Parents and families can easily learn sign language along with their children. Unlike other programs, Signing Time makes learning American Sign Language easy, even for adults. While showing you how to form signs, Rachel Coleman also gives hints to help you remember. When teaching the word “drink”, Rachel says, “form your hand around an imaginary cup and bring it to your mouth.”
American Sign Language is beneficial for hearing toddlers and young children because it quickens language development, increases self-esteem, and fosters a love of learning. Parenting children becomes easier when you can communicate with your child, and you don’t need to wait until your baby starts talking. Learning sign language strengthens a child’s reading, writing, spelling and speaking skills. Children who use sign language scored on average 8-12 points higher than their non-signing peers when tested after second grade.