Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Why sign FIREWORKS to your baby or toddler?

Why would I bother signing FIREWORKS to my baby or toddler if they'll be in bed before it begins? Well, fireworks are LOUD and if you live in close proximity to where they'll be going off your little one may wake up and wonder what all that noise is.

Tip: Look up some videos of FIREWORKS displays on YouTube and show your baby the sign. Talk about how they are loud, colorful, and you might hear them in the middle of the night. Here is a Disney World display to use as an example:



Here's the video for all those fun 4th of July signs, including FIREWORKS!



And just in case you thought your kids are too old to sign, I'll let you in on a little secret.... American Sign Language is FUN for kids! They love being theatrical and expressing themselves... if you look carefully at the signs for PINWHEEL, FLAG, and FIREWORKS you can see how iconic the signs are. See my kids signing these:



Happy 4th of July!

Joann Woolley is owner and instructor of Sign4Baby in San Diego teaching parents how to communicate with their preverbal baby using American Sign Language. With her in depth knowledge of ASL as her first language she takes you beyond just the basics in signing, also filling your parenting tool belt with parenting tips and tricks coupled with signing as a great boundary teaching (discipline) tool for toddlers. View the website to purchase learning aids and view the schedule of classes at Sign4Baby

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