Purchasing educational materials for your baby is definitively an investment. Investing in education and knowledge will yield durable fruit by establishing the foundation needed for a well-rounded life. The books and educational toys you purchase for your little one should come from a separate budget. A blanket or teddy that provides comfort is not at all comparable to the resources that will help your little one communicate their needs and wants. With this in mind I wanted to take a moment to guide you through deciding which Baby Sign Language Kit is best for your little one.
I Am a Busy Parent & Work Outside The Home
If you have limited time to sit with your baby and practice signs contextually or through play you may want to consider our Ultra Baby Sign Language Kit. The Ultra is the largest kit we offer and includes DVDs as well as CDs, Board Books, Chart, Baby Sign Language Dictionary as Well as Wall Chart. The wall chart is particularly useful to provide an easy access guide to caregivers that might not be familiar with baby sign language. The multimedia which contains age-appropriate narratives and songs will be perfect for those moments that you are trying to multitask.
I Want a Set That Allows Me To Play With My Little One
If you are looking for an interactive resource to teach your little one baby sign language while introducing them to basic phonetics you might want to take a look at the Babblarna Baby Sign Language Kit. This limited edition kit contains beautiful story books written by a Swedish author whose area of expertise is early childhood communication. In addition to beautiful books you will get a set of finger puppets to help you interact with your babies plus all the basic products available with every one of our kits.
I Want The Bang for My Buck
The most popular kit is The Premium Baby Sign Language Kit. This kit contains all the core elements of our signing kits plus all 4 DVDs and 4 CDs so you and your child can sing along at home or on the road. Many parents tell us this is the kit they have used from birth until their little one is about to enter kindergarten
Our shop is curated to offer you the best baby sign language teaching and learning materials you can find. Go take a look and find the kit that best works for you. If you are looking to make a bulk purchase for your daycare, give us a call; we will help you out.
I am easily overwhelmed by clutter. Unfortunately I am also very easily tempted by the idea of having new things. When I became a mom my life was turned upside down and things were often chaotic. To alleviate
some of my stress I reached out to a friend whose area of expertise is learning through play. Her words of wisdom have made a big difference in the way I engage with my little one and the progress we have made as
it relates to learning.
Her words were simple: “At any given time only make three toys or interactive learning tools to your baby” She calls this the Pick Three Method. Her method is not simply about selecting three toys. The idea behind her method
is intentionality in what we select.
Pick a Toy For Outdoors
Your baby needs outdoor time. This is important in more ways than one. Outdoor time will improve their biome activate their vitamin D and expose them to environmental concepts not available inside the house. Early one the
outdoor choices can be as simple as a splash pool. As your toddler develops you can add an element of learning by using kits that expose them to the basics of science such as planting seeds, looking for bugs or spotting birds. Consider
also toys that help improve motor skills such as a bike, trike or scooter.
Pick a Toy For Autonomous Play & Comfort
The reality of parenting is that you are not always available. Pick a toy that will keep your little one busy while you are trying to tackle other matters such as potty breaks for yourself or cooking a simple meal. When selecting toys for autonomous interaction take into account safety as well as the level of soothing comfort it delivers to your little one. This is the right place for a lovey or even media via a phone or tablet.
Pick a Toy For Learning
All play is about learning and development in one way or another; with that in mind we also need to acknowledge that some toys are far more useful for the task. For learning we love books, flash cards, interactive objects that facilitate groupings such as farm animals or blocks. We use our baby sign language flash cards to learn songs to introduce our babies to color and shapes and to facilitate learning of concepts such as up, down more, less, big and small.
Having reduced our toy availability to three at the time has given us a great deal of joy while helping remove some of the burden caused by clutter. Give it a try. Perhaps today is the day to Mary Kondo your child’s life.
Whether you are a curriculum planner for a large educational organization or you run your own small daycare operations; including baby sign language to your curriculum has become the norm. Parents have come to expect pre-verbal communication in order to facilitate transitions from home care to school settings. There is also the comfort of knowing that a baby and toddler is better equipped to communicate needs even before they are able to use oral language.
If you have been looking for seamless ways to include baby sign language to your daily interactions as well as your planned curriculum take note of the following ideas:
Use Ready-Made Baby Sign Language Materials
If you are an educator, you have probably realized that time is a scarce asset. Your focus should be aimed at teaching and not at reinventing the wheel. When possible use tried and true materials that are kid-friendly and easy to use. We love the flexibility of our heavy duty cardboard flashcard set. The set contains 52 signs that set the stage for language acquisition. The same set can be used from birth all the way to kindergarten as a tool for learning how to sign, learning how to associate images to words, learning about groupings and learning basic sight words.
Introduce Age-Appropriate Signing Games
Once a toddler initiates engagement it will be pretty easy to incorporate signing in activities like group dynamics, sign the object and fastest to sign. As the child matures as far as motor skills you will be able to engage in far more complex games that will help in their development as well as language acquisition.
Need a moment? Getting kiddos ready for their nap? Consider taking advantage of our DVD collection. The songs are simple, the graphics are soothing and before you know it kids will begin to recognize everyday signs in context.
Being contextual and utilitarian in your approach is the best way to teach both verbal skills and sign language. Teach your little ones to use signing to convey their needs such as potty break, stressors like being tired or hungry.
If you need additional guidance or want us to help you access baby sign language resources for schools at wholesale price please reach out at [email protected]
Parenting is a hard and beautiful journey. If you are now in a season of your life where you simply don’t have enough time, enough hands or enough sleep make it a choice to make things simple. Make happiness your goal by eliminating everything that is secondary to contentment. Make today about today.
Use Things As Tools For Learning
Take advantage of things you already have. From using clothes to teach your child about colors to sorting plastic dishes to learn about shapes and sizes. Daily use things are far more relevant than toys. Take advantage of what you already have
Select Didactic Resources
Pick toys, books and programs that are durable and will grow with your child. When we designed our flash cards our goal was to provide parents and educators with a durable tool that could help in language acquisition, vocabulary development, color recognition, identifying opposites and sorting groups. Our cards can be used from birth all the way to the first years of elementary education. Similarly, when you purchase toys select objects of engagement that can grow with your child. We are particularly fond of toys that invite our little ones to a world of imagination. Model figures, clays, coloring pens and building blocks are among our favorites.
Engage With The Environment
Spend time taking your child outside and expose them to journeys of discovery. Take time to explore textures, shapes and smells and you introduce your little one to new ideas to better their understanding of the world that surrounds them.
Your baby is a social creature. Gift them with social engagement by participating in play groups, reading groups and family activities. Provide them the opportunity to share, lead and explore the uniqueness of other people in their world.
At www.babysignlanguage.com we take pride in providing thoughtful materials to help your baby grow and learn. Take a moment to browse our baby sign language store
This has been the fastest year ever. It seems like Spring sprung on us without ever having experienced Winter. So here we are, everything is greening up and trees have begun to blossom. If you are like us, you have started to look for photo opportunities to include in your Easter cards and you are absolutely thrilled about spending more time outdoors.
St. Patrick’s day is mainly an adult affair around our house but the kiddos are not fully forgotten. We make time for crafts, bake green bread and we always make it a point to buy awesome green shirts for our annual St. Patrick’s family photo.
To help you celebrate, we put together a list of signs that capture the color and the spirit of this festivity. Let’s get busy teaching our little ones magically green signs that will add to their ability to convey what they love most.
We love the idea of learning the sign for grass. It will be useful all season long and super fun when we get ready for our Easter hunt.
This is another favorite in our home. For St. Patrick’s day we buy glittery green hats. We love learning this sign because hats will come handy daily as the sun gets brighter and we will have plenty of opportunity to practice.
Leaf is another super favorite green sign. We are lucky to live in a rural area and often pick up a few leaves to feed our neighbor’s alpaca.
If you have picky eaters like we do, lettuce may just be one of their favorite veggies. We use lettuce to replace bread and tortillas in many of our household recipes. Signing lettuce is super fun and super easy.
Peas are one of the first cooked vegetables we introduced to our little ones. We love the sign and teach it early on.
We have a green turtle named Jackeline. She is our world and our babies love her.
We so love telling our toddlers about a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Each St. Patrick’s we draw rainbows in the tub using washable paint as we talk about all the good treasures one can find if you really look hard.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
If you found this information useful, check out our award winning baby sign language kit. It includes more than 600 signs, covers advanced teaching methods for faster results, and includes fun teaching aids like flash cards.
The Deluxe 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 Dictionarycontains 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)
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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).
Sarah learned her first 10 signs at six month and it made our lives much easier. Instead of screaming, she could tell us when she was hungry, thirsty, or tired. She learned another 50 signs by nine months and that was a blast. Now she is talking much earlier than the other children in her preschool and we think it is because of her signing.
We can’t imagine missing out on all the little things she shared with baby sign language. Thank You!
– Bennett & Melissa Z., CA
“It’s easy to see why so many parents swear by it, why child care centers include it in their infant and toddler classrooms, and why it has become so commonplace as an activity of daily learning … we approve.”
Heading Home With Your Newborn (Second Edition)
Dr. Laura A. Jana MD FAAP & Dr .Jennifer Shu MD FAAP
American Academy of Pediatricians
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.
I was thrilled to see how easy the signs were for Abigail (3) and Eden (21 months). Much to my surprise they could figure out many of the signs from the flashcards on their own.
– Carrie P., TX
Study: Signing Enriches
“The Sign Training group told us over and over again … [signing] made communication easier and interactions more positive.”
“these data demonstrate clearly that … [signing] … seems to “jump start” verbal development”
“can facilitate and enrich interactions between parent and child”
Impact of Symbolic Gesturing on Early Language Development
Dr. Susan Goodwyn, Dr. Linda Acredolo, & Dr. Catherine Brown
Journal of Nonverbal Behavior
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.
Nicholas loves his signs and it lights up our lives every time he shares one of his little secrets. He is so observant, and we would miss it all without the signs.
– Donald Family, NY
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.
Everyone thought I was nuts when I started. A month later, all my friends saw Michelle’s first signs. Then they wanted to know how they could start.
Michelle is talking now and doesn’t sign much anymore, but it gave her a headstart over other children her age. Everyone says she talks like a three year old. Now she is helping me teach her baby brother Jordan how to sign.
– Adelaide S., CA
Study: Better in School
A group of second graders who signed as infants, performed better academically than a control group six years later. The signers had a 12 IQ point advantage.
Longterm Impact of Symbolic Gesturing During Infancy at Age 8
Dr. Linda P. Acredolo (Professor, U.C. Davis)
Dr. Susan W. Goodwyn (Professor, California State University)
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Your baby loves signing, or a full refund.
As you can tell, we love Baby Sign Language. It transformed the way we interacted with our children, and we want every family to have the opportunity. Baby Sign Language will make a difference for your child. Give it a try.
If for any reason you aren’t completely blown away, we will cheerfully give you a complete refund, including standard shipping. No time limit. We are that confident!