My son is now 13 months old, but he was premature, so from a developmental standpoint he’s the equivalent of 11 months old. He’s developing beautifully and normally. I’ve been signing to him for close to 4 months, and he still hasn’t started signing back. I’m starting to wonder if he ever will. Does this make sense? Do some kids take this long to start signing?
ADMIN – Hi Debby,
There is nothing unusual about not signing at 11 months. Each baby’s language window opens at a different time. Stick with it, I am sure signing is right around the corner.
I am very happy to have found your website it has been very illustrative. I am just starting to use sign language for my little one he is almost nine months old. Is there such thing as a universal baby sign language? I was wondering if you have an App for cell phones?
Cecilia Conde (Pachuca, México)
ADMIN – Hi Cecilia,
Baby Sign Language is generally universal. Our program is used worldwide. We base our signs on American Sign Language and since parent and baby learn together it is possible to use it regardless of your native language.
We don’t have an app at the time but all of our free resources are responsive and you can see them from your phone
Thank you very much,
Just a quick question-is there a specific sign for “godfather” or would it simply be a combination of “God” and “father”? I noticed that all the core familial signs were in your dictionary, but not the signs for godparents. Thanks in advance :)
Yes, the best approach for Godfather & Godmother is to combine the sign for God with the sign for mother.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I came across your website and found it fascinating.
My daughter was born with profound hearing loss. My husband and I tried every attempt including cochlear implant, but the result is not so positive. As she grows, I found there are a lot we both want to communicate. I started adapting American Sign Language about a month ago and found that my daughter likes it. With limited resources available in Thailand, I would like to make a purchase abroad. Please kindly recommend:
1. If your sign language taught is ASL
2. What kit(s) should I start with
3. If your kits suitable for kids with hearing loss
4. If we can expand for practical usage in real life when my daughter gets older
5. If you have the products delivered to Thailand and how much for the shipping
Looking forward to hearing from you soonest.
ADMIN – Hi Kornwara,
Baby Sign Language, as we teach it, uses American Sign Language (ASL). TSL or Thai Sign Language is related to American Sign Language and there are many signs that are the same. If your language therapist finds it appropriate you can certainly take advantage of our resources. The kit you select should be based on how your baby learns. If you put your kit of choice in the shopping cart you will be able to get a shipping quote by clicking on the blue calculate shipment button. There is no need to purchase at the time, you can decide to back up the transaction if the shipping costs are not aligned with your budget. In the interim I encourage you to take advantage of our free online resources.
Our son has Down Syndrome, and we have been working with a speech therapist to teach him Baby signs. I can not tell you how much I appreciate your website! Thank you. It’s so easy to use and follow the signs.
Thank you so much for this fabulous and easy to use website! You have made it so easy to access sign language. I would love to see your database grow. Words that I looked for and could not find are “meet” and “which”. These are commonly used signs and would be wonderful additions to your dictionary. Thank you again!
Hi, I am from Malaysia. I have a nursery centre.
I am really interested in introducing your baby sign language (premium set) to all the babies.
Is it possible to deliver your product to Malaysia? If you do deliver, how much would the cost be?
We deliver globally via post. If you place the item in the cart you will see the option to price for international shipping of the baby sign language kit.
Is it ok for childcare learning centers to use this program or in the classroom or is there another way they would have to go about getting this program or a program like this? I am a college student working on my business plan to start up a new childcare center and I would love to include this in my plan if it is legal to do so.
ADMIN – Hi Chazmine,
Yes, please do.
I just love your website, I learn a lot from it. I teach English to Babies by Helen Doron Early English Methiods in Debrecen, Hungary and we use baby signs in it a lot. I teach even older kids with baby signs ( colours and other difficult words:)
So congratulations! It is really professional!
By the way, i could not find the donkey sign today.
Thanks for the fabulous online dictionary and great flash cards. We’ve been using your website for months and got the kit recently and are really are enjoying it. While my 8 month old can’t yet sign back, she does understand several signs and I’m sure it won’t be long now.
Which brings me to – do you have signs for belly/stomach/tummy? What about gas/fart? I know they aren’t the most elegant terms, but as we’ve been introducing solid foods, my poor little girl is having a lot of stomach discomfort and I’d like to teach her a way to communicate about that, and for me to ask “does your tummy hurt?” or “do you have gas”.
Also, can you recommend a good sign for the baby to refer to herself or for us to refer to her? I call myself “mommy” and we make the sign for that, and my husband says “daddy” and we make that sign. For baby, we’ve done that some, but as her name is Sonya, I’d love to have a sign for Sonya. I’ve called her “baby Sonya” and done the sign for baby with my dominant hand shaped into the sign for the letter S, but I’m wondering if there’s a different way/method that I should use.
The concept of “stomach” can be expressed by simply patting your stomach twice.
Or use fingertips of a “bent-B” hand to poke it twice. As for hurt this is the baby sign to convey pain.
The sign for gas or flatulence is as follows:
The non-dominant hand (my left hand) is an “A” or an “S” handshape. (You’ll see it either way).
The dominant hand is a bent hand and is held so that the fingers are underneath the pinkie side of the non-dominant “fist.” The dominant hand “unbends” and bends one time as if showing gas escaping
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