Why You Can Make Money Teaching Parents to Sign To Their Hearing Babies -
Sign Language Business Helps Children
When should you start teaching your child to sign? Will your baby
be able to sign back and will he or she understand what you are saying.
This article covers an interview with an expert. Here is the
Itís becoming more and more popular. Parents are jumping at the chance
to teach their hearing babies how to sign using American Sign Language.
Babies as young as 6 months old are telling their parents they hurt and
need medicine. Think about how less frustrating your life as a parent
would be if your baby could tell you what was wrong with them?
Diane Ryan, founder of Kindersigns, as well as a Speech and language
Pathologist is the expert when it comes to teaching the program of sign
language to parents. In 2001 Diane founded KinderSigns, a Florida based
practice devoted solely to teaching parents how to communicate with
their babies before they can speak.
The following is an interview between Diane Ryan and Liz Folger founder
of Bizymoms.com and work-at-home moms expert.
Liz: Diane can you explain what baby sign language is exactly?
Diane: Baby sign language is a way to communicate with your baby before
your baby is able to speak. Most babies can begin to understand speech
around six months of age. Baby sign language is a way of bridging that
gap between the ability of a baby to comprehend what youíre saying and
the babyís ability to actually communicate, and youíre bridging it with
just a few basic signs or gestures. Youíre not teaching your baby an
entire sign language. Youíre teaching your baby just a few basic signs
so your baby is able to communicate with you.
Liz: How young can you start teaching babies?
Diane: it depends on the baby. I would say in general between six and
seven months would be the earliest. there are certain things you should
look for to make sure your baby is able to communicate. Your baby needs
to have the physical ability to be able to produce the signs. They need
to have enough memory to be able to remember what signs you have taught
Liz: And when can you expect a baby to start signing back?
Diane: Again, there are so many variables. It depends on the age of the
baby, how often you sign with the baby, and how committed you are to the
whole process. So in general Iíd say if everything is the optimum
conditions, if you start signing with your baby when they are seven
months, you sign continually and youíre really into this, maybe around
nine months you might see some results. The older the baby the faster
youíre going to see results.
Liz: Now, what are the benefits of signing to your baby?
Diane: I think the number one question I get is, ĎIs this going to
impede my babyís language development?í and turning that around and
making that a benefit. Because when you do sign with a baby, your baby
speaks earlier than if you didnít sign. So thereís absolutely no danger
of any language delay or - and itís kind of a logical question because
most parents say, ďWell, if I sign with my baby, if I give my baby an
alternative way of communicating - will my baby need to speak? And
what happens is you stimulate the baby, what youíre doing is actually
stimulating the babyís brain, and you are causing him to speak earlier.
Thereís no need for a baby to be frustrated.
Thereís a closer bond with parents, and long-range studies have proven
that signing babies have larger vocabularies, they speak in longer
sentences, and, remarkably, they have IQs as much as 12 points higher
than babies who donít sign. So, in one area after another signing babies
out-perform their non-signing counterparts.
Liz: You offer a Kindersigns Career kit where someone can learn to teach
parents to sign to their babies. Does someone who buys your career kit
need any special credentials or education to start this business?
Diane: You donít need a high school education, you don't need a college
diploma, you donít need a Ph.D. You just need to study the kit and feel
comfortable with it - and you really need to want to help other parents.
Liz: Why would someone want to take a class on teaching your baby sign
Diane: There are an awful lot of people that want that one-on-one
experience, that want to be able to ask questions that are not
comfortable or not that secure just by reading a book or learning baby
sign language from a website. I have found that by having a workshop,
moms and dads able to ask the questions, and itís also the social
experience that really helps.
In fact one of the things that I found really worked, we had baby sign
language, baby signing parties where it was almost similar to a
Tupperware party in some respects. One mom would get ten of her friends
together for maybe a mom-and-me club and I would go and talk to their
group and we would all sit on the living room floor. And then after I
taught them how to sign, then they would go and have coffee and cake.
Itís the social camaraderie, itís the personal experience, itís the
ability to ask a question that you wouldnít be normally able to do.
Starting a baby sign language business in your area might be the perfect
business for you this year. If you would like more information about
starting your own Kindersigns business in your area visit:
By Liz Folger
Liz Folger is the
http://www.bizymoms.com. Bizymoms.com is the leading online resource
for work-from-home ideas. The site offers home-based business start-up
kits, online classes, e-books, chats and enthusiastic support for moms
who want to have it all ≠ a family and a career. Visit
http://www.bizymoms.com for more information.
Keywords and misspellings: Exxon Mobil buy
buying Business unical chevon shevron cina