Hello I am Heather and I am a baby signing teacher and believe we must enjoy what we do.
Here I am at the Leicester Baby Show a few weeks ago doing a demonstration and singing a song that has a crocodile in it, now it could have been 10 little monkeys in a tall tree of which a crocodile comes along, or it could be row row row the boat or even down in the jungle where no body goes which is a great song as has where, clean or wash etc in which are great signs for teaching our baby or child. So you see learning through play and action songs has so many benefits. Children love to do actions as they grow also and it can make the songs a lot of fun.
Learning to sign can be a difficult task, a new mum with a young baby is already learning how to cope, to look after another person, perhaps breast feeding, perhaps not had broken sleep and now does so learning another language might not be on the cards fully just yet. baby signing is fun though and is quality time with your baby, you are to talk to your baby let your baby know that you are going to learn some signing and stay in tune, get to know your baby and also learn these signs for your self.
A good way is learn a few to start with like in a couple of past blogs we have gone over starting to sign, keep up with it though and include in bath time routine, bed time routine etc etc but another really fun way is those nursery rhymes and action songs.
we sell CD's at TinyTalk also and sing the songs from these in the classes, singing songs is great for babies and a enjoyable way to learn the basic signs for those favorite songs.
Over the next couple of weeks I will do some signed songs for you for over the Christmas period, I would love if someone could do a ASL version for me so I will ask, I though will do a SSE version using BSL signs, SSE is signed supported English as the grammar in BSL is different to the spoken language you see.
So keeping things fun will help both you and also your baby or child to learn.
I am going to have a new phone this week and it will have a better video quality on it to what I already have so I am hoping to do some clips, watch this space
I am a mother of 4, teach baby signing and also BSL level 2 qualified, love TKD and much more.