Benefits of Signing with Your Little Ones {Guest Post at MamaOT}

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This week I am over at MamaOT sharing five benefits of signing with your little ones, along with some tips to get you started! If you’ve been following a while, you know I am big advocate of signing with babies and toddlers and am thankful we signed with my son, who ended up being a late talker. So head overt to MamaOT and check out the post and let me know what you think! Check in tomorrow for my seventh installment of {Read More}

Fun with Abby & Alyssa: An Introduction to Sign Language {A Review & Giveaway}

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I became familiar with these books several months ago when my friend ( and fellow SLP) Kristy reviewed them on her blog Hear My Hands. I was thrilled when the author of these books Don, who goes by Grandpa Don, and I had the chance to talk via Facebook and he offered to let me review the books as well. Full disclosure: I was given a copy of all 6 Fun with Abby & Alyssa Books at no cost to review. {Read More}

{Signing Saturday} Does Signing Delay Speech?

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Recently I got to see a bunch of my mom’s friends that I hadn’t seen for a couple years. In fact this was the first time they got to meet my youngest, Ev. We were talking about how he isn’t much of a talker but that he has nearly 50 signs that he uses regularly and that he makes up his own signs. One of my mom’s friends asked me “Do you think he isn’t talking because you taught him {Read More}

Signing Saturday: Using DVDs to Teach Sign

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Back in my post on How YOU Can Learn ASL, I mentioned that one way you can learn ASL is to watch videos, specifically the Baby Signing Time and Signing Time series of videos. How can you use these videos to teach yourself and your littles sign language?  Why Signing Time Videos? I LOVE Signing Time products (which is why I became a certified Baby Sign Language instructor through the Signing Time Academy). Here are some reasons why I love {Read More}

Signing Saturday: Brown Bear, Brown Bear

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In my efforts to teach my son and daughter ASL, I started using simple children’s books. I started with my son’s favorite, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle. This is such a GREAT book to teach animal names and colors! My son Ev will actually go through and “read” it all by himself in sign It is adorable!! So today I am going to share some tips and resources for you {Read More}

Signing Saturday: Walk This Way, Sign This Way

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Welcome to my first Signing Saturday! I’ll be devoting a couple posts (or more if I have time) a month on Saturdays to signing with your little ones! Enjoy! A couple days ago I posted about how I am taking part in a fitness challenge with some friends of mine and so I have started taking the kids on long walks to get some cardio in. As we were walking recently and counting all the lizards we saw, my daughter {Read More}

Sign Language: Weaving it Into Daily Activities

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If you are a parent of a baby or toddler (or currently pregnant) you probably have heard of “baby sign.” But what exactly is it and why would you want to use sign language with your child? How? Where and when should you start? This is one of many posts I am writing this month on the topic of sign language and why I think it’s awesome for babies and children of all ages to learn it! I have had {Read More}

Baby Signing Time Giveaway!

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This whole month of May, which happens to be Better Hearing and Speech Month, I have been sharing with you all many posts that go over the many benefits of signing to your infant and toddler. I hope you all have enjoyed these posts as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you! One of my favorite sign language products on the market are the DVDs by Signing Time! In fact, I love their products and curriculum so much {Read More}

How to Teach Your Little Ones Sign Language

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If you are a parent of a baby or toddler (or currently pregnant) you probably have heard of “baby sign.” But what exactly is it and why would you want to use sign language with your child? How? Where and when should you start? This is one of many posts I am writing this month on the topic of sign language and why I think it’s awesome for babies and children of all ages to learn it! The last couple {Read More}

Baby Sign Language: What Signs to Start With

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If you are a parent of a baby or toddler (or currently pregnant) you probably have heard of “baby sign.” But what exactly is it and why would you want to use sign language with your child? How? Where and when should you start? This is one of many posts I am writing this month on the topic of sign language and why I think it’s awesome for babies and children of all ages to learn it! The last couple {Read More}

How YOU can Learn American Sign Language!

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If you are a parent of a baby or toddler (or currently pregnant) you probably have heard of “baby sign.” But what exactly is it and why would you want to use sign language with your child? How? Where and when should you start? This is one of many posts I am writing this month on the topic of sign language and why I think it’s awesome for babies and children of all ages to learn it! The last couple {Read More}

Baby Sign: Why I Recommend Using American Sign Language

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If you are a parent of a baby or toddler (or currently pregnant) you probably have heard of “baby sign.” But what exactly is it and why would you want to use sign language with your child? How? Where and when should you start? This is one of many posts I am writing this month on the topic of sign language and why I think it’s awesome for babies and children of all ages to learn it! This week, I {Read More}