Let’s Learn Our Baby Signs For Valentine’s!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Let’s learn a few signs to add to our signing repertoire. The flash cards are available in our free printable collection. You can also find our favorite signs as part of our baby sign language kits.


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)

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

Multilingual Home? Here is Why You Need Baby Sign Language Now

Multilingual Homes

In comparison with the rest of the world the United States is very much a monolingual country. While our counterparts in Europe usually speak 2 or 3 different languages in the United States only 15 to 20% of the population can be characterized as able to fluently speak a foreign language.

As we move into a more global economy it is imperative that we do everything in our power to ensure our kids learn a foreign language or in the case of first generation or second generation immigrants that they preserve their familiar tongue.

Baby Sign Language is the very first opportunity you will give your child to develop the ability of associating visual feedback with a verbal concept. That very ability will set the stage for fully grasping the idea that two different locutions or in the case of BSL a symbol and a locution can represent the same object or action.

You Need To Start Early

Every infant is born with the capability to mimic all sounds available across all languages; This ability quickly fades as the child focuses on the phonetic structure specific to the main language spoken at home. By the time a child is 10 months old his or her ability to mimic sounds begins to diminish as they focus on vocabulary expansion. With this in mind, make it your goal to expose your child to all manner of phonetic variation though music and through speech. At the same time use signs to serve as a connector between two languages.

In our home we do it by singing simple songs where we simultaneously sign and say the concept and then we reinforce it in our second language of choice.

You Need To Be Consistent

One of the biggest barriers you will encounter when teaching a child a second language is the temptation to not be  consistent.  Even in homes where the parents are fully bilingual there is a language that dominates and one that becomes secondary. Constantly remind yourself that language is learned by contextual repetition

 

You Need To Seek Out Native Speakers

Every language has sounds that are specific to it. If you are not a native speaker look for opportunities to expose your infant to native sounds through the use of videos, music or by hiring a caregiver who is a native speaker.

 

Our flash card set is now customized with handwritten stickers that include the word in Spanish and French, By the time our babies turned 2 years old they had a vocabulary of over 50 words that they could sign and say in English, Spanish and French.

If you are a new parent, don’t miss out on the opportunity to set the stage for a multilingual life. Your kiddo will thank you 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 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)

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

Ten New Year’s Resolutions That Will Totally Transform The Way Your Baby Learns New Things

celebrate learning

When a parent seeks out our resources we can safely assume that there is a great deal of love and enthusiasm towards learning. After all, baby signs are usually embraced by families with a higher level of education that firmly believe in the value of going the extra mile. If you are one of those parents perhaps you have faced moments of discouragement where you feel like you have missed nearly every milestone. If you are facing a season where everything seems uphill take courage; these resolutions may just be exactly what the doctor ordered.

1. Always Be Willing To Try Something New

Don’t be stuck in a rut. If a particular teaching or learning method is not your cup of tea by all means experiment. What works for one baby does not necessarily work for another. Give yourself some grace and try something new even if it is out of the ordinary. For us, it meant abandoning traditional potty training methods and using full immersion. We literally took a week off to fully focus on potty training. It was intensive and totally non-traditional but it worked for us.

New
New

2. Find Ways to Make it Fun

One of my biggest and most regrettable parenting mistake was to always take the learning process way too seriously. I would often stay up reading the latest and greatest parenting books and finding every possible way to apply it to the day-to-day of our children. If you are new at the business of parenting I strongly encourage you to take it easy. Raising a child whose heart is ready to embrace joy is far more important than any other life skill we can teach. Constantly strive to add a bit of fun to every didactic activity. Be in the business of building happy memories.

Fun
Fun

3. Learn to Say No More Often

In saying no to the things that don’t matter, we begin to say yes to the things that matter the most. Prioritizing is essential during the first year of learning. Use the time that is available to you and your baby to engage in learning processes that will last a lifetime. Teach emotional skills, teach character and teach them how to learn. Once they have the basics downs everything else will be a breeze.

No
No

4. Work on Developing Patience Both Ways

I cannot stress it enough. Learning how to wait will transform the way you teach your baby and will radically impact the way your baby learns. Always reward your baby for having a positive attitude while waiting for something and make an effort to shape your character and responses in such a way that all your baby perceives is radical and loving patience.

Wait
Wait

5. Make Learning a Game

All humans learn best in the context of play or during a natural interaction. Babies learn about competition, goals and rewards pretty early in their development. Incorporating play to the way you teach them will accelerate their receptiveness to new concepts. We always begin with simple dynamics and continue adding nuance to the games we create or duplicate while learning new things

Play
Play

6. Make Learning a Family Affair

The fastest way to parental fatigue is to do it all alone. Whenever possible involve everyone in the family in the efforts of teaching new concepts and ideas. From learning to eat solid foods to walking our first steps it is always easier if everyone is on the same page. I have made it a point to send a monthly email to grandparents, aunts and best friends highlighting our learning achievements for the prior month and providing insights on what we are planning to learn in the next 30 days. Their support has been invaluable.

Family
Family

7. Materials & Resources Matter – Get the Best Books

The things we teach our baby are only as good as our knowledge. Invest in having first class materials as well as the best references to ensure the knowledge you are transferring to your little one is accurate. When we first began designing our baby sign language kits we did it because the resources available did not take into account best practices in teaching and learning communication skills. When you encounter a barrier, be hands-on and solve it. On occasion you will have to cobble together your own resources to accommodate to your child’s learning needs.

Book
Book

8. Select Caregivers That Care

Your choice of early childhood care will define many aspects of your child’s development. Pick wisely. A caregiver must share your vision and passion as well as your teaching style. Your babysitter, nanny or daycare should be holistic in their approach to raising little ones in a collective setting.

Nanny
Nanny

9. Seek Out Community & Make Friends

There is a reason why Montessori style learning is never out of style. All children regardless of their age appear to learn best through imitating their peers. Be resolute when it comes to establishing functional social networks for your infant. Make friends from the very start. Make time to attend play group or host one at your home. When it comes to growing and learning, friendships do matter.

Friend
Friend

10. Don’t Give Up!

Every baby is different in the way and pacing of their learning. Don’t allow discouragement to be part of your life. Be your best cheerleader always looking for better ways to share knowledge with your baby to create the strongest foundation possible. When it comes to your baby, may your war song always be go mama go!

Go
Go

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)

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

Learn Our Top Winter Baby Signs

For many families winter is a special time of discovery and a time to build memories. Some head to beautiful ski resorts for a few days, others are lucky enough to live in a place where snow is a natural feature of the winter season.

Let’s make the best out of it and learn a few season-appropriate baby signs

winter baby signs

 

Get your printers ready and build your own winter flashcard set

Wind

Baby sign for wind

How to teach baby to sign wind?

If you happen to have a windy day consider going outside and using string of paper or a homemade windmill show your toddler what happens when a breeze hits a light object. If you have never made a windmill try this easy step-by-step visual tutorial:

Windmill Instructions

Snow

Baby sign for snow

How to teach baby to sign snow?

Teaching baby to sign snow depends on the weather conditions in your area. If you are fortunate enough to have snow it will be as simple as walking outside and doing a little outdoor playing. If that is not the case you can opt for videos, pictures or illustrations of snow. If your city is hosting a festival of lights there is a good chance they might have a snow machine making it a perfect setting to practice this new baby sign. If you want to add magic to the experience why not learn how to sign snow by making a homemade snow globe. You can find the instructions here.

Snow Kids

Cold

Baby sign for cold

How to teach baby to sign cold?

This is an easy and fun sign to teach and you can do it at the same time you teach baby to sign hot. At home we put two containers one with iced water and the second container with warm water. We help our toddlers feel the temperature and teach the sign in context. similarly we make an ice pack and plug in a hot pack and allow baby to touch both to help him or her understand that temperature changes are not only associated to water but to everything in our environment.

Send us your videos and photos of your baby signing cold, wind and snow to [email protected] or share them on our Facebook page.

If winter days are keeping you and the kids inside why not purchase the Ultra Baby Sign Language Kit with awesome Signing Time videos to sing along and expand their signing vocabulary. On average you will use the kit for their first four years making it a super value at only $119

How Do I Teach My Baby Sign Language?

If you are a new mama or a new to signing mama you are probably mystified by the idea of a pre-verbal baby communicating through signs. You have asked friends and family and now you are recurring to the internet to finally figure out how exactly is it that babies learn their first signs.

Grab a cup of tea and let’s learn the basics:

We Are Natural Baby Sign Language Teachers and Learners

Believe it or not your baby already signs. Expressive communication through the use of our hands is the normal default means of communication of any child under one. When your child reaches, pulls or waves bye bye he is in fact using signs to communicate.

Babies Learn Baby Sign Language Through Consistent Feedback

The most successful and quickest signers are the babies of families that make it a point to use basic signs all the time. Pick your most useful signs and use them without fail every time it is contextually correct to sign the concept.

You Can Teach Your Baby How to Use Sign Language From Birth

Just like we speak to our babies from the time they can hear us, signing from birth accelerates visual learning. Even when our babies are not yet able to sign they will be able to respond to certain visual queues.

Babies Can Learn to Sign at Daycare

If you are a working parent don’t feel like baby signs are not an option for you. Many daycares nationwide use our program and resources to reinforce skills learned at home or to introduce babies to their very first signs.

Babies Learn How to Use Baby Sign Language By Selecting Relevant Vocabulary

As tempting as it is, we encourage you to stay away from trying to teach your baby full baby sign language. All your baby needs is enough words to feel empowered until he or she is able to convey all that he or she needs or wants.