Have you ever noticed how easily babies learn to wave "bye-bye", or shake their heads for "no", and not for "yes"?
These nonverbal gestures, or baby signs, enable them to communicate quite effectively before they are actually able to say the words. Unfortunately most parents stop right there, never realising their baby's potential for learning other gestures.
Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn have spent more than a decade researching and studying the effects of baby signs on infant communication and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. Not only do parents gain a much greater understanding of their children and their needs, but babies also develop skills that actually enrich their comprehension of language.