5 Baby Signing Myths

SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 YearsAlthough most of the chatter about signing with children is positive, there are a few myths floating around out there that you may have heard.  Read this great article by Dr. Jenn Bermann, author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Headstart in the First 3 Years, to learn a few of the reasons why teaching sign language (ASL) to children is so beneficial!

Myth: Sign language will delay spoken language
Truth: Signs won’t delay speech, they help babies discover speech
Myth: Signing is expensive and time consuming
Truth: Signing doesn’t take a lot of time or money
Myth: Signing is something only type-A parents who are trying to raise a genius baby would do
Truth: Signing isn’t about power-parenting, it’s another loving way to interact
Myth: ASL is too complicated for babies
Truth: Babies can learn real signs the same way they learn real words
Myth: Signing means learning a whole new language
Truth: Just learn the signs you and your baby want to learn

~Michelle

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