-- Communicate Early & Bonding --
Babies who use baby sign often speak earlier than their peers.
-- More Sleep for Parent & Child --
Being understood and building confidence at such a young age encourages better sleeping patterns for babies. In turn, offering parents much more needed sleep.
-- Less Tantrums --
Infants and toddlers who use baby sign express less frustration in their early years as a result from successfully being understood when relaying their needs or wants. In most cases, toddlers who use baby sign have manageable or generally bypass the "terrible twos" stage.
-- Increase in IQ --
Children who have used baby sign have displayed higher IQ scores opposed to those children who didn't use baby sign.
-- Expanded Verbal Development --
Infants using baby sign were compared to infants who were not, indicating that the experience of using symbolic gestures during the second year was associated with faster verbal language development (Goodwyn, Acredolo, & Brown, 2000). Scientific studies also show that baby sign encourages early readers.