Chapter 8

Sign Language for Toddlers

In this chapter, you’ll learn that sign language can benefit a toddler more than at any other age. Up to now, it’s been a fun and rewarding experience, but when a child is between 18 and 24 months, sign language takes on a new dimension. They’ll discover that while signs were useful to them before, now they’re really important. Studies have shown that children can benefit from sign language until the age of three—and maybe older—in terms of supporting language acquisition and development. No matter where you and your baby are in their sign language process, you’re in the right place.

Why It’s a Good Idea

Like many parents, you’ve heard about the benefits that signing offers. ...

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