? How do I get started?
it is never to late to start. kids pick things up so fast. you can probably go to your local library and find books on basic signing or even signing with your baby. there are also videos for child signing. there is all sorts of information.