Yep! Another believer of the power of Sign language, I need to meet this woman who lives so close to me! I often recommend sign language to my clients because it reduces frustration for parents and children early on.
This article about sign language for hearing children actually mentioned the fact that both the left brain and right brain work together when a child sees and hears something at the same time. When I was teaching elementary school, I explained to my kids that both the eyes and the ears are directly connected to the brain. When we read things aloud together we would all look at the text and “train our brain.”
You can find out more about the benefits of sign language in my interview with Dr.Linda Acredolo , Co-founder of Baby Signs, Inc. In that interview, you’ll also learn that research has proven early introduction of sign language actually improves the child’s IQ!
You should check out Mimi’s books which teach you common sign-language with a story and song on Amazon.