Apr 27, 2016
‘Sing & Sign’
At Acorns, we are lucky to have Makaton trained staff who incorporate signing in everyday activities to help babies and toddlers with early communication. The children also enjoy their regular visits from Rhian our ‘Sing & Sign’ teacher.
‘Sing and Sign’ was developed with the help of Speech and Language experts and has been helping babies and toddlers achieve early communication skills since 2001. Sing and Sign combines the benefits of both music and baby signing in fun sessions with props and familiar tunes.
As a part of typical child development, babies naturally use a combination of gestures and sounds to help their parents understand them. For example, they may point, shake their heads, clap their hands and wave. This is a good time to introduce some extra gestures to help your baby communicate. Why not try milk, more, change nappy, or tired? Baby signing is wonderfully rewarding and fantastic fun. You will be amazed by what your baby is capable of telling you before being able to talk!
What makes Sing and Sign special is that every sign used in song relates to those important first words of a baby’s world. Nappies and bath time, hiding games and bedtime. You name it, we have a song about it and the babies just love to hear them! With a high standard of educational content, this is a relaxing, enjoyable and unpressured way for you and your baby to learn.
Benefits of Signing include:
- Helping to understand your baby’s needs, thoughts and ideas
- Reducing frustration (for baby and parent!)
- Enhancing early vocabulary and understanding
- Encouraging the development of speech
- Enriching your baby’s relationships
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Stimulating your baby’s intellectual and emotional development