are some of the most frequent comments we hear.
• Signing empowers children because they can communicate successfully with those around them.
This sense of empowerment significantly contributes to babies’ happiness.
• Children spend less time crying and teachers spend less time playing “the guessing game,” allowing
more time for positive interaction.
• Signing enhances early language skills because children can engage in two-way conversations with
their teachers and their peers at an earlier age.
• Signing serves as a “language bridge” for children and staff who speak different languages-the sign is
the same for eat (English) as it is comer (Spanish).
• Children learn to use signs to solve problems. STOP and SHARE are commonly used signs that help
children learn to get along with one another.
• In signing classrooms, teachers report that there are fewer instances of biting and screaming because
children are less fr ustrated.
• Children can control the topic of conversation and express their unique interests at an earlier age.
This allows teachers to design learning activities that will enhance her children’s specific interests.
• Signing adds fun to daily routines and circle time and music activities.
• Signing facilitates home-school communication and helps parents get more involved in preschool
curriculum in a more meaningful way.
• Signing is appropriate for all preschool age groups (infants, toddlers, preschool, Pre-K) and it
facilitates visual/kinesthetic learning.
• The use of signs in the classroom creates opportunities for children with special needs to interact in a
more meaningful way with other children their age.
• Preschool-aged children use signs to help them understand and identify their emotions.
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