Is it ever too late to teach my child sign language?

Have you missed the opportunity to teach your baby sign language? Expert in the field, Heather Ellington, explains how simple it can be to teach your baby sign language, no matter how old they are. This provide provides easy tips and secrets for parents who want to begin this exciting process.
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Is it ever too late to teach my child sign language?

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It is never too late to teach your baby, infant or toddler to sign. You can start signing any time. Sign language is a really good way to bridge the gap between spoken language and literacy development. So when you start reading books to your baby, you can start signing all of the different book signs like bear or helicopter, airplane. You can also start signing I love you to your baby just for fun and for a secret way to tell your baby or toddler that you love them without actually saying it out loud.


Have you missed the opportunity to teach your baby sign language? Expert in the field, Heather Ellington, explains how simple it can be to teach your baby sign language, no matter how old they are. This provide provides easy tips and secrets for parents who want to begin this exciting process.

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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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