How to get caregivers involved in signing with the baby

Learn everything you need to know from Heather Ellington, expert on baby sign language, about how to get your care-givers and family members involved in the baby sign language process. Get professional advice on how to teach everyone that will be interacting with your baby!
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How to get caregivers involved in signing with the baby

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It is really important to make sure that all of the caregivers and family members that are in contact with your baby know the signs that you are teaching your baby too, so that you can keep up that consistent communication and that consistent learning of the new signs. One of the ways that you can involve your caregivers in learning signs and make it fun for them is to play a game. So you can play where's mommy, where's daddy, where one person would go out of the room and the care giver who is left, say it's mommy, would say where's daddy, where's daddy? Do you know the sign for daddy? Can you see daddy? Where's daddy? Then have daddy come out and say here I am, I'm daddy. And that's a fun way to get caregivers involved in signing

Learn everything you need to know from Heather Ellington, expert on baby sign language, about how to get your care-givers and family members involved in the baby sign language process. Get professional advice on how to teach everyone that will be interacting with your baby!

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Heather Ellington

Baby Sign Language Instructor

Heather graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Special Education in 2007 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders and Sciences at California State University, Northridge. Heather began learning ASL in college, and has volunteered for an inclusion class for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Multiple Disabilities at the elementary school level, where she also worked as an interpreter. Heather marvels at the way sign language has helped children, babies, and parents get their needs met effectively and in a fun way, while promoting literacy, speech, and language development.

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