Language for Toddlers
Nursery Age 1 Curriculum Suggestions
by Katrina Lybbert
Babies and toddlers are ready to communicate with us before they can speak. It can be very frustrating for our little ones when they want to tell us something and we do not understand them. There has been a lot of research lately that shows babies and toddlers can learn sign language! By learning signs they can communicate at an earlier age. They are also much happier because their needs are being met more often. I only wish I had known about this with my first three children!
If you began signing with your baby in the Nursery Age 0 curriculum, you can continue teaching your child new signs each week. If you are new to sign language, take a look at the signs from the Nursery Age 0 curriculum so you can best decide which signs to start with.
The suggestions below are the signs I have been using with my daughter. You can choose the same signs, but I am sure you will want to choose some signs that fit in with your family better. Visit the Sign With Me Online Dictionary for examples to form the signs. You can introduce many more signs than I have listed. Go at a pace that works for you and your child.
Internet Resources for Sign Language:
Language for Babies and Beyond
Sign Language Lesson List
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