Toddlers: 18-36 months

Sign Language

Have you ever felt like you had something to say and yet, no one could understand what it was? That’s what your toddler experiences every day! Spoken language takes some time to develop but toddlers can use their hands much sooner.

Teach some simple sign language like “more,” “eat,” “milk” or “all done.” Your toddler will appreciate having a way to tell you what they are thinking. As they grow more confident in being able to communicate, you will notice they are less frustrated. Their spoken language will continue to develop while sign language helps fill in the gap.