We have had lots of friends teach their children signs as babies and infants. And the second that I saw a 15 month old sign “potty” to his Dad so that he knew to change his diaper, I was so sold! Giving kids a language when word mastery is still developing is insanely valuable, especially to parents who fear the howls and screams.
We are lucky that our daycare center encourages signing and reinforces them with Miss L. You know it helps them tremendously in managing 12-14 toddlers at a time!
For learning signs, I’ve found the Baby Sign ASL program ($4.99) on my iPhone to be wonderful! The videos are very clear and easy to follow and learn.
In case you haven’t seen a child sign before, here’s a little video of Miss L and two of her mastered signs: eat/food and more.