The Emma and Egor Learn Sign Language Series is a self-taught supplemental curriculum designed to integrate into and enhance your current lesson plans. We provide books, games and instructional tools for teachers and administrators ready to incorporate sign language into their existing curriculum.Research supports that sign language is an important developmental addition to early childhood learning and the Emma and EgorLearn Sign Language Series is there to support early language development and communication. Early Education programs nationwide are integrating sign language into their curribulum and all students are seeing the benefits; not just the Deaf/Hard of Hearing students or those with disabilities that limit their ability to communicate. Studies continue to show that the early introduction of sign language shows significant benefits in behavior, brain and psychological development1.Infant and toddler sign language is a specialized form of sign language used to communicate with preverbal children. It has become increasingly popular over the last few decades due to our understanding that children have an ability to communicate at early stages of their development. Early sign language is intended to help young children express their needs and desires while reducing their frustration and tantrums. This happens long before their verbal skills come into play. Infant signing experts believe early introduction of sign language is the "bridge to the spoken word" which will benefit and increase young children's ability to communicate and learn long after the children are able to use their voices.
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