Today at the museum, we'll be offering a baby sign language class from 10 - 10:45 a.m. This is a drop-in program that's free for members or with paid museum admission. Since space is limited, call ahead to make sure there's room for you and your child to participate.
This class is designed to introduce basic signs through fun songs and games and provide parents an opportunity to test out the class to see if its right for their child. A six-week series in baby sign language will be offered in January on Wednesday mornings, so keep you eye out for the winter newsletter for more details.
There's a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of using sign language with infants. If you're curious what other moms have to say about this, take a look a this discussion on the SalemMomsLikeMe.com discussion board:
"My son was speaking before most kids his age and using full sentences before he was even two. At three, he has an amazing vocabulary and regularly shocks people with his word choice and sentence structure. We actually credit sign language, in part, to this. . ."