Benefits of Sign Language
Children often experience difficulty when it comes to learning the alphabet, but display their ability in non verbal communication. Even when they learn to talk, most children often use gestures. This indicates that signals act as a means of communication, so teaching your child sign language will facilitate better communication.
1. Simple to learn
Sign language typically consists of gestures and motions, and is easier to learn compared to other verbal languages. Children can mimic the gestures and practice will help them communicate without any difficulty whatsoever.
2. Improves motor skill
Children typically lack fine motor skills when they are young, because they are in the process of learning how to use their motor skills. Studies have shown that sign language help to improve their dexterity and motor skills that children require for basics skills like holding pencils, picking up their bag and trying shoes.
3. Encourages communication
Sign language facilitates better communication in children, which enable them to express their desires when they are still learning the alphabet. By teaching children sign language when they are young, they become confident in themselves.
4. Facilitates language appreciation
When children learn how to express themselves when they are young, it is likely that they will develop an interest in improving their communication, thereby become strong readers. Moreover, they will enjoy reading, master other languages, and have improved vocabularies.
5. Improves attention
Since sign language requires attention, young children will develop communication skills needed to master other subjects. Additionally, children will have better concentration in class.
6. Meet new friends
If you master sign language, you can confidently communicate with people who are hearing impaired, either in academics or business. By doing so, you can make new friends to share life experiences.
Learning sign language is time-consuming, therefore requires commitment and patience from your part to ensure you achieve the set objectives.