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