For our fellows with speaking and hearing disabilities, communication can be challenging. Being unable to share their thoughts and requests can be difficult, especially if the person they are talking to cannot understand sign language.
The barrier between those who can and cannot communicate properly will continue to widen if we do not do something about this. As such, our childcare center finds it important to teach kids about sign language as early as possible.
As part of our enrichment activities here at our day care center in New Jersey, we teach sign language to help our students communicate with people who have trouble hearing or speaking. The American Sign Language or ASL is now considered a world language, similar to languages expressed verbally, like Spanish and English.
Teaching our preschool children sign language can help them learn and retain the skill effectively since children at this age are still developing their communication skills using their primary language.
Apart from the ability to communicate with individuals who have challenges in verbal communication, learning sign language provides long-term benefits, such as:
- Accelerated speech and emotional development
- Effective communication
- Lower frustration levels
- Reinforcement of learning of educational concepts such as the ABCs, animals, etc.
- Improved word recollection in children
- Improved attentiveness to social gestures
- Larger speaking vocabulary and ability to form longer sentences
- Earlier reading and larger reading vocabulary
- Better grades in school
Give your child the advantage. Enroll them in our sign language classes today to give them bigger academic and career opportunities in the future.
Education Station Daycare Center – Randolph, New Jersey, is a provider of high-quality early childhood education in Randolph, New Jersey. Enroll your kids with us today to give them fun and exciting learning opportunities with their peers.