If you are new to baby sign language you are probably wondering how the magic happens. Millions of babies are learning how to communicate as early as six months old. To help you set the stage for successful learning we have a section totally dedicated to newbies. Consider spending time reviewing and learning the basics of teaching baby sign language.
If your baby has already mastered the basics you are now ready to expand his or her vocabulary and introduce them to awesome new objects, ideas and feelings to help them communicate when they are not yet ready to speak. We have created this month-by-month plan to give you a special topic to tackle each month. In addition you should seek to teach your baby signs that are highly relevant to their daily lives. Join us as we spend 2015 learning and having fun together.
If you are in the northern hemisphere it is probably chilly outside. In no time you, baby and other little in the house will be suffering from cabin fever. During this season you will have a wonderful opportunity to introduce your little one to a variety of words. Here are a few baby signs we feel are a good fit for this month:
Valentine’s day is just around the corner lending us a great opportunity to learn new concepts and work on crafts. It is also a wonderful time for indoor activities such as the aquarium. Here is our list of signs for February
I love you
Spring is right around the corner and with it festivities such as Easter. We are hoping things begin to thaw and we can soon enjoy the outdoors. Meanwhile let’s plan to learn some Easter signs during the month of March:
April is the first month we can play outside. Let’s spend time planting and at the playground.
Take a look at our special collection of gardening signs for babies and toddler.
During the month of May we are going to focus on teaching independence and introducing our toddler to signs associated to personal hygiene. We are also going to expand our outdoor vocabulary hoping that by now all of us can begin taking small hikes around local parks. Let’s not forget Mother’s Day and practice our sign for mom which hopefully our baby can already master.
Summer vacations are just around the corner and you are likely to have many adventures with the whole family. Let’s learn a few summer signs:
On July we will focus on patriotic signs and learn how to sign fruits and vegetables.
Why not consider a little adventure to the zoo. By now your older kiddos are getting ready to go back to school. A visit to the zoo is a great way to bring summer to a closure while learning really neat signs.
It is back to school time! It is also a fantastic time to introduce our babies and toddlers to popular modes of transportation. Let’s work on learning new signs and practicing the signs we have already mastered.
Yay! Mild weather outside and great opportunities to learn and grow with our babies. Let’s visit a farm with our baby and take time to learn new signs to help us express our needs. Let’s also learn a few Halloween signs
It is time to give thanks for all the good things we have enjoyed and learn throughout the year. Let’s learn a few Thanksgiving signs
This is one of our favorite months. During December we want to focus on holiday signs and food signs. We also want to spend a little time expanding our vocabulary with new signs for family members.
In addition to our suggested words think about adding other words that are relevant or of interest to your baby. If you want to learn more ways to expedite the learning process and get the best possible results consider reading our Baby Sign Language Comprehensive Teaching Guide. This guide is the gold standard for numerous child development centers and daycares worldwide.