End your little one's frustrations by teaching her how to communicate with you! Five easy signs can be taught lickety split.
Can your baby talk to you with her hands? While you may doubt baby signing, it’s actually quite amazing, experts say. Babies can quickly learn to share communication with you, according to Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers by Monta Z. Briant (Hay House, 2009). Using sign language, many families have learned that signing helps alleviate a little one’s frustration with not being understood. Try teaching these easy-to-learn hand gestures to your little one and you’ll be well on your way to signing with her. Check out the accompanying sign language videos, too.
Teach These Signs to Your Baby at Home:
To make the sign for “more,” touch your fingers to your thumbs then move your hands together so your fingers touch go back and forth.
This is kind of like doing a royal wave. Start with your palm facing you, then turn away.
Pump your fist open and closed.
Simply put your thumb to your finger tips and move your hand in small motions to and from your mouth.
Simply put your hands together flat and lay your head to the side on top of them like a pillow.