Saturday, November 15, 2008

Baby Learns to Read with help from Signing Time 

Last March, viewers of NBC’s Today Show watched in awe as 17-month-old Elizabeth Barrett read to them. Elizabeth’s parents attribute her early reading in part to Signing Time.
According to the Today Show, "Katy Barrett and her husband, Michael, are speech pathologists, and when Elizabeth was born they started teaching her sign language along with spoken language. They read to her often, and her favorite television program — the only one her parents let her watch — was a PBS show called ‘Signing Time,’ which teaches kids sign language."
After the Barretts appeared on the Today Show, Signing Time invited Elizabeth to be a part of Baby Signing Time 3 & 4, where she was able to demonstrate her sign language skills.
For the past six years, Signing Time has been dedicated to sharing the amazing benefits of sign language with all children. Thousands of parents like the Barretts are seeing that children can accelerate their language and reading development through the unique blend of sign language, written word, song and video modeling used in Signing Time.
Read What Rachel Thinks of This Reading Phenomenon
Read and view the March 2008 Today Show clips.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this information about reading and the use of sign language with babies! Every parent and caregiver should experience how wonderful it is to sign with thier baby!

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