Does the idea of working with parents and babies interest you? What if you could start a home business offering a very rewarding service to families?
It’s becoming more and more popular now. Parents are jumping at the chance to teach their hearing babies how to sign using Sign Language. Babies as young as 6 months old are telling their parents they hurt and need medicine. Think about how less frustrating your life as a parent would be if your baby could tell you what was wrong with them?
Due to recent media coverage, parents and daycare providers are wanting to teach their babies and toddlers baby sign-language. This has created a demand for baby sign language instructors.
There is no experience or educational background necessary to teach baby sign language. All you need is a love of babies and the desire to teach parents how to better communicate with their baby.
Baby Sign Language Increases Trust and Decreases Frustration
Babies have a lot to say, but it takes many months before they can manipulate their little mouths, jaws and tongues to form words. When a hearing baby learns sign language, he gains the ability to communicate before he can speak. One mom of a signing baby confirms that baby’s first sign can be just as exciting as a first word.
Researchers tell us that the early years are prime time for acquiring language skills. It has been proven that baby sign language does not delay speech. In fact, hearing children who learn sign language have been shown to have a larger vocabulary when they do begin to speak and they have scored as much as 12 points higher on IQ tests in later years.
Most importantly, baby sign language increases trust between parent and child and decreases frustration for young children who cannot yet communicate with speech. Even older children love the “secret” communication that they can have with their parents in even the quietest of places.
It has also been reported that older siblings who sign with their baby brother or sister benefit from the early communication and sibling rivalry is reduced.
Teaching Baby Sign Language
When the baby waves Bye-Bye, then they are ready to begin. Be sure to speak the word as you sign it. Then show the baby how to do their hand sign. You can also use BABY SIGN LANGUAGE cards to begin sign in baby sign language pictures. These cards are bright, colorful, and durable. They are sure to capture the attention of the baby!
There is no doubt that baby sign language helps cement the parent-child bond with early communication skills that could last a lifetime. What a fulfilling way for a mom or anyone who loves babies to earn money at home!