Five Sign-Learning Activities To Do With Baby This Summer

 

You got the kit, you got the time and you got a baby eager to learn and discover. The first summer with a toddler can set the stage for a lifetime of learning based on exploration. Get your stroller out, put some sunscreen on and let’s do some summer baby sign language activities.

Head to a Pick-Your-Own Farm

If your little one is now walking a pick your own farm is one of the best adventures ever. Pick a fruit that is reachable by little hands such as strawberries or grapes and take time to prepare by selecting five or ten signs relevant to the outdoor experience. One of my favorite things to teach when visiting a farm is flavors, textures and colors. With berries we explored the signs for sweet and sour and we learned colors such as red and green. We also included the sign for basket and we practiced the sign for more.

Host a Garden Tea Party

This is a great morning activity when you are lucky enough to have a large tree providing shade. It is also a lovely opportunity to take beautiful pictures of your little ones. Get the teddy bear and doll out, set up a few cups, make or buy a cake and consider playing dress up and wearing a hat. Sign in context and have your little one practice the signs for things like table and chair.

Head to the Playground

If you want to have loads and loads of fun with your baby there is nothing more fun than the playground. Along with meeting other little ones the playground provides endless opportunities to refine motor skills and burn some energy. It is in this context that I have found baby sign language to be the most useful. Being able to give an instruction to my little one when he is not within arm’s reach is the best gift ever. When heading to the playground take time to practice words such as slide, swing and run.

Have a Picnic With Favorite Foods

This ranks really high in my book. Through summer indoor and outdoor picnics we have had the opportunity to learn and discover new foods and flavors. Get a hold of little bento boxes and have fun helping your baby explore their taste preferences. Their faces when they first experience a flavor is something to behold. Our flashcard kit contains at least 20 food signs that are ready to use.

Have Some Screen Time

If the day is super hot it is best to stay indoors. We are not huge fans of excessive screen time but a good 30 minutes of sing-along using the Baby Signing Time DVDs may just be the break you need to get things done in the house. Exposing your baby to rhythm and music at an early age can make a world of difference in their ability to memorize words and repeat new words.

 

Happy Summer!

Ten Things You Can Do To Help Your Child Who Has Been Diagnosed With Apraxia of Speech

If you are reading this chances are you have entered a journey of discovery and learning after your child has finally received an accurate diagnostic addressing speech delays, specifically expressive skills. One of the best news about a diagnosis of apraxia is that your child’s receptive language skills are likely to be typical. Your child therefore understands at the level of peers their age. With this in mind let’s explore ten specific things you can do to assist your child in overcoming communication barriers.

Don’t Dismiss Their Ability to Comprehend Language

It is really tempting to disregard our child’s ability to comprehend when they are unable to express all that they feel, see and need. As a parent you need to constantly remind yourself that Apraxia is a motor disorder totally unrelated to your child’s intelligence and maturity. Take time to engage in age- appropriate conversations with your little one even when he is not quite able to respond. By doing so, you create opportunities for learning and bonding that will set the foundation needed for effective therapy.

Partner With a Speech Pathologist Who is Willing to Take Multiple Approaches

Each child is unique in the way they respond to therapy. When you are facing a diagnosis of apraxia it is important that your therapist is open to try multiple approaches to allow your little one the best opportunity to overcome their communication barriers. Generally, the most successful therapists are those that are open to experimentation with the end goal of finding just the right combination of approaches to help your child unlock their full potential.

Find Support in Community

Both for your sake and for the sake of your child it is essential that you connect with other parents in the same journey. Having opportunities to engage will let you compare notes while allowing your child to find a social setting of full acceptance where other tools of communication can replace speech and allow for a fully immersive social experience.

Visual, Tactile and Kinesthetic Queuing Are Essential

Overcoming apraxia is all about teaching the brain to make motor connections. Providing feedback that is visual, tactile and kinesthetic is central to helping your little one fully grasp concepts and movements that will allow them to make the appropriate string of sounds. When you speak face them directly, give them a chance to touch your throat and lips when you enunciate a word and teach them to feel their lips as they form new words. Similarly, you can guide their lips with your mouth into shapes that help form certain sounds.

Create Meaningful Routines Aimed at Meeting Basic Needs

Inability to convey a need does not diminish the importance of said need. As a parent of a child with Apraxia you need to consider how communication empowers us in securing basic needs. To minimize frustration you would do well to provide basic routines that give your child access to food, rest, and hygiene on a regular basis without forcing him or her to communicate the immediacy of their need. In doing so, you reduce their stress level allowing for moments of calm that are conducive to learning.

Use Music, Rhythm and Melody

The parts of our brain used for music are different than those used for speech. Because of this, many patients with Parkinson’s observe significant improvement when singing versus speaking. Little patients with apraxia can use music therapy to help them bypass certain areas of the brain when learning to form new words.

Give Your Child Alternative Means of Communication

We can’t say it enough. Your child is as smart and developed as someone whose speech is typical. Because their intellectual development is comparable to that of their peers you need to give them the means to communicate now. Sign Language is a great transitional tool that gives little ones the opportunity to have another avenue of communication until they are able to fully form their words. Our Premium Baby Sign Language Kit is often used by speech pathologists to introduce little ones with Apraxia to signs and their associations to real-life image and to give them access to simple songs that can be associated to words that are essential to their daily activities.

A Pointing Board Can Help

Have a pointing board available for your child to give them a path of least resistance for accessing immediate needs. Teach them to form phrases and concepts through pointing. Many of our friends in the Apraxia community use the baby sign language flash card deck as their pointing tool to play games while allowing their toddler to practice new words as assigned by their therapist.

Give Your Child Non-Therapeutic Time

If your child enjoys quiet play don’t force them into verbal engagement at all times. It is quite common for parents of children with apraxia to try to overcompensate and thus take away normal play engagement that is not dependent on verbal interaction.

Be Patient

Don’t let impatience take over your life. The fact is, most children with apraxia eventually overcome and are able to fully communicate at the same level as their peers.

We are thankful that you are visiting our website. Our digital resources are available at no cost and your can customize them to meet the specific needs of your child. We are here to help and we look forward to hearing how the Baby Sign Language Kit is helping your child overcome the challenges of apraxia of speech.

 

 

 

Ten Types of Awesome Moms that Love Baby Sign Language

If you have been wondering if baby sign language is for you please keep reading. We compiled a list of parenting styles that have found our baby sign language program beneficial. Let’s take a look at how teaching a few basic signs is changing the lives of thousands of families around the globe.

The Multilingual Mama

If your house is lucky enough to be multilingual and multicultural give baby sign language a try. Signing can help your baby maintain continuity in communication and serve as a bridge between all the languages spoken at home. Your baby will feel empowered and will have the tools to communicate basic needs and wants while discovering how one word in a certain language spoken at home has the same meaning as another word in a different language.

 

The Relaxed Mom

You have made a decision that you will mother in a way that is conducive to relaxation and acceptance. You want your baby to feel comfortable and to be able to approach you while feeling understood. Baby Sign Language can equip your baby with core communication concepts that will reduce frustration during the pre-verbal stage. Teaching your baby how to sign does not need to be structured or stressful. You can incorporate signing as a natural part of daily routines like breastfeeding, nap time and play.

The Working Mom

When life is busy and the chances to bond are few and far between baby sign language can make a world of difference. Teaching baby sign language gives you the opportunity to spend one on one time with your baby in ways that invite you to fully engage through eye contact and manual modeling. By working on their signs you are giving your little one the opportunity to spend quality time with you in a way that allows for your baby to secure your undivided attention.

 

The Discovery-Oriented Mom

If you are living the dream and each day with your baby or toddler is an adventure of outdoor discovery, you don’t want to miss out on the joys of signing. We have spent endless hours in the garden observing the gifts of nature while learning new signs. Signing outdoors allows you to expand your baby’s vocabulary in ways that help develop his mind and his drive to be curious about the world that surrounds him.

 

The Anxious Mama

If you are constantly worried and looking for better ways to ensure your baby is being cared in the best possible way baby sign language can set the stage for success. Teaching your baby how to sign basic signs related to specific needs will reduce his anxiety and tendency toward tantrums and in turn give you beautiful moments of serenity where you can both bond.

 

The Fun-Loving Mama

There are many ways to have fun with our babies. Signing, particularly when we do it in the context of songs or while story-telling sets the stage for a ton of fun. Be silly, take advantage of facial expressions and have a blast teaching your baby unique signs for animals or toys that fill his world with wonder.

 

The Tiger Mama

If you are looking for special ways to give your baby a competitive edge you really must consider baby sign language. Not only does it help your baby convey his or her needs during the pre-verbal stage, it also has a correlation with increased IQ. In fact, some studies show up to 12 points difference between babies who sign and babies that don’t.

 

The Mama of Multiples

When it comes to signing the more the better. Some of the best video submissions we have received at babysignlanguage.com are videos of twins engaged in signing conversations with each other. If you are a mama of twins or triplets signing can be introduced as a group activity by seating all the babies directly across from you while signing and singing simple songs and pointing to relevant images.

 

The First Time Mama

One of the best gifts you can give to a first time mama is the gift of pre-verbal communication. If you know a mama who is on bedrest consider gifting her with a baby sign language kit. By the time baby arrives she will be ready to start teaching him and before she knows it baby will be signing his first words.

 

The Practical Mama

You are no nonsense and your parenting style is focused on results. Baby signing can significantly reduce frustration and will allow you to quickly attend to the most basic needs of your little one without having to engage in guesswork. As little as five signs will suffice to meet daily needs such as hunger, sleep or the need to have a soiled diaper changed.

 

Regardless of your parenting style baby sign language is here for you with thousands of free resources and beautiful baby sign language kits that will help you to learn the basics and implement a strategy to advance into different levels of signing inclusive of transitioning into verbal skills. Check out our Baby Sign Language Store.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a Durable Sign Language Resource? Baby Sign Language Flashcards Are Your Ticket to Long-Term Learning

It is not uncommon for people to ask us if baby sign language can be used after a child becomes verbal. The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Our baby sign language educational materials are based on American Sign Language (ASL) making them the perfect foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our flashcards are carefully designed to convey concepts with clarity and simplicity by providing real-life images that can be understood by all.

Recently our friends from the New Braunfels Deaf community asked if they could use our cards for interactive engagement at their booth during the annual Kidfest. It was super fun to see how people of all ages were eager to learn sign language.

If you have ever wondered how long your flash cards will be useful I think the answer is for a long, long time.

 

 

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.

 

baby sign language kit

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 Dictionary contains 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)

100% Signing Guarantee

Your baby signs to your complete satisfaction, or you get a full refund.

No questions. No time limits. No regrets.

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).

baby sign language kit

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

Pediatrician Approved

“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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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)

100% No Regret Guarantee

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!

baby sign language kit

Get Ready for Easter With Our Free Printables !!! Learn The Easiest & Most Fun Baby Signs For The Holiday

Baby Signs For Easter

It seems this year is moving at incredible speeds. I feel like it was just yesterday we spent time talking about the way we would tackle learning baby sign language in 2017.  Easter will be here before we know it, and we are going to start working on the skills needed to sign the most relevant baby signs.

In addition to the signs of the season, at our home we have started a really fun game.  We purchased model farm animals and filled extra large plastic Easter eggs with our three-dimensional figures. We are hiding the eggs around the house and practicing our search skills. When our babies find the egg we open it and practice the appropriate sign. We are having a fantastic time learning new signs and practicing old ones.

We are also practicing our grouping skills by having our toddlers pair the model animals with the correct flash card from our baby sign language flash card set. Basically we place farm animal flash cards on the floor and the corresponding model animals in a bag. Baby gets to locate the right card each time he pulls a model toy from the bag. Each time we do it right, we celebrate by signing the proper sign and doing a happy dance.  As we get closer to Easter and we get better at signing each animal we are seriously considering using mini gummy fruit bunnies as a reward.

 

Bunny

The sign for bunny is super simple and extra fun. You can watch the video tutorial to learn how to sign bunny here.

bunny sign

 

Basket

To teach our toddlers to sign basket let them use a small basket to play games in which your baby is encouraged to pick up items of the same color or shape. By playing this game not only do we have an opportunity to familiarize our baby with baskets, we can also help them learn to form groupings. You can watch the video tutorial for basket by clicking here.

basket sign

 

Find

While we are learning to sign basket why not hide a few objects in order to help our babies understand the concept in a highly contextual setting. You can watch the video tutorial for the sign find here.

find sign

 

Grass

When we teach the sign for grass, we give our baby the opportunity to touch the grass. We also contrast it by walking on the sidewalk and then stepping on the grass. You can find the video tutorial for the sign for grass here.

grass

 

Candy

In our home we do pre-Easter hunts. The idea is to help our babies become familiar with the ritual. For our in-home hunts we place small candy inside plastic eggs. You can watch the video tutorial for candy by clicking here.

candy sign

Chocolate

If you are ready to let your little one discover the joys of chocolate begin by letting them taste and contrast the flavor of chocolate against other flavors. We do it by making chocolate milk, strawberry milk and banana milk. You can watch the video tutorial for chocolate by clicking here.

chocolate sign

 

Egg

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to teach your baby how to sign egg. Make sure you clarify and show your little one graphics of the egg shell as well as a cooked egg (sunny side up) to help him or her better grasp the concept. You can watch the video tutorial for egg by clicking here

egg sign

 

Family

We adore this sign. In our home we use the sign for family in the context of a song. We all get to call out our names and then we sign family in unison. You can watch the video tutorial for family here.

family sign

 

Jesus

You are going to see this sign incorporated to many of the song and sign dynamics taking place at various christian denomination churches. You can watch the video tutorial for Jesus by clicking here.

jesus

 

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.

 

baby sign language kit

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 Dictionary contains 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)

100% Signing Guarantee

Your baby signs to your complete satisfaction, or you get a full refund.

No questions. No time limits. No regrets.

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).

baby sign language kit

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

Pediatrician Approved

“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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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)

100% No Regret Guarantee

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!

baby sign language kit

Eight, Healthy, Lucky, Fun & Green St. Patrick’s Signs We Need To Learn Today

Green Signs

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.

Grass
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.

Green

We teach colors by grouping various objects of the same color and a single object of a contrasting color.

Hat

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
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.

Lettuce
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
Peas are one of the first cooked vegetables we introduced to our little ones. We love the sign and teach it early on.

Turtle
We have a green turtle named Jackeline. She is our world and our babies love her.

Rainbow
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.

 

baby sign language kit

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 Dictionary contains 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)

100% Signing Guarantee

Your baby signs to your complete satisfaction, or you get a full refund.

No questions. No time limits. No regrets.

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).

baby sign language kit

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

Pediatrician Approved

“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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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)

100% No Regret Guarantee

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!

baby sign language kit

Twelve Baby Signs We Need to Learn Today To Help Our Little Ones Express Their Emotions

Expressing our emotions through signs

We often talk about the importance of teaching our babies signs to help them discover the world around them and effectively convey needs and wants. Often, these needs are based on principles of survival and we focus heavily in aspects such as receiving enough food, water warmth and comfort. To be a well-rounded human it is essential that we go beyond the basic survival needs and we equip our babies to communicate emotions in a way that is empowering and positive.

As parents and caregivers we need to guide our babies as they explore positive emotions and navigate through negative feelings. How we handle negative feelings early on will determine future character traits such as resilience and tolerance.

 

Teaching Our Babies To Identify & Communicate Emotions

When we teach our babies to explore their emotions and the emotions of others it is important that we always guide their feelings towards a place of resolution and well-being. The best time to teach signs and concepts associated to emotions is when your baby first faces the emotion or challenge or he is exposed to others experiencing a particular emotion. For example; we could teach our baby the sign for excited when a sibling expresses joy about a birthday party or a special surprise. On the other hand, if our babies are scared or concerned we can take advantage of the opportunity to teach the appropriate signs.

Ask & Give Options

As your baby develops it is a good idea to fine-tune emotions and ask if they are sad or angry. Knowing their exact sentiment will help you guide them through life more effectively.

Teach Both Negative & Positive Emotions

To encourage a balanced approach to the way your little one handles their feelings make sure you teach them positive and negative emotions and the baby signs to support each concept.

Use Well-Defined Facial Expressions

To provide clarity on the way your baby learns a concept exaggerate your facial expressions. This is a technique commonly used by the deaf community to emphasize an emotion or an idea.

Start Early & Do It Often

Consistency matters. Always be on the lookout for a chance to teach new signs to help your baby express their emotions

 

Let’s Learn

Afraid 

Angry

Excited

Enjoy

Hurt

Happy

Lazy

Mad

Nervous

Proud

Sad

Sorry

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.

 

baby sign language kit

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 Dictionary contains 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)

100% Signing Guarantee

Your baby signs to your complete satisfaction, or you get a full refund.

No questions. No time limits. No regrets.

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).

baby sign language kit

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

Pediatrician Approved

“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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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)

100% No Regret Guarantee

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!

baby sign language kit

30 Reasons Why You Will Love Baby Sign Language

1. Baby Sign Language enhances the bond with your child.
2. Baby Sign Language reduces frustration.
3. Baby Sign Language gives you an early start for new concepts.
4. Baby Sign Language facilitates caregiver communication.
5. Baby Sign Language increases IQ.


6. Baby Sign Language helps siblings work together toward a common goal.
7. Baby Sign Language refines and perfects motor skills.
8. Baby Sign Language helps the multilingual child make connections.
9. Baby Sign Language makes game dynamics with pre-verbal children easier.
10. Baby Sign Language is great for distance commands without screaming.


11. Baby Sign Language helps your baby expand their horizons.
12. Baby Sign Language aids little ones when unable to speak temporarily for health reasons.
13. Baby Sign Language lets little ones communicate discomfort and pain.
14. Baby Sign Language adds dimension to pre-verbal play groups.
15. Baby Sign Language helps babies convey emotions such as sad, happy & tired.

16. Baby Sign Language is great for adoptive parents trying to build language bridges.
17. Baby Sign Language can help manage negative behaviors such as biting by allowing the adult to sign “stop” instead of raising their voice..
18. Baby Sign Language equips little ones to convey food preferences and dislikes.
19. Baby Sign Language is a great way to keep baby occupied while running errands.
20. Baby Sign Language can help you introduce baby to groups and set such as colors, shapes, animals or fruits.

21. Baby Sign Language helps improve focus & attention during the first year.
22. Baby Sign Language is an excellent support activity when reading books to baby.
23. Baby Sign Language helps make road trips with toddler more bearable.
24. Baby Sign Language helps your child be ahead of their peers when it comes to communicating.
25. Baby Sign Language adds dimension to teaching baby musical skills.


26. Baby Sign Language makes bedtime routines easier to communicate.
27. Baby Sign Language introduces baby to mimicry setting the stage for life-long learning.
28. Baby Sign Language empowers you and your little one.
29. Baby Sign Language facilitates early social interactions.
30. Baby Sign Language is cool, over 50,000 Facebook fans agree.

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.

 

baby sign language kit

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 Dictionary contains 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)

100% Signing Guarantee

Your baby signs to your complete satisfaction, or you get a full refund.

No questions. No time limits. No regrets.

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).

baby sign language kit

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

Pediatrician Approved

“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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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)

100% No Regret Guarantee

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!

baby sign language kit

Five Happy Baby Signs That Will Save You Time & Tears Every Day

Happy Babies

You are a tired mama. Uninterrupted sleep is not happening, and dealing with colics, sniffles and constant hunger is now your daily bread. We get you. We have been there, we have done that. If this is your first baby you are anxious of the unknown, but if it is your second of third we know parenting a little one is more than a full time job. We also know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. This is a beautiful and overwhelming season and you like many mamas before have what it takes to overcome and succeed.

Happy Signs to Help Us Get Rest

We have a variety of signs in our flash card and baby sign language video collection that can help your baby convey the need for rest. Pick one from this list and add it to your list:

Tired

Sleep

Quiet

Blanket

Happy Signs to Help With Discomfort

Sometimes our baby is grumpy because their environment is not quite right. Pick the sign that will help your baby the most:

Cold

Hot

Hurt

Dark

Happy Signs to Tackle Hunger & Thirst

Hunger & thirst are one of the main triggers for upset babies. Signs related to nourishment should be learned early on.

Milk

Water

Eat

More

Happy Signs to Access Our Favorite Things

Every little ones has favorite things such as toys, stuffed animals and pacifiers. Here are a few guidance signs for you to learn, but feel free to check out our full collection and find the one that best works for your little one.

Pacifier

Doll

Bear

Keys

Happy Signs for Those We Love Best

Mom

Dad

Sister

Grandma 

 

Tell us about your own customized five top signs list in the comments. We want to hear from you.

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.

 

baby sign language kit

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 Dictionary contains 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)

100% Signing Guarantee

Your baby signs to your complete satisfaction, or you get a full refund.

No questions. No time limits. No regrets.

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).

baby sign language kit

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

Pediatrician Approved

“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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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.

baby sign language kit

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)

100% No Regret Guarantee

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!

baby sign language kit

Every Baby Counts – The Best Response For Baby Sign Language Naysayers

every baby counts

Yesterday I had the pleasure of chatting with a super sweet preschool teacher in my area. Among other things we talked about using baby sign language in the classroom and dealing with the questions and concerns that arise from parents and others. The most common questions  she faces relate to the value of signing and whether using sign language is likely to delay speech. I found her response quite beautiful and worth sharing.

Martha explains baby sign language as something very similar to counting. When we teach our little ones how to count we express it through the use or objects and by expressing quantity with our fingers. All little ones learn that certain fingers represent a quantity. This learnings do not delay how they absorb other information nor hinder the way they evaluate the world around them. The process of teaching a baby how to sign to convey their needs is no different than learning how to count.

And now let’s get busy counting and signing.

The sign for count

The sign for number

Numbers in baby sign language are expressed slightly different but if you want to stick the the traditional method of simply showing how many fingers represent each number by all means do it.

One of my favorite counting activities consists in spreading all the flash cards on the floor and allowing my toddlers to group categories such as animals, foods and places and then count how many cards we have.

 

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.

 

baby sign language kit

The Standard 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 Dictionary contains 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).

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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

Pediatrician Approved

“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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Learn To Sign Every Color of the Rainbow – A Super Fun Download for Kids 3 & Up

Many of us started signing as early as six months old. Time flies and it always makes my heart smile to get updates from you telling me all about your little ones. If you are still using signs in an effort to promote multilingualism you will probably enjoy this printable activity.

The three-page activity was gifted to us by a teacher who uses sign language to reinforce ideas in his classroom. Thank you Cameron.

 

To download the PDF please click here