Sign Language has become a popular high school class, and teaching sign language to babies has also become popular. Teacher and author Brian Fisher taught his three babies sign language from birth. After seeing the tremendous benefits, he began teaching seminars on the subject to parents. He recently put the basics of his lecture into a package for Family and Consumer Science, health, health occupations, and teen parenting teachers. He has tried to put enough information to be useful to students without overwhelming teachers who may not be familiar with the subject.
Your students will be introduced to what communication is, hindrances to effective communication, what Sign Language is, how to teach a baby useful, age-appropriate signs, baby development as it relates to communication, and more.
The “Sign Language for Hearing Babies” classroom lecture includes slides that can be shown or passed out to your students, notes you can use to create your own lecture or read from directly, and a short quiz. I include stories of how baby sign language impacted my family, not just the babies. A narrative is also included that substitute teachers can read from.
The student material comes in both printed and electronic forms for ease of making copies of the students’ slides. The teacher material is printed, and may be copied and written on to personalize their lecture. The teacher material includes information based on my book, also called, “Sign Language for Hearing Babies”, which is based on my experiences teaching Sign Language to my three children from birth. Of course, my wife (a board certified pediatrician) also signed to them, and helped me understand how a baby’s development is so important in this process.
The generous site license covers one school campus; licenses are not required for each student.
The package costs $ 79.95, plus shipping, and can be ordered directly from Fisher Educational Products. Tax exempt organizations please include your tax ID information when ordering. Fisher Educational Products is the sole source provider of this product.