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You’ve probably heard teaching sign language to your baby can help lessen frustration for them (and possibly save you from some tantrums) by allowing them to communicate things to you they don’t have spoken words for just yet. This sounds amazing, right?! But teaching your baby sign language is so much more than avoiding tantrums. You might not know it now, but there’s another BIG benefit to this early communication with your little one.
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This is where the most recent guest of the Successful Breastfeeding Podcast comes in, Lane Rebelo. She’s the author of two bestselling baby sign language books and the founder of Tiny Signs, an award-winning baby sign language program. She teaches baby sign language through her virtual content and also locally in Boston, Massachusetts. She came onto the podcast to tell us all about her own journey starting in child development and how teaching sign language to her baby helped her bond and connect on a deeper level with her child.
If I’m being completely honest, the idea of learning everything I need to learn before trying to teach my child sign language sounded daunting as a new parent. Becoming a parent is hard enough and there were so many things I was already figuring out. If you’re anything like me, you need Lane Rebelo in your life. With her background in child development and tons of tons of studying of baby sign language, she’s figured it out for us! She’s got answers to questions like:
Get all of these answers and more when you listen to this episode of the podcast. Learn how helpful another level of communication can be connecting on a deeper level with your baby and how it might not be too late for you!
When you’re ready, you can also get your resources from Lane. She’s got some free resources you can start with today, like her quick start guide and sign language dictionary found in the links below!
Okay, okay. Go ahead and listen. Enjoy!
For more information about Lane Rebelo and Tiny Signs head to her website tinysigns.net and while you're there grab her free quick start guide, and check out her sign language dictionary found in the links below.
Quick Start Guide https://tinysigns.net/guide
Sign Language Dictionary https://tinysigns.net/dictionary/
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Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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