Baby Sign Language Quickstart
This guide will have you ready to start teaching your child Baby Sign Language in just 5 minutes. You will learn:
- Starter Signs: Learn mom, dad, eat, milk, and dog
- Teaching Signing: How to teach your child the signs
- Signing Kit: guaranteed faster results with the Baby Sign Language Kit
1. Your First Five Signs
These make great starter signs because they are words that your child is motivated to learn and they are words that can be frequently used throughout the day.
(If those signs don’t make sense for your family, there are more good starter sign options on the Top 10 Starter Signs page.)
Parents are the most important people in a baby’s life, so mom and dad make great starter signs.
Mom is signed by taking your open dominant hand and tapping the thumb against your chin.
The signs for mom and dad are similar, however, the mom sign is performed on the chin and the dad sign is performed higher up on the forehead.
Dad is signed by taking your open dominant hand and tapping it against your forehead.
Babies are very interested in signs related to food, making eat and milk good starter signs. The sign for eat looks like you are holding some food and bringing it to your mouth. To sign eat, hold your fingers and thumbs together, then move them toward and then away from your mouth.
The sign for milk looks like you are milking a cow. You start with an open hand, then you make it into a fist, then open the hand again and repeat. You can use the same sign for breast milk, formula, or cow’s milk depending on which one you are using at the time.
3. Get Faster Results, Guaranteed
Our award winning Baby Sign Language Kits get your baby signing faster. Kit covers advanced teaching methods for faster results, and topics such as potty training, and the transition to speaking.
Use the flash cards to learn new words and expand your vocabulary. Use the DVDs to learn signs while being entertained.
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