Jul 11, 2015

Felt Boards and Visual Communication

Visual communication is an important element in providing quality care in Early Childhood Education. Young children are learning new words every day. At the same time, Educators may be interacting with children who are learning a second language or children who have cognitive delays in communication. Visual communication helps language development for all children. A message that is being spoken will be sent more easily if it is combined with visual representation. Educators have a variety of ways to send messages visually, such as pictures in book, felts on a felt board, puppets and even hand gestures or signs. 

Learning Baby Signs is a convenient way to add signing to our communication process in Early Childhood Education. Baby Signs® was introduced over twenty years ago by two childhood development experts, Dr. Linda Acredolo and Dr. Susan Goodwyn whereby they extended on the basic knowledge that babies naturally talk with their hands.

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