Heads In, Hearts In: Signs & Gestures


September 30, 2020 - Michigan Sate University Extension

What you will do and learn:

In this activity, you will teach the child signs or gestures to communicate. Then you will encourage the child to communicate using those signs. Young children are often frustrated when they can’t communicate what they need. Teaching children simple signs or gestures to communicate can help the young child be able to tell you what they need. It will not only help them communicate, but it will also show the child that you are tuned in and responsive to them. When the child communicates a need and you respond, they learn they can trust you with their problems and big emotions.


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