Tip number four is: Make it fun and look for teachable moments!
Signing should be fun! Do not worry about carving time out of your day to sit down and sign with your little. Rather signing can be used throughout your day in natural and fun ways!
In our Level II class we used 5 little yellow ducks felt board to learn “emotion” signs in a fun way! Each duck had their own feeling when “momma duck” said quack quack quack, “how do you feel when you play like that?”. The kids had so much fun playing and exploring these felt board play items together as a group while the moms signed and said the poem!
Examples can be when your child is feeling hungry ask them if they want “food” or “milk”. Once you asked your little if they want “milk” then give then their need. This will also help encourage signing and empowerment over their environment.