Chances are we have all been in situations where the only way we could get our message across is using our hands. Even if you are not Italian, you know that gesticulation is a very useful tool of communication, but did you know that it helps develop language, learning and cognitive skills for children? Many parents swear by using sign-language to communicate with their babies, before they are able to utter words and teaching signs is no common across US daycare centers. But even if you do not know the official signs, using gestures, or creating your own “language”, will be a helpful tool for you to understand your child but even more importantly, it will boost the early childhood cognitive development thus enabling the child to learn, understand and speak their first or even second language. If you are interested in learning more about these findings, please read this interesting article.
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