Our classrooms are now implementing American Sign Language (ASL)! From infancy to our preschool programs,the children will be incorporating ASL into their daily routine. We will be sending home songs and signs every Friday in hopes to keep you connected with your child’s progress and development.
•Sign language provides the ability to communicate earlier than speech.
•Earlier communication can decrease tantrum behavior due to frustration in toddlers.
•Teaching sign language to your child may increase your child’s vocabulary and language skills.
•Teaching sign language can help promote your child’s fine motor skills.
•Children acquire larger expressive and receptive oral-language vocabularies.
•Children have more advanced mental development.
•Signing children have improved parent-child relationships.
•Sign language helps children gain advanced comprehension.
•Sign language also promotes literacy.
Did you know?
•American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most widely used language in the U.S., after English and Spanish.
•A form of ASL has been used in the U.S. for over two hundred years.
•Babies as young as six to seven months old can remember a sign.
•Sign Language has its own grammatical structure.
•ASL doesn’t only consist of signs.
•Deaf History Month is observed from March 13th to April 15th every year.
•No one form of sign language is universal. Different sign languages are used in different countries or regions.