Baby Steps ASL Class

All you need to know about American Sign Language (ASL) Programs

Teaching ASL in daycare has been popping a lot lately but are there real benefits to this? Here in Baby Steps Daycare and Preschool, we believe that there are a lot of benefits that you can get by teaching ASL at a young age. See how it affects your child’s early development here.

While teaching ASL to babies is a relatively new practice, there are already a lot of stories of its success. Studies show that frequent exposure to ASL increases the intellectual development of children for as young as one-year-old.

This new development has been a hot topic for the last decade. That’s why more and more pre-schools and daycare centers are integrating this program into their curriculum. The benefits of teaching baby sign language can be found in their responses.

1. Fewer Episodes of Crying or Temper tantrums

Temper tantrums can be a handful to deal with, especially with young children. Luckily, children who are exposed to ASL at an early age have fewer episodes of crying and temper tantrums. It’s because children who are learning ASL learn how to communicate their feelings. That’s why babies have a better understanding of how to react in some instances compared to others.

2. Increase in Verbal Language Development

It speeds up speech development for children under one-year-old. Research has shown that early exposure to ASL lets babies learn to develop verbal communication earlier than most babies. Researchers believe that sign language motivates babies into learning more ways of communicating with their parents.
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3. Early Signs of Self-expression

Studies have shown that exposure to ASL allows babies to communicate vital information to their parents at an early age. Simple signs and gestures are enough for babies to remember if coupled with action. They learn to express themselves by copying the signs that you teach them, which leads to early signs of expression.

 

Babies learn to express themselves by following simple signs that you teach them. In turn, they give you some reply based on the signs that you provide. ASL is not a one-way channel of communication but an interconnecting channel where you both learn.

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4. Basic Cognitive Development

Children who learn ASL develop their cognitive functions earlier. They learn more about the things surrounding them because of the constant interaction. Providing them with a way to communicate with you at a young age helps you connect with your baby at another level.

The level of cognitive development depends on how you approach the method of teaching ASL to your kids. Teaching ASL

5. Develop Milestones Earlier

According to experts, children who develop their cognitive function earlier develop milestones at a faster pace. Cognitive development plays an essential role in achieving milestones. Wis why teaching your kids ASL at a young age will significantly benefit their milestone achievements.

We offer American Sign Language Classes at Baby Steps. Please visit our website often for more details and schedules of classes soon.

You can also call or contact our facility for more information.