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Learning to Sign Together

Of the top three questions I’m asked is some sort of variation of “how can I learn sign language so that I’m staying a couple of steps ahead of my child’s communication development?”  This question is a great one to ask.  One of the best ways to promote our children learning sign language is for their communication partners – your family, including your other children –  to have enough signs to take advantage of spontaneous opportunities.  While there are great sign language classes offered in a lot of towns, it is often hard for parents to attend these classes because of busy family schedules and child care issues.  If the family happens to live in rural communities, the distance between their home and the nearest class presents a barrier.  Thankfully, the traditional sign language classes are not the only option.  Videos: Last November, Kate Hurst posted a blog highlighting Sign with...
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