Links of Interest:
Essays I’ve written on the benefits of signing for hearing children at:
Hello Signing Families,
Don’t forget to set your clocks back this weekend!
Tip of the Week:
Confidence. We hear a lot about the potential for ASL to help lessen frustration levels in babies and pre-verbal children. But there is another benefit connected to the frustration piece that gets less press. A baby who is understood because they are able to communicate in sign, may not only lash out less and feel calmer, they gain a confidence boost as well. Every time what they have to say is validated, it tells them they are important and what they think makes sense, which in turn breeds a little person who stands firmly in who they are. Don’t fret, however, if as your baby adds new signs to what s/he knows, the signs they knew so well get a little blurred. There may be a short period of time when they are trying out new signs and everything gets a little mushy. They will come out the other side with a bigger, stronger sign vocabulary. Hang in there with them and keep communicating honestly with them about what you do and don’t understand.
This Week in Class:
If anyone wants to order Signing Time products for themselves or friends for the holidays (or anytime), please let me know. I offer them at a discount and without shipping costs that apply on the ST website. It’s easiest to order in a lump, so if there are folks interested, I’d like to gather orders and do it all at once. I am able to order anything on the site for you: all Baby Signing Time DVDs, books, flashcards etc., but also anything from the general Signing Time series (I have a few favorite DVDs I’d recommend). I do have a small number of things in stock already. Feel free to email with questions.
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