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Using a stroller mirror to communicate with Sign Language

While millions of people use sign language out of necessity, introducing sign language to any baby may have significant developmental benefits. Gooru’s Stroller Mirror makes stroller time a perfect time for learning sign language while out on a walk or run. 

Benefits of Sign Language for All Children

National Institutes of Health: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1868823/

“Existing research suggests that there may be benefits to teaching signing to hearing infants who have not yet developed vocal communication.” If possible, speak or sing while signing.

https://psychcentral.com/lib/teaching-your-baby-sign-language-can-benefit-both-of-you/ “Infants who learn baby sign language also are thought to gain psychological benefits, such as improved confidence and self-esteem. Parents say that signing is rewarding and aids bonding because of the need to make more eye-to-eye and tactile contact.”

When to Start Sign Language https://www.today.com/parents/baby-sign-language-basics-when-start-how-teach-it-t156990

“Typically, most babies can begin signing in the range of 8-12 months of age. Rebelo suggests that interested parents begin using sign language when their baby is 6-8 months old but says not to worry if your child is older since there isn’t a magical window that closes.”

National Institutes of Health https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/american-sign-language

“Parents should expose a deaf or hard-of-hearing child to (sign) language as soon as possible. The earlier a child is exposed to and begins to acquire language, the better that child’s language, cognitive, and social development will become. Research suggests that the first few years of life are the most crucial to a child’s development of language skills, and even the early months”

Puck Fernsten

Founder, Gooru
puck@gooruglobal.com