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Will You Teach Your Baby Sign Language?
Believe it or not, I do know some things about sign language. My grandparents on my mother’s side are deaf and so growing up my brothers and I knew some signs so we communicate with them. I knew the entire alphabet and other simples signs like “yes” and “no”. As I grew older I learned more signs but did not use them that much because my grandparents could read lips. I remember watching my mom communicate with them, moving her hands about so fast, and I wished I could do that too.
Now that I am a mother, I hear a lot more about baby sign language and teaching your baby signs. I am faced with the decision whether or not I will teach Adam some baby signs or not. In my head I have been through the pros and cons, and while there are not really many cons, I still am not convinced that everyone must teach their baby sign language.
I love the fact that if your teach you baby signs they will be able to communicate with you before he can even talk. But what if when he finally learns to talk, he does not want to because he is so used to signing or would rather sign? Is teaching your baby sign language worth the time and effort when it will only be used for a short time? These are some of my thoughts and I am still on the fence about whether or not I will decide to do it. What about you? Do you plan on teaching your baby sign language? How do you feel about baby sign language?