Sign Language is beautiful. It is the language used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. There are many reasons why a hearing person might want to learn it. Hopefully after understanding the benefits of knowing this language you might want to learn sign language yourself.
American Sign Language (ASL) is useful in many situations. The first one would be communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. This is also a very good skill in business settings because you never know who you'll come across. It's always nice to meet new people. To be able to connect with someone through their language is a wonderful thing. You can also use sign language as a way to communicate with someone in a loud room. Instead of shouting your lungs out, you could sign. You can also use it when you need to be quiet, like if a baby is sleeping. You can communicate with your family and friends without having to vocalize.
Sign language is also good for brain development. Learning a second language of any kind is good for your brain. Many parents use sign language as a way to communicate with their babies before they can speak. Knowing basic signs can help communicate with babies before they can vocalize their wants and needs.This can help with tantrums. If the baby has a way to communicate their needs, they wont get as frustrated. Plus, this is a good skill for them to have in the long run. Babies' brains develop most during this initial time of learning. A second language is easier for them to learn at earlier stages.
Sign Language is also one of the fastest growing languages. It is the 4th most studied language in college. It will be useful to know and understand ASL. Burger King created an amazing video featuring ASL(American Sign Language) in celebration of ASL Day. This also gave insight to the community of ASL. It was nice watching the people in the video so excited that their language was being appreciated.
I hope this has given you some insight into the benefits of learning the beautiful language of ASL. There are many ways you can get started if you want to learn. There are books, videos, classes, even learning from a friend. You can take small steps every day to learn Sign Language. I encourage you to give it a try.