Start Communicating With Your Baby
Signing at Six Months
Baby Sign Language is a way to communicate with a baby as young as six months old. Using hand gestures a baby can communicate, often more than a year before they can speak.
Share Their World
Baby Sign Language gives you a glimpse into your baby’s world. Share their joy as they figure things out. Witness their creativity as they combine signs in new ways, for example signing green tree for broccoli.
Imagine if your baby could tell you when she wanted milk, when she was too hot, or if she wanted to show you a flower you passed by. Signing babies can communicate their needs instead of getting frustrated. Less fussiness and more fun!
Watch Signing in Action
Babies who sign develop larger speaking vocabularies faster than their peers. Signing helps babies with language acquisition and acts as a bridge to full speech. So baby signers speak sooner, and learn faster.
Real American Sign Language
Your baby will be learning real American Sign Language (ASL), the third most commonly used language in the United States. Many Baby Signers continue on to become fluent in ASL taking classes at the high school and college level.
Stronger Parental Bond
Being able to share her world brings you both closer together. Research shows that parents and babies that sign together report feeling a closer bond.
Do Better in School
Studies show that the benefits of early baby sign language on language development persist even years after they stop signing. Elementary school children that signed as babies did better in school and scored an average 12 points higher on IQ tests. Read more benefits …
Get Started With Baby Sign Language
Basics of Teaching
Train the Team
It takes a village! So recruit your family to provide baby lots of exposure to signing. You can use the Wall Chart to help babysitters and other caregivers learn the basics.