Even from within the womb, babies are trying to communicate.
A return kick to a tummy rub, a punch to a loud song, these are the earliest forms of communication. From birth until about 4 months of age, communication consists mainly of reflexive crying to express feelings, then develops to babbling and finally to words at around 12-24 months.
However, understanding of language develops far earlier than a child’s ability to express himself verbally. During this gap period between understanding language and language production, we are left to wonder what is going on inside their little heads and play the “guessing game” as we try to interpret their cries and grunts.
It has been found that babies natural ability to gesture can be refined to allow them to accurately communicate their wants, needs and observations-
with their HANDS!
SOUTH AFRICANS can experience the same benefits
enjoyed over the last 20+ years
by many thousands of families around the world.
By teaching your child South African Sign Language (SASL) signs, you will be able to accurately meet their needs, and reduce frustration for you both as you gain insight into what matters for them and learn to appreciate their uniqueness!