Nita’s First Sign
In this Story, Nita uses her manners even though she can’t speak yet! Babies can sign long before they can speak because the muscles in the hands develop much more quickly than those that control the voice box. Most babies can produce signs at six or seven months old. Some may not begin signing back to you until much later, even if you are consistently signing to them. Children develop at different paces. Signing can reduce frustration for parents, who no longer have to wonder what baby wants, and also for the child, who is no longer trapped in a world of one way communication.