Love is in the air. If you have little ones in school, the whole week has been about the tender exchange of friendship tokens in shades of pink and red. If you are new to motherhood, chances are you are your wee little one is keeping you busy and sleepless as you both discover one of the most beautiful and limitless expressions of love: Motherhood.
The baby sign language community is made up parents, caregivers and teachers that care deeply about the emotional and intellectual development of their babies and you are among those. On a daily basis we receive emails with questions from parents seeking to teach their little ones the signs that matter most. How you prioritize the signs you will teach your little one is based on the specific needs of each child, and the way they interact with their surroundings. Selecting their basic vocabulary is at its very core an act of love. If you just joined our community or you are searching for the next 100 signs to teach your toddler consider this:
Show Your Little Ones How Much You Love Them By Teaching Signs That Empower
The central goal of baby sign language is to provide your pre-verbal child with the communication tools that will equip them to express their needs with minimal frustration. We have found that relational signs such as mom, dad, milk, eat, more and all done are particularly useful in empowering your baby and reducing the likelihood of emotional meltdowns.
Show Your Little Ones How Much You Love Them By Teaching Signs of Discovery
Growing up is about expanding your world and learning new things. For a little baby or toddler discovery can be as simple as a walk to the park where he or she can learn new signs like playground, tree,flower and run.
Show Your Little Ones How Much You Love Them By Teaching Signs That Encourage Nutritional Variety
According to some studies babies begin forming food preferences at the womb. They also become accustomed to the flavors present in breast milk resulting from mom’s nutritional choices. Little ones are also influenced by what they see us eat and are more likely to try something out in the context of imitation. Take time to explore new fruits and vegetables and equip your babies with the proper signs to help them ask for their favorites. Consider signs such as avocado or a blueberries (a favorite when given frozen to alleviate teething issues).
Show Your Little Ones How Much You Love Them By Teaching Signs That Point to Fun Activities
Baby signs can and should go beyond the basics. Include signs that engage your little ones in fun activities such as dance, bubbles, kite or art. Learning how to have fun will encourage self esteem and will prepare your little ones to engage more effectively in social contexts such as play group.
Show Your Little Ones How Much You Love Them By Teaching Signs to Pair with Reading
Perhaps you live in a city where your little one will not have a chance to see the ocean or you are out in the countryside where your babies may never ride a taxi. Look for age-appropriate books that expand how your baby sees the world. Introduce them to astronomy by learning how to sign star and moon and why not consider spending time learning to sign different farm animals like goat, duck and chicken.
Show Your Little Ones How Much You Love Them By Teaching Signs of Comfort
Consider the importance of showing your little ones to give and receive affection. Introduce signs such as hug,I love you and kiss.
One of the best ways to get started with our program is through the use of our beautifully designed baby sign language kits. Our kits are rated five stars and contain everything you need from pre-birth until preschool. Many of the signs needed to help your baby develop life skills are included in our flash card set and handy dictionary. Additionally, your baby will be able to sing-along with Rachel from Baby Signing Time as he or she learns to imitate facial expressions that communicate a variety of emotions.
The Standard Baby Sign Language Kit, bundles together everything you need to get started with signing in one box, at a steep discount. The kit includes: (1) Baby Sign Language Guide Book; (2) Baby Sign Language Dictionary: (3) Baby Sign Language Flash Cards; and (4) Baby Sign Language Wall Chart.
Baby Sign Language Guide Book shows you how to teach your child how to sign. The book begins with a Quick Start Guide that will teach you your first signs and having you ready to sign in 30 minutes. As your baby progresses, you can delve into more advanced topics like combining signs to make phrases, using props, and transitioning to speech. (Regularly $19.95)
Baby Sign Language Dictionary contains over 600 signs including the most common words, the alphabet and numbers. The dictionary helps you expand your child’s vocabulary, and has the breadth of coverage that lets you follow any child’s natural interests. Each sign is illustrated with two or more diagrams, showing you the starting position, the ending position, and intermediate motion. This makes learning new signs easy. (Regularly $19.95)
Baby Sign Language Flash Cards include 52 sturdy board (4×6 inches) flash cards, covering a variety of basic signs. The flash cards allow you to teach words, such as animal names, that Baby is not exposed to in everyday life. The face of the flash cards shows the word and image for the child. The back of the flash cards show how the sign is performed, a handy reminder for the adult. (Regularly $24.95)
Baby Sign Language Wall Chart includes 22 basic signs, and makes a handy reminder for caregivers. The Baby Sign Language Wall Chart covers basic signs, like eat, drink, and sleep. Hang the poster in Baby’s Nursery to help babysitters, or other occasional caregivers learn and decode the most commonly used baby signs. (Regularly $9.95)
Baby Sign Language Guide Book
Learn the best techniques for effectively teaching baby sign language. Including:
• Quick Start Guide – learn the first 10 signs and the basic principles required to start teaching your baby to sign (Chapter 1).
• Advanced Teaching Methods – use teaching aids like books, flash cards, and toys to keep lessons interesting and challenging (Chapter 5).
• Phrases – teach your baby to combine signs and communicate more complex thoughts (Chapter 6).
• Taming the Terrible Twos – reduce frustration and tantrums by enabling your toddler to communicate (Chapter 7).
• Transitioning to Speech – use sign language to expedite and improve speech development (Chapter 8).
Baby Sign Language Flash Cards
52 high quality flash cards (4 x 6″). Featuring:
• Clean Images – real life pictures, isolated on a white background to make learning easier.
• Signs on the Rear – diagrams on the back illustrating the signign motion in case you need a reminder.
• Baby Friendly – printed on thick stock so little hands can play with the cards and they will live to play another day.
Baby Sign Language Dictionary
The Baby Sign Language Dictionary includes :
• Words (500+) – learn signs for nearly every topic of interest.
• Letters – sign the alphabet and teach basic spelling.
• Numbers (0-10) – introduce counting and basic mathematics.
Baby Sign Language Wall Chart
The full color wall chart (24 x 36″) includes 17 everyday signs. Use the wall chart for:
• Caregivers – help babysitters and other caregivers learn the basic signs so they can understand baby’s signs.
• Family – teach family the basic signs so they can join in the fun.