Infant Signs

    When it comes to communicating with your child, the earlier the better. MSU Associate Professor Claire Vallotton studies nonverbal communication using infant sign language. Research shows a routine of gesturing and sign language with children improves their social and language development as well as emotion regulation, and can have a positive impact on the parent-child relationship.

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    Infant Signing Tips for Parents

    Parents can begin using signs with infants as soon as they begin waving.

    Infant Signing Tips for Parents

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    Preverbal Infant Communication

    Signing with infants and toddlers has a positive impact when they reach elementary school.

    Preverbal Infant Communication

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    Signing with Babies

    Signs and gestures are useful tools to develop infant communication skills.

    Signing with Babies

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    Baby Gestures and Signs Really Work!

    Signing with your infant really does develop their communication skills.

    Baby Gestures and Signs Really Work!

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    Mealtime Signs

    Meal time is a great way to introduce signs and gestures to infants.

    Mealtime Signs

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    Baby Signs for Stressful Situations

    Signing with your infant or toddler can help regulate their emotions.

    Baby Signs for Stressful Situations

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    Infant Signs Impact

    Signing with infants enhances the parental bond.

    Infant Signs Impact