As you might be aware, we use Sign Language fairly often in our family. (For examples, see here, here, here, and here.) Many experts agree that the years from birth to age 5 are the prime years for introducing a foreign language to kids. But is it really possible to teach sign language to preschoolers?
Of course it is! Baby sign language has become extremely popular, so preschoolers are naturals as signing. But what does it take to teach ASL to very young children? Today I’m sharing a post I wrote for Learning 2 Walk that’s all about how to teach sign language to preschoolers!
Today is also another edition of the Laugh and Learn Linkup, so scroll on down to read our features from last week and the newest parenting and homeschooling posts!
How to Teach Sign Language to Preschoolers
One of the biggest suggestions I can give to teach ASL to preschool-aged kids is to keep it extremely simple and relaxed. When young children have fun, they end up learning naturally! And there’s no reason why learning sign language shouldn’t be fun!
If you’re looking for some great books and resources for teaching sign language to toddlers and preschoolers, try these!