Using American Sign Language (ASL) signs with infants, toddlers and preschool children will help you fulfill the three most important responsibilities you have as an early childhood educator:
• Teaching language and thinking skills
• Teaching social-emotional skills
• managing conflicts to providing a safe and secure environment for all children
Signing supports the fulfillment of each of these responsibilities and fits naturally into every part of your day, while adding an element of fun to your existing lesson plans. In this guide, we will help you learn about the benefits of signing in your classroom, tell you how to get started and introduce you to some Signing Time resources that are ideal for early childhood settings. We’ve also included a sample lesson plan for you.