To get started on baby sign language, begin by learning your first few signs. (Mommy, Daddy, Milk, and the rest of the Top Ten Starter Signs are a good place to begin). You only need a few signs to start with, anywhere from three to five is fine.
Once you have learned your first few signs, it’s time to start teaching your baby the signs. We have a four part method that we call FREE.
Fun – keep baby sign language as an enjoyable thing you do together
Repeat – the secret to teaching baby sign language is to do lots of repetition.
Encourage – when baby starts to sign back, give her lots of encouragement
Expand – once baby learns her first few signs add more to expand her vocabulary.