When Will My Baby Sign Back To Me?
Lots of variables affect when a baby will sign back to parents modeling the signs to them but Dr. Acredolo and Dr. Goodwyn say it averages around 12 months. How much repetition babies see, how old they are (more modeling is needed for younger babies), and their individual temperament will all affect when a baby will begin modeling the signs they are taught. Think of how many times a parent shows a baby how to wave "bye bye". Signing is like that. Older babies (over 12 months) will pick up the signs quicker than ones who start earlier but like we said above, it depends on your baby. So it's never too early or too late to start!
What About Late Talkers?
Signing with a hearing baby won't make a late-talker begin talking earlier. However, having a few signs to help them communicate until they do
begin talking is very advantageous. Then when the do begin talking, they will quickly catch up to their speaking peers with the additional cognitive advantages of being able to communicate sooner that the other signing babies/toddlers/children enjoy.
Book People Story Time
Wed., July 5th
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Join Tina and BeeBo™ the Baby Signs® Bear for a fun story time at one of the coolest bookstores in Austin!
Learn the ASL signs for some interesting sea creatures and enjoy books and songs and activities to help reinforce the signs.
Come out and play then stay awhile at the best book store children's department around!